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Apr 10 - Zhangzidao Report Shows Loss in First Quarter 2019 Due to 2018 Scallop Disaster


Mar 26 - China Boosts the Development of Canada’s Seafood Industry


Mar 25 - Kodiak Man Dives Into Scallop Fishery


Feb 22 - VIDEO: Ocean Beauty & Findus; Wendy’s Cod Sandwich; Trident Target of EPA Fine; and More


Feb 21 - Lund’s Fisheries Hires Seafood Veterans for Sales, Customer Service


Dec 14 - NMFS Releases Latest Fisheries of US Report; Alaska On Top for Volume, Value


Dec 10 - UMass Dartmouth Continues Video Surveys on Georges Bank with Industry Support


Dec 10 - LISTEN: Seafood Retail Features Analysis; 2019-20 Scallop Plan; Thai Union's Lobster Lab and More


Dec 6 - NE Council Finalizes 2019-20 Scallop Plan, Landings Will be 60 Million lbs or Higher


Dec 5 - ANALYSIS: Will Retail Features Keep Increasing Heading into the Holiday Season?


Nov 30 - ANALYSIS: Japanese Exports Affecting Canadian Scallops; U.S. Market Unsettled


Nov 12 - 1,300 Fishermen Wanted First New Scallop Licenses Since 2009. Only Four Got Them.


Nov 9 - Maine Scallop Season starting Soon with Minimal Changes from 2017-2018 Season


Nov 7 - Japan Eyes Increasing Seafood Imports from Russia’s Sakhalin and Kurile Islands


Oct 9 - SSC May Recommend Higher East Coast Scallop Landings for 2019 Tomorrow


Oct 1 - October is National Seafood Month


Sep 5 - Zhangzidao's Net Profit Plummets by 52%in Wake of Marine Ranch Disaster


Aug 1 - NOAA Adds MRAG Americas as Provider to Sea Scallop Observer Program


Jul 31 - Zhangzidao Ups its Transition Timeline from Seafood Supplier to Food Company


Jul 3 - Scallop Catches Down Again in Alaska


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Zhangzidao Report Shows Loss in First Quarter 2019 Due to 2018 Scallop Disaster

Recently Zhangzidao made headlines again with its yesso scallops. According to the company’s report, it has suffered a loss between 40 million and 45 million yuan (~ $6 million to $6.7 million USD) during the first quarter of 2019. It is said the loss is a result of the marine ranch disaster last year, which took a toll on the qualities of its seafood, mainly yesso scallops. Seafood qualities and output dropped, but the company's cost rose to higher levels...

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China Boosts the Development of Canada’s Seafood Industry

China has become a huge and lucrative market for many worldwide seafood suppliers, including Canada. As statistics show, this Asian country has become the second largest importer of live lobsters from New Brunswick, Canada. Thanks to foodies from China, the county’s seafood trade is said to have jumped from $20 million in 2015 to $100 million in 2017.

Apart from greater seafood sales, lobster lovers from China have also helped raise salaries of locals and expand processing capacity. Some Chinese businessmen have built lobster processing plants in ...

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VIDEO: Ocean Beauty & Findus; Wendy’s Cod Sandwich; Trident Target of EPA Fine; and More

Watch the latest Seafood News Weekly Recap with host Amanda Buckle. This week on the video we talk about Ocean Beauty Seafoods partnering with Findus; Wendy's North Pacific Cod Sandwich; Trident being targeted by the EPA; and NOAA setting specifications for fishing year 2019.

This video is sponsored by the Urner Barry Executive Conference, now the premier event for the seafood industry. The Executive Conference, taking place at the Bellagio in Las Vegas from April 28th to the 30th...

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NMFS Releases Latest Fisheries of US Report; Alaska On Top for Volume, Value

Alaska topped the U.S. in commercial fisheries landings and value in 2017, according to the latest Fisheries of the United States 2017 report released this week by NOAA.

While Alaska's 6 billion pounds of landings generating $1.8 billion led the nation, fishing and seafood consumption increased across the board last year. Landings and value of U.S. fisheries continued a strong, positive trend, according to NOAA. Fishermen landed 9.9 billion pounds of fish and shellfish in 2017, while the U.S. imported 5.9 billion pounds of seafood, up 1.6 percent.

