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AUSTRALIAN SEAFOOD INDUSTRY NEWS

IMAS research explores big chill theory to battle Pacific oyster mortality syndrome in Tasmania
22 November, 2017
The Mercury
The virus, which has devastated Tasmania's oyster industry over the past two summers, is expected to hit next month when water temperatures consistently reach more than 18C. But alongside Pitt Water farmers, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies researchers will trial whether placing oysters in ...

The oyster species that could boost Queensland's struggling industry
22 November, 2017
The Sydney Morning Herald
Queensland's struggling oyster industry could get the boom it needs with plans to improve the survival rates of a rapid-growing disease-resistant oyster which thrives in warm waters. The tropical Blacklip oyster species could help open up Queensland's coastline for oyster farming and replace the ...

Gold Coast Tiger Prawns' Mossman operation building 16 new ponds
17 November, 2017
The Cairns Post
“Our company breeding program aims to domesticate the prawns further. “We want to be self-reliant, we don't want to rely on the wild at all. “When you ...

Smart SA: New DNA tracking to protect South Australia's clean, green produce from food fraud
14 November, 2017
The Advertiser
The Eyre Peninsula city is the global centre of tuna aquaculture, employing 4000 people and exporting $160 million of the highly prized fish to major ...

Failed abalone farm at Anxious Bay could leave taxpayers with the bill for costly clean-up
13 November, 2017
ABC Online
South Australian taxpayers may be left to pay for the clean-up of a failed abalone aquaculture venture off the state's west coast after it went broke for a ...

Peru-Australia free-trade agreement to deliver jobs
10 November, 2017
Courier Mail
Peru-Australia free-trade agreement to deliver jobs and an extra $13.5 ... Under the agreement, 99 per cent of tariffs that Australians exporters face will be ... the Peru FTA would also open doors for meat, dairy and seafood producers, ...

Trawler owners welcome the prawn market's price reset
10 November, 2017
Coffs Coast Advocate
PRAWN trawler fishermen say predictions that king prawns could sell above $50 a kilo would mean a long overdue price reset, that's been many years ...

Poor catches force early end to tiger prawn season in the north
10 November, 2017
ABC Local
Crews operating in the Northern Prawn Fishery will be returning home early after poor tiger prawn catches this season. Trawlers headed out on the 1st ...

Retailers expect prawn prices to pass $50 a kilo by Christmas
9 November, 2017
NEWS.com.au
SEAFOOD lovers be warned: you're going to be paying top dollar for prawns this festive season, with retailers indicating a 30-year high by Christmas.

WA considers seafood labelling for restaurants
8 November, 2017
Open House Foodservice Magazine (press release)
Western Australian restaurants may soon be obliged to display country-of-origin labelling on its seafood items, as the WA Fisheries Minister confirms ...

Restaurant seafood labeling on the cards for WA
5 November, 2017
Perth Now
RESTAURANTS selling seafood in WA would be forced to display ... “Australia imports $2.1 billion of seafood a year, making up 70 per cent of the ...

Prawn prices in WA expected to jump for Christmas, despite plenty in the water
3 November, 2017
ABC Online
Prawns prices In Western Australia are expected to experience their usual Christmas price rise, despite a bigger season for trawlers. The six-month ...

Abalone processing plant opened in Adelaide by Yumbah Aquaculture following $1 million ...
3 November, 2017
The Advertiser
THE Southern Hemisphere's largest abalone producer has invested $1 million into a new processing plant in Adelaide, providing a jobs and economic ...

 


NEW ZEALAND SEAFOOD INDUSTRY NEWS

MPI says wild southern oyster stocks not hit by deadly parasite
31 October, 2017
TVNZ
The Ministry for Primary Industries says testing of wild flat oyster stocks in Foveaux Strait fisheries showed the Bonamia ostreae parasite was not ...

 

 


INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL FISHERY & SEAFOOD INDUSTRY NEWS

Southern Cape's commercial fishing worth $85 million, report says
27 November, 2017
Press of Atlantic City
Southern Cape May County's commercial fishing industry is worth $85 million, according to a recently released federal report. The combined port of Cape May and Wildwood is the ninth largest commercial fishing port in the United States and the second biggest on the East Coast, measured by dollar ...

Food Recall Warning - Imperial Caviar & Seafood and VIP Caviar Club brand Trout Roe recalled ...    RECALL 
27 November, 2017
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (press release)
Ottawa - Imperial Caviar & Seafood is recalling Imperial Caviar & Seafood and VIP Caviar Club brand Trout Roe from the marketplace because they may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Consumers should not consume the recalled products....

Global Aquaculture Alliance targets growth
27 November, 2017
Foster's Daily Democrat
Countries, such as Japan, that depends on fish as a primary source of protein in their diet, along with China, which has a booming middle class population of millions, put tremendous pressure on the market for more and more seafood and other fish. “They have an appetite for things that they don't ...

Mexico Bans Fishing From 57000 Square Miles of Ocean
27 November, 2017
LIVEKINDLY
While some may be concerned about how this ban will impact the commercial fishing industries, studies show that consumer demand for fish is ever-decreasing and now that vegan-friendly, lab-grown fish is being explored as an alternative, fish could be swimming their way out of the food system for ...

Fed board votes to allow increased catches for important fish species
27 November, 2017
Ricentral.com
... allocated to fisheries in Virginia and New Jersey, leaving the rest to be doled out among the other 13 states along the Eastern seaboard. Now, Rhode Island will receive approximately .52 percent, or a little over 112,000 metric tons, of the overall menhaden commercial fishing allocation, an increase ...

UMaine, Ready Seafood team up to toughen up lobster shells
27 November, 2017
Press Herald
Scientists are trying to toughen up the shell of Maine's soft summertime lobsters, hoping to help the industry fetch higher prices and ship to distant markets. The University of Maine and Ready Seafood Co. of Portland are joining forces to examine what influences shell growth in Maine's signature product ...

High speed boats deployed to tackle Devon's illegal crab and lobster trade
26 November, 2017
Devon Live
Earlier this year fisheries bosses were tipped off about suspicious landings of crab and lobster at Plymouth. Their intelligence – which came from other concerned commercial fishers – told them that some boats were illegally bringing in under-sized crabs and “berried” lobsters – females carrying eggs.

