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May 20 - White Cane Sockeye Salmon Issues Recall Over Undeclared Allergens


May 20 - Class Action Targeting Retailer ALDI’s Salmon Sustainability Claims Moves Forward


May 19 - Green Plains, Key U.S. Trout Producer Partner to Expand Aquafeed Production in Idaho


May 19 - Sanford Credits Post-COVID Recovery for Boosted First Half Results


May 17 - These Are The Top 10 Seafood Items Consumed In The U.S. For 2020


May 16 - Alaska Anticipates Limited Salted Salmon Roe Production and Air Freight to Japan


May 12 - Samherji to Use $26 Million to Build 40,000 MT Salmon Farm with Former Mowi CEO Backing


May 12 - AK 2022 Salmon Season Is Just Days Away; Lots Of Fishing Action Across The State


May 11 - Norwegian Food Safety Authority Confirms ISA At Fish Farm in Hitra Municipality


May 11 - Mowi Credits Salmon Price Surge, Increased Demand for Record Q1 Earnings


May 11 - USDA Eyeing Salmon, Walleye in Latest Purchase Requests


May 10 - Balancing Act: California Agency Find New Ways to Support Salmon During Drought


May 9 - Camanchaca Resumes Operations After Truck Strike Caused Company to Temporarily Halt Production


May 9 - Japan’s March Chilean Coho Imports Slide By 19.9% To 14,277 Tons


May 6 - Mowi Canada East Confirms ISAv Detection at Newfoundland Site


May 6 - AquaBounty Continues to Increase Harvest of GE Salmon


May 6 - Sernapesca Releases Report on Antimicrobials in Salmon Farming, Industry Reacts


May 6 - AK 2022 Salmon Season Officially Starts on May 16


May 4 - Norwegian Food Safety Authority Warns of Potential ISA At Knutshaugfisk AS


May 4 - Norwegian Salmon Prices Up in April Behind Increased Demand, Less Access to Volume


May 4 - Deep Branch and BioMar Team Up With Mission to Redefine Aquaculture Feed


May 4 - Pair of Fish Farmers Join Cargill’s SeaFurther Sustainability Initiative


May 4 - Tokyo Central Wholesale Market Salted Fish Roe Sales Up In Pollock Roe, Down In Salmon Roe Products


May 2 - Russia Considering Taking Measures for Prevention of Fish and Seafood Shortage in Domestic Market


Apr 28 - Tokyo’s Toyosu Market March Salmon Sales Volume 10% Down, Price 20-30% Up


Apr 27 - Blumar Looking to Boost Share of Salmon, Horse Mackerel in European Market


Apr 27 - IFF-DuPont Teams Up With Start-Up SimpliiGood to Develop First Commercial Plant Based Smoked Salmon


Apr 26 - Court Sets Aside Move By Former Fisheries Minister to End Salmon Farming in Discovery Islands


Apr 22 - Blue Circle Launches Salmon Sausages Just In Time For Summer


Apr 22 - Stephen King Makes Heads Spin With His Microwave Salmon Recipe


Apr 22 - AquaBounty Releases Statement on American Aquafarms Lease Application Termination


Apr 21 - Maine DMR Terminates American Aquafarms Application For Farm in Frenchman Bay


Apr 20 - AquaBounty Begins Construction On Land-Based Salmon Farm in Pioneer, Ohio


Apr 20 - Proximar, Marubeni Reach Exclusive Salmon Sales and Distribution Agreement in Japan


Apr 19 - JAPAN: February Fresh Salmon Imports Fall Below 1000 MT


Apr 19 - Russia to Face Shortage of Salmon and Other Premium Fish in Domestic Market This Year


Apr 14 - Tokyo Central Wholesale Market February Fish Roe Sales: Ikura Salmon Caviar Price 15% Lower


Apr 14 - West Coast Managers Set 2022 Salmon Seasons, CA Seasons Described as 'Painful'


Apr 13 - February Salmon Sales at Tokyo Central Wholesale Markets Down in Volume, Spike in Price


Apr 13 - Bambino’s Baby Food Enters Into New Partnership With Kroger, Fred Meyer Stores


Apr 13 - Russian Fish Processors Call on State to Limit Fish Exports From Russia


Apr 12 - Wild Alaskan Company Donates Over 95K Pounds of Wild-Caught Salmon to Food Bank of Alaska


