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

Greater Atlantic Region Observer Coverage to Resume on July 1

Georgia Shrimp Season Opening June 10 Summary Monday, June 1

Fri. May 29 2020

The Winding Glass: The Changing Face of Seafood Distribution

Ocean Beauty and Icicle Seafoods Announce Merger Today, New Company Called OBI Seafoods

Alaska’s COVID-19 Cases Jump by 13 in One Day on Eve of Bristol Bay, PWS Alaska’s COVID-19 Cases Jum

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

Fishery Council Leaders Discuss COVID-19; NMFS Touts ‘New Normal’ for US Seafood at CCC Meeting

North Carolina Fisheries Reform Group Set to Take Legal Action Against Commercial Fishing Leaders  

Study: Lobstermen and Right Whales Could Benefit from Less Fishing  

Canada’s Northern Shrimp Harvesters Participating in Pilot Project to Reduce ‘Ghost Fishing’ Summary Friday, May 29

NFI’s Dish on Fish Blog a Finalist for PR Daily’s 2020 Digital PR & Social Media Awards

Ocean Choice International Expanding European Sales Operations

Northern Ireland Aquaculture Sector Receives £360,000 in Support  

Ethos Seafood Transitions Packaging to Recyclable Film

Captain D’s 28th Restaurant in South Carolina Opens

FDA Extends Voluntary Qualified Importer Program Application

Thu. May 28 2020 Summary Thursday, May 28

Open Blue Cobia Now Available at Retail and Certified by the American Heart Association

Sea Shepherd Files Lawsuit After NFMS Rejects Petition to Ban Seafood Imports from New Zealand

Thai Union Appoints Former COSFF Executive Bryan Rosenberg as CEO of North American Business

Republican Lawmakers Say Further Restrictions on H-2B Program Could Harm U.S. Businesses

Northern Wind, Legit Fish Partner for Traceability, Validation Solution for Scallops  

Worker at Thai Union’s European Seafood Investment Portugal Plant Tests Positive for COVID-19

Judge Dismisses Civil Case Against Former Bumble Bee CEO

Russian Crab Industry May Face with Significant Increase of Illegal Catch this Year  

DFO Announces Additional Season-Long Grid Closure in Gulf of St. Lawrence

GAPP Partners with Urner Barry to Track International Surimi Supply  

Coronavirus Continues to Impact the Unemployment Rate but Initial Claims Decrease

Shrimp Landings Data from NC, Florida Show Record Landings, Confirm Industry Resilience  

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FishServe Welcome Kerry Prendergast to the Board

Dame Kerry Prendergast is to join the Board of FishServe, a privately-owned company that provides administrative support to the commercial fishing industry.

Dame Kerry is a three times Wellington Mayor, former Chair of the Environmental Protection Agency and Tourism New Zealand and holds a number of other directorships.

Executive Chairman of Seafood New Zealand, of which FishServe is a subsidiary, Craig Ellison has welcomed the appointment saying the breadth of Ms Prendergast's experience will be invaluable to the organisation...

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