Thu. Aug 6 2020

25% Tariff Exclusions Extended for Certain Crab Meats, Alaskan Sole


ANALYSIS: June Shrimp Imports Significantly Higher From Last Month, Slightly Below Last Year  


ANALYSIS: Whole Tilapia Gaining Traction in U.S.  


Early Results of 2019 Northern Bering Sea Study Say Cod Not Likely to Overwinter Under Ice


Omega Protein Shares Support of ASMFC Decision on New Menhaden Management Approach


USDA Authorizes Purchase of $30 Million in U.S. Produced Shrimp  


Initial Unemployment Claims Decrease in the Week Ending August 1


Retailers, Seafood Companies Urge Governments to Address Outbreak of New Disease in Shrimp Farms  


DFO to Open the Fish Harvester Benefit and Grant Program on August 24


Senators Reintroduce Food Supply Protection Act Amid COVID-19 Crisis


Fisheries Agency Warned 318 Foreign Fishing Vessels to Leave Due to Crackdown Around Yamato Bank


Merck Animal Health Acquires IdentiGEN  


JAPAN: Frozen Black Cod Price Keeps Falling  


Botaneco Completes Trials for Plant-based Protein Ingredient for Aquaculture Feed


ASMI Japan Hosts Alaska Seafood Fair at Major Supermarket Chains  


Injured Oregon Fisherman Rescued by Coast Guard 150 Miles Off Yaquina Bay


SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, August 6


Wed. Aug 5 2020

European Demand Set to Bolster Vietnam’s Shrimp Exports  


PERSPECTIVES: Six Programs to Virtually Promote US Seafood Products Overseas


Gulf of Mexico “Dead Zone” Smaller Than Forecasted


Consumer Advocacy Organization Sues Mowi Over Alleged Deceptive Advertising  


Norway’s Seafood Exports Levels for July Match Previous Year; Salmon Sees Growth in Volume  


NOAA Fisheries Cancels Four 2020 Surveys Due to COVID-19


ASC Publishes First Monitoring and Evaluation Report Displaying Impact of Responsible Aquaculture


SeafoodAuction.net opens in AK


Blue Apron Partnership With Food Network Star Amanda Freitag Introduces New Salmon, Shrimp Recipes  


Brent Casper of Fortune Fish and Gourmet Returning to Minnesota


Major Russian Fishing Producer Calls For New Reforms in Domestic Fish Sector


Louisiana Trustees Approve Three Oyster Restoration Projects  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Wednesday, August 5


Tue. Aug 4 2020

With Another Four Weeks to Go, Alaska Salmon Landings are at 55% of Pre-Season Forecast  


INSIGHT: Demand Downturn Sparks Salmon Farming Woes  


ANALYSIS: Live Lobster - Dull Demand, Declining Imports, Unsettled Market  


Massachusetts Begins Distribution Process of CARES Act Funds to Fishing, Seafood Industries


Under HEALS Act, Over Half of Restaurants Ineligible for PPP Loans


Sernapesca Releases Official Estimate of Escaped Fish From Blumar’s Caicura Center


National Retail Federation: Economic Recovery May Not Be a Steady Climb


RODA: Latest BOEM Offshore Wind Report Notes Serious Impact on Fishermen


US Coast Guard 230th Birthday


SeafoodNews.com Summary Tuesday, August 4


Mon. Aug 3 2020

Maine Certified Sustainable Lobster Association’s MSC Certification Suspended  


California, Oregon Fisheries Relief Funding May Soon be Available for Sectors Affected by COVID-19


NOAA Fisheries Closes Office in U.S. Embassy Tokyo After 33 years  


China’s Chief Epidemiologist Says Ventilation to Blame for Coronavirus Outbreaks at Seafood Markets   


Virus Surges in Alaska with More Than 300 New Cases in Two Days, Only One Related to Seafood


U.S. Responds After Hundreds of Chinese Vessels Found Illegally Fishing Near Galápagos Islands


Humpback Whale Disentangled off New York After Multi-day Effort


Bristol Seafood Names Brett Heidtke as COO


SeafoodNews.com Summary Monday, August 3


Fri. Jul 31 2020

NOAA Implements Nationwide Observer Waiver Criteria; Northeast Coverage to Begin August 14


ANALYSIS: Sockeye Salmon Buying Opportunities Below 3-Year, 5-Year Averages  


Public Hearing on F/V Scandies Rose Sinking Delayed Due to Pandemic


Senate Commerce Heard from Campbell, Cantwell, Others On Pebble, COVID, and Stock Surveys


FFAW Calls for Meeting With DFO After Release of Northern Cod Harvesting Plan  


OR and CA House Members Introduce Amendment to Stop Fast-Tracking Pebble Permit Process


Southern Shrimp Alliance: Interagency Seafood Trade Task Force Must Address Imports  


Russian Pollock Association Forecasts 10% Boost in Catch  


NOAA Releases Ten-Year Plan to Address Ocean Acidification


NL Fisheries Minister Announces $400K Marketing Fund for Seafood Following Impacts of COVID-19


SeafoodNews.com Summary Friday, July 31


Instacart, Costco Partner for Same-day Delivery Throughout Canada


Tyson Foods Launches New, Nationwide COVID Monitoring Strategy; Expands Health Staff  


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All Seafood Products in Pair of Albertsons Product Lines to Get Sustainability Logos on Packaging

Albertsons Companies announced that all seafood in its waterfront BISTRO and Open Nature lines of Own Brands products will display the Responsible Choice logo created for sustainable sourcing.

The logo signifies that the product meets the company’s Responsible Choice Logo standards, which means the caught or farmed seafood “in ways that safeguard future supplies and help keep ecosystems thriving. The logo also signifies that sourcing is third-party audited to ensure the highest standards...

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