Apr 12 - LocalCoho Names Former New Zealand King Salmon VP As New CEO


Apr 11 - OBI Seafoods To Maintain All Current Salmon Buying Stations For 2022 Season


Apr 11 - Ireland Food Safety Authority Posts Recall of Smoked Salmon Products


Apr 11 - Japan: February Imports Continued to Rise In Value, Down In Volume Except Russia


Apr 7 - Sitka Salmon Shares to Donate 100% of One-Time Box Profits to World Central Kitchen


Apr 7 - Japan’s Russian Seafood Imports: 10% of Total Imports May Disappear


Apr 6 - Sainsbury’s Becomes First in UK to Sell 100% ASC Certified Fresh Scottish Salmon


Apr 6 - U.S. Becomes Largest Growth Market for Norwegian Seafood Through Q1


Apr 6 - REPORT: Fish Imports To Russia Will Decline By At Least 30% This Year


Apr 5 - Whole Oceans’ Land-Based Aquaculture Facility Begins Site Prep Work in Maine


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White Cane Sockeye Salmon Issues Recall Over Undeclared Allergens

White Cane Smoked Salmon, an Idaho-based firm, recalled Wild Alaskan Cooked and Smoked Salmon because it contains undeclared Wheat and Soy, a pair of undeclared allergens on May 19.

The affected Alaskan Cooked and Smoked Salmon had been sold at farmer’s markets Green Valley, Udall Park, Oro Valley, and Rillito Park in Arizona. The affected product was last sold on 5/15/2022.

The affected Alaskan Cooked and Smoked Salmon is packaged in vacuum bag, sold frozen, and there is no...

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Class Action Targeting Retailer ALDI’s Salmon Sustainability Claims Moves Forward

A class-action lawsuit that targets marketing claims made by retailer ALDI for its fresh Atlantic salmon products will move forward following a decision by District Judge Jorge L. Alonso in the U.S. District Court of Illinois on May 17.

Alonso tossed ALDI’s motion to dismiss the class action that alleges the supermarket “falsely and deceptively markets its Atlantic Salmon products as sustainably sourced.”

The law firm representing the plaintiffs on the case, Richman Law & Policy, which is involved in several seafood sustainability-linked lawsuits, said this was...

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Sanford Credits Post-COVID Recovery for Boosted First Half Results

New Zealand seafood giant Sanford Limited reported “solid recovery” in the first half of 2022 with its Adjusted EBIT reaching $19.2 million (US$12.3), a 79% increased when compared to the first half of 2021. Revenue also jumped 16% to $270.9 million, up from $233.5 million.

CEO Peter Reidie says the result is pleasing, although challenges continue on the domestic front.

“The uplift in EBIT and revenue is satisfying and we are pleased we have been in a good position to take advantage...

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Alaska Anticipates Limited Salted Salmon Roe Production and Air Freight to Japan

The Copper River salmon fishery, which is the start of Alaska salmon fishing season in Alaska, opened today, May 16, which is one day earlier than last year.

According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the first day of the season opener is set from 7 am for 12 hours on May 17, and fishing restrictions continue for king salmon as usual for resource protection, Suisan Keizai reports.

According to the previous forecast, the Fish & Game said that the...

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AK 2022 Salmon Season Is Just Days Away; Lots Of Fishing Action Across The State

Alaska’s 2022 salmon fishery officially begins in just a few days and lots of other fishing action continues or gears up from Southeast to the Bering Sea.

The first 12-hour opener on Monday, May 16, at the Copper River near Cordova kicks off Alaska’s salmon season. The total harvest forecast for the famous fishery calls for 716,000 reds and 7,000 kings.

The total statewide, all-species salmon harvest for 2022 is projected at 160.6 million fish, down 32% from the 2021...

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Mowi Credits Salmon Price Surge, Increased Demand for Record Q1 Earnings

Salmon farming giant Mowi characterized its first quarter by a salmon price jump in all of its markets behind improved demand across the globe and lower supply.

“The increase in salmon prices coming out of the pandemic has been impressive. Salmon is a fantastic product with great product features and the beneficiary of strong megatrends, and I firmly believe this will continue to boost demand going forward,” Mowi CEO Ivan Vindheim said.

