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02 March 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Halibut Catch Share Buyers are Ready but Sellers Scarce
US - Right after the yearly halibut catch limits are announced each January, brokers usually are busy with buying and selling and transferring shares of the catch....
23 February 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Busy Year for Alaska Brokers
US - Last year was one of the busiest years ever for Alaska brokers who help fishermen buy, sell and trade fishing permits and quota shares. ...
19 February 2015
Longline Golden Tilefish Fishery Nears Close
US - The commercial longline component of golden tilefish harvest in South Atlantic waters will close at 12:01 a.m. (local time) February 19, 2015. ...
13 February 2015
NFU Praises Introduction of Freedom to Export to Cuba Act
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has praised the introduction of Freedom to Export to Cuba Act of 2015....
10 February 2015
US Identifies Six Countries Undermining Sustainable Fishing Efforts
US - The United States is continuing its global leadership to address illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing as a biennial report from NOAA identifies...
Iowa State Aquaculture Outreach Evolving with Industry
US - For an aquaculture research center at Iowa State University, just keeping up with the current is not an option....
06 February 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Lovers Choose Lobster as Top Valentine’s Day Dish
US - Lobster, crab legs and shrimp get the nod as ‘romantic meals’ on February 14 - one of the busiest dining out days for US restaurants. ...
US Oysters, Mussels Have Low Levels of Disease, Parasites
US - NOAA’s first-ever long term report of the national distribution of parasites and disease in mussels and oysters, using data gathered between 1995 and 2009,...
04 February 2015
NFU Commends Budget Proposal
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has commended President Obama’s 2015 Budget Proposal, noting its crucial investments for family farmers,...
Fresh Call to End Port Dispute Hitting Exports
US - A coalition of 92 food, agricultural and allied groups has called on both sides of the west coast port dispute to end the disruption....
02 February 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Walmart Expands Commitment to Alaskan Seafood
US - Freezer displays at Walmart superstores in Alaska and Washington now include a new lineup of 14 Alaska seafood items. The world’s largest grocer announced...
28 January 2015
Public Comment Sought on Changes to Royal Red Shrimp Regulations
NOAA Fisheries is seeking public comment on Amendment 16 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico and a proposed rule that would...
27 January 2015
Michigan State and China to Cooperate on Aquaculture Development
US and CHINA - The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) has hosted a Chinese Delegation from the Jiangsu Province to learn more about...
What is Going on with Halibut By-Catch and Size Limits?
US - In this week's Tradex Foods 3-Minute Market Insight, Rob Reierson and Kyla Ganton interview Stock Assessment Biologist Ian Stewart to discuss halibut by-catch...
MSU-UN Partnership to Raise Profile of Inland Fisheries
US - A memorandum of understanding between Michigan State University (MSU) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations calls for close cooperation...
26 January 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: 'Fish First' Policy Tops List of Priorities
US - The need for a clear “fish first” policy in Alaska tops the list of priorities compiled by the Fisheries Transition Team for Governor Walker. The group...
23 January 2015
NFU Urges President's to Reconsider Massive Trade Agreements
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has applauded President Obama’s leadership on climate change, tax reform and reopening trade with Cuba,...
22 January 2015
Commercial King Mackerel Trip Limit to Decrease
US - The daily vessel trip limit for commercial fishing of King mackerel is reduced to 500 pounds beginning 12:01 a.m., local time, January 24, 2015, in the southern...
12 January 2015
NFU Joins New Coalition To Promote Normalised Relations With Cuba
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has joined other prominent members of the US food and agriculture community in the launch of the new US Agriculture Coalition...
Alaska Fish Factor: Seafood Marketers Facing Strong Headwinds
US - Alaska seafood marketers are facing some strong headwinds heading into 2015, notably, for sockeye salmon and crab....
09 January 2015
US Should Have the Goal of Reducing the Trade Deficit
US - National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson argues in a POLITICO Pro guest column that all future US trade agreements should be negotiated with the goal...
08 January 2015
New Tool Will Help Fight Invasive Fish in the Atlantic Ocean
US - The Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute and NOAA have partnered to launch a new web portal to provide managers, researchers, and the public with the latest...
05 January 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: 2014 Fish Picks and Pans
US - Looking back on 2014, Laine Welch picks her favorite 'fish picks and pans' of the Alaska fishing industry....
02 January 2015
US Feed Industry Official Announces Retirement
US - Keith Epperson, American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) vice president of manufacturing and training, will retire on 31 December after nearly 40 years of...
30 December 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska's Fisheries Start up in Winter
US- Salmon will always be the heart of Alaska’s fisheries, and that’s why most people think of summer as the fishing season. But that’s not the case....
22 December 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Seafood Innovators Finding Use for Fish Waste
US - Alaska seafood innovators are getting serious about ‘head to tail/inside and out’ usages of fish parts, and they see gold in all that gurry that ends up...
19 December 2014
US Farmers Welcome Normalisation of Relations with Cuba
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson applauded the Obama administration on the important steps announced 17 December to normalise relations...
18 December 2014
US Releases Key Recommendations to Combat Illegal Fishing
US - The Presidential Task Force on Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud, co-chaired by the Departments of State and Commerce, has...
15 December 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Deck Washing Will Not Violate Clean Water Act
US - It went down to the wire, but fishermen were relieved to learn they can continue to hose down their decks without fear of violating the Clean Water Act....
11 December 2014
Urban Fish Farmers Must Apply Same Commercial Handling Methods
US - Farmers growing fish in an urban environment must comply with the same fish handling methods as rural aquaculture and commercial fisheries....
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