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AUSTRALIAN SEAFOOD INDUSTRY NEWS

Multi-million dollar prawn farm expansion underway
13 October, 2017
Newsport
Gold Coast Marine Aquaculture has begun building 21 new aquaculture ponds on the site off Captain Cook Highway.

IMAS experts working with farmers to head off Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome in Tasmania
12 October, 2017
The Mercury
TASMANIAN scientists and oyster farmers are developing strategies to reduce the impact of Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome this summer.

Oyster shortage for Christmas as demand outstrips supply and prices soar
10 October, 2017
ABC Online
A looming shortage of oysters is set to peak at Christmas this year with restaurants and retailers reporting demand already far outstripping supply.

Australian aquaculture set to double in value
30 September, 2017
Dynamic Export - News Headlines
Australia's aquaculture industries are predicted to double their value to $2 ... to increasing demand for safe, clean and green Australian seafood.

Top seafood businesses named in National Seafood Industry Awards
30 September, 2017
Open House Foodservice Magazine (press release)
Top seafood businesses named in National Seafood Industry Awards ... The public named Tasmanian Gourmet Seafoods Australia's Best Fish and ...

Aquaculture: Hopes rise for $2bn prawn farm project
28 September, 2017
The Australian
Legune Station lies on the far north coast of the Northern Territory, perched just east of the West Australian border, where the black clay flats between ...

Labor advocates for ban on super trawlers in Commonwealth waters
26 September, 2017
The Advocate
“We have a ban on super trawlers in Tasmanian waters but we've heard very clearly that does not do enough to provide assurity for our recreational ...

Push to restrict barramundi fishing as parties clash over inter-tidal fishing access
22 September, 2017
NT News
MANINGRIDA and commercial fishermen are on a collision course over sea rights and interim inter-tidal fishing access arrangements that have ...

Arnhem Land community calls for ban on commercial fishing in its waters
21 September, 2017
ABC Online
Traditional owners in Maningrida, 500 kilometres east of Darwin, are campaigning to ban commercial fishing in their waterways. Julius Kernan, a ...

Wollongong fisherman, restaurants found guilty over lobster charges
21 September, 2017
Illawarra Mercury
Major players in the Illawarra's commercial fishing and restaurant industries are facing millions of dollars in fines and possible jail time after being ...

 

 


NEW ZEALAND SEAFOOD INDUSTRY NEWS

Stewart Island cull puts oyster farm out of business
6 October, 2017
Radio New Zealand
The Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) is currently testing remaining oyster stocks in Big Glory Bay in the deep south to see if any are still infected with

More surveillance for oyster parasite
19 September, 2017
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Further surveillance of the wild flat oyster fishery in Foveaux Strait for Bonamia ostreae will begin later this month. Sampling will start in the last week of

 

 


INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL FISHERY & SEAFOOD INDUSTRY NEWS

Seafood exports up 10.9 percent in first three quarters of 2017
16 October, 2017
Yonhap News
SEOUL - Exports of South Korean seafood rose 10.9 percent in the first nine months of 2017 from a year earlier on strong demand ...

World shrimp trade steady on surge in Indian exports
15 October, 2017
Business Standard
Indian exports have dominated the international shrimp trade in the first quarter of 2017, even as farmed shrimp production across the world remained ...

21 Vietnamese caught, two fishing trawlers seized
15 October, 2017
Bangkok Post
Twenty-one Vietnamese crew members are arrested and two fishing trawlers seized for illegally fishing in the Thai waters in Surat Thani.

India seeks release of all fishing vessels from Sri Lanka
15 October, 2017
Financial Express
The statement also pointed out that fresh registration for bottom trawlers in the Palk Bay area has been banned by the Tamil Nadu government. (PTI).

Norwegian seafood industry eyes Indian gourmet market
15 October, 2017
India New England
New Delhi– For well over two decades, Norwegian seafood is being served at high-end eateries in India but the imports have been significantly small ...

GOAL panelists: EU blanket ban on Indian shrimp wouldn't be good for markets
14 October, 2017
SeafoodSource (blog)
If the European Union were to implement an import ban on Indian shrimp products, as is now widely being contemplated by the supply chain, seafood ...

Seafood business Ocean Trawlers changes name to Norebo
14 October, 2017
just-food.com
Fresh and frozen seafood business Ocean Trawlers will in future be known as Norebo, reflecting the name of its Russian fish processing parent.

