Search Results For:

Start:  
End:  
  Search Title?
  Search Article?
  Search Tags?

The search returned 31 results.

Oct 19 - Private Equity Firm Announces New Seafood Platform After Trio of Acquisitions


Jul 27 - Fishermen Push BOEM for Changes to New York Bight Wind Lease Areas


Jul 9 - JAPAN: May Seafood Imports, Exports Up In Value, Down In Volume


Jun 17 - Alaska Scallop Fishery Opens July 1


Jun 11 - Administration Pushes Offshore Wind Lease Sale in New York Bight


Jun 4 - Japan April Export Volume: Frozen Yellowtail Fillets Up More Than 5 Times


May 28 - ANALYSIS: Two Months After Season Open, Scallop Prices Finally Soften


May 20 - 6 Highlights From the 2019 Fisheries of the United States Report


May 19 - NOAA Announces 2021 IFQ, Limited Access Allocations for Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery


May 7 - Northern Gulf of Maine Scallop Management Area Closes For the Season


May 6 - Japan’s Discharge Announcement Triggers More Ripple Effect in China


Apr 29 - NFI, FMI Launch New Seafood Forms To Improve Buyer Process


Apr 28 - Quinn Fisheries, Blue Harvest Take Carlos Rafael’s Trust to Court as Companies Look to Wrap Up Deal


Apr 23 - ANALYSIS: U10 Scallop Prices Almost $20 Higher than Last Year


Apr 8 - Blue Apron Partnership With Roy Yamaguchi Introduces Hawaii-inspired Shrimp and Scallop Recipes


Mar 25 - NOAA Implements Default Management Measures for Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishing on April 1


Mar 16 - Atlantic Sea Scallop Research Program to Support 13 Projects for ’21-22


Mar 2 - JAPAN: January Marine Product Exports Increase 60% For Frozen Yellowtail Fillets; Scallops Decrease


Feb 22 - Bristol Seafood Launches Grab & Go Range of Retail Products


Feb 3 - Japan's 2020 Trade Performance: Significant Reduction in Export and Import Value


Jan 28 - New England Fishery Management Council Issues Update On Start of 2021 Scallop Fishing Year


Jan 15 - ANALYSIS: China Bay Scallop Imports Continue Downwards Trend


Jan 11 - ANALYSIS: Scallop Imports Lead over LY during Pandemic


Dec 18 - The Winding Glass on Brexit and Fisheries: Careful What You Wish For, It May Be Worse Than Expected


Dec 3 - PHOTOS: Blue Harvest Relaunches Scalloping Vessel Blue Water After Refurbishment and Restoration


Dec 3 - ANALYSIS: Scallop Market Firms Amid Tightening Restrictions


Nov 25 - NOAA Renews Temporary Rule For Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan


Nov 24 - JAPAN: September Frozen Scallop Exports to China, Taiwan and U.S. Decrease


Nov 9 - JAPAN: September Imports of Seafood Decreased by 11%; Exports Down 2%


Nov 9 - October Sales at Toyosu Wholesale Market Up 3% to $350 Million


Oct 26 - Bristol Seafood, University of New England Partner to Create New Scallop Testing Technology


Upcoming Events cal

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

Janice Schreiber
1-732-240-5330 ext. 280
janice@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

Private Equity Firm Announces New Seafood Platform After Trio of Acquisitions

ACON Investments, a private equity firm, hae formed a new sustainable seafood platform, ‘Atlantic Sustainable Catch’ (ASC),

The ASC consists of North American firms Northern Wind Inc., Suncoast Seafood Inc. and Raymond O'Neill & Son Fisheries Ltd. ("ROSF"), recent acquisitions made by ACON.

The new platform was described as a leading producer of scallops and lobster, with nearly 600 total employees across five locations in Massachusetts and New Brunswick, Canada. The trio of companies also have a history of working with some of the largest retailers, restaurant groups, and food distributors across...

Full Story »

Fishermen Push BOEM for Changes to New York Bight Wind Lease Areas

Last week, scallop fishermen and industry advocates urged the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to adjust the proposed New York Bight offshore wind lease areas.

The Fisheries Survival Fund explained that the industry officials asked BOEM officials on an online call to create a buffer zone to protect the valuable scallop fishery in the region.

“Proposed lease areas need to be thoroughly re-evaluated to reduce impacts to scallops and scallop fishermen, who operate in the most valuable federally managed fishery,” the Fund wrote in a press...

Full Story »

Alaska Scallop Fishery Opens July 1

This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch …

One of Alaska’s smallest and priciest fisheries gets underway on July 1 – weathervane scallops.

The fleet size is limited by federal licensing for only 9 permits, but just two boats take part in the fishery which spans from Yakutat to the Bering Sea and can run through the winter.

