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Nov 25 - NOAA Renews Temporary Rule For Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan


Nov 24 - JAPAN: September Frozen Scallop Exports to China, Taiwan and U.S. Decrease


Nov 9 - JAPAN: September Imports of Seafood Decreased by 11%; Exports Down 2%


Nov 9 - October Sales at Toyosu Wholesale Market Up 3% to $350 Million


Oct 26 - Bristol Seafood, University of New England Partner to Create New Scallop Testing Technology


Oct 14 - NEFMC Highlights Importance of Scallop RSA Surveys During COVID-19 Pandemic


Oct 13 - NEFMC Gives Go Ahead for Amendment 21 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan


Oct 5 - True North Seafood Partners With Ocean Wise Seafood Program


Oct 2 - ANALYSIS: Scallop Market Rallies into Q4


Sep 21 - Hokkaido Okhotsk Frozen Scallop Sales Slowdown in Mass Retailers, Market Price Downward Pressure


Sep 18 - Scandal-ridden Scallops Serve as Pledges in Zhangziao’s Borrowing Money from Banks


Sep 17 - JAPAN: Scallop Landings Recovered to 40,000 MT Level After Six Years


Sep 15 - Sustainable Seafood Restaurant Opens in Harajuku, Tokhyo


Sep 14 - NOAA Closes Atlantic Sea Scallop Closed Access Area


Sep 4 - In Spite of Seemingly Satisfactory Statistics, Zhangzidao’s Report is Alarming


Aug 28 - UK Fisheries Administration Suspends King Scallop Fishing in North Sea


Aug 28 - JAPAN: July Seafood Export Value Decreases By 14% to 17.3 Billion Yen


Aug 14 - Fisheries Survival Fund Questions NOAA Over Decision to Reinstate Observers, But Cancel Surveys


Aug 14 - ANALYSIS: Imported Scallops Seeing Competition from Domestic Supply


Jul 17 - NOAA Closes Mid-Atlantic Scallop Access Area for LAGC IFQ Fleet


Jul 6 - JFOODO Large-scale Sales Promotion in Hong Kong Aims to Increase Consumption Post-COVID 19


Jul 6 - Alaska Fishing Updates for July 2020


Jul 2 - Japan: May Seafood Exports Increased by 3% to 630,000 Tons; Frozen Scallops, Albacore Perform Well


Jun 30 - Hokkaido Scallop Producers Regain Access to Top Market Through New Export Route


Jun 15 - COVID-19 Collapses Okhotsk Scallop Price


Jun 9 - Researchers Project Habitats of American Lobster, Scallops to Move as Waters Warm


Jun 5 - ANALYSIS: Upwards Pressure on the Scallop Market


Jun 4 - Japan April Seafood Exports: COVID-19 Reduces Yellowtail fillets by 80%, Scallops to China up 60%


Jun 1 - Zhangzidao Tries to Explain its Scandals but May Have Failed to be Convincing


May 29 - NOAA Taking Emergency Action to Reduce Economic Harm to Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery


May 28 - Northern Wind, Legit Fish Partner for Traceability, Validation Solution for Scallops


May 11 - By the Numbers: Japan’s March Seafood Imports and Exports


May 7 - Yesso Scallops Once Again a Victim in Zhangzidao’s Blame Game


Apr 21 - NEFMC Approves Scallop Amendment 21 Range of Alternatives; Requests Emergency Action


Mar 31 - NMFS Approves Final Measures for Atlantic Sea Scallop Management Plan for 2020 Season


Mar 20 - Chinese Seafood Companies Find Sales Through Social Media


Feb 5 - Zhangzidao Hits Bottom in 2019 After Profit Rebound in 2018


Jan 17 - NOAA Investigates Effects of Ocean Acidification on Scallops


Jan 13 - Zhangzhidao Scrambles to Sell Cucumber Aquaculture Sites After Disastrous Year


Dec 26 - Zhangzidao Trapped in Another Scallop Scandal, Denies Wrongdoing


Dec 11 - Maine Scallop Fishery Enters Emergency Closure in Moosabec Reach


Dec 9 - Governor Cuomo Requests Federal Fishery Disaster for New York Bay Scallop Fishery


Dec 6 - Atlantic Capes Fisheries Spearheading Fishery Improvement Projects for Mexican Bay Scallops


Dec 5 - Zhangzidao Challenged by High Scallop Death Rates Again in November


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NOAA Renews Temporary Rule For Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan 

Earlier this week NOAA Fisheries announced the renewal of a temporary rule to extend portions of the fishing year 2019 carryover provisions in the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan into fishing year 2020. 