DHA product for aqua feed wins international innovation prize
14 October, 2017
FeedNavigator.com
Feed ingredient, AlgaPrime DHA, developed jointly by Bunge and Corbion, took top honors fat at the Global Aquaculture Alliance's innovation

Trader Joe's Stops Buying Mexican Shrimp After Pressure to Protect Vaquita
13 October, 2017
EcoWatch
Conservation organizations announced Wednesday that Trader Joe's has declared it will stop buying shrimp from Mexico. The popular grocery store ...

Major research and development project in the fish and seafood processing sector
13 October, 2017
Canada NewsWire (press release)
As the largest integrated centre of applied research, innovation and technology transfer in fisheries, aquaculture, processing, biomass valorization and ...

Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute Announces Winners of the First-Ever Alaska Commercial ...
13 October, 2017
PR Newswire (press release)
JUNEAU, Alaska - Every day, fishermen brave the waters of Alaska to bring wild seafood from the sea to table for the ...

Scientists urge international agreement on fisheries in Central Arctic Ocean
13 October, 2017
The Independent Barents Observer
... season about 70 per cent of the Central Arctic Ocean is nearly ice free, making vast areas of the ocean potentially accessible to commercial fishing, ...

Belfast-based Keenan Seafood nets nets six-figure retail deal with Tesco
13 October, 2017
the Irish News
A BELFAST-based seafood supplier has signed a six-figure deal with Tesco to sell its fresh fish directly to shoppers. The move into retail for Keenan ...

Ireland to host Europe's largest gathering of seafood experts
12 October, 2017
Business World (press release) (blog)
It was announced today that Ireland's Seafood Development Agency, Bord Iascaigh Mhara, has launched a new Research and Development fund to ...

Report: US should step up seafood import testing
11 October, 2017
SeafoodSource (blog)
That's alarming, according to the Southern Shrimp Alliance, a trade group representing U.S. Gulf Coast shrimpers, because of FDA's 550 shrimp ...

A genetic blueprint for African aquaculture
11 October, 2017
TheFishSite.com
Plans to produce a model means of improving the efficiency of aquaculture production in Africa have moved ahead, following a meeting hosted by ...

Russia sets ambitious aquaculture production targets
11 October, 2017
World Fishing & Aquaculture
The adjusted long-term strategy for aquaculture development in Russia stipulated that by 2030 the country will annually produce 700000 tonnes of ...

Canning conundrum Slow tuna season cuts cannery production
11 October, 2017
Daily Astorian
“We're almost 20,000 behind what we bought last year,” Sportsmen's Cannery co-owner Tina Ward said. Slow fishing and above average commercial ...

WestCoast Group, Norway's AKVA in deal for aquaculture solutions
10 October, 2017
Hindu Business Line
The Mumbai-based WestCoast Group, a fully integrated aquaculture company, has partnered with Norway's AKVA Group for innovative and ...

Management of Pacific fisheries at WESPAC's committee meeting
10 October, 2017
Saipan Tribune
Offshore Aquaculture: This action would establish a federal management program to develop a sustainable aquaculture industry in the US exclusive

Inspection Finds Maintenance Flaws at Cooke Salmon Net Pens
10 October, 2017
U.S. News & World Report
(AP) — State officials say an inspection has found maintenance issues at Cooke Aquaculture's farmed salmon operation off Bainbridge Island.

Common fisheries policy failed us, say Grimsby fishermen
9 October, 2017
The Times
Grimsby was one of the world's greatest fishing ports, home to a fleet of 600 trawlers in its heyday in the 1950s. Now many buildings around the port lie ...

A successful launch of the 1st edition Asia Agri-Tech Expo & Forum accumulated 20000 visits ...
9 October, 2017
Markets Insider
TAIPEI, Taiwan - The "Asia Agri-Tech Expo & Forum" and "Aquaculture & Livestock Taiwan Expo & Forum" 2017 ...

Insurers ban coverage of ships on IUU fishing blacklist
8 October, 2017
Bangkok Post
A coalition of insurance firms agreed yesterday to crack down on pirate fishing by banning coverage for trawlers whose illegal catches are worth at ...

Falklands shares concerns on high seas catches as a challenge to stock assessment
8 October, 2017
MercoPress
In SW Atlantic every year more than 250 jiggers and trawlers take hundreds of thousands of tons of resources including Illex and Loligo squid, hake ...

