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Oct 17 - DFO Cracks Down on Peaceful Crab Protest in Port Au Choix


Oct 16 - Alibaba's New Hema Fresh Supermarkets Generating Overwhelming Response in China


Oct 11 - Russian Fish Producers Prepare for Redistribution of Fish Quotas


Oct 11 - Early October Monitoring off Oregon Hints at Return to Normal Conditions, Low Domoic Acid Threat


Oct 10 - Hema Fresh Brings Alaska Golden King Crab to China Market


Oct 4 - Handy Seafood Hits 100th Season Milestone Of Soft Shell Crab Processing


Oct 4 - Oregon Crab Commission Hires Communications Manager


Oct 4 - California NGO Drops Out of Stakeholder Process, Sues State Over Whale Entanglements in Crab Fishery


Oct 3 - Texas Gulf Coast Fishing Industry Struggles After Hurricane Harvey


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


Sep 22 - Russian Fishing Profits Fall in 2017; Industry on Verge of Financial Crisis


Sep 21 - New Brunswick Seafood Exports to China Have Skyrocketed by 238 Percent


Sep 19 - Snow Crab Fishery Likely in Alaska This Year With Positive News from Survey; King Crab Will Be Down


Sep 14 - Phones Help California Crabbers Retrieve Gear Before it Kills Whales


Sep 13 - JD.com Offers 'Fresh Crab Insurance' as Part of its 'Super Hairy Crab Day' Promotion


Sep 12 - Hokkaido Urges Russia to Improve Crab Enforcement After Finding 844 Illegal Crab Pots


Sep 8 - After a 15-Year Ban, Russian Fishermen Have Resumed Crab Harvest in Primorye Territory


Sep 6 - Live American Lobster, Dungeness Crab Pass Chinese Quarantine in 40 Minutes


Aug 31 - Crocker & Winsor Seafoods to Begin Carrying Fresh Pasteurized Crab Meat


Aug 30 - Seafood America Joins NFI's Crab Council as 29th Member


Aug 24 - West Coast Dungeness Crab Management Bill Becomes Law


Aug 18 - Russian Crab Producers Say Production is Now at Highest Sustainable Levels, Consolodation is Next


Aug 16 - Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission Looking to Fill Staff Position


Aug 11 - Russian Crab Companies Delay Fishing Due to New Processing Rules; Crab Prices Rise


Aug 8 - Weaker US Dollar Roiling Seafood Imports, Putting Pressure on Lobster, Crab and Shrimp Producers


Aug 7 - Russian Leading Crab Producer Dalmoreproduct to Be Sold to Local Rivals


Aug 4 - West Coast Dungeness Crab Bill Heads to President for Signature


Aug 2 - Quebec Private Equity Creates $140 Million Lobster and Crab Group Merging Riverside and Cheticamp


Jul 28 - Crescent City Harbor District Exploring Options in Wake of Tsunami Debt Load


Jul 27 - Newport Fishing Fleet Steadfast in its Access to International Terminal


Jul 20 - West Coast Dungeness Crab Season: Rocky Start, Good Markets, High Value


Jul 19 - Live Canadian Geoducks Arrive at New Airport Clearance Site in Qingdao For First Time


Jul 13 - Crab Poachers Design New Schemes for Illegal Activities in Russia


Jul 11 - Crabfest Back at Red Lobster with More Non-Snow Crab Offerings: Dungeness and Southern Red Crab


Jun 22 - Norway Sees Rise in Export Values in May


Jun 20 - California Budget Bill Lowers Landing Fees From State Proposal


Jun 19 - Battle Over Snow Crab by Russian Oligarchs Leads to Record Bidding in Quota Auction


Jun 9 - DFO Extends Crab Season in NL 3K Area due to Heavy Ice


Jun 6 - PODCAST: Seafood Podcast Featuring Latest Shrimp Imports and FDA Refusal Figures


Jun 5 - Latest Snow Crab Quota Reports Show Gulf Landings Well Ahead of Newfoundland


Jun 5 - Undercover Reporter Sees Live Seafood Switched For Dead Crabs, Shrimp at Fancy Changsha Restaurant


Jun 2 - VIDEO: Louisiana Shrimping Starts; Scallop Prices Crash; Cold Spring Slows Snow Crab Fishing


Jun 2 - SE Alaska's Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery to Start


Jun 1 - Russian Fishing Co (RFC) Enters Crab Business with $170 million Quota Purchase at Auction


Jun 1 - Coldest May in Years Slows Crab, Lobster Fisheries, Stabilizes Prices


May 25 - DHL Now Shipping Live Crabs and Seafood from Northern Norway to South Korea and US Markets