Mowi reported an operational EBIT of EUR 207 million in Q1 2022, up from EUR 109...

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Balancing Act: California Agency Find New Ways to Support Salmon During Drought

Salmon need water - but California's severe drought is putting them at risk and the state has to decide whether to spare the water for the fish, for agriculture, or for its human population.

But now it may not have to. California has come up with a new plan, a series of new projects that will help balance the water for every need.

Those projects couldn't come at a better time. California's sport and commercial salmon fishermen have fewer days on the water ...

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Japan’s March Chilean Coho Imports Slide By 19.9% To 14,277 Tons

According to the March customs statistics released by the Ministry of Finance on April 27, salmon and trout imports declined following February. The decline since February had been remarkable, and the mainstay Chilean coho fell below the previous year's level in March, Suisan Keizai reported.

In March, the total import volume, including fresh, frozen, and processed products, was 27,558 tons, decreasing 14.2% from the same month of the previous year. Although the rate of decline narrowed compared to the 24.8% decline in February, it continued to decline significantly by...

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AquaBounty Continues to Increase Harvest of GE Salmon 

AquaBounty wrapped up a busy first quarter on March 31. In addition to celebrating the official groundbreaking on their new farm site in Pioneer, Ohio, the aquaculture company revealed an increase in harvesting of their genetically engineered (GE) salmon.

“We continue to see growth in the commercial production of our GE Atlantic salmon in the first quarter, harvesting 133 tons of live weight salmon in the aggregate from our farms in Albany, Indiana and Prince Edward Island, Canada - a 46% improvement over the previous quarter,” said AquaBounty CEO Sylvia Wulf...

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AK 2022 Salmon Season Officially Starts on May 16

The season’s first sockeyes and Chinook salmon can be pulled from the Copper River starting at 7:00 am on Monday, May 16 during a 12-hour drift gillnet fishing period. Waters within the expanded Chinook salmon inside closure area will be CLOSED during this period, the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game announced on May 4.

The 2022 Copper River Chinook salmon forecast is for a total run of about 39,000 fish and a commercial harvest of 7,000 fish.

Total Copper River sockeye salmon...

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Norwegian Salmon Prices Up in April Behind Increased Demand, Less Access to Volume

The price of Norwegian seafood exports was up in April 2022 as the Norwegian Seafood Council cited rising global food prices, lower supply of popular species and the continued reopening of foodservice markets.

During April, the country exported NOK 11.3 billion ($1.2 billion) in April, a 33% jump compared to April of last year.

“Higher prices for our key species such as salmon, cod, trout and haddock are the biggest contributors to value growth this month,” said Børge Grønbech, Acting CEO of the Norwegian Seafood Council...

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Pair of Fish Farmers Join Cargill’s SeaFurther Sustainability Initiative

Scottish trout farmer Kames Fish Farming Ltd. and Chilean salmon farmer Salmones Aysén have joined Cargill’s SeaFurther Sustainability Initiative.

Cargill shared that its SeaFurther initiative focuses on three key areas:

- Transforming raw materials: Working with customers and suppliers to identify and grow planet-friendly ingredients and find new ways to reuse by-products.

- Innovating and enhancing: Focusing on ways to increase fish efficiency, getting the most out of production while using fewer resources and reducing the impact on the ocean.

- Safeguarding animal health: Developing fish nutrition...

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Russia Considering Taking Measures for Prevention of Fish and Seafood Shortage in Domestic Market

Russia is considering taking measures for the prevention of fish and seafood shortages in the domestic market, which could be the result of unprecedented sanctions, imposed on the country.

According to recent statements of Alexey Buglak, head of the Russian Pollock Association, which were made in an interview with the local RBC business paper, the deliveries of certain fish and seafood species to the domestic market, such as shrimp, Atlantic herring and mackerel can be partially replaced by domestic products, as Russian fishermen produce them...

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Blumar Looking to Boost Share of Salmon, Horse Mackerel in European Market

Chilean seafood company Blumar Seafoods believes it can increase its presence in the European market through horse mackerel and Chilean salmon.

Blumar touched down at Seafood Expo Global in Barcelona this week and announced its plans to focus more on the European market.

"Our sustainability and production standard allows us to look decisively at the European market," said the general manager of Blumar, Gerardo Balbontín, on his arrival at Seafood Expo Global in Barcelona, ​​together with the directors of the company...