Tehran, Paris to bolster coop. in aquaculture
8 October, 2017
Mehr News Agency - English Version
TEHRAN – Iranian agriculture minister, in a meeting in Paris with his French counterpart, discussed ways to increase bilateral relations ...

PH implements sustainable fishing
8 October, 2017
The Manila Times
... as a partner providing critical support on science and policy, saying that it would establish these reforms for its major commercial fisheries by 2022.

Brothers agree to buy 'Codfather' fleet for $93M
8 October, 2017
Cape Cod Times
Rafael, with one of the largest commercial fleets in the country, and Canastra, owner of one of the largest fish auctions on the East Coast, have done ...

Seafood industry plugs billions into economy
8 October, 2017
The cordova Times
A latest economic report from the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute documents the continuing lucrative impact that the seafood industry has on state's ...

Antibiotic residues in shrimp hit exports
7 October, 2017
The Hindu
“The State's annual shrimp exports are worth ₹17,000 crore. Unscientific and unhealthy practices in shrimp cultivation will have an adverse impact on ...

Insurers Tighten Net on Pirate Fishing
7 October, 2017
New York Times
OSLO — A coalition of insurance firms agreed on Friday to crack down on pirate fishing by banning coverage for trawlers whose illegal catches are ...

Massive investment in floating stock to increase NovaNam's white fish capacity
7 October, 2017
Namibia Economist
... fish operator based in both Lüderitz and Walvis Bay, told the minister it is their intention to invest N$480 million in three purpose-built new trawlers, ...

Falklands shares concerns on high seas catches as a challenge to stock assessment
7 October, 2017
MercoPress
In SW Atlantic every year more than 250 jiggers and trawlers take hundreds of thousands of tons of resources including Illex and Loligo squid, hake ...

Catfish Industry – A Rise in Delta Aquaculture
7 October, 2017
Delta Business Journal
Mississippi State extension aquaculture professor, Dr. Jimmy Avery noted that there are now “34,700 acres and the industry is faring well with low feed ...

Norway: Fish Vessels Go Electric
7 October, 2017
MarineLink
The Norwegian aquaculture and fishing industry has joined the green shipping ... However, one of the pilots targets the aquaculture segment with an ...

Climate Change Could Mean More Open-Ocean Aquaculture - The Maritime Executive
6 October, 2017
The Maritime Executive
A new analysis suggests that open-ocean aquaculture for three species of finfish is a viable option for industry ...

The World Aquaculture Society Conference 2017
6 October, 2017
Farmer's Weekly
The World Aquaculture Society held its first-ever conference in Africa, in Cape Town from 27 June to 30 June, along with the biannual conference of ...

Maltese trawler held in Benghazi for over a week
6 October, 2017
Times of Malta
A Maltese-owned trawler is being held by Libyan forces in the port of Benghazi with a captain and six crew on board. The Maltese flagged Salvatur VI, ...

Goa may ban bull trawling, LED fishing: Minister
6 October, 2017
CanIndia News
The state government may amend existing fisheries laws to permanently ban bull trawling and LED fishing, Fisheries Minister ...

All fish sold in the EU must be of high standard
6 October, 2017
EURACTIV
The European Commission needs to work out more effective rules to ensure that only fish meeting high social and environmental standards can enter ...

West Hawaii fishermen sound off on proposed hike of commercial fishing license fee
6 October, 2017
West Hawaii Today
KAILUA-KONA — A small but vocal group of commercial fishermen from West Hawaii voiced their opinions Tuesday night on a proposed amendment ...

Hy-Vee Adds Scallops to Fair Trade Seafood Selection
6 October, 2017
Progressive Grocer
In recognition of National Seafood Month, Hy-Vee Inc. will introduce Fair Trade Certified fresh and frozen scallops in all of its stores, making it the first ...

Smallest sockeye harvest in last 10 years; late runs made openings complex
6 October, 2017
Kenai Peninsula Online
Commercial fishing vessels wait at anchor in the mouth of the Kenai River before a Saturday fishing period Friday, July 28, 2017 in Kenai, Alaska.

GAA joins seafood certification elite
5 October, 2017
TheFishSite.com
The Global Aquaculture Alliance's (GAA) Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) is the world's first aquaculture certification program to be recognized by the ...

India Frozen Prawns Market Outlook, 2020 - Increasing Demand of Seafood in HoReCa Segment ...
5 October, 2017
Business Wire (press release)
In the packaged frozen prawn's category, less than 2% of the revenues come from domestic market. However with the rising consumption of frozen ...