Bumper sockeye salmon run forecast for Bristol Bay in 2018
26 November, 2017
KTUU.com
BRISTOL BAY, Alaska (KTUU) - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is forecasting another bumper year for sockeye salmon in 2018. An expected 51 million sockeye could return, with 37 million set aside for commercial fishing. "All systems are expected to meet their spawning escapement goals," ...

Eight 'North Korean fishermen' wash ashore in Japan
25 November, 2017
BBC News
A boat carrying eight men claiming to be North Korean fishermen has washed ashore the coast in Japan. Japanese police said the men were found at Yurihonjo city's marina late on Thursday, and taken into custody. The men had told authorities that their boat experienced difficulties and they ended up ...

Tech helps aquaculture face climate change
25 November, 2017
Viet Nam News
CẦN THƠ — Applying advanced technologies in aquaculture is critical for the sector to cope with impacts of climate change and improve competitiveness, experts said. Đinh Xuân Lập, deputy director of the International Collaborating Centre for Aquaculture and Fisheries Sustainability, said at a ...

Official opening of Hendrix Genetics Chilean aquaculture breeding center
25 November, 2017
SalmonBusiness
The new breeding center of Dutch company Hendrix Genetics was inaugurated this Tuesday 21. Located in Catripulli, in the commune of Curarrehue, it will produce eyed eggs of Atlantic salmon and sea trout. Hendrix Genetics invested US$ 8.2 million in the center. The rest was co-financed by the ...

Bluefin quota disappoints EU fishermen
25 November, 2017
TheFishSite.com
Garat declared: “A decade ago environmental groups were warning that Atlantic bluefin tuna was at risk of extinction unless a total ban on commercial ...

Aquaculture equipment providers form new JV
24 November, 2017
TheFishSite.com
Both Steinsvik Group and Aqualine will remain as companies in their own right after the transaction, in their own premises and pursuing their own business activities, but the joint venture is designed to strengthen their research and development activities within aquaculture. Both companies will be able ...

Ghana Records Huge Decline In Fish Stock
24 November, 2017
Modern Ghana (press release) (blog)
Stakeholders in the fishing industry in Ghana are unhappy about the country's dwindling fish stock. At a durbar in Keta to mark the World Fisheries Day on the theme "Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries; Fisher to Fisher Approach", players in the industry from across the country lamented that ...

Connecticut shellfish industry sees sales jump
24 November, 2017
theday.com
The report noted that while commercial fishing has experienced steep declines in sales, aquaculture in Connecticut has rebounded since two diseases devastated the oyster crop in the 1990s. With that rebound has come increases in the number of jobs on the boats and farms, in the processing facilities ...

October Shrimp Landings In Gulf Establish New Historical Low
23 November, 2017
PerishableNews (press release)
On Monday afternoon, NOAA's Gulf of Mexico Data Management division released data on October shrimp landings in the Gulf of Mexico. ... However, the small decrease in volume from last year's historic low means that less shrimp was landed last month than in any prior October over the last sixteen

Restriction on fishing trawlers boosts catch in Odisha
23 November, 2017
The Hindu
BERHAMPUR: Restriction on fishing trawlers to protect the environment during mating and nesting season of Olive Ridley turtles has increased the ...

Fisherman struggling to keep shrimping industry alive
23 November, 2017
KATC Lafayette News
Imports have had one of the largest impacts on shrimp prices, making it cheaper for the consumer and harder for Louisiana shrimpers to make a living.

Okskaya shipyard will build a series of six trawlers for fishing company Variant
23 November, 2017
PortNews IAA
Vessels of Project СРТР38М are intended for bottom and variable-depth trawl fishing, primary processing of catch, transportation of cooled and refrigerated fish to ports. Vessels of unrestricted navigation are designed for round-the-year operation in inland seas with an ability to operate in ice brush.

Centre bans use of LED lights for fishing in coastal areas
23 November, 2017
Times of India
According to Nithin Kumar, president, Trawl Boat Fishermen Association, around 50 percent of boats have been involved in LED light fishing at night.

Israeli experts help aquaculture firms in Fujian improve aquaculture efficiency
23 November, 2017
SeafoodSource (blog)
A training event in Fujian Province this month saw Israeli aquaculture experts flown in to advise on systems, disease management, and water quality ...

Spanish producer commits to sustainability
23 November, 2017
World Fishing & Aquaculture
Spain's Nueva Pescanova Group has joined the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) in order to improve the sustainability of its supply chain.

Tapping into global markets for Canadian farmed fish and seafood
23 November, 2017
Markets Insider
Canadian aquaculture farmers are increasingly important contributors to the Canadian economy, particularly in smaller coastal and rural communities.

WDFW delays commercial crab fishery on Washington coast
23 November, 2017
The Wahkiakum County Eagle
State shellfish managers have delayed the opening of the commercial Dungeness crab fishery on Washington's coast due to inadequate meat in crab shells. The commercial fishery on Washington's coast typically opens Dec. 1. Recent testing indicates crabs along the coast do not have sufficient meat in ...

Beal speaks with WVII about grant to improve mussel aquaculture industry
23 November, 2017
University of Maine
Brian Beal of the Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research spoke with WVII (Channel 7) about a new grant that aims to improve Maine's mussel ...

Credit facility allows processor to break into new markets
23 November, 2017
World Fishing & Aquaculture
DS-Concept has announced a €2 million non-recourse factoring facility for a seafood processor based in Latvia, a deal that will help propel it into ...

Shrimp sold in Dutch supermarkets often not fresh
22 November, 2017
NL Times
Consumers association Consumentenbond is very critical about the freshness of shrimp sold in Dutch supermarkets Albert Heijn, Jumbo and Lidl. Jumbo's shrimp also contains more preservatives than is permitted by Dutch law, according to the association, NU.nl reports. Consumentenbond scored

DA points to Russia as “exciting” market for shrimp products
22 November, 2017
Philippine Information Agency
ILOILO CITY - Russia is an “exciting” market for shrimp products, according to the Department of Agriculture (DA). Agriculture Secretary ...

