Tue. Jan 31 2023

Planet Based Foods Now Found in Major Southwestern Grocery Retailer


Steve Tippmann Retires After 36 Years with Tippmann Group; John Tippmann III to Fill Role


Seafood Tops Kroger’s Food Trends Prediction List for 2023


SEA-NL Schedules Election For New President


BioMar, Benson Hill Announce Collaboration for High-Performance Aquafeed Formulation


Three Rescued From Sinking Commercial Fishing Vessel Near Pascagoula, Mississippi


SeafoodNews.com Summary Tuesday, January 31


Mon. Jan 30 2023

The Winding Glass: Kodiak Crab Strike Has Ended, But It Is A Sign Of Disputes To Come This Spring  


U.S. and Canada Reach One-Year Accord on Pacific Halibut, Catch Limits Down 10% in 2023


PODCAST: Oregon Crab Update; Valentine’s Day Spending and More  


Russia Ready for Increase of Shrimp Catch in 2023  


Seafood Shines on JD.com During Chinese New Year Holiday  


Jeff Loder Named New Executive Director of the Association of Seafood Producers


Amazon Raises Fees For Free Delivery Of Groceries Online


SeafoodNews.com Summary Monday, January 30


Fri. Jan 27 2023

Crab Season Finally Opens on Oregon's Southern Coast  


Seafood Expo Global 2023 Sells More Exhibit Space Than 2022


Japan: November Air Cargo Imports Down 30% in Volume, Up Less Than 10% in Value


Ecuador: 2,000 Pounds of Shrimp Stolen From Fishing Boat by Organized Crime Gangs  


McDonald's President: California Keeps Looking for Ways to Raise Prices, Drive Away More Businesses


TGI Fridays New Three-Course Feast Menu Brings All the Friday Feels Without Breaking the Bank


SeafoodNews.com Summary Friday, January 27


NRF: Valentine’s Day Spending to Soar Past 2022 to $26 Billion


Thu. Jan 26 2023

VIDEO: Oregon Crab Season; Santa Monica Seafood; NOAA Denies Request


New England Fishery Management Council Presents 2022 Award for Excellence to Maggie Raymond


Russia Refused to Negotiate with Japan on Catching Fish on the Kuriles Islands


38 North Korean and Chinese Fishing Boats Entered Yamatotai in Japan's EEZ In 2022


Kikka Sushi Launches New Vegan Line of Products


Plant Based Seafood Company The Ish Company Raises More Than $5 Million in Seed Funding


Registration Open For Second Annual Global Shrimp Forum  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, January 26


Wed. Jan 25 2023

SeafoodNews.com Summary Wednesday, January 25


NRA: “Potential Warning Sign” For Restaurants As Sales Trended Lower Towards End Of 2022


Report: “No statistically Relevant Association” Regarding Sea Lice and Production of Farmed Salmon  


Nothing Can Stop The Return of Lobsterfest At Red Lobster  


NEFMC Executive Director to Retire After 25-Year Stint with Council


Irish Minister: National Inshore Fishermen’s Association Named EU Producer Organization


StarKist Named One of BrandSpark’s Most Trusted Consumer Products


Steakholder Foods Achieves 50x Yield in Cell Production Using a Filtration System


Russian Frozen King Crab Half Price, Tsukiji Kanisho Securing 1,000 Tons  


The Retail Rundown: How Do Plant-Based Meat Sales Fare at Retail?


Previous Week »

Titter UB Shop Youtube Facebook
Contact

Urner Barry
P.O. Box 389
Toms River, NJ 08754
1-732-240-5330

Advertising

Bill Lynskey
1-732-240-5330 ext. 205
blynskey@urnerbarry.com

Ally Coghlan
1-732-420-5330 ext. 295
acoghlan@urnerbarry.com


Editorial

Amanda Buckle
Managing Editor
1001 Corporate Circle
Toms River, NJ 08755
Voice: 732-575-1983
abuckle
@urnerbarry.com