After collapse, the capelin makes comeback in the Barents Sea
5 October, 2017
The Independent Barents Observer
That could open the way for renewed commercial fishing on the stocks. According to expedition leader Georg Skaret, prospects for the capelin is better ...

First half of Maine's lobstering season 'painfully slow' for fishermen
5 October, 2017
Press Herald
Every fisherman and every lobstering port along Maine's 3,500-mile ... last year at least, the fastest-growing of all the state's commercial fisheries.

Thresher sharks now part of international 'protected' species
5 October, 2017
Philippine Star
Dried shark fins cost P3,000 per kilo, while other shark parts are sold P80 ... Due to reports of rampant selling of thresher sharks, the Cebu provincial ...

North Korean workers prep seafood for US stores, restaurants
5 October, 2017
ABC News
Ltd., which hires some North Korean workers to process seafood in the city of Hunchun in northeastern China's Jilin province. In an effort to boost the ...

India to outperform in shrimp exports in 2017: UN report
4 October, 2017
Business Standard
In India's case, bumper harvests of aquacultured vannamei shrimp is the main factor behind expectations of a $2.3 billion increase in Indian seafood ...

Guolian hopes to meet ambitious growth target ahead of schedule
4 October, 2017
FoodNavigator-Asia.com
As Guolian constructs a new 35-acre shrimp farm and a separate ... in the farm, which will harvest 5,000 tonnes of white shrimp later this year. By 2020 ...

US Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal of NH fisherman burdened by $700/day federal agent ...
4 October, 2017
NewHampshire.com
HAMPTON — A commercial fisherman who sued the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration over its $700 per day at-sea monitoring ...

World's largest salmon firm has saved Anglesey fish farm
4 October, 2017
Daily Post North Wales
Now though the site has been bought by farmed salmon giant Marine Harvest with plans to produce wrasse - a fish that eats sea lice at salmon farms.

Ag Bill Would Expand Visa Program to Diary & Meat and Seafood Processors
4 October, 2017
NumbersUSA
The H-2C visa would expand the types of jobs that foreign workers could perform under the visa, adding both dairy workers and meat and seafood ...

GOAL welcomes more than 400 aquaculture industry professionals to Dublin, Ireland
4 October, 2017
SeafoodSource (blog)
After a stop in China's Guangzhou Province in 2016, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has decided to take its premier aquaculture event, GOAL, ...

World's first blue mussel farm achieves ASC sustainability certification
4 October, 2017
World Fishing & Aquaculture
Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd has become the first company to achieve the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Bivalve Standard Certification for ...

AgriMin for strict action against erring shrimp exporters
4 October, 2017
Times of India
New Delhi - Concerned over rejection of consignment of Indian shrimps due to presence of antibiotics, the Agriculture Ministry today said it will ...

Oyster harvesting starts in Hiroshima
3 October, 2017
NHK WORLD
After the harvests were brought to a port, workers carefully took each oyster out ... One of the growers says he worked hard to make his oysters bigger.

China's seafood industry faces a profitability crisis
3 October, 2017
SeafoodSource (blog)
Fisheries officials and executives gathering in Hong Kong for the annual Seafood Expo Asia trade fair recently were keen to talk privately about how ...

Tru Shrimp Building Largest Shrimp Facility in the World in Minnesota
3 October, 2017
SeafoodNews (subscription)
(WCCO) — We could soon see a shrimp invasion in the walleye state. Minnesota-based Tru Shrimp, a division of Ralco, is building one of the largest ...

Aquaculture firms win raft of Highland awards
3 October, 2017
TheFishSite.com
Aquaculture companies Gael Force Group and Marine Harvest Scotland won four prizes between them at an awards ceremony attended by the ...

$30K worth of oysters stolen in eastern PEI
3 October, 2017
CBC.ca
Oyster season is open, so there are a lot of oysters currently on the market. Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact Montague ...

Galway Bay community aims to save the native oyster
2 October, 2017
Irish Times
However, the native stock of the shellfish, Ostrea edulis, is in such a fragile state that its annual production is now a fraction of the Pacific oysters or ...

Six seized Indian fishing trawlers returned
2 October, 2017
Ministry of Defence (press release)
Six (06) Indian fishing trawlers were handed back to India by the Sri Lanka Navy on Saturday (30th October). The fishing trawlers were held in Sri ...

Indian fishermen intrude into Bangladesh water, catch hilsa
2 October, 2017
Prothom Alo (English)
Fishermen from Barisal, Barguna and Patuakhali districts have alleged that they have seen innumerable Indian trawlers waiting near the Bangladesh ...

