Fri. May 29 2020

FDA Extends Voluntary Qualified Importer Program Application

Captain D’s 28th Restaurant in South Carolina Opens

Thu. May 28 2020

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

Judge Dismisses Civil Case Against Former Bumble Bee CEO

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

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

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

Coronavirus Continues to Impact the Unemployment Rate but Initial Claims Decrease

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

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

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

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

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

GAPP Partners with Urner Barry to Track International Surimi Supply Summary Thursday, May 28

Wed. May 27 2020

Copper River Sockeye Landings Pick Up With 34,000 Caught Monday

Four New COVID-19 Cases in Alaska, Two are Seafood Workers

San Francisco Fishermen Launch Recovery Fund After Pier Fire Devastates Industry

Port of Coos Bay Offers Free COVID-19 Testing to Local Seafood Industry Workers

Sentencing Hearing for Former Bumble Bee CEO 'Feasible' to Proceed In Person

DFO Expands Grid Closures in Gulf of St. Lawrence Due to North Atlantic Right Whales

LATAM Airlines Files for Bankruptcy After Increasing Cargo Flights Last Month  

JAPAN: April Supermarket Seafood Sales Up More Than 10%

Canadian Citizen Arrested After Stealing Fishing Vessel, Attempting to Enter U.S.

Grieg Seafood Dissolves Ocean Quality, Looking to Establish Fully-Owned Sales Division

Survey Looks at Salmon Farms in Japan  

Georgia Oyster Harvesting Season Closing June 1  

UMaine Researchers Dig Into Alaska Ice Cores to Learn About Pacific Ocean Drivers of Arctic Warming Summary Wednesday, May 27

Tue. May 26 2020

Another COVID-19 First: Five Key Surveys Canceled in Alaska, Sablefish Survey Still Planned

Seafood Worker is First in Valdez to Test Positive for COVID-19, Brings Industry Total to Eight

Massive Fire Hits San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf, City’s Seafood Industry Takes Another Blow

Russian Leading Fish Producer RRPK Accelerates Domestic and Foreign Expansion  

Gulf of Mexico Shrimpers Harvest Another 2 Million Pounds in April  

Alaska Fishermen Give Guidance on Virus Relief Funds

JAPAN: Marine Products Demand Down; Industry Organizations Demand Support

ASMI Japan Campaign: "Eat Alaskan Seafood and Boost your Immunity!"  

Patron Saint of Salmon Summary Tuesday, May 26

Fri. May 22 2020

AK COVID-19 Cases Increase at Snail’s Pace, Seafood Communities and Industry Hyper Aware of Threat

AK Sen. Sullivan Talks COVID-19, At-sea Observers, Russian Embargo, and China Trade War

Two Fishery Management Council Agendas to Focus on COVID-19 Effects on Fisheries, Management

US, China Continue to Implement Phase One Trade Agreement

REPORT: Pacific Seafood Temporarily Lays Off About 20% of Workforce

Texas Issues Guidelines to Boost Oyster Farming Industry  

Plant-Based Seafood Brand Good Catch Gets Some Star Power With Celebrity Investors

Has the Coronavirus Caused Consumers to Adopt New Eating Behaviors?

NC Commercial Fishing Resource Fund Launches New Public Relations Campaign Called 'Always NC Fresh' Summary Friday, May 22

BigFish Brand Introduces Two New Fish Cakes to its Lineup in the UK  

SeafoodNews Not Publishing on Monday, May 25

Kelp, Shellfish Farming Expands to More Remote AK Regions  

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TAKING STOCK: Economic Gauntlets & Seafood Market Waves 

This weeks Taking Stock analysis is a review of more stimulus measures thrown down by central banks to bolster financial market morale, and the subsequent impact on share values of the seafood companies analysed over the previous weeks.  

Despite a range of rescue efforts in the form of helicopter money and fiscal aid, stock market volatility remains above levels witnessed in 2008.   

Financial markets struggled to find a bottom in recent weeks as a series of drastic rate cuts and asset purchase programs by international central banks did little to...

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