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Court Sets Aside Move By Former Fisheries Minister to End Salmon Farming in Discovery Islands

A Canadian Federal Court judge has ruled that former Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan’s move to shut down all salmon farms operating out of the Discovery Islands was unlawful.

Business in Vancouver explained, “the court also found that Jordan had 'not observed' an injunction that had been granted to salmon farmers, allowing them to continue stocking fish farms with baby salmon while the judicial review made its way through the court.”

The BC Salmon Farmers Association said it was encouraged by federal judge Elizabeth Heneghan’s...

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Stephen King Makes Heads Spin With His Microwave Salmon Recipe

Stephen King published his most horrifying story yet… 

“Dinner: Get a nice salmon filet at the supermarket, not too big,” he tweeted on Tuesday. “Put some olive oil and lemon juice on it. Wrap it in damp paper towels. Nuke it in the microwave for 3 minutes or so. Eat it. Maybe add a salad.”

Excuse me… what?

First off, we’re all for increasing seafood consumption and technically you could cook salmon this way. And of course there is something appealing about having...

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Green Plains, Key U.S. Trout Producer Partner to Expand Aquafeed Production in Idaho

Green Plains announced a partnership with the Riverence Group, owner of Riverence Farms LLC and Riverence Provisions LLC, collectively the largest trout producer in the Americas, to expand aquafeed production in Idaho.

The new joint venture will lead to trout and salmon feed production for the Riverence Group, utilizing wholesome, sustainable ingredients including the 60%+ fermented protein product recently announced after the success of the development trial at Green Plains Wood River.

“This partnership is yet another validation of our transformational path, creating...

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These Are The Top 10 Seafood Items Consumed In The U.S. For 2020

Seafood consumption figures are in for 2020, revealing how the pandemic helped - and hurt - the industry.

When the coronavirus began spreading in the U.S. in early 2020, the government took extreme lockdown measures, shutting down all non-essential businesses. While restaurants were allowed to remain open, their dining rooms were closed. This was a major blow to the seafood industry, where fish and shellfish thrived at dine-in. However, retail seafood purchases did increase with many people using the lockdown to learn how to...

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Samherji to Use $26 Million to Build 40,000 MT Salmon Farm with Former Mowi CEO Backing

Samherji’s fish farming arm wrapped up a $26 million share capital increase with the funds to be used to build a pilot project for land-based salmon farming in Öxarfjördur, in Northeast Iceland, and to design and construct a 40,000 metric ton salmon farm in the Resource Park next to the Reykjanes Power Plant in the Reykjanes Peninsula.

The Icelandic seafood company said this was the first phase of a $56.5 million share capital increase that has already been approved...

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Norwegian Food Safety Authority Confirms ISA At Fish Farm in Hitra Municipality 

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority has confirmed infectious salmon anemia (ISA) at a fish farm in Hitra municipality in Trøndeloag county. There were suspicions of ISA in early March at locality 12898 Hønsvikgulen. The diagnosis was confirmed earlier this month. 

The ISA virus is harmless to humans, but is a serious and contagious viral disease when it comes to salmon. Locations with proven ISA must cull all of the salmon before disinfecting the facility. The Norwegian Food Safety Authority requires that the facility be...

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USDA Eyeing Salmon, Walleye in Latest Purchase Requests

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has invited offers to sell walleye and salmon products for use in the National School Lunch Program and other Federal Food and Nutrition Assistance Programs.

According to the USDA, acceptances will be announced by midnight, on May 19, and deliveries will be made between September 1, 2022 and February 28, 2023.

In total, the USDA wants to buy 72,000 pounds of frozen walleye fillets

When it comes to salmon products, the USDA wants to purchase canned pink...

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Camanchaca Resumes Operations After Truck Strike Caused Company to Temporarily Halt Production

Camanchaca is back to their normal operations after a truck strike forced them to temporarily halt production at their plants.

Camanchanca operates a number of facilities within the Biobío region. However on Friday the company revealed that four of their production plants were paralyzed due to a blockade of Route 5 south between Concepción and Puerto Montt and other accesses to Greater Concepción, and that they also had to temporarily halt their fishing fleet in the south as a result. The company said that they were...

