Thu. Dec 8 2022

VIDEO: October Shrimp Imports; Maine Lobster's Ongoing Fight; Opening of LFA 34

Whales, Toxins and Recovery Rates, Oh My! Dungeness Season Remains on Hold  

This Week in Retail: The Christmas Countdown

Pacific Offshore Wind Lease Auction Results in Five Leases for $757.1 Million

Northwest Aquaculture Alliance Sends Letter to Franz About Ban on Net Pen Aquaculture

NRF: Imports Slowing as Holiday Season Nears End

Pacific Halibut Fishery Closes; Commercial Catches Come Up Short  

Russia Will Continue to Fish in Territorial Waters of Faroe Islands Despite Pressure From West

Japan: October Frozen Scallop Exports Grew 100% to Taiwan, followed by the US and Denmark

European Coastal States Agree on 2023 Mackerel Quota, Fail to Complete Deal on Management Plan

Holiday Season Begins With Unique Seafood Promotions

Aker BioMarine’s QRILL Aqua Lands Approval for Import in Canadian Market Summary Thursday, December 8

Wed. Dec 7 2022

Crab Demand Remains Behind Supply  

ANALYSIS: Sharp Declines in October Shrimp Imports Erase Early Year Gains  

Japan: Leading Crab Importer-Processor Imported 600 MT, Began Promoting the Russian Golden King Crab  

VIDEO: New Retail Experience Coming to COMTELL

PNA Members Adopt Management Measures for Skipjack Tuna Stocks  

Acme Smoked Fish Launches New Danish Double Smoked Salmon  

BioMar Names Former AKVA Executive as CEO of AQ1 Subsidiary

FDA Refuses One Shipment of Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp in November

Chicken of the Sea Frozen Foods Now Largest Importer of Fair Trade Certified Shrimp in the U.S.  

Carrefour Belgium Named Best Supermarket for Fresh Fish by MSC

NOAA Publishes Final Rule to Implement Two Framework Actions for Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Summary Wednesday, December 7

Tue. Dec 6 2022

Poor Salmon Catch In Russia Leads to Decline of Red Caviar Output This Year  

Cousins Maine Lobster Expanding Into Maryland, Virginia and D.C.  

GAPP Re-Appoints Bob Desautel Board Chairman, Doug Christensen to Continue as Treasurer  

Coast Guard Seizes Illegally Caught Halibut Near Homer, Alaska

MSC Congratulates WCPFC for New Measures to Protect Key Tuna Stocks  

Japan: Sumitomo Corporation Enters the Blue Carbon Business in Iwate Prefecture

New Zealand Coastal Seafoods Sales Jump 25% in Q2 FY2023 Summary Tuesday, December 6

Mon. Dec 5 2022

Update of First NPFMC Salmon Bycatch Meeting Came From Kuskokwim Tribes: Act Now to Set Cap

OPINION: Trawlers Get a Pass in Bering Sea Snow Crab Rebuilding Plan  

Ecuador Shrimp Industry Responds to Government Ending Diesel Subsidy  

China’s Live and Fresh Crab Imports in January-October Record 16,000 MT from Russia  

Iceland Seafood International Lands Buyer for UK Operations

Norwegian Seafood Exports Challenged by Increased Costs, Unrest in Salmon Market  

Japan: Toyosu October Fish Roe Sales All Up In Volume And Price But Ikura Salmon Caviar And Pollock  

Norwegian Food Safety Authority Declares Nord-Trøndelag Pancreatic Disease Free  

Chile Fisheries Service Finds Fish Meal, Oil Plant Used Raw Materials of Illegal Origin Summary Monday, December 5

Fri. Dec 2 2022

Pebble Mine: Bristol Bay’s Tribes and Fishermen Review EPA’s Recommended Determination

Kingfish Company’s Maine Land-Based Facility Becomes Fully Permitted  

FFAW Exec Board Endorses Greg Petty to Lead Union

Russian Mollusk Producers on Verge of Serious Losses

Scientists: Paper Claiming MPA "Spillover Benefits" on Tunas in Western Pacific Monument has Holes

NOAA Requests Cooperation to Safeguard National Weather Service Buoys Summary Friday, December 2

Seafood People Add Otto Gregussen as Executive Advisor

Aloha Poke Announces Latest Store Opening in South Florida

Thu. Dec 1 2022

Northline Seafoods New Freezer Barge “Hannah” is Game Changer in Bristol Bay Summary Thursday, December 1

FFAW-Unifor President Keith Sullivan Announces He’s Stepping Down

Norway Increases King Crab Quota In 2023  

200 Maine Lobsters To Be Served At White House State Dinner Thursday Night  

DFO: Timeline Extended for Harvesters to Implement Lower Breaking Strength Gear Modifications

Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team to Discuss Next Phase of Modifications This Week

North Pacific Seafoods Hit With $345K Fine for Violating Clean Air Act

Faroe Islands, Russia Renew Fisheries Agreement for 2023 Amid Criticism

This Week in Retail: Grocers Deck the Halls With December Deals

PLANT PROTEIN: Get to Know Players in the Plant Protein Market: Mimic Seafood  

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NOAA: Chinook and Chum Salmon Decline Related to Diet, Disease, Ocean Warming, and Bycatch 

In an overview of what could be causing the decline of Chinook and chum salmon stocks in Alaska, NOAA Fisheries published a summary of current and past research that pointed to four potential culprits: 

• poor diet and changes in metabolism in young Chinook and chum salmon; 
• low thiamin (vitamin B1) levels in Chinook salmon that increase mortality and an increase in a parasite that attacks Chinook returning to the lower Yukon; 
• diseases that lead to more salmon dying before they reach adulthood; neurological impairment as adults...

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