May 23 - RFM Certification Underway for Five Alaska Crab Fisheries, ASMI Calls for Stakeholders Input


May 22 - PODCAST: Canada’s Snow Crab Market Stabilizes and China’s Era of High Shrimp Output Fades


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


May 18 - Oregon State Partners with NIOSH to Focus on Maritime Safety


May 17 - CDFW Director Extends Rock Crab Closure Due to Domoic Acid


May 17 - Salmon Season Threatened by Budget Impasse


May 17 - Congressional Seafood Names Matthew Berrie as Food Safety Director


May 15 - Russia Vows Crackdown on 10,000 tons of IUU Snow Crab Fished in Barents Sea


May 15 - Chicken of the Sea Frozen Foods Backs FIP for Blue Swimming Crab Fisheries in Sri Lanka


May 12 - Snow Crab Prices Begin to Stabilize After Tumultuous Start to Season


May 8 - PODCAST: Commission Keeps Duties on Shrimp Imports; India Now 25% of US Shrimp Supply; FDA Refusals


May 5 - VIDEO: Indian Shrimp Dominates US Market in Q1; Trade Commission Upholds Shrimp Import Duties


May 2 - Oregon Processors Warned of New DEQ Regulations, Costs for Wastewater Discharge


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DFO Cracks Down on Peaceful Crab Protest in Port Au Choix

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [The Northern Pen] by Kyle Greenham - October 17,2017

PORT AU CHOIX, NL – Harvesters who took part in a protest in Port au Choix last May have now been told they will be charged with obstruction of justice and placing crab pots in a wrong zone.

Fisherman Dean Offrey was called in for a meeting Wednesday, Oct. 11, and was informed he and the other harvesters involved in the protest would be facing these two charges.

“It was a peaceful demonstration,” Offrey said. “We just wanted to show that we should have the right to fish in this zone, and now they’re looking to charge us.”

In early May, nine crab harvesters took ...

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Alibaba's New Hema Fresh Supermarkets Generating Overwhelming Response in China

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [HZ Daily] translated by Amy Zhong - October 16, 2017

The first store of Hema Fresh Food in Hangzhou earned a revenue of close to 1 million yuan (~$150,000 USD) on its opening day.

Jinhua Road of Hangzhou was very crowded on the evening of Sept. 28 due to the opening of the first store of Hema Fresh Food in this city. Online platform Alibaba has nurtured the new retail model, such as Hema, that attempts to merge both online and offline shopping experiences. New technology and data have helped ...

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Early October Monitoring off Oregon Hints at Return to Normal Conditions, Low Domoic Acid Threat

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Susan Chambers - October 11, 2017

It's that time of year in Oregon: The fall transition. While the rains and winds start to appear on land, changes in phytoplankton communities in the ocean change as well. That also means potential changes to fisheries such as Dungeness crab.

Hatfield Marine Science Center scientists routinely visit a long-term continental shelf station 5 miles offshore at the Newport line to monitor changing ocean conditions and post their findings on the Newportal Blog. Researchers visited the station again in early October.

The scientists found ...

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Handy Seafood Hits 100th Season Milestone Of Soft Shell Crab Processing

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle - October 4, 2017

Maryland-based seafood processor Handy Seafood has hit a major milestone. The company, which prides itself as America’s oldest seafood processor, celebrated its 100th season of soft shell crab processing at their Crisfield, Maryland, plant last week.

“Crisfield is a community that treasures its history and Handy is proud to be part of that...

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California NGO Drops Out of Stakeholder Process, Sues State Over Whale Entanglements in Crab Fishery

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Susan Chambers - October 4, 2017

The Center for Biological Diversity has targeted the California Dungeness crab fishery by suing the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Tuesday.

The Center claims California crab fishery is causing the illegal "take" of whales and sea turtles.

Each entanglement of a humpback whale, blue whale or leatherback sea turtle violates the federal Endangered Species Act, the Center said in a press release, and the department is liable for causing these unlawful entanglements because it authorizes and manages operation of the fishery.

California Dungeness Crab fishermen were outraged at the lawsuit.  They said the Center should instead continue to be part of the multi-stakeholder process..

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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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New Brunswick Seafood Exports to China Have Skyrocketed by 238 Percent

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

The export value of New Brunswick seafood to China has reached as high as $15.66 million CAD (~$12.6 million U.S.) in 2016, which is 23 percent of the Canadian total seafood export. The province’s seafood export has ballooned by 238 percent from 2015 to 2016. And it is still working hard to promote seafood in this huge market.

On Sept. 8, a small-scale meeting was held in the Consulate General of Canada (Guangzhou). New Brunswick’s governmental officials, along with representatives for its three leading ...