Salmonid Association Raises Concerns Over Focus on Aquaculture
2 October, 2017
VOCM
Don Hutchings was responding to government's announcement on aquaculture this week, and a plan to implement actions to boost the industry and ...

C'bean countries adopt measures to deal with Illegal fishing
1 October, 2017
Jamaica Observer
NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — Fisheries and Aquaculture ministers from the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries have agreed on measures ...

Catalina Sea Ranch snags federal grant to start kelp farming
1 October, 2017
The Daily Breeze
The U.S. Department of Energy recently awarded Catalina Sea Ranch $450,000 to help kick off the new offshore aquaculture industry, farming kelp for ...

Battered By Irma, Florida Fishermen Pin Their Hopes On Stone Crab Season
1 October, 2017
KANW
In Everglades City, Fla., crab fishermen Shane Reamao, left, and Dalton Daffin hurry to repair a commercial fishing dock that was destroyed during ...

Fishermen fear Scottish lobster stocks 'could collapse'
1 October, 2017
HeraldScotland
FISHERMEN fear that Scottish lobster stocks could be on the verge of collapse after an ... The commercial fishing sector supports taking action against illegal ...

Europe's potential for seafood exports
1 October, 2017
TheChronicleHerald.ca
21, immediately dropping European Union tariffs to zero on 96 per cent of Canadian seafood exports. All remaining tariffs will be phased out over ...

At seafood giant Trident, new generation is at the helm
30 September, 2017
Seattle Times
Joe Bundrant, CEO of Trident Seafood points out the fishermen he knows on the “We are a Family of Fishermen” photo. (Steve Ringman/The Seattle ...

$1.4 billion fishing industry stays afloat amid regulations, tragedies
30 September, 2017
Q13 FOX
It's a grim reminder that Alaskan fishing is still coined the most dangerous job in the world, but the commercial fishing industry also has helped form the ...

Norway salmon biomass up 7 pct yr/yr in August-Seafood Norway
30 September, 2017
Reuters
OSLO - The volume of salmon in cages at Norwegian fish farms, as measured by weight, was up by seven percent year-on-year in ...

$1.87 billion projected for offshore fishing development
30 September, 2017
Viet Nam News
For offshore fishing vessels, the number of net trawlers will be reduced, while the number of fishing boats will be increased. The number of service ...

Thai Shrimp Association: Supply rebounding but future growth will be gradual
29 September, 2017
SeafoodSource (blog)
Thailand is projecting a 10 to 20 percent rise in farmed shrimp output in 2017, according to Somsak Paneetatayasai, chair of the Thai Shrimp ...

Stronger PH-Taiwan tie-up on aquaculture seen
29 September, 2017
Philippine Canadian Inquirer
The Taiwan Aquaculture Trade Meeting was participated in by 10 Taiwan-based technology providers and about 70 domestic aquaculture industry ...

Value of farm-raised salmon climbing fast, industry report says
29 September, 2017
Vancouver Sun
Popham expects to receive a report soon from the ministry's advisory council on finfish aquaculture with recommendations on how to manage the ...

Bangladesh's aquaculture boom is improving diets
29 September, 2017
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Over the past three decades, Bangladesh's farmed fish market grew by a dramatic 25 times in all aspects of the aquaculture industry, and the number ...

USDA Agency-led Group Profiles US Aquaculture for World Report
28 September, 2017
Agricultural Research
Charting a course ahead for the conservation and sustainable farming of freshwater and marine species is a chief focus of the first State of the World's

Asia Agri-tech Expo & Forum Opens to Attendees from 36 Countries & Regions
28 September, 2017
Markets Insider
28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Asia Agri-tech Expo & Forum and the co-located events Livestock Taiwan Expo & Forum and Aquaculture Taiwan Expo ...

Prawn potential: Ridley feed trial in Thailand successful
28 September, 2017
FeedNavigator.com
Ridley's Novacq feed improves productivity and biomass in prawns by 33%, giving producers production power amid disease concerns, says its CEO.

Seafood sustainability award winners announced
28 September, 2017
Foodprocessing
The MSC Oceania Wave of Change awards celebrate those that promote sustainability in the seafood sector in Australia and New Zealand.