Ryan Doyle
Staff Writer
Voice: 732-240-5330 x275
rdoyle
@urnerbarry.com


Susan Chambers
Associate Editor
SeafoodNews.com
Voice: 541-297-2875
susanchambers
@urnerbarry.com


Peggy Parker
Science and Sustainability Editor
PO Box 872
Deming, WA 98244
Voice: 360-592-3116
peggyparker
@urnerbarry.com


John Sackton
Contributor
8 White Pine Lane
Lexington, MA 02421
Voice: 781-861-1441
 Fax 781-533-9480
jsackton@seafood.com

Support and Questions
1-800-443-5330
support@urnerbarry.com

Subscription Info
1-800-932-0617
sales@urnerbarry.com

Terms

License Agreement

Steve Tippmann Retires After 36 Years with Tippmann Group; John Tippmann III to Fill Role

Steve Tippmann, Executive Vice President at Tippmann Group / Interstate Warehousing has retired after nearly 36 years in the refrigerated warehousing and construction industries.

Tippmann’s career started in refrigeration engineering, but his more recent role had him focused on customer relationships and overseeing the sales and marketing goals of Tippmann Construction and Interstate Warehousing.

Throughout his career, Tippmann has also spent time as a leader on multiple boards for industry associations including the Global Cold Chain Alliance, American Meat Institute, and Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association...

Full Story »

Planet Based Foods Now Found in Major Southwestern Grocery Retailer

San Diego-based Planet Based Foods Global Inc. and Kroger-owned Fry’s Food and Drug have partnered to offer PBF’s nutrient-rich “superfoods” in select stores among Fry’s 123 stores located across Arizona.

A major southwestern grocery retailer, Fry's Food and Drug is a popular grocery retail chain that carries a wide array of bakery items, dairy, deli, frozen foods, general grocery, meat, pharmacy, produce, seafood, snacks, and  liquor. Fry’s, a division of Cincinnati-based Kroger, has recently started offering more sustainable and health-conscious foods.

Planet Based Foods use ...

Full Story »

Seafood Tops Kroger’s Food Trends Prediction List for 2023

Kroger’s is expecting shoppers to continue cooking at home in 2023 – more specifically, seafood items!

Earlier this month the grocery chain released their food trends predictions for the year and highlighted that consumers will be focusing on “making a meal special.”

“This is the year of celebration as we relish in being together with family and friends,” said Stuart Aitken, senior vice president, chief merchant and marketing officer. “Customers not only learned to cook during the pandemic, they grew to love it. In 2023, cooking at home remains a mainstay with...

Full Story »

SEA-NL Schedules Election For New President

Seaward Enterprises Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (SEA-NL) will elect a new president at their first annual general meeting, which is scheduled for Saturday, February 25 at Albatross Hotel in Gander. The election comes after Jason Sullivan resigned from the position earlier this month.

”“The leaders we need must not be bought and paid for or out for themselves, but focused on the overall health and direction of the inshore as a whole,” said Ryan Cleary, Executive Director of SEA-NL. 

SEA-NL members who are in good standing are eligible...

Full Story »

BioMar, Benson Hill Announce Collaboration for High-Performance Aquafeed Formulation

Aquaculture feed solutions leader Biomar announced a collaboration with food tech company Benson Hill last week. The collaboration will leverage Benson Hill soy and “further assess its sustainability impact on high-performance aquafeed formulations.”

“BioMar has made a commitment to reduce the impacts of our feeds, and 97% of the carbon footprint comes from the feed ingredients,” said Morten Holdorff Møjbæk, Global Sourcing Director, BioMar Group. “With our exit last year from the Russian raw material market, it was important for us to find suppliers committed to working with...

Full Story »

Three Rescued From Sinking Commercial Fishing Vessel Near Pascagoula, Mississippi

Three people were rescued from a sinking vessel near Pascagoula, Mississippi, on Monday. 

The Dat Parker, a 50-foot commercial fishing vessel, began taking on water early yesterday morning. Watchstanders with the eighth Coast Guard District received a distress alert at 8:11 a.m. from an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB). Upon contacting the owner of the vessel they were able to learn that her husband and two others had taken the boat for fishing. She had been unable to contact them.