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Phones Help California Crabbers Retrieve Gear Before it Kills Whales

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Associated Press] Ellen Knickmeyer - September 14, 2017

HALF MOON BAY, CALIF. -- Fisherman Jake Bunch leans over the side of the fishing boat "Sadie K," spears his catch, and reels it aboard: an abandoned crab pot, dangling one limp lasagna noodle of kelp and dozens of feet of rope, just the kind of fishing gear that has been snaring an increasing number of whales off U.S. coasts.

Confirmed counts of humpbacks, blue and other endangered or threatened species of whale entangled by the ropes, buoys and anchors of fishing gear hit a record 50 on the East Coast last year, and tied the record on the West Coast at 48, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The accidental entanglements can gouge whales' flesh and...

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Hokkaido Urges Russia to Improve Crab Enforcement After Finding 844 Illegal Crab Pots

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Japan Reports]  September 12, 2017

Hokkaido urges Russia to keep up with enforcement on crab poaching in its waters.

The Hokkaido prefecture has brought to Russia's attention that a total of 844 illegal crab basket implements were found within the area ranging from off Cape Soya to off Abashiri in the Japanese exclusive economic zone (EEZ) during the period from January through July this year.

The report was made at this year's first at-sea meeting of the Hokkaido and Sakhalin State border guard authorities held Sept. 1 onboard Hokkaido's fisheries enforcement vessel, Hokuo-Maru (499 tons), around the intermediate line between the two countries at the Soya Strait..

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Live American Lobster, Dungeness Crab Pass Chinese Quarantine in 40 Minutes

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Qingdao] translated by Amy Zhong - September 6, 2017

Three tons of American lobsters, Dungeness crabs and geoducks arrived in Qingdao from Canada recently.

On the evening of Aug. 24, Qingdao airport welcomed one flight from Vancouver, British Columbia, in Canada. It carried live American lobsters, Dungeness crab and geoducks with a total weight of 3 tons. This import sets a new record in Shandong’s edible seafood imports regarding their species number and weight. And they were available in local markets after clearance.

The inspection and quarantine bureau ...

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Seafood America Joins NFI's Crab Council as 29th Member

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle August 30, 2017

Seafood America of Warminster, Pennyslvania, has become the latest member of the National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council.

The Crab Council consists of 29 U.S. and International members who are involved in the industry and support sustainability. In business for over 25 years, Seafood America has worked hand in hand with the Crab council, sourcing their crab exclusively from members. Their addition to the Council marks the first time that a non-importing processor has joined.

“What started as an importer-focused effort has broadened to ...

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Russian Crab Producers Say Production is Now at Highest Sustainable Levels, Consolodation is Next

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Eugene Gerden - August 18, 2017

Russia has no plans to significantly increase the volume of crab catch in the coming years, as the current volumes are already at historical maximums. Additionally, further increase is substantially limited by the biological component, according to recent statements of Alexander Duplyakov, president of the Association of Crab Producers of the Far East.

According to Duplyakov, further increase of catch could damage the entire population of crab in Russia. Duplyakov also added that crab quotas are at almost 100 percent capacity ...

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Russian Crab Companies Delay Fishing Due to New Processing Rules; Crab Prices Rise

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Eugene Gerden - August 11, 2017

Crab season in Russia is under a threat of failure this year, due to the recently introduced ban of on-board processing of crabs caught within the Russian territorialwaters that extend out to 12 miles, initiated by the Russian government.

The introduction of the ban has already resulted in massive protests of Russian leading crab producers in the Russian Far East, who prefer not to fish until the ban is lifted.

According to state plans, on-shore crab processing will result in the establishment of additional processing capacities and will create new jobs.

Sergei Eremeev, general director of the Preobrazhensky Base ....

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Russian Leading Crab Producer Dalmoreproduct to Be Sold to Local Rivals

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  by Eugene Gerden August 7, 2017

PJSC "Dalmoreproduct, one of Russia’s largest fish and crab producers is considering selling its crab business to local competitors, according to press-service of the authorities of the Primorye region and sources close to the company.

This would further the trend of consolodation in the Russian Crab Industry, which rapidly may become an industry with only four large players, some of which are state enterprises, and others affiliated with oligarchs.

To date, Dalmoreproduct, which is affilated with Dmitry Dremluga, one of Russia’s largest fishing tycoons, (who currently lives in the US), has separated its crab business from its corporate structure..

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Quebec Private Equity Creates $140 Million Lobster and Crab Group Merging Riverside and Cheticamp

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  by John Sackton August 2, 2017

The Montreal based private Equity Firm Champlain Financial  has purchased Riverside Lobster of Nova Scotia, and will merge the company with Cheticamp Fisheries, which it purchased in May, 2017.