Vietnam's shrimp producers worried about plan to dam Mekong River
22 November, 2017
Open Development Mekong
There is increasing worry in Southeast Asia about the impact on regional seafood production from Chinese plans to dam and widen the Mekong River ...

Ekofish Group builds twin-rigger at Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam
22 November, 2017
American Journal of Transportation
Dutch fishing company Ekofish Group has contracted Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam to build a new twin-rig fishing trawler. The design and ...

Massive fish fraud results in huge penalty for fishermen
22 November, 2017
The Boston Globe
The move immediately prohibits 60 permit holders and 22 active vessels from going back to sea until at least the start of the new fishing season in May ...

Scientists Again Recommend Moratorium On Maine Shrimp Fishery
22 November, 2017
Maine Public
For the sixth straight year, federal scientists are recommending a moratorium on commercial fishing of northern shrimp in the Gulf of Maine. The small, sweet-tasting invertebrates' numbers and biomass in the gulf have been dropping steadily, reaching their lowest recorded level this year, according to ...

Bandon fishmonger takes first place at National Seafood Retail Business Awards
22 November, 2017
West Cork Times
Pictured at this year's BIM Seafood Retail Awards are Lar McCarthy, winner in the Independent Seafood Specialist award category – BIM Seafood Retail Business Award 2018, Anne Stephens, The Fish Market, Maynooth, winner of the BIM Young Fishmonger 2018 (Independent Seafood Specialist)

Velez takes top shrimp feed role
21 November, 2017
TheFishSite.com
I believe that we can together create synergies in regards to the development and delivery of high-end products and services to the Ecuadorian shrimp farmers”. “Personally, I am very honoured to be chosen to lead this important step forward for Alimentsa,” says Velez. “I see a huge opportunity ...

Russian Aquaculture buys stake in fish processor, makes new share offering
21 November, 2017
SeafoodSource (blog)
Russia's largest aquaculture company has acquired an option to purchase a 40 percent equity stake in Tri Ruchya, a fish-processing company in the Murmansk region. Russian Aquaculture, which is currently the only company in Russia that farms Atlantic salmon in maritime conditions, and which has ...

Thai Union achieves recognition for its sustainability
21 November, 2017
World Fishing & Aquaculture
Thai Union Group PCL has received the Stock Exchange of Thailand's (SET) 2017 'Outstanding' Sustainability Award in recognition of outstanding ...

Sea Shepherd eco group drops anchor in UAE
21 November, 2017
gulfnews.com
A growing segment of illegal ocean harvesting includes shark fins to feed an demanding market in the Far East where the fins are used in brothy ...

'Fund lack' stalls mandatory installation of VMS on commercial fishing boats
21 November, 2017
Business Mirror
Sans IRR, the provision mandating the installation of VMS or VMM for commercial fishing vessels, especially for vessels with 2.1 gross tonnage (GT) to ...

Fishing Group Led by 'Codfather' Shut Down by Government
21 November, 2017
U.S. News & World Report
NEW BEDFORD, Massachusetts (AP) — The federal government says a group of commercial fishing operations dominated by a magnate known as ...

New NOAA director seems willing to work with fishing industry
21 November, 2017
SouthCoastToday.com
NOAA supports a number of fishing industry-based projects, using commercial fishing vessels, to gather data that can be used to augment the ...

More stringent standards sought to address problems with Canada's seafood labeling
21 November, 2017
SeafoodSource (blog)
The University of Guelph's LifeScanner DNA lab has studied samples taken from retailers across Canada and found widespread instances where seafood sold in supermarkets was either poorly labeled, mislabeled, or fraudulently labeled. The study was conducted for an ocean advocacy organization ...

Int'l meet on fisheries to begin on Tuesday
20 November, 2017
The New Indian Express
KOCHI: The 11th Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum (IFAF), an international conference on fisheries, will be held here from Nov 21 to 24. The triennial international conference, hosted by the Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT) in collaboration with the Asian Fisheries Society Indian ...

State Minister pledges to make the fisheries industry third biggest foreign exchange earner
20 November, 2017
Colombo Page
Colombo: State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dilip Wedaarachchi says making the blue economy a reality, the fisheries industry would be made the third largest foreign exchange earner in the country by the year 2020. The Minister pledged to make the aquaculture ...

Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit Coming Up
20 November, 2017
SitNews
The average age of a commercial fisherman in Alaska was 50 in 2014 compared to 40 in 1980. At the same time, the number of Alaskans under 40 ...

Shell, lacked? Lobster catch might be much less this year
20 November, 2017
Boston Herald
One reason prices have fallen is Canadian seafood processors are buying less lobster right now, Sackton said. The processors are expecting less ...

India receives international fund to promote sustainable fishing practices
20 November, 2017
Hindu Business Line
The MSC, which grants blue label certification to the fishery across the world and helps create more sustainable seafood market, awarded the fund to the World Wildlife Fund-India to develop management plans for bait and tuna fishery with the technical support of the Central Marine Fisheries Research ...

Gov't plans to make installing AIS on Class B trawlers compulsory
19 November, 2017
The Sun Daily
KUALA SELANGOR: The government plans to make it compulsory to install the Automated Identification System (AIS) on class B trawlers, as about 50%, or 1,315 boat owners have yet to install the equipment even though it had been given to them free of charge. Agriculture and Agro-based Industry ...

Facts about MENA's largest fish farm in Kafr El-Sheikh
19 November, 2017
Egypttoday (blog)
The project consists of a hatchery of fish and shrimp on an area of 17 feddans, with a production capacity of 20 million fish and two billion shrimp.

Oman's fish exports gained 15 per cent in 2016
19 November, 2017
Times of Oman
The number of artisanal fishing vessels was at 700 and 134 fishing vessels were being used for coastal fishing while one ship engaged in commercial ...

K-FISH, A New Beginning For Korean Seafood
19 November, 2017
PerishableNews (press release)
LOS ANGELES - The brand launch of the Korean Fishery Exports' national brand, K-FISH, was held at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills Hotel last week on November 9th. It aimed to promote the quality of Korean seafood and enhance its global competitiveness. More than 100 people including seafood ...

