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Dec 4 - With Pacific Cod Problems, Whitefish Buyers May See a Wild Ride in 2018


Dec 1 - Path for Development of Northern Cod Charted at Biggest Newfoundland Industry Meeting in Years


Nov 30 - Ending Yet to be Written for Hema Fresh's Fairy Tale Rise in China


Nov 22 - AFDF Announces Winners of 2017 Alaska Symphony of Seafood Contest


Nov 21 - Royal Greenland Strengthens Export Success in Chinese Market


Nov 17 - JD Fresh Moves 20,000 Tons of Fresh Food, Garnering Huge Success on Singles' Day


Nov 14 - South Coast Cod Fishery Secures Local Jobs Over the Winter


Nov 10 - Norway Eyes Promotion of Seafood Products Other Than Salmon and Cod to Chinese Consumers


Nov 7 - Study Reveals Frozen Fish Is Just As Good As Fresh Fish


Nov 3 - Cod, Shrimp and Pangasius See Gains in US Consumption, Canned Tuna Continues to Slide


Oct 25 - Washington Grocer First To Sell Blue North Fisheries’ Humane Harvest Initiative Pacific Cod


Oct 23 - Russia to Increase Tax Burden on Domestic Fishing Industry


Oct 19 - Canadian Centre For Fisheries Innovation Hosting Cod Fishery Conference


Oct 17 - Captain D’s Franchisee Opens Second Restaurant In Less Than 60 Days


Oct 13 - Barents Sea Cod Quota for 2018 Reduced For Russia and Norway


Oct 11 - Groundfish Forum Projects Slight Declines in Wild-Caught Whitefish Species in 2018


Oct 9 - China’s Seafood Imports Expected to Exceed 10 Million Tons by 2020


Oct 6 - VIDEO: N Korean Processed Food to US; Tuna Prices; Seafood Companies Merge; Net-Pen Recovery; Cod


Oct 6 - Legend Holdings Attracts Much Attention While Making Inroads in Chinese Seafood Industry


Sep 26 - Cold Chain Logistics has Promoted Local Seafood Imports in Ningbo City of Zhejiang Province


Sep 22 - Changes Coming for Icelandic Brand in US, as High Liner Agrees to Renegotiate Licensing Terms


Sep 7 - Zhoushan City Companies Visit Norway, Place Orders for Salmon and Cod


Aug 30 - Norwegian, Chinese Companies Closer to Forging Trade Agreements for Seafood


Aug 30 - Norwegian Salmon, Cod Perform Well on E-commerce Platforms in China


Aug 25 - Studies Show How Acidic Oceans are Affecting Alaska Species


Aug 25 - Salmon, Tilapia Prices Lower as Part of Amazon’s Acquisition of Whole Foods


Aug 18 - Norwegian Seafood Exports to China Show Dramatic Rise


Aug 16 - NOAA Endorses Eating Small Haddock — But What About Cod?


Aug 3 - Klawock Oceanside Workers Return Home After Reportedly Being Stuck On Fishing Processor in Alaska


Aug 2 - Alaska Fishing Season Booming With Salmon, Pollock, Cod and More


Jul 10 - Young’s Launches a New, Best Tasting ‘Simply Breaded’ Range of Products


Jun 22 - Norway Sees Rise in Export Values in May


Jun 21 - Just Shrimp Adds Healthy Alternatives to Attract Younger Diners


May 26 - VIDEO: Ecuador’s Shrimp Production and Sales to Asia Reach Records; Alaska’s Salmon is Underway


May 24 - DFO Opens Newfoundland's 3Ps Inshore Cod Fishery But Issues No Decision for Offshore Harvesters


May 23 - Long John's Featuring Buttermilk Breaded Alaskan Cod on Menu for the Summer


May 19 - VIDEO: Canada’s Snow Crab Market Stabilizes as the Era of High Chinese Shrimp Output Fades


May 18 - Ecology Action Centre Says Suspension of Offshore MSC Certificate 3Ps Cod Confirms Objections


May 18 - Facing Headwinds on European Standards, Russia's White Fish Producers Turn to Brazil


May 17 - Spike in Mortalities Prompts Voluntary Suspension of MSC Certification for NL's 3Ps Cod Stock