A response boat was able...

Full Story »

PODCAST: Oregon Crab Update; Valentine’s Day Spending and More

Join SeafoodNews Managing Editor Amanda Buckle and Urner Barry Seafood market reporter Lorin Castiglione as they talk about the latest news regarding Oregon crab; Valentine’s Day Spending predictions from the National Retail Federation and much more!

This episode of the SeafoodNews weekly podcast is  brought to you by the new retail experience that is now live on the premier protein market intelligence platform, COMTELL . A newly enhanced and comprehensive retail experience gives subscribers access to retailer-based IRI scanner data with an in-depth and accurate view of the buying process...

Full Story »

Russia Ready for Increase of Shrimp Catch in 2023  

Russia plans to significantly increase the volume of seafood production in 2023. A substantial part of it will be sent for exports.

As part of these plans, a particular attention will be paid for the increase of the production of shrimp. For this purpose, experts of Rosrybolovstvo plan to conduct the assessment of shrimp stock in the Sea of Okhotsk, after which the quotas for their catch could be approved.

In general, shrimp catch in Russia has been declining in the last several years. The last time of...

 

Full Story »

Jeff Loder Named New Executive Director of the Association of Seafood Producers

The Association of Seafood Producers (ASP) announced Monday that they have named Jeff Loder as their new Executive Director.

Longtime ASP Executive Director Derek Butler announced in early November 2022 that he would be departing the organization after 19 years at the helm. 

“The time has come for a new adventure,” Butler said of his decision to leave. “Working with ASP has been the honor of a lifetime. There have been some great challenges, and it will always be a difficult...

Full Story »

Crab Season Finally Opens on Oregon's Southern Coast

It's about time! The last portion of the Oregon Coast that has been delayed will finally open Feb. 4.

The area, from Cape Arago, near Charleston, to the California border, was held up by low meat quality and then "hot" crab that showed elevated levels of domoic acid.

But on Thursday, the fleet got the all clear signal to set their gear. However, some parts of the area may open under an evisceration requirement.

Harvest of crab from a “biotoxin management zone,” or ...

Full Story »

Japan: November Air Cargo Imports Down 30% in Volume, Up Less Than 10% in Value

According to the Ministry of Finance's import customs statistics, air cargo imports of marine products in November last year saw a decline in volume, and the rate of increase in value dropped to single digits for the first time in eight months. It was also the first time in seven months that the volume dropped by nearly 30%.

According to a report by Suisan Keizai, November's air shipments amounted to 4,930 tons worth 9.78 billion yen ($75.29 million), a decrease of 26.65% in volume...

Full Story »

McDonald's President: California Keeps Looking for Ways to Raise Prices, Drive Away More Businesses

Whether you're a lawmaker, a business owner or leader, or an everyday voter, one thing is clear: California has become a dramatic case study of putting bad politics over good policy.

Last fall, the legislature passed a bill – AB257, or the FAST Act – almost entirely at the behest of organized labor's firm grip on many of the state's lawmakers. It makes it all but impossible to run small business restaurants, but the impacts are far beyond that. Under the FAST Act

Full Story »

VIDEO: Oregon Crab Season; Santa Monica Seafood; NOAA Denies Request

Join SeafoodNews Managing Editor Amanda Buckle as she breaks down the top three read stories of the week, including Oregon crab season woes; Santa Monica Seafood's expansion to the East Coast; and NOAA's denial of the emergency action request for red king crab. 

This episode of the SeafoodNews Weekly Video is brought to you by COMTELL’s new retail dashboard, a newly enhanced and comprehensive retail experience that gives subscribers access to retailer-based IRI scanner data with an in-depth and accurate view of the buying...

Full Story »

Russia Refused to Negotiate with Japan on Catching Fish on the Kuriles Islands 

Russia refused to negotiate with Japan on catching fish on the Kuriles Islands, sparking serious concerns among Japanese fishermen, operating in this area.  