Macau shark fin imports from Hong Kong increased by 62% in 2016
28 September, 2017
Macau News
Shark fin re-exports from Hong Kong to Macau rose a staggering 62 percent year-on-year in 2016, up to 143,396 kilos from 88,029 kilos in 2015.

License fees to triple for commercial fishermen
28 September, 2017
West Hawaii Today
HILO — The state Department of Land and Natural Resources wants to triple license fees for commercial fishermen and charter captains while ...

ASEAN trade pact strengthens Myanmar's ties with Australia, New Zealand
28 September, 2017
Myanmar Times
THE free trade agreement (FTA) between ASEAN, Australia and New Zealand ... “For Myanmar, seafood exports to Australia have also been growing ...

Mitchell testifies in front of Congress on Magnuson-Stevens
28 September, 2017
SouthCoastToday.com
“What New Bedford has to say about commercial fishing carries weight in the halls of Congress,” Mitchell said. “We are the biggest commercial fishing ...

Judge questions constitutionality of seizing Carlos Rafael's fishing permits
28 September, 2017
Bangor Daily News
The Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance, which also manages the Cape Cod Fishermen's Trust, also contributed to Rafael's enterprise, but ...

Missing Your Favorite Gulf Seafood? How Harvey Impacted Texas' Oyster Populations.
28 September, 2017
Texas Standard
Oyster populations had only just started to bounce back after nearly a decade of natural and manmade disasters when Harvey made landfall on the ...

Asia Pacific set to dominate global shrimp market
28 September, 2017
SeafoodSource (blog)
The global shrimp market is expected to expand at a significant compound annual growth rate over the next 10 years, with the Asia Pacific region, ...

Schwan's CEO on investing in locally grown shrimp, competing in meal delivery and the future of ...
28 September, 2017
Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal
Dimitrios Smyrnios is CEO of Marshall-based Schwan's Co., the $3 billion food manufacturing and meal service company. At a recent company event ...

Squids in! British fisherman take advantage of surge in demand for cuttlefish from Asia to land the ...
27 September, 2017
Daily Mail
Anglers now believe the cuttlefish, which is related to the squid, could be the unexpected saviour of the ailing British fishing economy. They are taking ...

Beluga whale mystery as researchers reveal they are still highly endangered in Alaska despite ...
27 September, 2017
Daily Mail
Belugas feed on salmon, smaller fish, crab, shrimp, squid and clams. Dubbed 'sea canaries,' the whales make a wide range of whistles, grunts and ...

The Codfather gets nearly 4 years for evading fishing quotas
27 September, 2017
ABC News
Carlos Rafael, who owns one of the nation's largest commercial fishing operations, falsely claimed his vessels caught haddock or pollock when they ...

Florida Keys Lobster Industry Crippled in Hurricane Irma's Wake
27 September, 2017
The Weather Channel
“The fishing industry in the Keys is frozen, paralyzed. We're literally in a state of shock,” Luis Garcia, who owns commercial fishing boats and Garcia's ...

Frozen Shrimp Are Actually Fresher Than "Fresh," and Other Things You Should Know
26 September, 2017
Bon Appetit
Frozen? Fresh? Wild? Farmed? Big? Small? We all love shrimp, but which ones are we supposed to buy? Your burning questions, answered.

The Codfather gets nearly 4 years for evading fishing quotas
26 September, 2017
ABC News
Carlos Rafael owns one of the nation's largest commercial fishing operations, with a fleet of more than 30 vessels, 44 commercial fishing permits and ...

Increased demand, e-commerce signal upswing in canned seafood: report
26 September, 2017
Supermarket News
Canned seafood is projected to accrue nearly $7 billion in incremental growth across the globe over the next five years, a recent report found.

Canada's Major "Seafood Fraud" Crisis You Need To Know About Before You Eat Any More Fish
26 September, 2017
MTL Blog (blog)
If you're enjoying a dish seafood in Canada, there's a really good chance you're not eating what you think you're eating. Canada is in the middle of a ...

Asian agriculture's impacts causing global investor caution
25 September, 2017
Irish Examiner
Antibiotic usage is rising in Asian aquaculture such as shrimp farming. A 2017 study on shrimp production in China found 52% of tested samples had ...

Menhaden battle once again pits Virginia against Northern states
25 September, 2017
Fredericksburg.com
The tiny fish is sold by fishermen as bait to catch blue crabs and commercially rendered for its oil and byproducts at Omega's Reedville plant.