OTPP ventures into aquaculture, buying PEI's Atlantic Aqua Farms from Encore
18 November, 2017
Private Capital Journal (press release) (blog)
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP, Ontario Teachers') has acquired Atlantic Aqua Farms (AAF), the largest grower of live mussels in North America, from Encore Consumer Capital of San Francisco. Financial terms were not disclosed. Orwell Cove, Prince Edward Island based Atlantic Aqua Farms ...

Future of Washington net-pen farming in jeopardy after Atlantic salmon 'disaster'
18 November, 2017
The News Tribune
Washington's waters offer a distinct business opportunity for Cooke because Alaska and California ban Atlantic salmon net-pen aquaculture. Oregon has no Atlantic salmon net-pen operations, and its coastline is not as suitable. Washington has the cold water, swift currents and coastline Cooke wants ...

Russian Aquaculture to buy processor stake
18 November, 2017
SalmonBusiness
Russian Aquaculture buys into partner's production, profit Russia's largest aquaculture company, Russian Aquaculture, said Thursday that it has ...

1.2 million juvenile fish in air shipment from Turkey to Oman
18 November, 2017
World Fishing & Aquaculture
Europe's largest biggest fry breeder Kılıç Deniz has carried out a second live fish juvenile delivery to Oman. As a part of maintaining its dominant ...

Vietnam's shrimp producers worried about plan to dam Mekong River
18 November, 2017
SeafoodSource (blog)
There is increasing worry in Southeast Asia about the impact on regional seafood production from Chinese plans to dam and widen the Mekong River under its “One Belt, One Road” scheme. Published at the recently concluded Congress of China's Communist Party, the plan calls for a canal-style ...

Egypt to build largest fish farm in Middle East
18 November, 2017
Egypt Independent
The project consists of a hatchery for fish and shrimp on an area of 17 feddans with a capacity of 20 million fish and two billion shrimp. On top of this, ...

Lidl recalls its Sol & Mar Squid in Sunflower Oil products because they contain salt crystals   RECALL 
18 November, 2017
AboutMyArea
Lidl is recalling two varieties of its Sol & Mar Squid in Sunflower Oil sold because they contain salt crystals known as struvite which could present a safety risk. Product: Sol & Mar Squid in Sunflower Oil with Paprika; Pack size: 3x80g; 'Best before' date: 31 December 2023. Product: Sol & Mar Squid in ...

Pacific Threat: 80 Percent of Fish Set to Be Wiped Out as Ocean Temperatures Surge
18 November, 2017
Newsweek
Pacific Island nations are expected to lose 50 to 80 percent of fish species by the end of the century. The alarming number was published in a study by the Nippon Foundation-Nereus Program in Marine Policy. The oceans in the Pacific Islands in particular, according to the study, are expected to be the ...

Seychelles-flagged vessel fined $ 41000 for illegal shark fin haul
18 November, 2017
Seychelles News Agency
(Seychelles News Agency) - A Seychelles-flagged Taiwanese fishing vessel has been fined after being caught with shark fins earlier this month by a ...

Oregon delays Dungeness crab fishing opener
18 November, 2017
Daily Astorian
The Daily Astorian The commercial Dungeness crab season is delayed along the entire ... 1, but will reopen with the ocean commercial fishery.

Convention boosting decent work for world's fishing workers comes into force: ILO
18 November, 2017
Xinhua
Commercial fishing provides one of the most important sources of food, and is essential to food security, said the ILO. Hundreds of millions people and ...

New partnership to tackle seafood traceability
18 November, 2017
SeafoodSource (blog)
A new effort funded by the U.S. government and several philanthropic foundations aims to improve seafood traceability by launching a knowledge-sharing network. The Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability (SALT) will promote legal and sustainable fisheries by improving supply chain ...

Russia poised as 'exciting' market for PH shrimp
17 November, 2017
GMA News
The Department of Agriculture (DA) is eyeing Russia as an “exciting” market for the Philippines' shrimp industry, its top official said. Agriculture ...

Wrangell BoF AC to recommend limits on crab pots and shrimp catch
17 November, 2017
Wrangellsentinel
The Wrangell Advisory Committee (AC) to the Board of Fish reviewed shellfish proposals for the coming 2017-18 year last week, focusing primarily on

Severnaya Verf will build six processing trawlers for Norebo Holding
17 November, 2017
PortNews IAA
Severnaya Verf shipyard says it has signed contracts for construction of six fishing ships, processing/freezing trawlers, for the companies of Norebo ...

Industry backs capture-based cod aquaculture
17 November, 2017
TheFishSite.com
Also known as capture-based aquaculture, it represents a new way of fishing, which requires new knowledge and development. To encourage this ...

Livestock & Aquaculture Taiwan Expo & Forum to Return on July 26-28, 2018
17 November, 2017
AsiaOne
TAIPEI, Taiwan - The "Livestock & Aquaculture Taiwan Expo & Forum 2018" will take place at the Taipei World Trade ...

New aquaculture economy emerged on rising fish demand
17 November, 2017
Myanmar Times
That's led to a budding economy of aquaculture-related businesses along the value chain as well as more innovative uses of new farming methods ...

AquaBounty wins Gold Leaf Award for Best “Emerging Agriculture Company” from BIOTECanada
17 November, 2017
Markets Insider
With depleted wild fish stocks, aquaculture production is meeting an increasing demand for nutritious food and animal protein, with the increasing ...

Proposal for East Antarctic system of MPAs falls short again of international consensus
17 November, 2017
MPA News
But the three proposed MPAs off East Antarctica would be multiple-use, allowing commercial fishing. With that being the case, why are there still ...

Fishers complain about 'unfair fishing policies'
17 November, 2017
Independent Online
Fishers complain about 'unfair fishing policies' ... season with only 20% of the commercial fishing (offshore) allocation transferred to small-scale sector ...

Early reports suggest resurgence in salmon fisheries
17 November, 2017
The cordova Times
Other catches, such as cod, appear weaker so far, according to a report on the state's commercial fisheries in the November edition of Alaska ...

$9.3m for US aquaculture research
16 November, 2017
Fish Update
The funds were awarded through two competitions to help spur the development and growth of shellfish, finfish, and seaweed aquaculture businesses ...

