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Friday, September 12, 2014
Shrimp Market Nearing Record Level Prices
US - Shrimp meat prices have been on the rise over the last few months and are continuing to rise, reports Rob Reierson in the 3-Minute Market Insight from Tradex...
Thursday, September 11, 2014
US Catfish Market Update: Catfish Production Down 18 per cent
US - The USDA catfish production report has now been reinstituted. In 2012 the three major states, Mississippi, Arkansas and Alabama had 78,300 acres in production...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Maine Lobster Fishery Enters Sustainable Certification Assessment
US - The Maine Certified Sustainable Lobster Association, Inc., a group of New England lobster wharf operators, processors, dealers and wholesalers, has entered...
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Republican Dan Sullivan Bows Out of Fisheries Debate
US - “Surprised and disappointed” was the reaction by Senator Mark Begich upon learning that his opponent Dan Sullivan has bowed out of an October 1 fisheries...
Monday, September 08, 2014
New Fish Processing Facility to Bring 100 New Jobs to Mississippi
US - Moon River Foods is locating a new fish processing operation in Baird, Mississippi. The project represents a corporate investment of $3 million and will create...
Rhode Island Adopts Oyster Aquaculture Disease Management Plan
US - The state of Rhode Island has adopted a plan facilitated by the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography to reduce the likelihood of human...
Thursday, September 04, 2014
What is Going on With Salmon This Year?
US - Buyers are having a hard time securing inventories of salmon, with shortages on some king, pink, chum and sockeye, reports Rob Reierson in the 3-Minute Market...
Monday, September 01, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska Calls for Ban on Russian Seafood
US - If Russia won’t buy seafood from the US, we won’t buy seafood from them. That’s the gauntlet being thrown down by Alaska’s Congressional Delegation...
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Pacific Hake Plugging Up West Coast
US - More than 1000 metric tons of Pacific Hake is unable to be shipped to Russia due to the country's import ban and other countries are bidding low for the inventories,...
Cooke's Maine Processing Plant to Meet Growing Salmon Demand
US - Forty workers are once again processing salmon at the True North Salmon processing facility in Machiasport Maine. True North Salmon is the processing, sales...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Researchers Investigate Alaska's Chinook Salmon Decline
US - More than 100 researchers and three dozen projects are underway to find clues as to why Alaska’s Chinook salmon production has declined since 2007....
Monday, August 25, 2014
Vermilion Snapper Trip Limit Decreased in South Atlantic
US - The daily trip limit for the commercial harvest of vermilion snapper in the South Atlantic is reduced from 1,000 pounds gutted weight to 500 pounds gutted weight,...
Northern Chef First to Offer ASC Certified Tilapia in US
US - Seafood consumer in the United States can now enjoy responsibly farmed tilapia that has been certified to the ASC standard for responsible aquaculture....
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Seafood Mislabeling can Expose Consumers to High Mercury Levels
US - New measurements from fish purchased at retail seafood counters in 10 different states show the extent to which mislabeling can expose consumers to unexpectedly...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Closure Date Announced for Gulf of Mexico Greater Amberjack
US - The commercial and recreational harvest of greater amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico will be closed at 12:01 a.m. on August 25, 2014, and remain closed until...
Monday, August 18, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: $60 million Alaskan Seafood Exports to be Halted by Russian Ban
US - Seafood is by far Alaska’s top export and as it heads overseas, global politics play a big role in making sales sink or swim. That dynamic took center stage...
Friday, August 15, 2014
Sales Increase for High Liner in Second Quarter 2014
US - High Liner Foods sales have increased in the second quarter of 2014 by $30.6 million, or 14.9 per cent, to $235.5 million....
Monday, August 11, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Republican Candidates Want Environmental Regulators Out of Alaska’s Mining Decisions
US - Breached mine tailings dams be damned! As millions of Fraser River sockeye salmon head for spawning beds polluted by a brew of metal toxins oozing from the...
Friday, August 08, 2014
Dr Francisco Saraiva Gomes Joins Pontos Aqua
US - Dr Francisco Saraiva Gomes has joined Pontos Aqua Holdings as its Chief Executive Officer....
Monday, August 04, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Fishermen Welcome an End to Permit for Cleaning Decks
US - Fishermen won’t need special permits to hose off their decks thanks to a bill moving through the US Senate. That’s garnered a big sigh of relief form harvesters...
Monday, July 28, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Shaping Alaska's Fisheries
US - Nowhere in the world do people have more say in shaping fisheries policy than in Alaska. While the outcomes might get mixed rants and reviews, no one is ever...
Friday, July 25, 2014
Lousiana Reports Good Shrimp Landings for June
US - Last week, NOAA released landing volumes for shrimp caught in the Gulf of Mexico in the month of June. The data shows a decent June harvest in the state of...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
What Are the Sockeye Salmon Buyers Waiting for?
US - As the sockeye salmon approach the Frazer river, its anticipated a-typical run is causing pricing uncertainty, reports Rob Reierson in the 3-Minute Market Insight...
Virginia Oyster Harvests Continue to Climb
US - Virginia’s oyster harvest has jumped another 25 per cent last year, surging past 500,000 bushels, the most in nearly a generation....
Monday, July 21, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Bristol Bay Reds Catch 11 Million More Than Projected
US - It came as no surprise when the first price postings last week tanked for Bristol Bay sockeye salmon to $1.20/lb, with an extra 15 cents for chilled fish. That...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Further Shrimp Price Increases to Impact US East and West Coast Markets
US - Rob Reierson provides an update on the East and West coast shrimp market in the 3-Minute Market Insight from Tradex Foods, Monday 14 July....
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
What is Causing High Prices for Shrimp?
US - After years of depressed and declining prices, the US market for shrimp has been on the uptick since 2010. For the US shrimp industry, this has meant increases...
Monday, July 14, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Glaciers May be Intensifying Acidity in Prince William Sound
US - Ocean chemists are calling it “revolutionary technology” as unmanned gliders track how melting glaciers may be intensifying corrosive waters in Prince William...
Friday, July 11, 2014
Shrimp Fishery to Re-Open Off Texas
US - NOAA Fisheries announces federal waters from nine to 200 nautical miles off Texas will open to shrimp trawling at 30 minutes after official sunset, local time,...
Chinese Catfish Market Looking Strong
US - Prince William Sound pink salmon fishery is well underway with large returns expected and the Chinese catfish market is looking strong, reports Rob Reierson...
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