NOAA initially published an emergency action on June 1, 2020 at the request of the New England Fishery Management Council. At the time the June action allowed limited access general category individual fishing quota vessels to carryover all fishing year 2019 unharvested quota into fishing year 2020. The June action...

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JAPAN: September Frozen Scallop Exports to China, Taiwan and U.S. Decrease

According to Japan's Ministry of Finance's September trade statistics, seafood exports (seafood and its preparations and fishmeal) were down 2% year-on-year in volume and down 8% in value. Among the main items, frozen scallops were sluggish, while yellowtail fillets turned positive, reported Minato Shimbun.

Sales of frozen scallops to China, which is the mainstay, decreased by 31% to 3,918 tons. The amount decreased by 40% to 1,197 million yen ($11.46 million). For Taiwan, the quantity decreased by 37% to 180 tons, and the amount decreased by...

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October Sales at Toyosu Wholesale Market Up 3% to $350 Million

The total transaction volume of seven fisheries wholesalers in the Tokyo Toyosu market in October (preliminary figures, before tax) was 36,798 tons, 35,917 million yen ($347.5 million), up 3% from the same month of the previous year. The transaction value of sushi seafood, which had been sluggish due to the drop in demand for food services due to the  coronavirus epidemic, recovered to a 10% increase from the same month of the previous year for most wholesalers. The "Go To Campaign" seems to have...

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NEFMC Highlights Importance of Scallop RSA Surveys During COVID-19 Pandemic

The New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) noted the value of the industry-funded Sea Scallop Research Set-Aside (RSA) Program, calling it the “sole source” of scallop survey data during the coronavirus pandemic.

The typical survey run by NOAA Fisheries was canceled thanks to COVID-19 and it would leave key information about the status of the fishery for the year. However, the RSA program has worked as a complementary data set for about two decades.

Without the federal survey, the NEFMC said commercial fishermen and outside researchers worked...

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True North Seafood Partners With Ocean Wise Seafood Program

True North Seafood, the flagship brand of family owned Cooke Inc., announced that they have partnered with the Ocean Wise Seafood program. 

Ocean Wise works with restaurants, markets, food services and seafood suppliers to ensure that they have the most current scientific information regarding sustainable seafood, whether it be farmed or wild. The goal of the program is to help people make ocean-friendly buying decisions. 

True North’s wild caught bay scallops, sea scallops, sockeye salmon, pink salmon, chum salmon, coho salmon, Dungeness crab, Pacific cod, pollock and...

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Hokkaido Okhotsk Frozen Scallop Sales Slowdown in Mass Retailers, Market Price Downward Pressure

As of September 15, scallop fishing from Okhotsk, Hokkaido, has harvested less than 80% of the season's projection from April 2020 to March 2021. Shipments of the main product, frozen scallop, are expected to increase in the future, but the domestic and overseas markets have shrunk due to the new coronavirus. Mass retailers, which have been the driving force for selling in the first half of the season, have begun to slow down due to the rise in market prices, reports Minato Shimbun.

 

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JAPAN: Scallop Landings Recovered to 40,000 MT Level After Six Years

According to the Hokkaido Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives, the Hokkaido scallop landings for FY2020 (April 2020-March 2021) increased production in the Funka Bay Hakodate area, Nemuro area, and Okhotsk Kitami area. The Federation projects that the total output will increase by 4% from the previous year's results to 404,300 tons and recover to the 400,000-ton level for the first time in 6 years reports Minato Shimbun.