Norway seeks aquaculture projects
16 November, 2017
Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Representatives from 17 Norwegian fisheries and aquaculture companies visited HCM City from November 7-15 to explore business ...

Commercial Crab Season Kicks Off
16 November, 2017
KQED
At Lucas Wharf in Bodega Bay, dozens of commercial fishing boats have been preparing for California's commercial Dungeness crab season, which ...

Expect lower catch and higher prices
16 November, 2017
The Star Online
Kuala Sepetang Fishermen Co-operative representative Bee Liang Chai said the price of prawns could rise by 20% due to lower yield this time around ...

Pacific Island countries could lose 50 - 80% of fish in local waters under climate change
16 November, 2017
Phys.Org
Pacific Island nations are highly dependent on fisheries as a food source and for employment. Credit: Quentin Hanich. Many Pacific Island nations will ...

Solent captive oysters to be released into wild
15 November, 2017
BBC News
Stocks of oysters reintroduced to the Solent in a bid to revive fishing in the area have doubled, with the first due to be released from captive sites on to ...

Seafood exports may cross $6 billion this year
15 November, 2017
Economic Times
KOCHI: Indian seafood export is all set to cross $ 6 billion in the current year, backed by rising demand for shrimp in the wake of dwindling supplies ...

Illegal seafood trade warning issued for 11-11 shopping day
15 November, 2017
SeafoodSource (blog)
... AQSIQ circular published in media across China warns that airline passengers importing sea cucumber and shark fins will be targeted by inspectors ...

Russian Aquaculture announces price range of secondary public offering
15 November, 2017
FTSE Global Markets
Russian Aquaculture, Russia's largest aquaculture company, has announced the price range for its secondary public offering of new ordinary shares.

FFAW and FISH-NL oppose opening of NL's 3Ps cod fishery to draggers
15 November, 2017
The Telegram
In the past, when the quota is set below the 10,000 tonnes threshold, offshore trawlers have been removed from the fishery, FFAW-Unifor noted, ...

Conservation Group Sues Cooke Aquaculture Over Salmon Release
15 November, 2017
TheStranger.com
On Monday, the Wild Fish Conservancy announced the group is filing a lawsuit against Cooke Aquaculture Pacific, LLC, for violating the Clean Water ...

Fishermen, both local and foreign, detained for wrongful fishing activities
14 November, 2017
New Straits Times Online
"We have received many reports that local fishermen take advantage of the squid season to lay their nets near the beach because they knew that a lot ...

Gazprombank, Otkritie to manage Russian Aquaculture's SPO
14 November, 2017
EmergingMarkets.me
Russian Aquaculture will offer up to 32.8m shares, all of them ordinary, for sale on Moscow Exchange, according to the Moscow-based fish-farming ...

Norwegian Seafood Council to close its India office in 2018
14 November, 2017
SeafoodSource (blog)
A “significant reduction in funds” will see the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) close its office in India in spring 2018 and then market directly to the ...

Marine parks effectively prevent trawling
14 November, 2017
World Fishing & Aquaculture
Marine parks to protect fish and their environment from trawler activity should be welcomed by all Australians. South East Trawl Fishing Industry ...

Trashfish boxes put “underloved” seafood back on the table
14 November, 2017
The Memo
You might think you love seafood, but honestly, when's the last time you cooked up a fish dish at home without any of the above. In America alone ...

Vietnam able to master parent shrimp production
14 November, 2017
VietnamPlus (press release)
The country's shrimp sector has so far heavily depended on foreign markets, importing most of parent shrimp from the US, Singapore and Thailand.

Looking for cheap lobsters and oysters? Singaporean opens '$1 seafood concept' stall
14 November, 2017
Yahoo Singapore News
Seafood Hunter offers up to 25 different types of ready-to-eat seafood items with a ... “I supplied seafood to hotels and caterers in Singapore and saw the ... company, mainly dealing with imports from Southeast Asia and Australia.

Nominating process opens for the next wave of Seafood Champions
14 November, 2017
SeafoodSource (blog)
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Seafood Champion Awards, organizer SeaWeb announced on 13 November. The awards, which ...

Shellfish off coast of Sweden produce vast amounts of methane, researchers say
14 November, 2017
Alaska Dispatch News
A focus on commercial fishing in the November Alaska Economic Trends report by the state Department of Labor shows that the number of boots on ...

Fish imports go down 34pc
13 November, 2017
The Zimbabwe Daily
Aquaculture is the world's fastest growing food industry and can be developed into a major industry in landlocked Zimbabwe, at both small-scale and ...

Centre bans bull trawling, LED fishing
13 November, 2017
The Navhind Times
MARGAO: Stating that the Centre has banned bull trawling and LED light fishing in coastal states, Goa Forward Party (GFP) president and Agriculture ...

Top 6 Vendors in the Shrimp Market from 2017 to 2021| Technavio
13 November, 2017
Business Wire (press release)
The global shrimp market is subject to rapidly changing consumer demands and preferences. Thus, players' performance in the market is often ...

US report approves only Orkney salmon farms
13 November, 2017
The Times
Seafood Watch, which advises consumers to buy fish that is caught or farmed with the least impact on the environment, has recommended that ...

VN seafood mulls action on EU warning
12 November, 2017
VietNamNet Bridge
The European Union is ready to support Viet Nam's seafood industry, but it has to review its fisheries management and address its shortcomings, the ...

Large Fishing Trawler Arrested in Liberia
12 November, 2017
The Maritime Executive
A St Kitts and Nevis-flagged trawler has been arrested in Liberia for fisheries crimes including fish smuggling and violations of tax and customs laws.

Vietnam promotes aquaculture, fishery at Algeria's int'l fair
12 November, 2017
VietnamPlus
Algiers (VNA) – Vietnam's aquaculture, fishery industry and seafood are on display at the seventh International Exhibition of Fishing and Aquaculture ...

Walmart US Joins Ocean Disclosure Project
12 November, 2017
PerishableNews (press release)
To date, nine other companies have participated — ranging from retailers to suppliers and aquaculture feed manufacturers in both the US and UK.

