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Oct 18 - White Shrimp Prices Drop in Some China Regions Due to Market, Environmental Factors


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


Oct 12 - Trader Joe’s Stops Buying Mexican Shrimp as Part of Effort To Save Vaquita Porpoise From Extinction


Oct 12 - Wenzhou City Seafood Import Volume Grows, Primarily Due to Oysters


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


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


Oct 2 - Tru Shrimp Building Largest Shrimp Facility in the World in Minnesota


Oct 2 - MSC Grants First Chain of Custody Certification to Cruise Ship Company Tallink Silja


Sep 29 - CPF Institutes '3 Cleaning Approach' in its Thai Shrimp Farms- Clean Ponds, Clean Water, Clean Stock


Sep 28 - Guangzhou Airport Adopts New Inspection Platform to Speed Clearance for E-commerce Products


Sep 28 - Festivals Boost Chinese Shrimp Demand; Prices Expected to Rise


Sep 26 - Gulf Coast Shrimp Landings for August Released; Texas Numbers Maintain Average


Sep 25 - Guolian Plans to Raise Private Funding to Boost White Shrimp Production in China


Sep 25 - Shrimp Disease Outbreak in Fujian and Guangdong has Flooded Market, Lowering Prices


Sep 19 - Sysco Now Offering Sustainable and Artificial Additive-Free Wild Caught Shrimp


Sep 19 - US Lowers Indian Shrimp Duty Rates by 62%


Sep 13 - Red Lobster Has a "Secret Menu" During Their Endless Shrimp Promotion


Sep 11 - Florida Organic Aquaculture LLC Retains M&A Specialist, Equity Partners HG


Sep 6 - Red Lobster's 2017 Endless Shrimp Promotion Begins With 2 New Offerings


Sep 6 - Texas Oyster Production, and Shrimp, Will Take Long Time to Recover; 25% of Shrimp Fleet Damaged


Sep 6 - China Shrimp Prices Expected to Increase as Typhoon Hits Farms in China's Pearl River Delta


Aug 31 - Hurricane Harvey Takes its Toll on Seafood Industry


Aug 30 - Luke’s Lobster Giving Out Free Lobster Rolls to Push Lobster Emoji Petition


Aug 29 - Long John Silver’s Adds New Butterfly Shrimp Dish to Menu for Limited Time


Aug 28 - Amid Changing Coldwater Shrimp Market, Oregon Fishermen Seek to Renegotiate Prices


Aug 25 - Brunei Blue Shrimp Sold Exclusively on Alibaba's T-Mall Platform Under New Agreement


Aug 23 - Apex Frozen Foods IPO Opens for Subscription


Aug 23 - Cargill Patents Special Shrimp Feed to Fight EMS


Aug 16 - Calysta Trial Reveals FeedKind Protein Could Replace Fishmeal in Shrimp Feed


Aug 16 - Cargill Survey Reveals U.S. Consumers are Willing To Spend Extra for Sustainable Seafood


Aug 16 - Prices Drop as Sick Shrimp in China Flood the Market Again -- Except in Guangxi


Aug 15 - Trū Shrimp Company, Schwan’s Company Enter into Partnership to Provide Safe, Natural Shrimp


Aug 14 - Added-value Seafood Products Will be the Rising Star of Guolian


Aug 14 - Guolian Supports E-commerce Companies to Find Solutions to Online Seafood Sales Problems


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


Aug 7 - Guangxi Shrimp Farmers Lose Confidence After Roller Coaster Ride of Weather


Aug 4 - Clearwater Seafoods Releases 2nd Quarter Results


Aug 4 - China's Push to Eliminate Coal Boilers in Local Industries Will Impact on Winter 'Shed' Shrimp Farms


Aug 3 - Honduran Shrimp Producers to Pilot Draft BAP Biosecurity Area Management


Aug 2 - Ecuador's CNA Embraces the Addition of Shrimp to Seafood Import Monitoring Program


Jul 31 - Argentine Red Shrimp Catch up 60% as Season Approaches Peak


Jul 31 - Quanzhou of Fujian Imports SPF White Shrimp Broodstock for the First Time


Jul 28 - Cochran Adds Shrimp to Seafood Traceability Rules as Part of Senate Appropriations Bill