Okhotsk area expects 300,000 tons for the second consecutive year.

Okhotsk area, which is currently in the middle of...

 

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NOAA Closes Atlantic Sea Scallop Closed Access Area I

The Closed Area I Scallop Access Area was closed to all limited access general category (LAGC) individual fishing quota (IFQ) scallop vessels effective September 13, 2020 until March 31, 2021.

No scallop vessel under the aforementioned regulation may fish, possess or land scallops in or from Closed Area I Access Area. NOAA said that current rules state the area must be closed once the LAGC fleet has fished all of the 571 trips allocated to the area...

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UK Fisheries Administration Suspends King Scallop Fishing in North Sea

The UK Fisheries Administrations announced this week that king scallop fishing in the North Sea, around Dogger Bank, will be suspended until October 11, 2020. 

Fishing in the area has actually been suspended since July 12 to enable scientific analysis of the state of the shellfish stock. The analysis revealed that scallops in the closed areas are either currently spawning, or about to spawn. With evidence from other areas showing that spawning may continue into late autumn, the UK Fisheries Administration made the decision to extend the suspension of...

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Fisheries Survival Fund Questions NOAA Over Decision to Reinstate Observers, But Cancel Surveys

Why are fishery surveys being canceled but at-sea-observers being reinstated? That’s the tough question that the Fisheries Survival Fund (FSF) is asking. FSF submitted a letter to NOAA Fisheries Assistant Administrator Chris Oliver on August 13, just one day before the resumption of observer programs in the Northeast region.

“As you know, FSF represents the significant majority of full-time Limited Access permit holders in the Atlantic scallop fishery,” the letter reads. “Our members are home-ported along the Atlantic Coast from Massachusetts through...

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NOAA Closes Mid-Atlantic Scallop Access Area for LAGC IFQ Fleet

NOAA Fisheries announced on Friday that they are closing the mid-Atlantic scallop access area to all federally permitted limited access general category individual fishing quota (LAGC IFQ) scallop vessels. 

The closure of the area is due to the LAGC fleet fishing all of the 1,142 trips that are allocated for the area. The closure is effective July 19, 2020 through March 30, 2021. Under the closure no scallop vessel fishing under LAGC IFQ regulations are permitted to fish for...

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Alaska Fishing Updates for July 2020

This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – Lots of fishing is going on besides salmon.

Alaska’s salmon catch is nearing 8 million fish, of which over half are sockeyes, mostly from Bristol Bay where catches are building.

Fishermen in Quinhagak have formed a group of 70 harvesters to revitalize commercial salmon fishing in Kuskokwim Bay. The group is called the Independent Fishermen of Quinhagak Cooperative and also includes members from Goodnews Bay, Platinum, and Eek. It’s the first fishery since 2016 when the region’s CDQ group...

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Hokkaido Scallop Producers Regain Access to Top Market Through New Export Route

Scallop producers in Hokkaido, Japan recently began their harvest season but were unable to access its top markets in Hong Kong and China due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

DHL Global Forwarding has helped the cause of the producers of the Japanese delicacy by provided a charter that will travel from the island’s main airport to Hong Kong three times a week.

According to DHL, Hong Kong is the top importer of Japanese agricultural and marine products and also serves as a gateway to China which...

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Researchers Project Habitats of American Lobster, Scallops to Move as Waters Warm

Lobster and sea scallops on the Northeast U.S. will react as waters warm and create noticeable changes in the habitat of the species, researchers said.

In an update from NOAA, researchers project that American lobster will move offshore while sea scallops will shift to the north in the coming decades. Findings from this study were published in the Diversity and Distribution journal.

Scientists noted that these shifts could lead to fishery management issues as stocks may move out of current management areas...

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Japan April Seafood Exports: COVID-19 Reduces Yellowtail fillets by 80%, Scallops to China up 60%

According to trade statistics released by the Ministry of Finance, the tonnage of marine product exports (seafood and its preparations, and fish meals) in April decreased by 9% from the same month of the previous year to 62,083 tons, and the value decreased by 35% to 15 billion yen ($138 million). In March, the export volume decreased by 11% and the value decreased by 22%, so the unit price has dropped further in April. It appears that the coronavirus pandemic brought...