Centre bans LEDs in fishing, bull trawling
12 November, 2017
Times of India
Colva/Panaji: The Union government on Saturday banned bull trawling and prohibited LED lights and fish light attractors on mechanized fishing ...

Eight sustainable seafood businesses win top honors at Fish 2.0 Finals
11 November, 2017
TheFishSite.com
Fish 2.0 closed out its 2017 Innovation Forum today by awarding cash prizes to the eight seafood ventures earning the highest scores in this year's ...

Future of menhaden management to be decided this week
11 November, 2017
Baltimore Sun
Commercial fisherman who catch menhaden in nets in the Chesapeake Bay and along the Atlantic coast also weighed in. Some of the fish are frozen ...

Russian Aquaculture Announces Intention to Conduct Secondary Public Offering of Shares
10 November, 2017
GlobeNewswire (press release)
Moscow - Russian Aquaculture ("Russian Aquaculture" or "the Company"), Russia's largest aquaculture company, announces its ...

Funding announced for technology in PEI oyster farming industry
10 November, 2017
The Journal Pioneer
“We are very pleased to be delivering the Quality Oyster Aquaculture program as it will be a great support for our oyster growers and operators looking ...

Highest Value Species: Lobster
10 November, 2017
Freepress Online
The annual Fisheries of the United States report just released by NOAA includes 2016 statistics on commercial fisheries, with lobster ranking as the ...

Commercial Dungeness crab season scheduled to start on Nov. 15
10 November, 2017
San Francisco Chronicle
“Other areas of the commercial fishery are not impacted, so the first day of the commercial Dungeness crab season south of Mendocino county should ...

North Korea-related trade issues scaring US seafood importers
10 November, 2017
SeafoodSource (blog)
“New sanctions intended to put financial pressure on North Korea may lead to unintended consequences for the seafood industry, including ...

Development of disease-resistant shrimp for the Asian market
9 November, 2017
benchmarkplc.com
Benchmark is pleased to announce that it has developed specific pathogen resistant ("SPR") shrimp to address issues facing the Asian market, the

Dungeness numbers make crabbers happy
9 November, 2017
Half Moon Bay Review
This past weekend was a celebratory one at Pillar Point Harbor as sport fishermen happily trotted off with buckets of Dungeness crab — hitting their ...

Anti-viral RNAi nanoparticles protect shrimp against white spot disease
9 November, 2017
(RSC) Publishing - Royal Society of Chemistry
Nearly 20% of cultured shrimp die every year due to viral diseases. Here, we evaluated the capacity of nanoparticulate RNA interference (RNAi) to ...

Grieg Seafood ASA: Best Q3 ever
9 November, 2017
GlobeNewswire (press release)
The harvest volume for the Grieg Seafood Group in Q3 2017 was 16 875 tons, up from 13 911 tons in the corresponding period last year, reflecting an ...

Irish enjoy success at China seafood expo
9 November, 2017
Irish Examiner
Bord Bia has tapped into China's growing network of online sales and marketing to promote Irish seafood at both trade and consumer levels. Leading ...

Japanese seafood bans facing different fates in Taiwan, South Korea
9 November, 2017
SeafoodSource (blog)
Under WTO rules, South Korea has 60 days to appeal to an appellate body, which could delay imports of Fukushima-related seafood for another two

Commission proposes fishing opportunities in the Atlantic and North Sea for 2018
8 November, 2017
EU News
The fishing opportunities, or Total Allowable Catches (TACs), are quotas set for most commercial fish stocks that keep the stocks healthy, while ...

King Oscar's canned seafood experiencing a revival thanks to unlikely source
8 November, 2017
SeafoodSource (blog)
A technology that has spurred massive global innovation has been the unlikely source of a revival in sales of canned seafood. Canned seafood sales ...

Oysters are big business for Virginia agriculture
8 November, 2017
WTOP
Last year, Virginia sold more than 40 million oysters from its eight oyster regions, producing the largest quantity of fresh, farm-raised oysters in the ...

Several hundred tons of squid offloaded in Ventura
8 November, 2017
Ventura County Star
The smell of squid filled the air Tuesday morning at Ventura Harbor, where workers were bustling to offload hundreds of tons of it. The morning's

Trawler launch signals industry upturn
8 November, 2017
Fish Update
THE launch of the Sparkling Star trawler in Whitby at the weekend was described as 'symbolic of unprecedented optimism in the UK fishing industry'.

Give us ACCESS! Norway fears losing BILLIONS without UK waters as cost of Brexit hits home
8 November, 2017
Express.co.uk
The European Union is the biggest market for fish and seafood from Norway, taking 50-55 per cent of total export volumes and Britain tops that list.

US fishing and aquaculture in slow lane
7 November, 2017
Fish Update
It is also in the slow lane when it comes to aquaculture. Figures for 2016 show that the US fleet landed 9.6 billion pounds (lbs) of seafood of all types, ...

Agriculture Minister launches floating cages aquaculture project in Oman's Quriyat
7 November, 2017
Times of Oman
Dr. Fouad bin Ja'afar Al Sajwani, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries said that the project is one of the first and leading projects by Oman Aquaculture ...

Oysters and scallops first for BAP certification
7 November, 2017
World Fishing & Aquaculture
Oysters and scallops are the latest species to be represented in the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party aquaculture certification programme.

Trawlers net first snow crab haul of season in Sea of Japan
7 November, 2017
Asahi Shimbun
The fishing season of “zuwaigani” snow crabs launches in the early morning of Nov. 6 along the Sea of Japan coast. (Video footage by Takaharu Yagi).

Seafood group's subsidiary lands fleet
7 November, 2017
Independent Online
JOHANNESBURG - Seafood group Sea Harvest on Friday said its Australian subsidiary, Mareterram, had acquired two mackerel licence packages ...

As Wild Salmon Decline, Norway Pressures Its Giant Fish Farms
7 November, 2017
New York Times
Fish farming helped Norway produce around 1.18 million metric tons of salmon last year. Credit Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times.

Could jellyfish fuel fish feed revolution?
7 November, 2017
TheFishSite.com
Global climate change and the human impact on marine ecosystems are combining to result in decreasing the number of fish in the ocean.