“It’s pretty specialized. It’s not something you can get into easily. A fair bit of institutional knowledge and also specialized gear.  Lots of people have some Tanner crab pots lying around their back yards but...

Full Story »

Japan April Export Volume: Frozen Yellowtail Fillets Up More Than 5 Times

According to trade statistics released by the Ministry of Finance, the quantity of marine product exports (seafood and its preparations, fish meal) in April increased by 33% from the same month of the previous year to 82,390 tons. The value increased by 73% to 25,935 million yen ($235.59 million). Furthermore, in the same month of the last year, there was a reactionary increase in quantity and value due to the impact of the new coronavirus. Sales of frozen scallops and other products increased...

Full Story »

6 Highlights From the 2019 Fisheries of the United States Report

On Thursday NOAA Fisheries released their 2019 Fisheries of the United States Report, which provides fisheries statistics for the nation, including commercial landings and value. According to the latest figures, in 2019 U.S. commercial fishermen landed 9.3 billion pounds of seafood valued at $5.5 billion. This was on par with 2018, representing a less than 1% decline in volume and 2% decline in value. Find five more highlights from the report below:

Highest Value Species Groups

Of all species caught by U.S. fishermen...

Full Story »

Northern Gulf of Maine Scallop Management Area Closes For the Season

The Northern Gulf of Maine Scallop Management Area closed on Thursday after NOAA determined that 100% of the 2021 default total allowable catch for the area will be taken. As of May 6, no scallop vessel fishing under federal scallop regulations is allowed to fish for, possess, or land scallops in the area until March 31, 2022.

According to NOAA, Framework Adjustment 33 is currently under review and will implement a 2021 NGOM LAGC TAC of 119,222 lbs. when finalized...

Full Story »

NFI, FMI Launch New Seafood Forms To Improve Buyer Process

The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) has teamed up with the Food Industry Association (FMI) to develop new resources to improve efficiency and standardize the seafood buying process.

Together NFI and FMI have created fillable forms that retailers and wholesalers can use when sending seafood product specifications to suppliers. These forms allow retailers and wholesalers to indicate their product requirements, while enabling seafood suppliers to consolidate their communication. 

“For a seafood buying office, one of the first major career challenges can come in understanding the...

Full Story »

ANALYSIS: U10 Scallop Prices Almost $20 Higher than Last Year

Almost a full month into the start of the 2021 Atlantic sea scallop season, typically a time when abundant landings allow prices to begin softening into the summer months, is seeing.

Supply of all-natural U10s has been constrained since last season and continues to demand record high premiums week after week. Landings of these larger sizes are being harvested, however, the volumes are not yet adequate enough to allow prices to soften...

Full Story »

NOAA Implements Default Management Measures for Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishing on April 1

Starting on April 1, 2021, NOAA Fisheries announced it will implement default management measures for the scallop fishery until it can implement final specifications in Framework Adjustment 33 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan.

NOAA said the New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) voted on final 2021 allocations in Framework Adjustment 33 on January 27. If approved, scallop allocations will be adjusted according to Framework 33...

Full Story »

JAPAN: January Marine Product Exports Increase 60% For Frozen Yellowtail Fillets; Scallops Decrease

January marine product exports based on trade statistics released by the Ministry of Finance decreased by 1% year-on-year to 26,285 tons, but the value increased by 33% to 16.55 billion yen ($155.34 million). The volume and value of frozen Yellowtail fillets, skipjack, and albacore exceeded the same month last year,  Minato Shimbun compiled.

Frozen Yellowtail fillets increased the quantity by 58% to 736 tons and the value by 45% to 1,243 million yen ($11.66 million). The fresh fillets decreased by...

 

Full Story »

Japan's 2020 Trade Performance: Significant Reduction in Export and Import Value

According to the December 2020 customs statistics released by the Ministry of Finance on January 28, imports fell by nearly 10% in the last year, and exports remained at the same level as the previous year. However, both import and export values decreased by about 20%, and overall trade shrank due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection that caused global turmoil, reported Suisan Keizai.

Imported marine products, including non-edible marine products ,such as fish meals, amounted to 2.25 million tons, or...

Full Story »

ANALYSIS: China Bay Scallop Imports Continue Downwards Trend

It started with tariffs, followed by poor harvests, COVID-19, the U.S. dollar devaluation, skyrocketing freight costs, and recently a new outbreak in northern China creating additional setbacks, the market for China Bay scallops has seen better days here in the United States.

The average import volume from 2015 through 2018 was 21 million pounds, 2019 was the first year to see a major drop off of imports from China totaling less than 8 million pounds, while 2020 is anticipated to be...

Full Story »

The Winding Glass on Brexit and Fisheries: Careful What You Wish For, It May Be Worse Than Expected

Despite the overwhelming economic consensus that a hard Brexit will significantly hurt the UK economy, the Brexit concept has been strongly endorsed with the overwhelming victory of the Tory party in last year's elections.