According to a recent report in the Japanese Hokkaido Shimbun business paper, the biggest concerns were reflected by Japanese fishermen working on the northern and northeastern parts of Hokkaido, which may face a significant decline of their catches this year.  

The talks regarding the provision of quotas for Japanese fishermen for the catch close to the Russian Kuriles...

Full Story »

Kikka Sushi Launches New Vegan Line of Products

Vegan sushi is headed to the masses thanks to Tonny Soesanto, CEO of Kikka Sushi. The company, which has been a long time partner of Whole Foods Markets, recently launched Vegan Salmon and Tuna Sushi.

Both the new plant-based salmon and tuna products are primarily made out of konjac, a root vegetable, as well as red algae. Soesanto, who is a graduate of CalTech with a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, created the products through a collaboration with a partner company in Japan.

As noted above, Kikka Sushi has been...

Full Story »

Registration Open For Second Annual Global Shrimp Forum

Save the date! The second annual Global Shrimp Forum is set to take place September 5-7 at the Van der Valk Hotel, Utrecht. And registration for the event is now open.

“We are delighted to share the news that the Global Shrimp Forum is returning for its second event in 2023 and that early-bird registration is now open,” said Willem van der Pijl, co-founder of the Global Shrimp Forum. “Preparations for this year’s event are well underway, and we are thrilled to announce that more than 35 companies have...

Full Story »

News Summary January 30, 2023

The Winding Glass: Kodiak Crab Strike Has Ended, But It Is A Sign Of Disputes To Come This Spring

The Kodiak crab strike ended on Saturday when the 130 vessels remaining tied up in the district voted to go fishing for a price of $3.25 per lb. The season opened two weeks ago, but harvesters were dissatisfied with the pres-eason price offers and refused to fish. The pre-season offers reported by KMXT were $2.50 per lb. Some processors offered $3.25, but that was not initially acceptable. Kodiak crabbers were hoping for $4.00 to $5.00. Last year they had received $8.00...

Full Story »

NRF: Valentine’s Day Spending to Soar Past 2022 to $26 Billion

The National Retail Federation (NRF) expects consumers to shell out $25.9 billion for Valentine’s Day in 2023, up from 2022’s $23.9 billion, per an annual survey released by the group and Prosper Insights & Analytics.

If the survey results hold true, 2023 would be one of the highest spending years on record, the NRF noted.

“Valentine’s Day is a special occasion to shop for the people we care most about,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “This year, as consumers embrace spending on friends and...

Full Story »

The Winding Glass: Kodiak Crab Strike Has Ended, But It Is A Sign Of Disputes To Come This Spring

The Kodiak crab strike ended on Saturday when the 130 vessels remaining tied up in the district voted to go fishing for a price of $3.25 per lb.

The season opened two weeks ago, but harvesters were dissatisfied with the pres-eason price offers and refused to fish. The pre-season offers reported by KMXT were $2.50 per lb. Some processors offered $3.25, but that was not initially acceptable.

Kodiak crabbers were hoping for $4.00 to...

 

Full Story »

U.S. and Canada Reach One-Year Accord on Pacific Halibut, Catch Limits Down 10% in 2023

The United States and Canada agreed last Friday to accept a 10.3% cut in annual catch limits for Pacific halibut, compared to 2022 catch limits. This year’s season opening will be March 10 with a closing date of December 7, 2023. The six Commissioners — three from Canada and three from the U.S. — announced the changes last Friday at the annual meeting of the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) in Victoria, B.C.

Canada’s catch limits dropped from 7.56 million pounds to 6.78 mlbs this year...

Full Story »

Seafood Shines on JD.com During Chinese New Year Holiday

This Chinese New Year celebration saw a boom in “3R” food, reports JD.com.

“3R” food stands for “ready-to-cook,” “ready-to-heat,” and “ready-to-eat.” The online retail giant revealed that the category saw six-fold growth in transaction volume year-over-year during the holiday period, which ran from January 21 through January 27. And seafood products hold a major stake in this category.