Fresh Florida lobster won't be easy to find after Hurricane Irma
25 September, 2017
Miami Herald
More than two weeks after Hurricane Irma, the Keys' $150 million commercial fishing and trapping industry is at a standstill. And the result could affect ...

Shrimps injected with jelly substances seized in Khulna
24 September, 2017
Dhaka Tribune
Executive Magistrate Jakir Hossain, who led the drive, said they had seized 38 mounds of shrimp that had been injected with harmful jelly substances ...

Large scale fish kill affecting Florida residents statewide
24 September, 2017
WCJB
Florida Fish and Wildlife officials say hurricane Irma has caused a large-scale fish kill. Some residents in Marion County say they're already feeling the ...

Experts raise concern over declining Mahseer numbers
24 September, 2017
The Kathmandu Post
“Fishing techniques like use of dynamite, poisoning water resources, ... It is fishing for pleasure or competition and different from commercial fishing,” ...

America New York Ri Wang Food Group Issues Allergy Alert on Seafood Products           RECALL 
24 September, 2017
WSB Atlanta
America New York Ri Wang Food Group Co. ltd is recalling the following products because an allergenic ingredient, milk, was not declared in labelling ...

Farmers turn to shrimp as prices soar
23 September, 2017
VietNamNet Bridge
A kilo of shrimp are sold for VND230,000 (USD10) to VND310,000 (USD13.64), an increase of 20-30% compared to same period last year, said ...

Taipei seeks more aquaculture trade with PH
23 September, 2017
Manila Bulletin
The Taiwan Aquaculture Industry Trade Mission 2017 is the very first delegation designed and executed by TAITRA to specifically promote bilateral ...

Diversification of seaweed industries in Pacific island countries
23 September, 2017
USC
The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)* ranks seaweed as one of the highest-priority commodities for aquaculture. In fact, seaweed farming is

Crown Prince joins NFI Crab Council
23 September, 2017
World Fishing & Aquaculture
The National Fisheries Institute's (NFI) Crab Council has confirmed canned seafood company Crown Prince as its 30th member.

Russia to ban fishing for delicacy whitefish on Baikal
23 September, 2017
TASS
Russian Agriculture Ministry has banned the commercial and sport fishing for the Baikal omul [Coregonus ...

A strain of herpes is killing Pacific oysters
22 September, 2017
New York Daily News
A deadly herpes virus called Ostreid herpesvirus 1 (OsHV-1) is infecting the Pacific oyster population and threatening to spread across the world.

UA Lab Keeps Shrimp Industry Swimming Along
22 September, 2017
Arizona Public Media
Farmed shrimp is a $40 billion industry, and, according to analysts at the UA's Aquaculture Pathology Lab, the success of the business relies heavily ...

Fishing industry awaits Rafael outcome
22 September, 2017
Gloucester Daily Times
The specter of Carlos Rafael, along with his legal baggage and trove of groundfish permits, continues to hang over the New England commercial ...

Shrimp farmers staring at heavy losses
22 September, 2017
The Daily Star
Shrimp farmers are suffering from massive losses in the wake of falling prices of freshwater prawn amid sluggish demand from processors for export.

Monterey looking to buy up commercial fishing rights
22 September, 2017
KSBW The Central Coast
At Tuesday's City Council meeting, councilors looked at purchasing the fishing rights to 880,000 pounds of fish from Monterey native Giuseppe Pennisi

Local buyer for Carlos Rafael's fishing permits, court documents say
22 September, 2017
SouthCoastToday.com
The potential deal would remove Rafael from commercial fishing, according to a 14-page document filed by Rafael's attorneys opposing federal ...

Surging onion, egg, squid costs spice up Asian inflation outlook
22 September, 2017
Livemint
Japan's squid prices rose 17% in July from a year earlier. And in China, egg prices have surged at least 62% since April at Beijing's Xinfadi, the ...

Scientists pan proposal to open pristine Pacific islands to fishing
22 September, 2017
Science Magazine
As refuges, commercial fishing is banned within 12 nautical miles, which preserved the health of the reefs even in the face of rising temperatures.

3000 Thai fishermen, seafood vendors protest against EU over IUU crackdowns
22 September, 2017
Xinhua
The protesters are mostly fishermen, trawler crewmembers, seafood vendors, workers at Samut Songkhram fish market and businesspersons related ...

Project backs sustainable African aquaculture
22 September, 2017
TheFishSite.com
A new initiative that aims to promote inclusive and sustainable aquaculture in Africa as a means to achieve human development, food and nutrition ...