Fishing communities in the UK and Scotland have been among the most vociferous supporters of Brexit, believing it will bring back sovereignty over UK waters, giving them access to fish that they currently share with EU countries.

With negotiations down to what may be the final day...

 

Full Story »

ANALYSIS: Scallop Market Firms Amid Tightening Restrictions

The market for domestic caught Atlantic sea scallops is experiencing all-time record highs or 52-week highs depending on moisture content and size. During the week of Thanksgiving wholesale prices jumped as much as $1.00 on select size counts including all-natural, IQF, 10/20 count sized scallops currently averaging $15.00 per pound.

Factors contributing to the firming prices amid the current pandemic and newly emerging restrictions due to rising COVID-19 cases across the U.S. points to tighter supply...

Full Story »

JAPAN: September Frozen Scallop Exports to China, Taiwan and U.S. Decrease

According to Japan's Ministry of Finance's September trade statistics, seafood exports (seafood and its preparations and fishmeal) were down 2% year-on-year in volume and down 8% in value. Among the main items, frozen scallops were sluggish, while yellowtail fillets turned positive, reported Minato Shimbun.

Sales of frozen scallops to China, which is the mainstay, decreased by 31% to 3,918 tons. The amount decreased by 40% to 1,197 million yen ($11.46 million). For Taiwan, the quantity decreased by 37% to 180 tons, and the amount decreased by...

Full Story »

October Sales at Toyosu Wholesale Market Up 3% to $350 Million

The total transaction volume of seven fisheries wholesalers in the Tokyo Toyosu market in October (preliminary figures, before tax) was 36,798 tons, 35,917 million yen ($347.5 million), up 3% from the same month of the previous year. The transaction value of sushi seafood, which had been sluggish due to the drop in demand for food services due to the  coronavirus epidemic, recovered to a 10% increase from the same month of the previous year for most wholesalers. The "Go To Campaign" seems to have...

Full Story »

JAPAN: May Seafood Imports, Exports Up In Value, Down In Volume

According to the May customs statistics released by the Ministry of Finance on June 29, imports of marine products (including non-edibles) have picked up slightly even though they are less than last month. The value increased significantly as unit prices continued to rise. Suisan Keizai reports that due to rising international prices and the Japanese yen depreciation, procurement costs are likely to be high.

Imports in May were 177,551 tons; 120,246.02 million yen ($1,091.94 million), which is a decrease of 2.4% from...

Full Story »

Administration Pushes Offshore Wind Lease Sale in New York Bight

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced today a new offshore wind lease sale that includes stipulations to prioritize union jobs and ocean user engagement, but some fishermen remain concerned about prime fishing grounds.

Currently, two BOEM Wind Energy Areas, Hudson South and Central Bight, are located in particularly sensitive areas for scallops, the Fisheries Survival Fund said in a statement. In their current form, these areas, including hundreds of thousands of acres of ocean, will have a serious negative impact on the scallop...

Full Story »

ANALYSIS: Two Months After Season Open, Scallop Prices Finally Soften

The 2021 Atlantic Scallop season, which opened on April 1, 2021, has made its mark in the record books with scallop prices soaring to new heights, sharply reversing typical seasonal activity the industry has come to expect over the years.

Beginning in 2020, the size mix of scallops has trended smaller, allowing premiums to develop on the largest U10 sized scallops. With 2021 landings proving this downwards shift in scallop size was continuing, wholesale prices on larger scallops remained firm and...

Full Story »

NOAA Announces 2021 IFQ, Limited Access Allocations for Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery

On Tuesday NOAA released the 2021 individual fishing quota (IFQ) and limited access allocations for the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery.

IFQ allocations are effective May 19, 2021 through March 21, 2022. The limited access general category (LAGC) allocations for the 2021 fishing year is set at 1,903,581 lbs. The limited access with LAGC IFQ Annual Allocation for the 2021 fishing year is 190,359. 

Meanwhile, for the full-time limited access fleet, Closed Area II and Nantucket Lightship-South-Deep...

Full Story »

Japan’s Discharge Announcement Triggers More Ripple Effect in China

Japan’s plan to discharge waste water into the ocean is more than a domestic issue. And it is believed to not only exert great influence on its own seafood industry, but also impact other countries to different extents. For example, China, one of its neighbors, intends to stop its seafood imports and search for other substitutes.

Japan was never a main seafood supplier to Chinam which tends to source seafood from all over the world, said one insider. The country is not even among the top 10 suppliers whose exports are...