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


Jul 26 - Zhejiang Province Imports White Shrimp Seed from Thailand for the First Time


Jul 25 - National Fisheries Institute Introduces Unique and Easy Summer Shrimp Recipes


Jul 25 - Alibaba Joins Argentina's Ocean Family to Bring Fresh Red Shrimp to Chinese E-commerce Consumers


Jul 17 - Guangxi Shrimp Farmers Worried About Shrimp Survival After Heavy Rains


Jul 17 - Inslee Vetoes Anti-Shrimp Legislation That Would Have Helped Washington Oyster Growers


Jul 10 - Shandong Has Developed into Strong Distribution Hub for China Kuruma Shrimp; 80% Sold in the South


Jul 7 - Like Ecuador, India Seeing Huge Increase in Shrimp Production This Year


Jul 7 - Diseases Seriously Affecting White Shrimp Aquaculture in Guangdong This Year


Jul 7 - Some Think China Shrimp Prices Likely to Rebound in the Second Half of 2017


Jul 6 - Zhanjiang To Build the Fourth Largest Seafood Expo Worldwide


Jul 5 - Zhanjiang’s Processing Plants of Struggle to Keep Up with Shrimp Industry Changes


Jun 30 - South China Shrimp Aquaculture Ponds at Risk Due to Weather Extremes


Jun 23 - FFAW wins Higher Summer Shrimp Price as Panel Sets $1.25 per Lb. as Benchmark


Jun 23 - China Shrimp Seed Stocking Drops 25% in First Half, Output to Be Stable on higher Quality seed


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White Shrimp Prices Drop in Some China Regions Due to Market, Environmental Factors

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Shuichan] translated by Amy Zhong - October 18, 2017

White shrimp prices have dropped as much as 3 yuan/jin (~$0.90/kg USD) in some regions of China due to the end of holiday consumption and sudden heavy rainfall.

White shrimp farm gate prices declined in several regions of China after National Day and the Mid-Autumn Festival when there is a natural reduction in consumption. According to available statistics, the prices have contracted between 1 to 3 yuan/jin in regions such as the Pearl River Delta (PRD) region, ...

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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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Wenzhou City Seafood Import Volume Grows, Primarily Due to Oysters

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [ZJ News] translated by Amy Zhong - October 12, 2017

Wenzhou people eat 5,000 imported oysters every day. At the same time, the city’s seafood import volume grew by 15 times in the third quarter from the same period last year.

One Wenzhou trading company, Haowoga, imported 320 kg of oysters from the Netherlands on Sept. 29. All these oysters were sold out within one day. The situation was similar with the 432 kg of oysters it had imported earlier. Haowoga imports two batches of live seafood like oysters from the Netherlands every week, ...

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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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MSC Grants First Chain of Custody Certification to Cruise Ship Company Tallink Silja

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle - October 2, 2017

You can now get Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified seafood on the open waters. Five Tallink Silja cruise ships have become the world’s first cruise ships to obtain the MSC Chain of Custody certification for the shrimp and herring that they serve onboard.

“Tallink Silja strives to source sustainably and to guide its customers towards ...

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Guangzhou Airport Adopts New Inspection Platform to Speed Clearance for E-commerce Products

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [FishFirst] translated by Amy Zhong - September 28, 2017

Guangzhou Baiyun airport has installed an inspection and quarantine system for trans-border e-commerce of fresh food; it has been in operation for two years. It has imported 61,400 batches of fresh food worth US $870.75 million through this channel so far.

The import of high-quality fresh food has skyrocketed this year. For example, that of lobsters has grown by 340 percent from the previous one, while that of abalones has jumped by 50 percent.

More and more foreign ...

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Gulf Coast Shrimp Landings for August Released; Texas Numbers Maintain Average

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle - September 26, 2017

August Gulf Coast shrimp landings for all species, headless, are at 16.75 million pounds, compared to 14.23 million pounds last August. From January the year to date total is 65.93 million pounds, which is up almost 9.8 million from the January to August total in 2016. NOAA reports that the total landings were 6.4% below the prior 15 year historical average of 17.9 million pounds.

Texas landings for August 2017 were at 8.37 million pounds, a jump from August 2016 ...