May 15 - Trident Voluntarily Recalls Frozen Alaskan Cod Retail Products for Containing Plastic


May 4 - New Zealand Scientists Successfully Breed Blue Cod for First Time


Apr 27 - Iceland's Samherji Boosts Stake in Major Norwegian Fish Producer Nergård


Apr 24 - Newfoundland's Fisheries Minister Supports $14 Million Federal Commitment to Study Cod Stocks


Apr 24 - Cautious Optimism About Recovery of Canada's Northern Cod Stocks Noted During Meeting in Brussels


Apr 11 - Icelandic Group Sheds Another Asset With Sale of Belgian Subsidiary Gadus to Steinasalir


Mar 28 - Groundfish Enterprise Allocation Council Wants Newfoundland to Temper Expectations of Cod Rebound


Mar 17 - Lerøy Seafood Group Objects to Norwegian Restructuring That Will Cost it 20% of Its Cod Quota


Feb 23 - Adak's Seafood Plant Not Processing Bering Sea Cod Because of Damage, Not Over Deliveries Lawsuit


Feb 22 - State-Waters Cod Season Opens to Pot Gear as Federal Pot Gear Season Closes in Gulf of Alaska


Feb 20 - Iceland's Commercial Fishermen Resume Fishing as Labor Deal Gets Narrow Approval


Feb 13 - Icelandic Strike Drives Fresh Norwegian Cod Prices in UK up 40%; Threatening Supermarket Profits


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With Pacific Cod Problems, Whitefish Buyers May See a Wild Ride in 2018

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton - December 4, 2018

After a period of relative stability, the next seafood commodity that may be buffeted by price swings will be whitefish. 

Cod, the premium product in the complex, is likely to see shortages and rising prices in some specialty markets.

But for buyers, there is instability throughout the complex. Haddock, cod, tilapia, pangasius and pollock prices are all out of their ...

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Path for Development of Northern Cod Charted at Biggest Newfoundland Industry Meeting in Years

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton - December 1, 2017

This week one of the biggest seafood industry meetings in years took place in Gander, Newfoundland. Over 200 harvesters, processors and industry experts discussed the options available to the Province as the historic Northern Cod stock rebuilds.

The meeting, titled Cod: Building the Fishery of the Future, was put together by the Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation (CCFI) housed at Memorial University in St. Johns ...

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AFDF Announces Winners of 2017 Alaska Symphony of Seafood Contest

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - November 22, 2017

There are some new kings in Alaskan seafood. The Alaskan Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF) announced the winners of the 2017 Alaska Symphony of Seafood contest, an annual event created to encourage product development in the Alaska seafood industry.

The Symphony was held in Seattle earlier this month and featured four categories for businesses to compete in: retail, foodservice, beyond the plate and ...

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JD Fresh Moves 20,000 Tons of Fresh Food, Garnering Huge Success on Singles' Day

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [CB.com] translated by Amy Zhong - November 17, 2017

JD Fresh is the first e-commerce platform for fresh food in China. It achieved great success during the Singles' Day online shopping festival on November 11. In total, it sold 40,000,000 jin (20,000 tons) of fresh food. And the number of its PLUS consumers skyrocketed 400 percent compared with last year, while its female customers have grown by almost three times. The sales through 1:55 a.m. of this Singles’ Day exceeded the total sales of ...

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Norway Eyes Promotion of Seafood Products Other Than Salmon and Cod to Chinese Consumers

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Guancha] translated by Amy Zhong - November 10, 2017

Norwegian seafood has great potential in Chinese market, according to a market research report from the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) on Oct. 31 during the Norway-China Seafood Summit. As shown by the report, China used to import seafood, process most and then export them to such countries as America, Europe and Japan. However, the situation has changed. Its consumption of imported seafood has continually risen and increasing quantities of Norwegian seafood have ...

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Cod, Shrimp and Pangasius See Gains in US Consumption, Canned Tuna Continues to Slide

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton - November 3, 2017

Cod is the big winner in the per capita consumption numbers as it has taken an increased share of the whitefish market over the past five years. 

The per capita consumption numbers released by the National Fisheries Institute yesterday showed a drop in overall US seafood consumption from 15.5 to 14.9 lbs.  Almost all of that drop was attributable to salmon, where consumption fell .7 lbs per person.