The primary products of Riverside and Cheticamp are lobster and snow crab.

The group will be led by Marc Poulin, formerly CEO of Sobey’s, who will become the executive chairman of Champlain’s seafood platform.

"Both companies are strategically located in the most productive crab and lobster regions of the Nova Scotia Coast. I am ...

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Newport Fishing Fleet Steadfast in its Access to International Terminal

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] submitted by Heather Mann - July 27, 2017

The following is the Port of Newport's Commercial Fishing Industry Platform Regarding the International Terminal Access, as presented by Midwater Trawlers Cooperative Executive Director Heather Mann at the July 25 Port of Newport Commission meeting. The Port is considering modification of the international terminal to allow lumber shipping, which, under one scenario, would have displaced the fishing fleet's use of the terminal. 

The Port of Newport is home to a diversified commercial fishing industry. Well over 100 commercial fishing vessels are home-ported in Newport and many more transient vessels visit and utilize the Port’s facilities. Newport-based vessels participate in many fisheries ...

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Russian Fish Producers Prepare for Redistribution of Fish Quotas

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Eugene Gerden - October 11, 2017

Russian leading fish producers are preparing for the forthcoming redistribution of fish quotas in the country through the acquisition of smaller competitors and the expansion of production capacities.

For example, Kamchatka-based Okeanrybflot, one of Russia’s largest fish producers, yesterday announced the acquisition of two Russian fish producers from the Far East: Dalintorg and Lights of the East. Both companies were previously owned by Aqua-resources Group of Companies, a local fish producer, owned ...

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Hema Fresh Brings Alaska Golden King Crab to China Market

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [FishFirst] translated by Amy Zhong - October 10, 2017

On the afternoon of Sept. 25, the flight UPS0082 landed in Shanghai Pudong airport after 10-plus hours of travel. And 10,000 golden king crabs were unloaded, completed customs clearance and were delivered to local ponds for temporary storage.

Hema Fresh Food of Alibaba flew in these king crabs from the FAO 067 area, Alaska, which were the first for the Chinese market, specifically for its newly open stores. The company announced on Sept. 28 its plans to open 10 stores in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Shenzhen and Guizhou. This is the first...

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Oregon Crab Commission Hires Communications Manager

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Susan Chambers - October 4, 2017

The Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission has hired a local media personality Tim Novotny as its new administrative assistant/communications manager.

"We're excited to add another team member," ODCC Executive Director Hugh Link said Tuesday. Since Link took over the helm, the commission has been without an assistant for the last four years or so. "It's been too long."

Novotny was a former news anchor at KCBY-TV in Coos Bay, Ore., and worked at the station for 12 years. The station switched ...

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Texas Gulf Coast Fishing Industry Struggles After Hurricane Harvey

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Houston Chronicle] by Ileana Najarro - October 3, 2017

Victoria Vo watched her father's calloused hands twist honeycombed wire into a commercial crab trap.

The Houston Chronicle reports with each strain of the pliers, Cong Tu Huynh's American tale grew fresh in her mind.

How he left Vietnam at 18, seeing no future for himself in a Communist state. How he boarded a boat full of refugees bound for the U.S. How his boat survived the journey across the Atlantic and four others did not. How he spent the next four decades on the water, providing for his family by ...

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Russian Fishing Profits Fall in 2017; Industry on Verge of Financial Crisis

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Eugene Gerden - September 22, 2017

The latest financial indicators show the Russian fishing industry is on the verge of a serious crisis. According to data of the Russian Association of Fishermen (RAF), the balance profit of the industry in the first half of 2017 fell by18.7 percent, which happened for the first time since 2014.

Experts say the industry no longer feels any benefits from the devaluation of the ruble. Its profitability is also hampered by low global fish prices and poor purchasing ...

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Snow Crab Fishery Likely in Alaska This Year With Positive News from Survey; King Crab Will Be Down

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by John Sackton and Peggy Parker - September 19, 2017

Signs point to a snow crab fishery again this year in Alaska.

 Following an extremely poor stock survey in 2016, the ADF&G opened the Alaskan Opilo (Snow Crab) fishery with an allowable catch barely above the legal threshold.

Many in the crab industry, and their customers, feared that a negative survey this year could lead to a complete shutdown. So the results of the latest Eastern Bering Sea crab survey appear to offer some good news.

However, the survey data on red king crab was ...