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Shrimp Disease Outbreak in Fujian and Guangdong has Flooded Market, Lowering Prices

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Shuichan] translated by Amy Zhong - September 25, 2017

Shrimp are vulnerable to diseases due to the climate in Fujian and sick shrimp have flooded the market in large quantities, which lowered local prices by about 2 to 3 yuan/jin ($0.60-$0.90/kg U.S.) this week.

Large quantities of white shrimp have suffered from white feces in many ponds of Zhuhai and Xinhui of Guangdong province recently. It is very difficult for these shrimps to recover so most farmers decide to shorten their aquaculture ...

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US Lowers Indian Shrimp Duty Rates by 62%

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Foreign Trade Data] by Jarrod M. Goldfeder September 19, 2017

The Commerce Department published today its final determination in the eleventh administrative review of the antidumping duty order against Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India.  This reviews cover Indian frozen shrimp entries during the period February 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016.  The final antidumping rates are as follows ...

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Florida Organic Aquaculture LLC Retains M&A Specialist, Equity Partners HG

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [PRNEWSWIRE] September 11, 2017

FELLSMERE, Florida: By order of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida, Case Nos. 17-21251-EPK & 17-15012-EPK, Equity Partners HG will conduct the auction of Florida Organic Aquaculture LLC ("The Company"), along with the assets of Sustainable Aquaculture Initiative, LLC, on October 3, 2017. The Company had retained Equity Partners HG to seek a buyer for the state-of-the-art, technology-driven shrimp farming operation. Located on 100 acres in Southern Florida, the Company breeds, processes and sells all-natural shrimp for the US domestic market in a scientifically advanced, indoor and bio-secure aquaculture facility.

Florida Organic Aquaculture has focused their research on alternative shrimp dietary approaches and developing...

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Texas Oyster Production, and Shrimp, Will Take Long Time to Recover; 25% of Shrimp Fleet Damaged

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Houston Chronicle] By Greg Morago - September 6, 2017

Looking out his window at Galveston Bay last week, Raz Halili, sales manager for Prestige Oysters in San Leon, saw water that looked like a melted chocolate bar - distastrous for oysters.

"I don't see how they can survive through this," said Halili. "There's just too much fresh water."

The surge of silt-choked floodwater runoff into Galveston Bay upsets the balance of fresh and salt water that oysters need to thrive. The Texas oyster industry supplies about 30 percent of all oysters harvested in the Gulf of Mexico. Halili, whose family runs Prestige, one of the nation's leading oyster ...

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Hurricane Harvey Takes its Toll on Seafood Industry

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] August 31, 2017

Hurricane Harvey has wreaked havoc on parts of Texas, causing massive flooding and forcing people from their homes. The amount of damage done is not 100% clear yet, but multiple industries have already been impacted by its path of destruction — one being seafood.

Restaurants in the Houston area have been forced to shut down, losing sales and potentially even their buildings due to flooding. They’re losing money every day that they’re closed down. But that’s only one part of the equation...

 

 

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Long John Silver’s Adds New Butterfly Shrimp Dish to Menu for Limited Time

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] August 29, 2017

Long John Silver’s is expanding their menu for a limited time. The seafood chain, which started out in Kentucky in 1969, has added Sweet n’ Tangy Panko Butterfly Shrimp to their offerings.

According to a press release, the crunchy panko-breaded dish will be available to order now through the end of the year at participating locations. The shrimp plate, which will cost you $4.99, comes with natural-cut fries and ...

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Brunei Blue Shrimp Sold Exclusively on Alibaba's T-Mall Platform Under New Agreement

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Ishwang] translated by Amy Zhong - August 25, 2017

At the end of last month, T-mall platform signed a strategic cooperation agreement with more than 20 crab sellers in Jiangsu province who own aquaculture areas totaling 37,000 Mu (6,227 acres). All the crab will be supplied to the platform. And this month T-mall has made another big move: It signed a cooperation agreement with Zhangzidao during the World Seafood Shanghai Exhibition on Aug 19. The agreement reads that all Zhangzidao’s blue shrimps imported from Brunei will be sold through the platform.

According to Zhangzidao ...