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NOAA Taking Emergency Action to Reduce Economic Harm to Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery 

NOAA Fisheries announced on Friday a temporary rule that will extend portions of the fishing year 2019 carryover provisions in the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan into the fishing year 2020. According to the government agency this is an emergency action that is necessary to provide the scallop fleet the opportunity to land allocations that may have gone unharvested. The hope is that this temporary rule will reduce economic harm to the scallop fishery caused by COVID-19...

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JAPAN: September Imports of Seafood Decreased by 11%, Value Decreased By 14%

According to the preliminary trade statistics released by the Ministry of Finance on October 19, the quantity of seafood imports in September decreased by 10.6% from the same month of the previous year to 143,857 tons. The amount decreased by 14.2% to 104,409 million yen ($1,010.1 million). In each country/region excluding the European Union (EU), the amount decreased from the previous year, of which the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the United States, Russia, etc. showed double-digit declines, reported Minato Shimbun...

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Bristol Seafood, University of New England Partner to Create New Scallop Testing Technology

A partnership between Bristol Seafood and the University of New England (UNE) School of Marine & Environmental Programs and Seafood Analytics has resulted in the creation of a new piece of technology that can definitively identify a scallop as fresh (never frozen) or previously frozen. 

“We sponsor graduate-level research at the University of New England focused on the marine space, and this year we are proud of what student Joseph Ehrhard was able to accomplish,” said Bristol CEO and President Peter Handy...

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NEFMC Gives Go Ahead for Amendment 21 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan

Last week, the New England Fishery Management Council signed off on Amendment 21 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan.

The amendment includes new measures to “better manage total scallop removals from

the Northern Gulf of Maine (NGOM) Management Area by all components of the fishery.” Along with expanding flexibility in the Limited Access General Category (LAGC) Individual

Fishing Quota (IFQ) fishery. The NEFMC noted that the amendment still needs NMFS/NOAA approval before it can be implemented...

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ANALYSIS: Scallop Market Rallies into Q4

Scallop pricing throughout 2020 has wavered away from the seasonal pricing trends we have seen in previous years. At the start of the season, wholesale prices were softening earlier, but then firmed up faster in the middle to end of summer, especially on larger sized scallops where supply has been the most constrained.

While larger sized scallops are seeing upwards pressure due to a drop in landings of those sizes, 10/20 counts have also rebounded fairly quickly because this is a versatile size that lends itself to not only foodservice and...

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Scandal-ridden Scallops Serve as Pledges in Zhangziao’s Borrowing Money from Banks

Zhangzidao’s yesso scallops are well known in China for their repeated disappearance and death in large quantities. Recently they have hit headlines again, but this time instead of great losses, these scallops are bringing home some money. As pledges, they are said to have helped the company gain a bank loan of 90 million yuan.

The news drove Zhangzidao’s share price upward to a new high level of 4.16 yuan per share on September 16. Later that day the relevant bank, China Minsheng Bank, stepped forward and explained...

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Sustainable Seafood Restaurant Opens in Harajuku, Tokhyo

The restaurant "Cynthia Blue" opened on September 11 in Harajuku, Tokyo. It offers dishes centered on sustainable seafood. Shinsuke Ishii is the owner-chef who also owns the Michelin-starred French restaurant "Cynthia" in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. He is also the leader of Chef's for the Blue, a volunteer group of chefs. Cynthia Blue uses ecolabel certified products and underutilized fish as materials. Mr. Ishii said, "I want to change not only the way consumers think about sustainability but also the way they deal with ingredients in restaurants," reports Minato Shimbun...