Study comes to the defence of frozen fish
7 November, 2017
New Atlas
Many seafood connoisseurs will tell you that fresh fish is without a doubt the best kind to use, with frozen coming in a distant second. According to a ...

Federal bill that could eliminate shark fin sales puts pressure on NC shark fishermen
7 November, 2017
Port City Daily
The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries reports data on commercial fishing harvests and their market value. The value of total shark harvests ...

World-class seafood breeding farm for Yangon
7 November, 2017
Eleven Myanmar
Phyo Min Thein said: “We predict that there are about 3.5 million breeders in the fish and prawn sector. For that reason, this sector should be improved ...

Sealaska Corp. expands Seattle-area seafood investments
7 November, 2017
KTOO
Sealaska Corp.'s latest Seattle-based seafood investment Orca Bay is merging with Odyssey Enterprises, another processor investment.

Brexit exemption sought for Grimsby seafood trade
7 November, 2017
Grimsby Telegraph
Grimsby's seafood processing industry faces a number of Brexit-related issues – from a potential 20 per cent labour shortfall to delays in fresh fish ...

China's new environmental police reach seafood producers, processors
7 November, 2017
SeafoodSource (blog)
A new environmental tax that kicks in on 1 January could pose huge challenges for China's aquaculture and seafood processing firms if the tax, which ...

Four trawlers detained for fishing less than three nautical miles from shore
6 November, 2017
The Borneo Post
KOTA KINABALU: Fishing trawlers operators in the state are reminded to stick to the conditions stipulated in their licenses or face the consequences of

RM300m turnover seen from shrimp farm
6 November, 2017
New Straits Times Online
A SHRIMP aquaculture farm, which will be fully operational by next year, is expected to reap an annual turnover of RM300 million in the near future.

Seafood exports rise 8.8 pct in Jan-Oct period
6 November, 2017
Yonhap News
SEOUL - South Korea's seafood exports rose 8.8 percent in the January-October period from a year earlier on strong demand for ...

Shad make a big comeback in Delaware River
6 November, 2017
Press of Atlantic City
Improvements to water quality and restrictions on fishing are credited with .... The closure of the commercial shad fishery in the ocean by state and ...

Researchers find way to keep sea lamprey populations in check
6 November, 2017
KMSP-TV
State fisheries managers recently ended a trout stocking program in Lake ... Officials also opened a small commercial lake trout fishing season near ...

Studies toward growing tiny crustaceans as fish larva food
5 November, 2017
San Francisco Chronicle
Red snapper, tuna, many groupers and many ornamental tropical fish are among those that are hard to raise in aquaculture because, when they're ...

True North Seafood Company product recalled over Listeria concern    RECALL 
5 November, 2017
CBC.ca
True North Seafood Company's Toppers Smoked Salmon Flakes seasoned with lemon and dill is under a potential national recall because of possible ...

RM6b worth of seafood catches lost to foreign syndicates, traitorous fishermen
5 November, 2017
Malay Mail Online
Since last year, various Malaysian authorities busted 256 foreign vessels and confiscated RM180 million worth of marine catches.

French farmers shell out for oyster vending machines
4 November, 2017
The Times
Generations of French oyster farmers have sold their produce on piles of ice in market stalls around the country. Now they have discovered a modern ...

Plymouth fish market brings in record-breaking Ł1million haul in a week
4 November, 2017
Plymouth Herald
Trawlers poured in a bumper harvest through the week, with cuttlefish ... David Pessell from Plymouth Trawler Agents said they sold 195 tonnes of ...

$150000 renovation of Salmon River fish hatchery done, more improvements coming
4 November, 2017
NewYorkUpstate.com
Altmar, N.Y. -- The Salmon River Hatchery, the flagship of DEC's 12 state fish hatcheries, produces nearly all of the fish for Lake Ontario stocking ...

USDA Invests in Research to Improve Domestic Aquaculture Production
4 November, 2017
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (press release) (blog)
“By 2030, it's estimated that nearly two-thirds of fish consumed globally will be produced through aquaculture,” said NIFA Director, Sonny Ramaswamy ...

Tech Could Make New Bedford's Fish Cutting Jobs Obsolete
4 November, 2017
WBUR
But on land, in factories all along the waterfront, hundreds of workers toil away in fish processing plants, washing, cutting and packing more than 100 ...

Iceland's mackerel fishery gains MSC certification
3 November, 2017
World Fishing & Aquaculture
Iceland's mackerel fishery has achieved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification following assessment by SAI Global.

Finnish appetite for fish wanes as prices rise for imported salmon
3 November, 2017
YLE News
People in Finland ate significantly less fish last year than in 2015. According to figures from the natural resources institute Luke, Finland's consumers ...

Helping to keep prawns on the menu
3 November, 2017
China Daily
"Domestic demand for prawns has been increasing at 20 per cent annually in the past two years," he added. "Prawns are rich in proteins, but low in fat, ...

Korean Premium Seafood Brand, K•FISH, To Be Introduced To The US Market This Month
3 November, 2017
PR Newswire (press release)
There will also be presentations and a cooking demonstration by Chef Kerry Heffernan, a renowned seafood expert who will demonstrate special ...

UM scientist awarded grant aimed to increase aquaculture production in the US
2 November, 2017
EurekAlert (press release)
VIDEO: UM Rosenstiel School professor and director of the Aquaculture program, Daniel Benetti, explains the business of Aquaculture. view more.

Hogfish fishery closing early
2 November, 2017
KeysNews.com
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council and the Florida Fish and Wildlife ... The 2018 commercial fishing season for hogfish will open on Jan.

Mammoth projects to make Norway's fish farms eco-friendly
2 November, 2017
Phys.Org
"We could produce five times as much fish by 2050": in a posh hotel in the Norwegian town of Trondheim, a fishing industry representative winds up ...

Jokowi inaugurates shrimp ponds to boost local economy
2 November, 2017
ANTARA
Cikarang, Bekasi, W Java - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has inaugurated the construction of 17 hectares of shrimp ponds in ...

US fishermen catch up in value, volume dips slightly
2 November, 2017
Statesman Journal
U.S. commercial fishermen brought 9.6 billion pounds (4.3 billion kilograms) of seafood to land last year, which was a decrease of 1.5 percent from ...