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Mowi Canada East Confirms ISAv Detection at Newfoundland Site

Mowi Canada East shared on May 4 that there has been a confirmed detection of pathogenic Infectious Salmon Anaemia virus (ISAv) in Atlantic salmon at its Chaleur Bay marine site (AQ#1147).

The detection was identified through the Newfoundland and Labrador government’s Department of Fisheries, Forestry, and Agriculture’s (FFA) species-specific aquatic animal health surveillance program.

According to a public notice from Mowi, the two cages affected contain approximately 188,000 fish at an average weight of 1.5 kgs...

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Sernapesca Releases Report on Antimicrobials in Salmon Farming, Industry Reacts

Chile’s National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (SERNAPESCA) published its Report on the use of Antimicrobials in National Salmon Farming – 2021 on May 4, which features information on how often the ingredients are used in salmon farming operations in the country.

"In an effort we made to promote transparency in the data, the report includes an annex with the detail of the antimicrobial consumption index (ICA) by all those farming companies that agreed to its publication," said Marcela Lara, Deputy Director of Aquaculture of SERNAPESCA...

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Norwegian Food Safety Authority Warns of Potential ISA At Knutshaugfisk AS

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority is warning of possible infectious salmon anemia (ISA) at a fish farm in Hitra municipality in Trøndeloag county at a site operated by Knutshaugfisk AS.

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority published an alert on April 29 that ISA is suspected at sea site 38777 Hallarvik. Their warning came after the Fish Health Service visited the area on April 28. According to the agency, the suspicion is based on “clinical symptoms and pathological changes.”

The ISA virus is harmless to humans, but...

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Deep Branch and BioMar Team Up With Mission to Redefine Aquaculture Feed

Deep Branch, a company creating food and feed ingredients has partnered with aquaculture feed supplier BioMar Group with the aim of redefining “traditional aquaculture feed ingredients and improve the aquaculture industry’s efficiency, profitability and sustainability.”

The companies will first focus on optimizing salmon feed with Proton, a single cell protein developed by Deep Branch for the feed industry, as the primary protein source.

“The world needs to move from making pledges to taking action, and we are passionate about industrial ecology underpinning the next generation of food production...

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Tokyo Central Wholesale Market Salted Fish Roe Sales Up In Pollock Roe, Down In Salmon Roe Products

In March, at the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market, the unit price of salmon roe products continued to rise and the sales volume dropped. Still, the quantity of pollock roe products increased a little even if they were slightly high priced, and the sales of herring roe products were mixed. Overall, the unit price of fish roe products continues to be high, Suisan Keizai reported.

Sujiko salmon roe

It is said that extensive domestic inventories were still left, but due to high costs...

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Tokyo’s Toyosu Market March Salmon Sales Volume 10% Down, Price 20-30% Up

Tokyo Central Wholesale Market sales of salmon and trout in March decreased overall supply. Air-freighted fresh salmon was hit directly by the situation in Ukraine, and unit prices continued to rise significantly. The quantity of fresh and frozen salmon was about 10% less than the previous year, and salted salmon was about the same as the previous year, but the average unit price increased by 20 to 30%, Suisan Keizai reported.

The main imports were affected by the situation in Ukraine...

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IFF-DuPont Teams Up With Start-Up SimpliiGood to Develop First Commercial Plant Based Smoked Salmon 

Smoked salmon made from spirulina? IFF-DuPont, an international food conglomerate, has teamed up with Israeli foodtech start-up company SimpliiGood by Algaecore Technologies Ltd to make it a reality.

SimpliiGood cultivates and harvests the blue-green algae, as well as produces a range of spirulina-centered food products. They will be providing the raw material and texture and color qualities for the smoked salmon analog, while IFF-DuPont will contribute the flavor and aroma attributes.

“Our spirulina can act as a...

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Blue Circle Launches Salmon Sausages Just In Time For Summer

There’s nothing better than cooking on the grill over the summer. And Blue Circle just launched the star of your next barbecue: Salmon Sausage

“At Blue Circle, transparency and sustainability guide everything we do,” said Nina Damato, Managing Partner. “We are proud to lead the seafood industry in reducing waste. On our ingredient list, you’ll only see sustainably raised salmon and spices you’d find in your kitchen cabinet. Summer grilling is filled with red meat and processed items, but our Salmon Sausage is a delicious alternative for the growing...

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