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


SeafoodNews.com 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


SeafoodNews.com 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


SeafoodNews.com 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  


SeafoodNews.com 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’  


SeafoodNews.com 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


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April Restaurants Sales Hit Lowest Point in 35 Years

According to the National Restaurant Association, consumer spending at eating and drinking establishments was at its lowest level since October 1984, when adjusted for inflation.

In the month of April, sales at eating and drinking establishments reached $32.4 billion, on a seasonally-adjusted basis according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. In January, sales were more than double April’s mark at $65.4 billion.

April sales were the smallest in volume since March 2005, but when adjusting for inflation it was the lowest mark in 35 years...

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