AquaChile gets four-star BAP certification for Rainforest Tilapia
2 November, 2017
SeafoodSource (blog)
AquaChile's Costa Rica-based Rainforest Tilapia operation has received its fourth star in the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification program, ...

NOAA awards $9.3 million to support aquaculture research
2 November, 2017
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
“This country, with its abundant coastline, should not have to import billions of pounds of seafood each year,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross ...

trū Shrimp announces plan to build shrimp hatchery in Luverne, Minn.
2 November, 2017
AG Week
BALATON, Minn. — The trū Shrimp Company announced today it intends to build its first hatchery in Luverne, Minn., sharing the campus with the ...

Aller Aqua and American Seafoods success at IFFO Awards
2 November, 2017
World Fishing & Aquaculture
Aller Aqua and American Seafoods Co. have won leadership accolades at the IFFO Awards.

Sysco names its top seafood suppliers of 2017
2 November, 2017
SeafoodSource (blog)
Several United States seafood suppliers were honored as vendors who have gone above and beyond according to Sysco Corporation standards, ...

IFFO: Chinese fishmeal imports see a boost
1 November, 2017
FeedNavigator.com
Environmental protections and feed sector consolidation are playing roles in the growth and development of the aquaculture industry in China, says ...

Philippines promises fishery reforms by 2022
1 November, 2017
SeafoodSource (blog)
The country committed to establish reforms for major commercial fisheries by 2022. “Healthy fisheries are critical to the well-being of all Filipinos, and ...

Seafood quality may not be adversely affected by future ocean acidification, global warming
1 November, 2017
News-Medical.net
Recent figures have suggested that seafood represents an estimated 17% of the global population's animal protein intake. With the population ...

FDA warnings sent to seafood processors, importer, restaurant
1 November, 2017
Food Safety News
Three seafood processors, one seafood importer, and a seafood restaurant in California, Texas and New York, are all on notice from the Food and ...

Lidl recalls squid in sunflower oil products due to fear that salt crystals may cause injury to customers   RECALL 
1 November, 2017
The Sun
Lidl is recalling two varieties of its Sol & Mar Squid in Sunflower Oil sold because they contain salt crystals known as struvite which could present a ...

SIAF Announces Partnerships to Advance Aquaculture Scientific Techniques
31 October, 2017
PR Newswire (press release)
The state of the art CibusDx system provides important advances in disease detection methodologies, and will greatly benefit the aquaculture industry.

Russia to increase salmon aquaculture
31 October, 2017
TheFishSite.com (blog)
Russia's largest farmed fish producer, Russian Aquaculture, is developing its farm network across the country at a time when the country's authorities ...

Chilean authorities report rise in 2017 catch through August
31 October, 2017
SeafoodSource (blog)
Sernapesca's recent figures were published in national Chilean daily El Mercurio, and measured activity for both wild catches and aquaculture from ...

Cali company seeks to turn CO2 into fishmeal alternative for feed
31 October, 2017
FeedNavigator.com
The product may offer a long-term hedge for aquaculture producers who are able to access fishmeal at times but find it harder to acquire in other years ...

Making change happen in the Med and Black Sea
31 October, 2017
World Fishing & Aquaculture
The 41st Annual Session of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) drew to a successful close, with decisions adopted at ...

Ban on fishing trawlers extended by two months
31 October, 2017
Kathimerini
The ban on fishing trawlers in the Saronic Gulf has been extended by another two months, authorities said on Monday. The ban, a joint decision by ...

China is waging a global fisheries war
31 October, 2017
The Japan Times
Every time there is talk about a Japanese favorite seafood like Pacific saury and squid disappearing from tables due to a shortage in supplies, news ...

Japanese oyster company wants a place on Asian tables
30 October, 2017
Nikkei Asian Review
TOKYO -- A Japanese oyster company is looking to cash in on Asia's appetite for the mollusks, using a new storage and farming facility in Okinawa as ...

Remote controlled aquaculture project launched
30 October, 2017
TheFishSite.com (blog)
"The Precision Farming for Aquaculture project will combine cutting-edge research in sensing technologies, lasers, and artificial intelligence with ...

Tunisia offers Qatari firms investment opportunities in agri, aquaculture projects
30 October, 2017
Gulf Times
Qatar Chamber vice-chairman Mohamed bin Towar al-Kuwari and Tunisia's Agricultural Investment Promotion Agency general administrator ...

Goa likely to stop exporting fish
30 October, 2017
Free Press Journal
In a move which has not gone down well among the trawler owners, the State is now contemplating to ban export of fish in order to bring down the ...

Judge rejects appeal of 'Codfather' deal
30 October, 2017
Gloucester Daily Times
John Sladewski/AP file photo/Carlos Rafael the New Bedford fishing ... fined him $200,000 and effectively barred him from commercial fishing for ...

Antarctic marine park sunk by Russia and China
30 October, 2017
Newshub
... Marine Protected Area, which included 24 countries and the EU agreeing to protect 1.55 million sq km of ocean from commercial fishing for 35 years ...

AP State contributes 20 pc of total exports from the country
30 October, 2017
The Hans India
It promotes diversified aquaculture. ... various extension programmes and awareness programmes against the use of banned antibiotic in aquaculture.

This sector is expected to contribute more than OMR750 million to Oman's GDP by 2023
30 October, 2017
Times of Oman
Dr. Al Oufi indicated that the fisheries labs included three main activities namely processing and export, aquaculture and catch. The workshops ...

Govt reviewing subsidies given to fish trawlers: Vinod Palyekar
30 October, 2017
Times of India
PANAJI: Fisheries minister Vinod Palyekar on Saturday said the government is considering reviewing subsidies being given to trawlers and other ...

Tsukiji races to exterminate rat infestation before fish market relocation
29 October, 2017
The Japan Times
As the Tokyo Metropolitan Government works with industry groups to finalize the date for relocating the famed Tsukiji fish market next year, it is also ...

Hurricane Irma cuts Florida lobster harvest by half
29 October, 2017
CGTN America (blog)
“Basically, lobster fishing is pretty much over for us this year,” said Graves, who ... for about a third of the Key's $150 million commercial fishing industry.

 

 

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