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Cargill Patents Special Shrimp Feed to Fight EMS

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  by John Sackton  August 23, 2017

Cargill has filed a patent on a shrimp feed that it claims will reduce the spread of EMS (Early Mortality Syndrome).

EMS (also called AHPNS) devastated the shrimp industry in some major producing countries in 2012, and since then farmers have learned to manage around it but the disease has not been eradicated.

Cargill is now proposing a feed solution that would limit the impact.  “EMS can quickly spread among farmed shrimp populations, causing mortality rates of up to 90% within 30 days, ” Cargill wrote in its worldwide patent filing. “Therefore, the prevention or mitigation of the occurrence of EMS in shrimp farms is desirable. ”

Cargill said a feeding strategy that improved the overall dietary function of shrimp..

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Cargill Survey Reveals U.S. Consumers are Willing To Spend Extra for Sustainable Seafood

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

Cargill — a global corporate feed company that produces feed for salmon, tilapia, shrimp and more  — has conducted a survey with 1,000 U.S. residents to find out what they care about when it comes to seafood. The poll results revealed that “seafood is in higher demand than ever before” and that a majority of consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable and responsibly sourced seafood.

“The majority of American consumers believe seafood is ...

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Trader Joe’s Stops Buying Mexican Shrimp as Part of Effort To Save Vaquita Porpoise From Extinction

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle - Octobe 12, 2017

Popular grocery chain Trader Joe’s has confirmed that they will no longer be buying shrimp from Mexico. Matt Sloan, Trader Joe’s VP of Marketing – Product, explained in a letter that the decision comes from concerns about the threat to the vaquita porpoise.

 “We are cognizant of and concerned about threats to the survival of the vaquita,” said Sloan ...

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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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Tru Shrimp Building Largest Shrimp Facility in the World in Minnesota 
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [CBS 2 Minnesota]  John Lauritsen - October 1, 2017

BALATON, Minn. (WCCO) — We could soon see a shrimp invasion in the walleye state.

Minnesota-based Tru Shrimp, a division of Ralco, is building one of the largest shrimp facilities in the world.

Balaton is a town of about 600, where neighbors know each other, and routine is revered.

But behind the doors of the old school, a new phenomenon is rising to the surface — one that even Forrest Gump himself would be proud of.

“When you mention that you are working on shrimp, they go what? It always brings a smile,” said Michael Ziebell, CEO of Tru Shrimp.

What they are doing is bringing a first-of-its-kind ...

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CPF Institutes '3 Cleaning Approach' in its Thai Shrimp Farms- Clean Ponds, Clean Water, Clean Stock

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  by John Sackton Sept. 29, 2017

CPF Kung Krabben Shrimp Co-opCPF Institutes '3 Cleaning Approach' in its Thai Shrimp Farms- Clean Ponds, Clean Water, Clean Stock

Charoen Pokphand Foods, the largest shrimp producer in Thailand, recently publicized its new 3 Cleaning approach to shrimp farms.

The idea is Clean pond bottoms, Clean water, and Clean SPF PL's (Post larvae) will consistently protect farmers against diseases which have ravaged shrimp production in Thailand.

Recently they took a group of journalists to the Khung Kraben Fishery..

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Festivals Boost Chinese Shrimp Demand; Prices Expected to Rise

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Shuichan] translated by Amy Zhong - September 28, 2017

China’s shrimp price index was reported to be 118.75 points on Sept. 20, which dropped by 1.15% (1.39 points) from Sept. 13. The farm gate price was 24.57 yuan/jin ($7.36/kg US) for those at the size of 40 shrimp per jin (80 shrimp per kg) on average, which contracted by 0.28 yuan/jin ($0.08/kg US).

China’s National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival are on their way. And farm gate prices of white shrimp usually rises to comparatively large prices ...

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Guolian Plans to Raise Private Funding to Boost White Shrimp Production in China

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [JFinfo] translated by Amy Zhong - September 25, 2017

Guolian plans to raise about 1.26 billion yuan (~$190 million U.S.) through private placement to boost production. And greater white shrimp demand brings better market performance for Guolian.

Seafood prices have remained at high levels within the first half of this year. Guolian has gained great market success with its main product, white shrimp. Its net profit ballooned by 705.54 percent in the first half of 2017 compared with the same period last year. It has played a leading role in China’s ...

