Thu. Jul 2 2020

Urner Barry Launches Expanded Shrimp Market Coverage in Europe

ANALYSIS: May Shrimp Imports Decline 29.4 Percent  

Alaska’s Daily Rate of COVID Cases Up Sharply, Seafood Cases Now 10% of all Cases

Update: Bristol Bay Run Still Building, Ocean Temperatures Close to Normal, Patches Higher

Massachusetts Releases Update On Allocation of $28 Million Received From CARES Act

Seven Lessons Foodservice Can Learn from a Pandemic

NYC Pulls Back on Indoor Dining as U.S. Sees Biggest One-Day COVID-19 Spike Since Start of Pandemic

Massachusetts Delegation Calls for State’s Lobster Industry to be Part of Potential Tariff Relief  

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

SeafoodNews Not Publishing on Friday, July 3

RODA Challenges Coast Guard Study Related to Offshore Wind

All Seafood Products in Pair of Albertsons Product Lines to Get Sustainability Logos on Packaging

Norpac Fisheries Export Recalls Shrimp Poke Due to Listeria Monocytogenes  

Conagra Brands Partners with MSC to Boost Sustainable Seafood in U.S.

Torchy’s Tacos Introduces New Prawn Taco For July’s Taco of the Month  

More Food Delivery Consolidation? Uber in Talks to Buy Postmates Summary Thursday, July 2

Wed. Jul 1 2020

NOAA Changes Course, Observer Redeployment Delayed Through July 31

City Water Woes Worsen Industry Upheaval in Newport, Ore.

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced Today Authorizes $3 Billion for Coastal Communities

NOAA: Vessel Collision Led to First U.S. North Atlantic Right Whale Death of 2020

Vietnam Runs into Trouble Again in Basa Exports to China  

JAPAN: Fresh Squid Landings in January-May Lowest in Recent Years, but Shows Sign of Improvement  

Pair of U.S. Squid Fisheries Obtain MSC Certification  

Seafood Show Tokyo to go on September 30-October 2

U Maryland’s Wilberg Wins President’s Science Award for Oyster Management Work   

Zoetis Purchases Fish Vet Group, Boost Fish Farm Diagnostic Offerings

Atlantic Capes Fisheries Donates 10,000 Pounds of Fresh Seafood to South Coast Food Banks

F3 Fish-Free Feed Competition Registration Extended; Prize Money Doubled  

FeedKind Aquafeed Project's First Commercial-Scale Plant to be Built in Chongqing Summary Wednesday, July 1

Tue. Jun 30 2020

Landings Report: AK Salmon Season Lags Behind Recent Years, Keta Harvest Picking Up  

Carlos “The Codfather” Rafael Moved to Residential Reentry Management Center During Pandemic

Rep. Seth Moulton Calls for Delay of At-Sea Monitors Coverage Ahead of Observer Return on July 1

Two Die After Crab Vessel Strikes Jetty Near Florence, Ore.; One Crewman Rescued

AquaBounty Begins Commercial Harvest of Atlantic Salmon Raised in Indiana  

Peer-reviewed Study Shows Army Corps Downplayed Risk of Earthquakes at Pebble

First Red Sea Bream Aquaculture Improvement Project (AIP) in Japan Launched

Former Pro Baseball Player Bo Jackson Joins NFI’s Crab Council

Kvarøy Arctic Investing in Land-Based Aquaculture  

Russian Pollock Producers May Significantly Strengthen Their Positions in Domestic Market This Year  

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

BioMar’s New Denmark Facility Fully Operational, Set to Boost Annual Capacity by 25%

New Jersey Postpones Indoor Dining Indefinitely as Other States Pause Reopening

Kura Sushi to Purchase 200 Tons of Red Seabream

Hong Kong Japanese Restaurant Association organizes Hong Kong Japan Food Import Promotion Council

DFO Renews Fishery Management Order Regarding At-Sea Observer Requirements

Alaska Fish Radio: World Fishing Highlights 2018; COVID Impacts Summary Tuesday, June 30

Mon. Jun 29 2020

Bristol Bay Sockeye: Returns to Date Compare Poorly with Five-Year Average

Storm Sinks Blumar’s Salmon Cages, Extent of Escapement Unknown  

Plant-Based Seafood Company Ocean Hugger Foods Falls Victim to Pandemic

Newfoundland and Labrador Shrimp Season Still in Limbo  

First Right Whale Death of 2020 in U.S. Waters Observed Off New Jersey Coast

Maine Governor Urges Commerce Secretary to Deny Pew Trusts’ Right Whale Petition  

NEFMC Follows Suit, Questions At-Sea Observer Deployment Restart

China’s Shrimp Industry is Struggling and Waiting for a Better but Seemingly Far Away Tomorrow  

JAPAN: May Seafood Imports the Most Profound Decline Since COVID-19 Pandemic  

Coast Guard Returns from Bristol Bay After Two Weeks and 372 Vessel Safety Inspections

New Zealand Announces New Protections For Hector’s and Māui dolphins

Department of Commerce Announces 2020 Regional Fishery Management Council Appointments Summary Monday, June 29

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Norwegian Salmon Whole Fish Market Trending Higher Following Algae Bloom

As reported in late May, an algae bloom in Norway killed an estimated 8 million salmon at fish farms, wiping out more than half of this year's expected sales growth. Salmon prices were down last week due to an increase in harvesting volume, however, the Norwegian whole fish market is now trending higher on all size.

Following the news of the algae bloom, Urner Barry market reporter Janice Schreiber reported on May 30 that the European whole fish market continued to trend lower out of Norway...

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