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’  

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

FDA Extends Voluntary Qualified Importer Program Application

Captain D’s 28th Restaurant in South Carolina Opens

Northern Ireland Aquaculture Sector Receives £360,000 in Support  

Ethos Seafood Transitions Packaging to Recyclable Film Summary Friday, May 29

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 Summary Thursday, May 28

GAPP Partners with Urner Barry to Track International Surimi Supply  

Wed. May 27 2020 Summary Wednesday, May 27

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

LATAM Airlines Files for Bankruptcy After Increasing Cargo Flights Last Month  

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

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

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

Georgia Oyster Harvesting Season Closing June 1  

San Francisco Fishermen Launch Recovery Fund After Pier Fire Devastates Industry

JAPAN: April Supermarket Seafood Sales Up More Than 10%

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

Survey Looks at Salmon Farms in Japan  

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

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

UMaine Researchers Dig Into Alaska Ice Cores to Learn About Pacific Ocean Drivers of Arctic Warming

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The Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) announced last Friday that inspections under the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals (FSVP) will be conducted remotely during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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