The NMFS model on which NFI bases its numbers is a disappearance model, and is changed when Alaska has a big year on pink salmon, or a negative year.  In 2016 Alaska landed 300 million lbs less salmon than in 2015, mostly due to a shortfall in pinks.  When converted to edible weight, this accounts for almost all the drop in salmon consumption.

The numbers are more useful to show trends over time, which do not depend quite so much on the year to year changes in harvest..

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Russia to Increase Tax Burden on Domestic Fishing Industry

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Eugene Gerden - October 23, 2017

Prior to presidential elections in Russia, scheduled for March 2018, and the ever growing budget deficit, the Russian government has decided to significantly increase tax burden on the domestic fishing industry. The government increased the taxes on catch of the majority of fish species by almost 10 percent, according to the press-service of the Russian Presidential Administration.

The increase of tax rates will mainly result in the introduction of amendments to the Russian tax code. According to the code, ...

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Captain D’s Franchisee Opens Second Restaurant In Less Than 60 Days

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - October 17, 2017

Captain D’s, a leading fast casual seafood restaurant, announced recently the opening of its newest franchised location in Horn Lake, Mississippi. Owned and operated by Joe Springer, operating partner of SonFish, LLC, this new restaurant is Springer’s second Captain D’s restaurant to open in less than two months.

The new Horn Lake Captain D’s marks the brand’s 28th location in the state and emphasizes Captain D’s continued development in Mississippi and throughout the Southeast.

With more than 15 years ...

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Groundfish Forum Projects Slight Declines in Wild-Caught Whitefish Species in 2018

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton   October 11, 2017

The Groundfish Forum, held this year in Lisbon, Portugal, is projecting a slight decline in global supplies of cod, pollock (Including Alaska Pollock), and haddock.  Redfish will remain stable.

The invitation only forum is held each year, and brings together major whitefish and other fishery executives to share supply forecasts and outlooks for the coming year.  It has never been held in the US or Canada to avoid any anti-trust complications.  

One of the highlights of the forum is the annual presentation of estimates for groundfish harvests for the coming year, at which time FAO vs. Groundfish Forum forecasts for past years are reviewed, and the recent groundfish forum forecasts are updated.

This year, the general trend was for slight declines in the major whitefish species.

A summary is below..

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VIDEO: N Korean Processed Food to US; Tuna Prices; Seafood Companies Merge; Net-Pen Recovery; Cod Stocks

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - October 6, 2017

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Cold Chain Logistics has Promoted Local Seafood Imports in Ningbo City of Zhejiang

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Money.163] translated by Amy Zhong - September 26, 2017

On Sept. 16, the fishing off-season came to an end in the East Sea. In the four-and-half months of the season, Ningbo consumers satisfied their seafood appetites with farmed seafood -- both frozen and imported. Various foreign seafood companies have seized the opportunity to enter the Chinese market.

In August, Blue Snow Food in Ningbo placed an order with a Canadian seafood company. Shortly after, the seller harvested wild lobsters, ...

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Zhoushan City Companies Visit Norway, Place Orders for Salmon and Cod

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] translated by Amy Zhong - September 7, 2017

On Aug. 28, representatives from Zhoushan city have signed cooperation agreements with Norway. Among them, Ocean Family from Zhejiang has reached an agreement with Cermaq, the second largest salmon company in Norway regarding its salmon sales in China. Every year Ocean Family imports 10,000 tons of salmon. Ocean Family's general manager said the company plans to fly in the salmon to ensure its freshness.

Meanwhile, International Aquatic Product City Zhoushan has signed an agreement with Front Marine. It is to import 5,000 tons ...

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Norwegian Salmon, Cod Perform Well on E-commerce Platforms in China

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fishfirst] translated by Amy Zhong - August 30, 2017

The market performance of Norwegian seafood has been strikingly good in China during the first half of this year. By June 30, its seafood export to China has exceeded 80,000 tons and it has ballooned by 44 percent compared with the same period last year. And the export value has reached 1.4 billion kroner (~ U.S. $180 million), a rise of 34 percent.

Among them, the export value increases 37 percent to reach 918 million kroner (~ U.S. $118 million) for frozen whitefish ...