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Sysco Now Offering Sustainable and Artificial Additive-Free Wild Caught Shrimp

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle September 18, 2017

Foodservice distribution company Sysco is launching a new product – Premier Gold Natural Wild Caught Gulf Shrimp.

The shrimp is sourced in the Gulf of Mexico, and then processed and frozen without artifical preservatives, antibiotics, or sulfites. The product is part of Sysco's Cutting Edge Solutions platform, which will bring ...

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Red Lobster Has a "Secret Menu" During Their Endless Shrimp Promotion

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle September 13, 2017

The Endless Shrimp promotion is back at Red Lobster – but with a twist. The seafood restaurant chain has a “secret menu” for customers to order off of.

The 2017 Endless Shrimp campaign has a total of five flavors and preparations to choose from, including two new additions to the menu – Nashville Hot Shrimp and Mediterranean Shrimp. However, there are actually five more dishes that the restaurant is not promoting.

So, how do you order these “secret” menu items? You simply need to ...

 

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Red Lobster's 2017 Endless Shrimp Promotion Begins With 2 New Offerings

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] September 6, 2017

Shrimp lovers will want to flock to Red Lobster. The restaurant chain is bringing back their annual “Endless Shrimp” promotion for a limited time, giving customers the opportunity to “mix and match their shrimp selections.”

“This year, Red Lobster is giving guests the most abundant and generous portions on their initial order, making it the best Endless Shrimp experience yet,” Chef Dustin Hilinski, executive chef and director of culinary at Red Lobster, said in a statement. “And this year’s new flavors are ...

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China Shrimp Prices Expected to Increase as Typhoon Hits Farms in China's Pearl River Delta

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

A typhoon has hit main shrimp aquaculture regions of the PRD region hard. And with a reduction of shrimp deposit, their prices are expected to rise later this year.

China’s shrimp price index is reported to be 121.24 points on Aug. 23. It has decreased 0.39% (0.48 points) from the last statistic date, Aug. 16. And its farm gate price is 25.08 yuan/jin (US $7.68/kg) on average for those at the size of ...

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Luke’s Lobster Giving Out Free Lobster Rolls to Push Lobster Emoji Petition

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

Luke’s Lobster is making one final push to promote their “Let’s Make the Lobster Emoji Happen” campaign. On Wednesday the chain restaurant’s Garment District location in New York City is giving away free lobster rolls to the first 100 customers who show up and sign the Change.org petition they started earlier this month.

“The emoji sea is filled with crab, shrimp, octopus, squid, whale, spouting whale, blowfish and even non-fish-human-deep-sea-diver ...

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Amid Changing Coldwater Shrimp Market, Oregon Fishermen Seek to Renegotiate Prices

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

With two months left of the season, Oregon pink shrimp fishermen and processors are re-negotiating ex-vessel prices, fishermen said.

The season so far has not been terrible, but not nearly as good as landings in the recent five or six years. Prices to fishermen mirrored the global market situation of oversupply in April, the start of the West Coast season.

"We're not so far behind last year at this time," Oregon Trawl Commission Director Brad Pettinger said recently. "But we ...

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Apex Frozen Foods IPO Opens for Subscription

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] August 23, 2017

The Apex Frozen Foods IPO has opened for subscription.

Apex, an integrated producer and exporter of aquaculture products, launched the public issue of up to 87 lakh equity shares, or 8,700,000 equity shares. The company wants to use the net proceeds to set up a new shrimp processing unit. Apex produces two kinds of shrimp — whiteleg shrimp and black tiger shrimp. Their operations currently sit on 1,337.69 acres of land, but their hoping to set up a new processing facility to ...

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Calysta Trial Reveals FeedKind Protein Could Replace Fishmeal in Shrimp Feed

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

Trial results from Calysta, Inc., a biotechnology company, reveals that shrimp fed a diet featuring FeedKind protein had “equivalent or higher survival and growth when compared to shrimp fed a standard fishmeal-based diet.”

The study focused on post-larvae Pacific white shrimp, which were fed a control diet featuring fishmeal as their primary source of protein and a test diet replacing the fishmeal with FeedKind Protein. Results from the end of the study revealed that ...

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