Fri. Jun 5 2020

Trump Removing Fishing Restrictions in the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument

25 Crew on Two More American Seafood Trawlers Test Positive for COVID-19 in Bellingham

Tuna Companies Look to Halt Price-Fixing Antitrust Case as They Battle Class Certifications

Alaska’s Nonresident COVID-19 Cases Jump to 41, With 17 New Seafood Related Cases

ANALYSIS: April Shrimp Imports Increase 6.2 Percent  

ANALYSIS: April Shrimp Imports Increase 6.2 Percent  

Seafood Processors of Newfoundland and Labrador Accuse FFAW of Violating Collective Bargaining Act  

Gulf of St. Lawrence Now Has 22 Season-Long Grid Closures Due to Right Whales  

ANALYSIS: Upwards Pressure on the Scallop Market  

NaturalShrimp Commits $2.5 Million to Rebuild in LaCoste Following March Fire  

ANALYSIS: Canadian Lobster Season Starts Strong as COVID-19 Continues to Limit Demand  

NOAA Highlights International Day for the Fight Against IUU Fishing

Cermaq Appoints New CFO, CTO Summary Friday, June 5

Thu. Jun 4 2020

American Seafoods to Test Crews on Fishing Vessels Following Outbreak at Sea

Alaska Gov. Dunleavy Clarifies Travel Restrictions as Cases Rise for Fourth Day in a Row

NOAA Forecasts Gulf of Mexico “Dead Zone” to be “Larger-Than-Average”

PHOTO: Ocean Choice International's New Groundfish Vessel, The M.V. Calvert, Arrives in St. John’s  

Camanchaca Debuts Wild Argentine Red Shrimp Under Pier 33 Gourmet by Grand Krust Label  

Kvarøy Arctic Implements Blockchain to Trace Farmed Salmon to Consumers  

Shrimp Farmers in China Suffer From a Harsh Market, But There Are Some Luckier Ones  

RODA Pushing for Regulators to Adjust Approach to Oregon Offshore Wind Development

COVID-19 Continues to Take Toll on Norwegian Seafood Exports

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

Fishery Agency of Japan Announced a Measure to Address IUU Foreign Fishing Vessels  

Europol: 108 Smugglers Arrested, 2 Tonnes of Eels Seized During Operation Lake  

Kodiak Coast Guard Medevacs Injured Fisherman in Bering Sea's Far North

Cooke Aquaculture Scotland Names New Plant Manager

Alaskans Own Celebrates 11 Years, Expands Donations to Needy

Coast Guard to Offer Dockside Fishing Vessel Exams in Bristol Bay

Thai Union Donates Additional Products to Thai Red Cross to Help Those Impacted by COVID-19

Fisheries Council of Canada Highlights Post COVID-19 Opportunities in New CANfish Magazine Summary Thursday, June 4

Wed. Jun 3 2020

State of Washington Files Civil Suit Against StarKist, Lischewski Over Price-Fixing Canned Tuna  

Second Spike in COVID-19, AK Gov. Grapples with Travel Mandate, Field Hospital in Bristol Bay

Alaska Fishing Updates for June 2020

Uncertainty Surrounds the Reopening of Businesses

Brazilian Association of Shrimp Breeders Blocks Red Shrimp Imports from Argentina  

ASP Says FFAW’s Call for Wage Increases ‘Poorly Timed’  

China’s Tilapia Market Shows Signs of Revival  

NOAA Announces $6.5 Million 2020 Species Recovery Grant Recipients

Lineage Logistics Closes Acquisition of Emergent Cold, Solidifying Presence in Asia-Pacific Region

European Aquaculture Leaders Discuss COVID-19 Impacts on Industry

Trident Donation Allows SeaShare to Send Over 14,000 lbs of Seafood to Southeast Alaska Food Bank

Seal Hunt Proponents Hope New Evidence Sways Skeptical Fisheries Officials  

Future of Fish Fundraising to Help Provide PPE for Peru Fishing Communities Summary Wednesday, June 3

Tue. Jun 2 2020

IPHC Revises Area 2A Directed Fishery Vessel Quotas for 2020  

Lineage Logistics Announces Acquisition of Henningsen Cold Storage, Assets from Maines Paper & Food

Cooke Seafood Brand Pivots to Bring Seafood to Directly to the Doorstep

Barton Seaver Partners with ASMI to Launch To-Go and Takeout Seafood Menu Tips

Alaska Salmon Updates Each Week, By Region  

Thai Union Releases 7th Annual Sustainability Report

Russia May Consider Increase of Crab Catch in Domestic Northern Basin  

JAPAN: Marine Products Demand Down 70%, And Industry Organizations Demanded Support

Blue Apron Pushes Shrimp and Salmon With Chef Tim Hollingsworth and HBO Max Partnership  

UK Environment Agency Seizes Illegal 40-Meter Fishing Net Summary Tuesday, June 2

Mon. Jun 1 2020

American Seafoods: After 15 Days at Sea, 86 Processing Crew Test Positive for COVID-19

Alaska COVID-19 Cases Spike by 27 in One Day, Exceeding Highest Daily Count So Far

ANALYSIS: Buying Opportunities Increase for Snow Crab at Retail  

Area 2A Halibut Fishermen to Receive Much Lower Idividual Quota for June Directed Season  

JAPAN: April Seafood Imports Decreased Further by 20%  

Fishery Management Council Representatives Consider COVID-19 Impacts on Fisheries, Federal Surveys

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

Worldwide Trader Sumitomo Invests in Cell-Based Seafood Company BlueNalu

President Trump Highlights Administration’s Work on Marine Economy Ahead of National Ocean Month Summary Monday, June 1

Greater Atlantic Region Observer Coverage to Resume on July 1

Georgia Shrimp Season Opening June 10  

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[The Winding Glass is the opinion and commentary column of John Sackton, Founder of SeafoodNews.]

I am stepping down as Publisher of SeafoodNews at the end of this month, as part of my agreement with Urner Barry and Agribriefing.  However, writing and commentary about this industry is in my blood, and happily, we have agreed that after my retirement, I will continue to write my Winding Glass column for SeafoodNews.

I began in the seafood industry in 1977.  I came to it because I was on Nantucket with my future wife, I loved to fish, and 7 years out of college I needed a better career than being a teamster truck driver and organizer.  I applied to go back to school in the Marine Affairs program at the University of Rhode Island...

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