Given the increases in ...

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LISTEN: Seafood Retail Features Analysis; 2019-20 Scallop Plan; Thai Union's Lobster Lab and More

Join Seafood News staff writer Amanda Buckle and Urner Barry seafood market reporter Lorin Castiglione for a new episode of the SeafoodNews Podcast. This week on the podcast we take a look at seafood retail features, discuss the 2019-20 scallop plan, talk about Thai Union's Lobster Lab and much more.

This week’s episode is brought to you by Urner Barry’s Reporter, the quarterly newsmagazine for the food industry professional packed with the latest industry headlines, analysis and trending articles...

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ANALYSIS: Will Retail Features Keep Increasing Heading into the Holiday Season?

After the traditionally slow pre-Thanksgiving period for seafood promotions, things look to come back with a roar for the holidays. Most of the major seafood retail items, except for salmon and tilapia, are trading at lower prices than last year in December. And both salmon and tilapia have positives that may support more retail promotions over the holidays. For salmon, it is the higher prices of whitefish, that make it a more attractive staple. For tilapia, it is the heavy buying ahead of Chinese tariffs that...

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1,300 Fishermen Wanted First New Scallop Licenses Since 2009. Only Four Got Them.

The state has chosen four fishermen from eastern Maine from almost 1,300 applicants who sought the first new scallop fishing licenses to be issued in Maine in the past nine years.

The Maine Department of Marine Resources held a lottery this week to determine who among the nearly 1,300 applicants would be allowed into the lucrative scallop fishery this coming winter.

The names of Matthew Alley of Beals Island, Chase Fitzsimmons of Lubec, Johnathon Oliver of Deer Isle and Frank Gott of ...

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Japan Eyes Increasing Seafood Imports from Russia’s Sakhalin and Kurile Islands

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by Eugene Gerden - November 7, 2018

Japan plans to significantly increase the volume of fish and seafood imports from Sakhalin and Kurile Islands during the next several years, according to recent statements by some Japanese business officials and senior officials of the Russian Federal Agency of Fisheries (Rosrybolovstvo).

According to Tatsuki Kato, general director of HOKO, a leading food and fish producer in Japan, the company is particularly interested in the increase of supplies of pink salmon and crab from both Sakhalin and Kurile Islands, with the ...

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October is National Seafood Month

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fish Radio with Laine Welch] - October 1, 2018

This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – Is your town celebrating seafood month?

October is National Seafood Month – a distinction proclaimed by Congress more than a quarter century ago to recognize one of our nation’s oldest industries.

Government figures show that nationwide, the seafood industry contributes $60 billion to the U.S. economy each year. 

Pacific salmon, sea scallops, shrimp and lobster contributed the most to total revenue. For poundage, Alaska pollock, menhaden and Pacific salmon accounted for more than half of ...

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NOAA Adds MRAG Americas as Provider to Sea Scallop Observer Program 

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - August 1, 2018

NOAA’s sea scallop observer program is growing. The government agency announced on Tuesday that MRAG Americas, a private consulting and auditing company, will be deploying certified observers beginning Thursday, August 2.

The industry-funded sea scallop observer program launched in 2007 and is a requirement for select trips under the fishery management plan. Those selected trips must contact a provider and have an observer on board the vessel in order to fish. NOAA will only waive an observer ...

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Scallop Catches Down Again in Alaska 

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fish Radio with Laine Welch] - July 3, 2018

This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch --- Alaska’s fishery for weathervane scallops got underway on July 1.

Just two boats will target the pricey shellfish in areas from Yakutat to the Bering Sea. Weathervanes are the largest scallops in the world with a shell diameter averaging ten inches.  It can take up to five years for scallops to reach market size, and they can live up to 20 years. Scallop boats drop big dredges that make tows along mostly sandy bottoms of ...

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Kodiak Man Dives Into Scallop Fishery

With regards to scallops, Tom Minio could accurately be described as erudite.

On Thursday afternoon, Minio sat in the galley of his vessel, the Provider, explaining what makes the best product, while the metallic screeches of boat work drifted in from other parts of the vessel.

