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25 August 2016
North American Flounder Demand Skyrockets
US - Prices of raw materials are slowly climbing, as Chinese processing plants take orders of Yellowfin Sole and Flounder before Chinese New Year, reports Kyla Ganton...
23 August 2016
Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked to Scallops
US - A recent hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii has been traced back to frozen imported scallops from the Philippines....
16 August 2016
Westcoast Rockfish Market Update
US - West Coast processors indicate smaller catches of Pacific Rockfish as Hake continues to come in strong, reports Kyla Ganton in the Tradex Foods 3-Minute market...
15 August 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska Launches Ocean Acidification Website
US - Alaska is one of a handful of US states to launch a go-to website aimed at keeping ocean acidification in the public eye....
12 August 2016
New Bycatch Rule Established for US Seafood Imports
US - Nations exporting fish and fish products to the United States will have to meet fishing standards for protecting marine mammals equal to those American fishermen...
09 August 2016
Weekly Overview: New Fish Virus Identified in Wisconsin
ANALYSIS - A new virus, dubbed largemouth bass reovirus, has been found in fish taken from Pine Lake in Wisconsin, US, following a large mortality event back in...
Russian Salmon Harvests Relieve Disastrous Alaska Pink Salmon Landings
US - Favourable Pink Salmon landings in Russia are a breath of fresh air after a disastrous season in Alaska, reports Robert Reierson....
08 August 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Large Sockeye Catch Saves the Summer Season
US - Two big fish stories have been spawned so far by the 2016 Alaska salmon season: 1) sockeyes save the day; and 2) colossal pinks....
05 August 2016
US Releases Final Rule for Electronic Reporting of Fish Trade Data
US - In a move to help stop illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the US, a final rule has been published which establishes regulations to integrate...
01 August 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: New Programme Allows Fishermen to Share Information on Salmon Stocks
US - Who knows more about local salmon and their habitats than Alaska fishermen? That’s the impetus behind a new information-gathering project spawned by United...
29 July 2016
AquaBounty Starts AquAdvantage Salmon Trials in Brazil, Argentina
US - AquaBounty Technologies has released its interim results for the first half of 2016, reporting a net loss for the first six months of US$3.9 million....
25 July 2016
Only Half of Consumers Aware of Food Waste Problem
US - Even though American consumers throw away about 80 billion pounds of food a year, only about half are aware that food waste is a problem. ...
Sustainable Fishery Projects get $10 million Funding
US - Approximately $10 million in funding for projects focusing on sustainable fisheries and coastal fishing communities has been made available by NOAA Fisheries....
21 July 2016
Is a Fishing Ban the Only Option Left for Pacific Bluefin Tuna?
US - The Pacific bluefin tuna fishery has been fished down more than 97 per cent and with overfishing continuing, The Pew Charitable Trusts is calling for a two...
Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management Programme Recognised by GSSI
US - The GSSI (Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative) Steering Board has announced its recognition of the Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification...
19 July 2016
US, Vietnam Reach Agreement on Shrimp Imports
US - The United States and Vietnam have signed an agreement to resolve two longstanding World Trade Organisation (WTO) disputes over imports of Vietnamese shrimp...
Sockeye Salmon Makes a Comeback in Bristol Bay
US - Alaskan Salmon Harvests outside of Bristol Bay are having a difficult season, with catch totals well below season estimates, report Rob Reierson and Kyla Ganton...
18 July 2016
GMO Labelling Bill Passed in US
US - New legislation designed to offer consumers more information about genetically engineered ingredients in their food passed in the US House of Representatives...
Alaska Fish Factor: Sea Share Programme Growth Continues
US - The decades-old ‘bycatch to food banks’ program has grown far beyond its original Alaska beginnings. Today, only 10 percent of the fish going to hunger...
15 July 2016
Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom Predicted Smaller Than Last Year's Record
US - NOAA and its research partners have predicted that western Lake Erie will experience a less severe bloom than the record-setting one experienced last year during...
12 July 2016
Shrimp Landings a Challenge for Buyers
US - Fishermen are predicting a decline in this year's pink shrimp catch compared with last year, but it could be a good catch compared with the long-term history...
11 July 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaskan Fisheries in Full Swing
US - Salmon takes centre stage each summer but many other fisheries also are in full swing from Ketchikan to Kotzebue....
07 July 2016
New Study Attaches Economic Value to Ocean Ecosytems
US - What is the value of the open ocean? While commercial fisheries may be one of the most obvious sources of economic value the ocean provides, they are not the...
05 July 2016
Atlantic Cod Continues to Come Up Short
US - Speculative projections for Atlantic Cod indicate strengthening raw material pricing and production space for twice frozen products booking up in the Fall,...
04 July 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Will Brexit Harm Alaska's Seafood Exports?
US - The United Kingdom’s recent exit from the European Union – dubbed Brexit - has turned seafood trading on its head....
01 July 2016
China Fishery Group Files for Bankruptcy Protection
US - China Fishery Group and its owner Pacific Andes have filed for bankruptcy protection in New York....
29 June 2016
Upcoming Fishing Weeks Critical Indicator for Alaska Salmon Fisheries
US - Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon had a slow start since it's opening on June 8, but seems to have picked up in the past weeks. Sockeye landings in Bristol Bay this...
Annual Report Emphasises Impact of Global Collaboration on Tuna Management
US - The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released its 2015 annual report which outlines tuna sustainability progress and achievements...
27 June 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Eco-entrepreneurs Turning Crab Shells into New Products
US - Turning crab shells into every day products is becoming a reality for the Tidal Vision team of eco-entrepreneurs from Juneau....
24 June 2016
Albacore Tuna Inventories are Bone Dry
US - A poor winter fishery for Pacific Albacore Tuna has left inventories bone dry, in the weeks leading up to this year's season opener, reports Robert Reierson...
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