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20 January 2017
Sonny Perdue Named New US Agriculture Secretary
US - President-elect Donald Trump has selected former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to be the US Agriculture Secretary in the incoming Trump administration....
19 January 2017
Commerce Secretary Declares Fisheries Disasters for Nine West Coast Species
US - The US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has determined there are commercial fishery failures for nine salmon and crab fisheries in Alaska, California and...
AquaBounty Completes NASDAQ Listing, Raises $25m for Commercialisation of GM Salmon
US - AquaBounty Technologies has completed the listing of its common shares on the NASDAQ Stock Market and finalized the equity subscription from Intrexon....
18 January 2017
More Funding for UK Antibiotic Resistance Action
UK - Funding for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA) Alliance has more than tripled this year in support of a new business plan which will help...
17 January 2017
Pollock “A” Fishing Season to Begin - Expected Pricing and Trends
US - A Season Pollock Fishing begins this Friday in the Gulf of Alaska, opening up discussions and projections for pricing this year, reports Kyla Ganton in the...
16 January 2017
Diversification Key to Resilient Fishing Communities
US - Fishing communities can survive - and even thrive - as fish abundance and market prices shift if they can catch a variety of species and nimbly move from one...
Alaska Fish Factor: Fishing Industry Hopeful of No Further Budget Cuts
US - As lawmakers convene this week in Juneau, Alaska’s fishing industry sees a glimmer of hope that its budget won’t be gutted again....
12 January 2017
New #EatMoreSeafood Initiative Offers Extra Incentive to Eat Seafood
US - A leading seafood provider is rewarding the public with gift cards and other incentives for heeding sweeping new federal guidelines that call on Americans to...
11 January 2017
New Shrimp Farm to Open in Iowa
US - A new shrimp farm is to open in Sigourney, Keokuk County, Iowa. ...
10 January 2017
Pacific Cod Fishery Now Underway - Everything You Need to Know
US - The Pacific Cod fishery opened on January 1 in the Gulf of Alaska and some processors have already begun offloading fish from their smaller boats, reports Kyla...
05 January 2017
Where Are All The Salmon Inventories?
US - Many West Coast vendors speculate strong inventories of Headed and Gutted sockeye salmon heading into the new year, reports Kyla Ganton in the Tradex Foods...
03 January 2017
Alaska Fish Factor: Fishing Picks and Pans for 2016
US - The start of 2017 marks the 26th year for this weekly column that targets news for and about Alaska’s seafood industry. The goal is to make all readers more...
30 December 2016
Video Series Helps Seafood Industry Understand FDA’s Fish, Fishery Products Hazards and Controls Guidance
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has developed a video series, designed to assist the seafood industry and federal and state regulators in better understanding...
20 December 2016
Investing in Fisheries Management Improves Fish Populations
US - New research by researchers from the University of Washington and California Environmental Associates suggests that successful fisheries management can be best...
Alaskan & Russian Pollock - Quotas, Catches, Pricing and Expectations
US - Quotas for the 2017 Alaska Pollock fishery set last week indicate steady pricing and normal product output for the New Year, reports Rob Reierson in the Tradex...
19 December 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Sea Share Donating Bycatch to Hunger Relief Programmes
US - Giving to the less fortunate is the true meaning of the Christmas season, and giving Alaska seafood has never been easier....
15 December 2016
Yellowfin Sole & Rock Sole Market Update
US - With the Rocksole with Roe fishery coming up in Alaska, it's a good time to start looking at the Sole Markets, reports Kyla Ganton in the Tradex Foods 3 - Minute...
12 December 2016
US Implements Programme to Trace Fish and Fish Products on Entry to Country
US - The US has now established additional protections for the country's economy, global food security and the sustainability of shared ocean resources through the...
09 December 2016
Bumble Bee Foods Senior Vice President to Plead Guilty to Price-Fixing
US - The current senior vice president of sales at Bumble Bee Foods has agreed to plead guilty for his role in a conspiracy to fix the prices of packaged seafood...
05 December 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Bering Sea Fish Stocks Booming
US - Bering Sea fish stocks are booming but it’s a mixed bag for groundfish in the Gulf of Alaska....
28 November 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaskan Salmon Sales Outlook Looks Positive for 2017
US - Alaska seafood goes to roughly 120 countries around the world and competes in a rough and tumble commodities market. Looking ahead to next year, sales conditions...
25 November 2016
Marine Microalgae, a New Sustainable Food and Fuel Source
US - Taken from the bottom of the marine food chain, microalgae may soon become a top-tier contender to combat global warming, climate change and food insecurity,...
22 November 2016
Strong Twice Frozen Haddock Fillet Pricing on the Horizon
US - A drastic price increase on Atlantic Haddock finished goods could hit North American markets as early as next April, report Rob Reierson and Kyla Ganton in...
18 November 2016
New Fund to Help Alaska Seaweed Growers be More Successful
US - A new $418,000 grant from the National Sea Grant College Program will support research aimed at helping seaweed growers in Alaska be more successful....
USDA Invests $1.2 Million in Aquaculture Research
US - The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced four grants totaling $1.2 million to support the development...
15 November 2016
Sockeye Salmon Market Steady During Strong Inventory Holdings
US - Sockeye Salmon raw material prices continue to remain stable, indicative of a steady market on finished goods for the time being, reports Kyla Ganton in the...
14 November 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: What Does Trump's Election Mean for the Seafood Industry
US - What might the election of Donald Trump mean for the seafood industry? Economic reports already are pointing to his platform of opposing trade and pulling out...
11 November 2016
Mercury Levels in Fish Drop as Industrial Emissions Go Down
US - A new study has found that as industries cut down on their mercury emissions, the mercury concentrations in some fish drop too....
07 November 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Jaw-Dropping Prices for Halibut Catch Shares
US - As Alaska’s iconic halibut fishery wraps up this week, stakeholders are holding their breath to learn if catches might ratchet up slightly again in 2017....
02 November 2016
Gulf of Alaska Groundfish Closures Shock West Coast Flatfish Inventories
US - An unexpected closure in the Gulf of Alaska will leave many West coast vendors scrambling for inventories of flatfish this Fall, reports Rob Reierson in the...
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