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JD.com Offers 'Fresh Crab Insurance' as Part of its 'Super Hairy Crab Day' Promotion

Chinese Hairy Crab in Traditional WrappingSEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews]  Sept. 12, 2017

Hairy crabs from some famous Chinese lakes are a highly sought after product when they become available.  This week, JD.com launched its Super Hairy Crab Day sales event ahead of the highly-anticipated season for the coveted crustaceans. The event was a huge success, in only 24 hours selling nearly two million crabs and coupons for crabs that customers will give as gifts. 

Over the past few years, online sales of Hairy Crabs have spiked – and with JD.com’s efficient logistics network, consumers in over 300 cities across China can now enjoy fresh crabs within 48 hours, and in less than 24 hours in 150 cities. Customers located in cities closer to the heart of crab production, such as Shanghai and Suzhou, are able to receive live crabs within six hours.

JD.Com is offering 'Fresh Crab Insurance' this year

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After a 15-Year Ban, Russian Fishermen Have Resumed Crab Harvest in Primorye Territory

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Eugene Gerden - September 8, 2017

After 15 years of ban, Russian fishermen have resumed crab fishing in the Primorye Territory, according to press service of Russian Rosrybolovstvo.

The resume of production is due primarily to the results of recent studies, conducted by scientists of Russian Rosrybolovstvo, that indicates the crab population in Primorsky Krai has fully recovered after massive harvests and poaching during the 1990s.

According to the plans of Rosrybolovstvo, the volume of production at the Primorye Territory this year will reach about ...

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Crocker & Winsor Seafoods to Begin Carrying Fresh Pasteurized Crab Meat

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] August 31, 2017

Crocker & Winsor Seafoods is expanding their product offerings. The frozen seafood re-distributor, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Newport Organization, will begin carrying Newport’s Jack’s Catch brand. Of fresh pasteurized crab meat.

“While Crocker & Winsor has carried our frozen crab meat line for several years, the company’s expansion into fresh pasteurized crab meat is a natural next step following our recent acquisition of the company,” Newport Organization president Anjan Tharakan said in a statement. “For Newport, we are now afforded instant access to over ...

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West Coast Dungeness Crab Management Bill Becomes Law

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Susan Chambers - August 24, 2017

President Trump signed Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s (R-WA) bill Friday to permanently extend the decades-old tri-state management agreement that has been vital to the West Coast Dungeness crab fishery. The bipartisan bill now becomes law.

Earlier this month, Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) partnered with Herrera Beutler to get the bill passed in the Senate. Jaime successfully secured unanimous support and led it through the House in January.

The states of Washington, ...

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Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission Looking to Fill Staff Position

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Susan Chambers - August 16, 2017

The Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission has big plans -- and to help make them happen, it's adding a position to its staff.

Executive Director Hugh Link said the assistant administrator position has been empty since former director Nick Furman retired three years ago and Link took over leading the commission. The office also has an office manager.

"We're looking forward to getting the team back," Link said.

The assistant position will also be the communications manager, "to better communicate with the users, industry, the public," he said.

Several issues, such as ...

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Weaker US Dollar Roiling Seafood Imports, Putting Pressure on Lobster, Crab and Shrimp Producers

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  by John Sackton  August 8, 2017

Suddenly currency swings are back in the news again.  After a period of dollar strength, that contributed to record seafood imports of commodities like shrimp and salmon in 2016, the dollar has reversed course, and has fallen about 7% since January of this year against a composite of foreign currencies.

This kind of change in currency values can have a big impact on profitability for overseas exporters to the US.

Take Lobster and Canadian snow crab for example.  From May 1st until July 31st, the Canadian dollar has strengthened from $1.35 to $1.25, a change of nearly...

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West Coast Dungeness Crab Bill Heads to President for Signature

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Susan Chambers - Aug. 4, 2017

Management of the West Coast Dungeness crab fishery will experience smooth sailing over the next few decades, thanks to Senate passage of a bill on Aug. 3.

By unanimous consent, the Senate passed the West Coast Dungeness Crab Management Act, a house bill that was identical to a Senate version sponsored by Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and introduced on Jan. 9. The companion bill in the House, H.R 374 and sponsored by Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., passed the House unanimously and was transferred to the Senate ...

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Crescent City Harbor District Exploring Options in Wake of Tsunami Debt Load

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Susan Chambers - July 28, 2017

A huge debt load, primarily due to devastating tsunamis and aging infrastructure, has the Crescent City (Calif.) Harbor District looking for financing options.

The Del Norte Triplicate reported this week that Harbor District commissioners began looking at options for the city to annex the port.

The district has a current $5.3 million loan it is repaying to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for inner boat basin rehabilitation after tsunamis in 2006 and 2011. The new inner basin was designed to resist a 50-year tsunami event, ...

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