Government to promote Investment in Aquaculture to meet fisheries demand
22 September, 2017
thebahamasweekly.com
Nassau, The Bahamas – The Government of The Bahamas will promote investments in aquaculture, mariculture and modern sea farming strategies.

Big plan for tuna fishing
22 September, 2017
The Daily Star
Currently, some species of tuna are found as by-catch of industrial, mechanised and non-mechanised trawlers. In quantity, tuna comprised about 2 ...

Biochemical, Textural and Microbiological Quality of Squid Stored Under Conventional and Slurry ...
22 September, 2017
Springer Link
In the present investigation, the effect of onboard chilling with conventional ice and slurry ice on the quality of squid was evaluated. Samples stored at ...

EU must urgently investigate Pulse Trawling
21 September, 2017
West Cork Times
Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called on the European Commission to urgently carry out more research on Pulse Trawling. The Ireland South ...

Casting into the past helps reveal fishing's future
21 September, 2017
Phys.Org
Using 60 different models of how climate change may impact the North Sea, they attempted to predict what may happen to 18 commercial fish species.

Federation receives $1.088 million NOAA grant for oyster restoration
20 September, 2017
Stanly News & Press
This is the second year the federation has received funding from NOAA's Community-based Restoration Program for its oyster restoration work.

South Africa: Chokka Fishers Struggle to Survive in Lean Times
20 September, 2017
AllAfrica.com
The South African squid fishery is based on a single species, Loligo reynaudii, locally referred to as chokka and also known as squid, calamari or

Jose forces New Bedford fishing fleet to stay in port
20 September, 2017
Turn to 10
(WJAR) — The incoming storm has essentially shut down the fishing industry in New Bedford for at least a day or two. Fishermen are not taking any ...

Fishermen insuring against war, attacks
20 September, 2017
The Japan News
Since North Korea repeatedly fired missiles from June, owners of about 60 squid and other fishing boats in at least six prefectures, including Ishikawa, ...

MS oyster harvest slashed to just 10000 sacks
20 September, 2017
WLOX
Mississippi oysters will be in short supply this fall. The Commission on Marine Resources agreed Tuesday to limit the season to just 10,000 sacks, ...

US govt notifies cut in anti-dumping duty on Indian shrimps
19 September, 2017
Business Standard
The United States, the largest market for Indian shrimp exporters, has notified a reduction in anti-dumping duty on the perishable items in its federal ...

Seafood Watch, SeaChoice at odds over farmed salmon 'good alternative' rating
19 September, 2017
Vancouver Sun
B.C. salmon farmers are celebrating their industry's upgrade by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program, but the local seafood watchdog ...

Registration open for Alaskan seafood industry leadership program
19 September, 2017
SeafoodSource (blog)
Registration is now open for an annual leadership program put on by Alaska Sea Grant to bolster the state's seafood industry. The Alaska Seafood ...

MMEA nabs Vietnamese trawler for encroachment, illegal fishing
19 September, 2017
The Borneo Post
MMEA Bintulu director Aminuddin Abdul Rashid said the trawler was detected about 160 nautical miles from here during an 'Ops Permai' patrol by ...

First year in quarter of century with no deaths in UK's fishing fleet
19 September, 2017
Aberdeen Evening Express
Fishers prepare a seine net for throwing onboard an MRS-450 commercial fishing boat of the ...

Canada's $400m fund for seafood
19 September, 2017
Fish Update
Titled the Atlantic Fisheries Fund, it is accepting proposals from both the aquaculture and fishing sectors. The fund is being administered by Fisheries

Davao Gulf area to be site of PHL-Sino aquaculture joint venture
19 September, 2017
Business Mirror
DAVAO CITY—A local businessman here said the Davao Gulf would be the site of the first multimillion-peso fisheries production venture after the ...

As oceans acidify, shellfish farmers respond
18 September, 2017
High Country News
“Oysters are our number-one product, then geoducks, then Mediterranean mussels,” Pederson said, guiding me between shaded storage tanks.

Rare Bacteria Shuts Down Arroyo City Shrimp Farm
18 September, 2017
kurv
It's the first case of a rare shrimp-killing bacteria in the U.S., and it's forced a shrimp farm in Arroyo City to cease operations. The disease called early ...

AP lags behind in prawn, fish processing units
18 September, 2017
The Hans India
Vijayawada: Though Andhra Pradesh is marching ahead in fish and prawn production, it lags in food processing units in aquaculture and reaching the ...

 

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