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Salmon, Tilapia Prices Lower as Part of Amazon’s Acquisition of Whole Foods 

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle August 25, 2017

Whole Foods Whole Catch

Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market closes Monday, and Amazon has announced immediate price reductions will be taken on a range of items.  Among the highlighted price cuts are salmon and tilapia.

Whole Foods will also be integrated more closely with Amazon's retail site, with frozen Whole Catch products being offered for sale on Amazon's various grocery ecommerce sites.

When the acquisition closes Whole foods said they will immediately offer lower prices on select grocery staples. The supermarket has not released their full list of discounted items, but a press release confirmed that organic responsibly-farmed salmon and tilapia will be among them...

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NOAA Endorses Eating Small Haddock — But What About Cod?

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle August 16, 2017

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are giving their stamp of approval to eat small haddock.

In the July issue of the NOAA Fisheries Navigator, the government agency reports that smaller haddock does not necessarily mean an unhealthy stock. Looking at stats dating back to 1995, the size of the fish has been decreasing — but the population has been growing.

This trend is something that the organization has seen in the past. “A decline in the average size of Georges Bank haddock ...

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Alaska Fishing Season Booming With Salmon, Pollock, Cod and More

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fish Radio with Laine Welch] August 2, 2017

This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch –Lots of fishing going on besides salmon. August updates after this –

 

Salmon takes center stage all summer but lots of other fisheries are out on the water as well. For salmon, the catch is on its way to 111 million fish, with sockeyes totaling about 50 million and pinks nearing 43 million - over half of the humpies are from Prince William Sound.

The total Alaska salmon catch for this year is pegged at...

 

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Ending Yet to be Written for Hema Fresh's Fairy Tale Rise in China

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Winshang and Fishfirst] translated by Amy Zhong - November 30, 2017

Hema Fresh is like a child born with silver spoon. With support from Alibaba, it has successfully seized great public attention and set a daunting standard for rivals. And its recent reports seem to show the public that it has lived up to their expectation. The annual revenue is 25 million yuan (~$3.8 million USD) in its Jinqiao store of Shanghai. The revenue per unit of store areas is 56,000 yuan, way higher than the industry average of ...

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Royal Greenland Strengthens Export Success in Chinese Market

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  [Fishfirst] translated by Amy Zhong - November 21, 2017

During the 22nd China Fisheries & Seafood Expo, a dinner party celebrated the long-time seafood trading between China and Greenland. Kim Kielsen, the prime minister of Greenland, thanked Chinese consumers for their support of seafood from Greenland. Seafood has been the dominant industry of Greenland and it accounts for 95 percent of its total export.

Royal Greenland, the country's largest seafood company, attended this exposition. It entered Chinese market more than 20 years ago. Since then the company has spent much effort ...

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South Coast Cod Fishery Secures Local Jobs Over the Winter

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - November 14, 2017

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans announced the opening of the 3Ps cod fishery on Friday. The fishery will secure hundreds of local jobs and ensure that the European markets get continued cod supply.

“We process cod from the inshore seasonal vessels in the summer and early fall. When that cod is no longer available, we rely on larger year-round vessels to keep our 200-people employed ...

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Study Reveals Frozen Fish Is Just As Good As Fresh Fish

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - November 7, 2017

The Norwegian Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES) and the Icelandic research institute Matís has conducted a study to compare fresh and frozen cod. The results? Frozen is better than fresh. However, there is a catch.

The researchers discovered that frozen fish can be just as good as fresh fish as long as it is frozen and thawed properly ...

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Washington Grocer First To Sell Blue North Fisheries’ Humane Harvest Initiative Pacific Cod

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle - October 25, 2017

Washington state grocery store Town & Country Markets will be selling Blue North Fisheries’ Humane Harvest Initiative Pacific cod beginning November 1. The independent grocer is the first retailer to begin selling the fish, which meet new standards for ethical harvest.

“This seems a natural next step in our commitment to offer sustainable seafood and conscious food choices to our shoppers ...

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Canadian Centre For Fisheries Innovation Hosting Cod Fishery Conference 

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle - October 19, 2017

The future of the cod fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador will be the topic of conversation at a two-day conference being hosted by the Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation (CCFI).