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In Spite of Seemingly Satisfactory Statistics, Zhangzidao’s Report is Alarming

Zhangzidao’s performance report looks good on paper during the first half of the year without large quantities of dead or escaped scallops. Although its revenue has dived by 21.11% to 1.016 billion yuan compared with the same period last year, its net profit to shareholders of the parent company has skyrocketed by 269.46% to 39.9748 million yuan. Its gross profit ratio has also increased by nearly 2% to 17.34%.

Considering the coronavirus, such performance sounds pleasing, however, a closer look shows that things may not be so dazzling...

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JAPAN: July Seafood Export Value Decreases By 14% to 17.3 Billion Yen

According to trade statistics released by Japan's Ministry of Finance, exports of marine products (seafood and its preparations, and fish meal) in July increased by 6% year-on-year to 755,641 tons. The value decreased by 14% to 17,287 million yen. The export value fell by double digits for the second consecutive month. In the leading products, frozen scallops and yellowtail fillets were sluggish, while frozen albacore and frozen mackerel grew, analyzed Minato Shimbun.

Frozen scallops for China fell by 47% to 3,765 tons...

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ANALYSIS: Imported Scallops Seeing Competition from Domestic Supply

The smaller sized, slow-growing scallops located within the Nantucket Lightship Deep-South Area have created more opportunities for domestic product here in the U.S. Tariff and COVID-19 related setbacks aside, importers usually look to China bay scallops for the petite product at a value, however, as fishermen clear out the harvest from this area, new marketing opportunities for this class of scallops is emerging, overlapping with China bay scallop applications.

In looking at the latest import data, while 2020 year-to-date...

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JFOODO Large-scale Sales Promotion in Hong Kong Aims to Increase Consumption Post-COVID 19

The Japanese Food Overseas Promotion Center (JFOODO) will launch a large-scale promotion of Japanese scallops, yellowtail, and red seabream in Hong Kong from July. JFOODO has teamed up with about 300 local restaurants and retail stores, and advertised three fish species to consumers using advertising tools. In Hong Kong, new coronavirus infections are coming to an end, and JFOODO aims to further increase the three fish species' consumption.

JFOODO has been promoting in Hong Kong for three consecutive years. Since many people are...

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Japan: May Seafood Exports Increased by 3% to 630,000 Tons; Frozen Scallops, Albacore Perform Well

According to trade statistics released by the Ministry of Finance, exports of marine products in May increased by 3% year-on-year to 63,450 tons and decreased by 2% to 17.2 billion yen ($159.9 million). On a monetary basis, the rate of decrease was double-digit from January of this year, with a 22% decrease in March and a 35% decrease in April, but it recovered in this month. Among the leading products, frozen scallops exceeded the same month last year in volume and...

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COVID-19 Collapses Okhotsk Scallop Price

The primary scallop fishing operations have started sequentially from each fishing cooperative along the coast of Okhotsk Sea, Hokkaido, since early May. This year's landing is expected to bring a large supply of over 300,000 tons, similar to the previous season. On the other hand, the price of frozen adductor muscles has been declining because the market is only Japanese mass retailers, and no exports due to the global epidemic of new coronavirus, comment a trader to Minato Shimbun.

According to a trading company, the adductor sales price at the end of May for...

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ANALYSIS: Upwards Pressure on the Scallop Market

As restrictions around the United States are lifted, prices on frozen Atlantic sea scallops during week 23 of 2020 are on the rise. Boat prices have been on a slow incline as more and more states give clearance for foodservice and restaurants to open in limited capacity. With the uptick in sales volume and growing demand for the species during its prime season, key industry players have taken a cautiously optimistic outlook for the coming summer.

Larger sized scallops, like U/10 counts, are...

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Zhangzidao Tries to Explain its Scandals but May Have Failed to be Convincing

Zhangzidao, a controversial aquatic company in China, has hit the headlines several times with its scandals. Some of its common shareholders have even gone to court and sued the company for fraud. However, in a recent interview, Wu Hougang, its chairman, denied public accusations, and complained that it is unfair for Zhangzidao to get nothing but blame in the midst of catastrophes.

Regarding its repeated high mortality rates of scallops, Hougang explained that an investigation of the government’s expert team shows that they...

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