“Food is an essential element of Chinese Spring Festival celebrations,” says JD. “With the 3R industry thriving in China in recent years, more and...

Full Story »

Amazon Raises Fees For Free Delivery Of Groceries Online

Amazon Prime members who order groceries online through Amazon Fresh will soon pay a lot more to get free delivery.

Starting Feb. 28, online Amazon Fresh grocery orders of less than $150 will incur delivery fees, Amazon.com Inc. said in an email to Prime members.

Delivery charges will be $9.95 for orders under $50, $6.95 for orders between $50 and $100, and $3.95 for orders between $100 and $150, Amazon said.

Currently, Prime members outside of New York City who spend...

Full Story »

Seafood Expo Global 2023 Sells More Exhibit Space Than 2022 

Seafood Expo Global is back. And Diversified is going bigger and better than ever with a newly expanded conference program to discuss challenges, opportunities and solutions of the sector worldwide. So far they have scheduled more than 20 briefings by industry experts. 

For the second year in a row the event will be held in Barcelona at Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via venue. The expo is scheduled to take place from April 25-27. So far show organizers Diversified Communications says that more than 45,000m2 of exhibit space has been...

Full Story »

Ecuador: 2,000 Pounds of Shrimp Stolen From Fishing Boat by Organized Crime Gangs

Full Story »

TGI Fridays New Three-Course Feast Menu Brings All the Friday Feels Without Breaking the Bank

For fans seeking a guaranteed good deal – and good time, TGI Fridays is serving up a can't-miss menu for guests to share that's sure to please both their taste buds and their wallets. Starting today (just in time for Valentine's Day) through April 3rd, the brand is serving up the all-new Fridays Feast menu – a complete three-course meal for two starting at just $28*.

Only available for a limited time, fans will want to get a taste of Fridays Feast...

Full Story »

New England Fishery Management Council Presents 2022 Award for Excellence to Maggie Raymond

The New England Fishery Management Council honored Maggie Raymond, former Executive Director of Associated Fisheries of Maine and a 25-year participant in the Council process, by presenting her with the 2022 Janice M. Plante Award for Excellence.

Council Chair Eric Reid called the recognition “long overdue.”

“Maggie represents the epitome of someone dedicated to both the commercial fishing industry and sustainable fisheries management,” said Chair Reid. “Her tenure covers a period of tremendous change, stretching from the early days of the...

 

Full Story »

38 North Korean and Chinese Fishing Boats Entered Yamatotai in Japan's EEZ In 2022

On January 17, Japan's Fisheries Agency announced that in 2022, it issued warnings within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) surrounding the Yamato Bank in the Sea of Japan against 38 foreign fishing vessels to vacate. The breakdown is 19 Chinese and 19 North Korean fishing vessels. The North Korean fishing vessels have been confirmed for the first time in about two years. A Fisheries Agency official said, "Since they changed from wooden boats to steel vessels, we need to be more vigilant...

 

 

Full Story »

Plant Based Seafood Company The Ish Company Raises More Than $5 Million in Seed Funding

More plant-based seafood is coming your way. The ISH Company, which is in the plant-based seafood space, has raised more than $5 Million in seed funding to accelerate growth and development of their products. 

According to the company, the funds will primarily be used to propel their product into the “flourishing plant-based foods market” and help the company continue to create more innovative products. The funds will also help lay the groundwork for future partnerships...

Full Story »

News Summary January 31, 2023

Today's Top Story: Feds Use Rare Veto to Block Alaska Copper, Gold Mine Plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday effectively vetoed a proposed open-pit copper and gold mine in a remote region of southwest Alaska that is a trove of minerals coveted by mining interests but that also supports the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery...

Full Story »

News Summary January 27, 2023

Today's Top Story: Crab Season Finally Opens on Oregon's Southern Coast

It's about time! The last portion of the Oregon Coast that has been delayed will finally open Feb. 4.The area, from Cape Arago, near Charleston, to the California border, was held up by low meat quality and then "hot" crab that showed elevated levels of domoic acid...

Full Story »
Previous Day »