Full Story »

Quinn Fisheries, Blue Harvest Take Carlos Rafael’s Trust to Court as Companies Look to Wrap Up Deal

Major New Bedford, Massachusetts-based scallop harvesters have filed a lawsuit against Carlos Rafael’s estate trust and three other individuals as the companies sit on the verge of what they describe as a “multi-million dollar” deal.

Quinn Fisheries and Blue Harvest expected to close a deal on April 16 which would have seen Quinn transfer certain vessels and fishing permits to Blue Harvest and make purchases from Blue Harvest for both vessels and permits.

Quinn and Blue Harvest argue that if...

Full Story »

Blue Apron Partnership With Roy Yamaguchi Introduces Hawaii-inspired Shrimp and Scallop Recipes

Meal kit lovers won’t want to miss Blue Apron’s upcoming partnership with James Beard award-winning Chef Roy Yamaguchi. This latest collaboration brings Hawaii-inspired recipes right to your door, featuring seafood items like shrimp and scallops.

“I am thrilled to partner with Blue Apron to shine a spotlight on Hawaii-inspired cuisine and its roots,” said Chef Yamaguchi. “In collaboration with their culinary team, we created recipes that highlight elements of what makes this cuisine so unique, including juiced, dried, and preserved fruits in different formats...

Full Story »

Atlantic Sea Scallop Research Program to Support 13 Projects for ’21-22

The New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) announced the Atlantic Sea Scallop Research Set-Aside (RSA) Program will support 13 new projects under the 2021- 2022 award cycle.

Awards from the program are expected to generate about $12.5 million, including $3 million to fund the research and $9.5 million to compensate industry partners who harvest the set-aside scallops.

The projects that will be supported will address scallop research priorities identified by the NEFMC during its June 2020 meeting. The focus will be on resource surveys...

Full Story »

Bristol Seafood Launches Grab & Go Range of Retail Products

We’re living in a whole new world thanks to the coronavirus. While seafood used to primarily be consumed outside of the home, restaurant restrictions have resulted in people cooking more fish than ever before. And now Bristol Seafood is making it even easier to bring fresh seafood into the kitchen. The company announced that they’ve launched a new “Grab & Go” range of retail products.

“Today, seafood is the fastest-growing category in the American grocery store, and chilled Grab & Go appeals to younger shoppers, among other demographics...

Full Story »

New England Fishery Management Council Issues Update On Start of 2021 Scallop Fishing Year

On Wednesday the New England Fishery Management Council signed off on Framework 33 , which includes specifications for the 2021 scallop fishing year and default specifications for the 2022 fishing year; among other measures.

Currently the scallop industry is operating under the 2020 fishing year, with the 2021 fishing year set to begin on April 1. Framework adjustment 33 will not be implemented by April 1 due to complications related to COVID-19 and the cancellation of the federal scallop survey...

Full Story »

ANALYSIS: Scallop Imports Lead over LY during Pandemic

Year-to-date scallop imports for 2020 run through November, totaling 32.3 million pounds while the same 2019 timeframe reports 31.6 million pounds, a 2.3 percent or 714,359 pound difference. Despite showing a gain over 2019, the previous 5-year average for this eleven month timeframe far exceeds current year-to-date import volumes by 8 million pounds.

Scallop imports in 2019 were majorly affected by the tariffs on Chinese product. China is typically the leading supplier of scallops into the United States...

Full Story »

PHOTOS: Blue Harvest Relaunches Scalloping Vessel Blue Water After Refurbishment and Restoration

Blue Harvest Fisheries has officially relaunched their scalloping vessel Blue Water. Blue Water underwent two years of extensive refurbishment and restoration, and now features state-of-the-art improvements that “set the standard for safe, sustainable fishing.”

“Over the last year we’ve made major investments in the long-term future of our company and the fisheries we work in,” said Keith Decker, President and CEO of Blue Harvest. “Blue Water is just one more example of these investments, which will help make Blue Harvest...

Full Story »

NOAA Renews Temporary Rule For Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan 

Earlier this week NOAA Fisheries announced the renewal of a temporary rule to extend portions of the fishing year 2019 carryover provisions in the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan into fishing year 2020. 

NOAA initially published an emergency action on June 1, 2020 at the request of the New England Fishery Management Council. At the time the June action allowed limited access general category individual fishing quota vessels to carryover all fishing year 2019 unharvested quota into fishing year 2020. The June action...

Full Story »

JAPAN: September Imports of Seafood Decreased by 11%, Value Decreased By 14%

According to the preliminary trade statistics released by the Ministry of Finance on October 19, the quantity of seafood imports in September decreased by 10.6% from the same month of the previous year to 143,857 tons. The amount decreased by 14.2% to 104,409 million yen ($1,010.1 million). In each country/region excluding the European Union (EU), the amount decreased from the previous year, of which the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the United States, Russia, etc. showed double-digit declines, reported Minato Shimbun...

Full Story »