"The market really loves the big stuff, which I don't understand. I don't like eating big scallops," he said. "It's just like old halibut, you know: the bigger they are, the older they are and the tougher they are...

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Lund’s Fisheries Hires Seafood Veterans for Sales, Customer Service

Lund’s Fisheries is welcoming some new faces to their sales and customer service teams. The Cape May, New Jersey, based company announced on Wednesday that they have hired seafood veterans Jeff Lang and Donna Pimental.

Lang will be joining Lund’s Fisheries as a member of their Sales and Marketing team. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Lang brings “extensive scallop sourcing knowledge to his role.”

“Jeff’s expertise in scallop imports is recognized throughout the seafood business, and we look forward to his input in expanding our...

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UMass Dartmouth Continues Video Surveys on Georges Bank with Industry Support

Researchers at UMass Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science & Technology (SMAST) are once again working with the fishing industry to address conservation issues related to bycatch of yellowtail flounder.

In early November SMAST researchers conducted a week-long survey with a focus on yellowtail flounder. The survey, which was last conducted in the areas in the fall of 2016, revealed the greatest abundance of skates, red hake, haddock, scallops, and dogfish. Meanwhile, researchers caught an average of 42 yellowtail flounder per tow based on a total of 25 tows...

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NE Council Finalizes 2019-20 Scallop Plan, Landings Will be 60 Million lbs or Higher

The New England Fishery Management Council has finalized the scallop plan for 2019-20, the fishing year beginning on April 1st.

NMFS staff estimates that catches will be similar to this year, which are expected to be around 60 million lbs.

However, the plan adds one additional closed area trip for each of the approximately 310 full time vessels in the fishery.  At 18,000 lbs per trip, this has the potential to increase landings by around 5.5 million lbs...

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ANALYSIS: Japanese Exports Affecting Canadian Scallops; U.S. Market Unsettled

Premiums are developing in the Canadian sea scallop market as approximately 95% of the offshore quota has been caught. Frozen inventory levels are not as abundant compared to previous years and one factor contributing to this are fewer exports from Japan into Canada.

This past year, while Japan harvested the same number of scallops as expected, the harvest was of a smaller size, attributing to about 25% less product available for export. Less exports, paired with strong domestic demand in Japan ...

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Maine Scallop Season starting Soon with Minimal Changes from 2017-2018 Season

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - November 9, 2018

The 2018-2019 Maine Scallop Season is set to begin, and according to the Maine Department of Marine resources, harvesters will see few changes from last year.

The daily possession limit of 15 gallons of shucked scallops for Zone 1 and Zone 2, which was in place for the 2017-2018 season, will remain. Meanwhile, in Zone 3, there will also be a daily possession limit of 10 gallons.

For Zones 1 and 3, harvesting will be limited to ...

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SSC May Recommend Higher East Coast Scallop Landings for 2019 Tomorrow

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by John Sackton - October 9, 2018

The New England Council SSC will take up 2019 scallop fishery recommendations at its meeting tomorrow, at a time when surveys show that fishing mortality it at “an all time low in 2017” and “recruited biomass is at its highest point in the time series”, ie. since 1975.

The scallop fishery is managed through a series of closed areas, which are opened periodically to limited access trips when the scallops in these areas are at their maximum growth potential ...

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Zhangzidao's Net Profit Plummets by 52%in Wake of Marine Ranch Disaster

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Finance.china] translated by Amy Zhong - September 4, 2018

Although Zhangzidao has achieved its goal of earning money in the first half of this year, the scallop disaster that happened earlier is still taking a toll on the company’s performance. According to its report of Aug. 22, the company has earned a revenue of 1.41 billion yuan (~$206.4 million USD) during the first half of this year, which has contracted by 6.44 percent compared with the same period last year ...

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Zhangzidao Ups its Transition Timeline from Seafood Supplier to Food Company

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [P5W] translated by Amy Zhong - July 31, 2018

Zhangzidao used to be a star in China’s stock market with high stock prices, but now is infamous online due to two scallop scandals. According to insiders, the company must take action now to rebuild its image.

The company proposed eleven measures to deal with the scallop disaster earlier this year. One of them is to expand its food processing business and improve its brand image. It intends to focus on areas such as sea cucumbers and snack food. The company also ...

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