With the groundfish stocks growing, CCFI is using the opportunity to shed light on the industry. The objective of the conference, which is being held in ...

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Barents Sea Cod Quota for 2018 Reduced For Russia and Norway

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - October 12, 2017

The Barents Sea cod quota was set at 890,000 tons for 2017, but that number will drop next year. Norway’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries has lowered the cod quota to be caught by Russian and Norwegian fishing fleets to 775,000 tons for 2018.

According to the Independent Barents Observer, the reduced cod quota comes from ...

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China’s Seafood Imports Expected to Exceed 10 Million Tons by 2020

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [China Reports] translated by Amy Zhong - October 9, 2017

Trans-border e-commerce has hastened the upgrading of China’s consumption and its seafood imports have risen dramatically. As statistics show, the country imported seafood worth more than 46.3 billion yuan (~ $7 billion USD) last year, while the demand for imported seafood has increased to 7.6 million tons this year. And the number is expected to be more than 10 million tons in 2020.

Main seafood exporters worldwide have tried to promote their products to ...

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Legend Holdings Attracts Much Attention While Making Inroads in Chinese Seafood Industry

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fishfirst] translated by Amy Zhong - October 6, 2017

On the afternoon of Sept. 20, Joyvio, a subsidiary of Legend Holdings, hosted a press conference with Qingdao Starfish in Beijing to announce its strategic investment in that company. This is another big Legend Holdings move developing in seafood industry. The company's development plan began in April 2016 with the group’s announcement it was founding KB Foods with the family-owned Kailis Bros. And Joyvio announced in May that it intended to buy Starfish shares and become the company’s controlling shareholder. This signals Legend's first ...

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Changes Coming for Icelandic Brand in US, as High Liner Agrees to Renegotiate Licensing Terms

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  by John Sackton  Sept. 21, 2017

icelandic brandThe Icelandic Brand is an iconic whitefish brand in the US, and once belonged to Icelandic Seafoods, one of two Iceland seafood companies who marketed Iceland seafood exports in the US.

In 2011, High Liner purchased Icelandic, and also rights to use the brand that expire in 2018. The brand was not owned by Icelandic, but is owned by the Iceland Enterprise Fund, an investment fund owned by pension funds in Iceland, and at the time of the sale, High Liner signed a license agreement giving it the rights to use the brand in the US, Canada, and Mexico.

However, it recently came to the attention of Iceland authorities that fish such as Tilapia from China was being packaged 

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Norwegian, Chinese Companies Closer to Forging Trade Agreements for Seafood

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Studies Show How Acidic Oceans are Affecting Alaska Species

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fish Radio with Laine Welch] August 25, 2017

This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch. Latest lab results show impacts of acid oceans on key Alaska species.

The chemistry showing that our oceans are becoming more acidic can’t be denied. So how does all that absorption of increasing carbon dioxide affect some key Alaska fisheries?

"The direct effect of carbon dioxide increase may be the pH effect on the ability of a pollock or cod to grow or to have gas exchange across the ...

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Norwegian Seafood Exports to China Show Dramatic Rise

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Cappma] translated by Amy Zhong - August 18, 2017

Norway’s seafood export to China has reached 91,842 tons during the first seven months this year. It has jumped by 44% from 63,834 tons in the same period last year, according to the Norwegian Seafood Council. The dramatic increase undoubtedly shows great potential of Norwegian seafood in Chinese market, said Sigmund Bjorgo, the NSC director for the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong.

Among all seafood, the pelagic ones like mackerels have enjoyed obvious increase in export volumes. Their export volume is 35,536 tons in ...

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Klawock Oceanside Workers Return Home After Reportedly Being Stuck On Fishing Processor in Alaska

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle August 3, 2017

Fourteen people working on a fishing vessel operated by Klawock Oceanside Inc. have returned to Houston after reportedly being “trapped” on a boat in Alaska.

The workers reached out to Houston’s ABC News affiliate earlier this week, claiming to be “stuck” on the ship without answers from Klawock Oceanside, a small, family-owned seafood processor that operates around Southeast Alaska.

“We are stuck here,” said worker Darlene Drummer, who was onboard the fishing vessel at the time. “We are just about out of food..."

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