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27 November 2015
US Looks to Further Grow Ag Exports to China
US - As the US agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack heads to China for trade talks, the US Department of Agriculture announced considerable growth in US exports to...
26 November 2015
USDA Catfish Inspection to Begin in March 2016
US - The USDA has released a final rule establishing an inspection program for catfish, both domestically-raised and imported, which will become effective in March...
23 November 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaskans Talk Budgets and Bycatch
US - Alaskans are being asked to weigh in on two tough issues: budgets and halibut bycatch. First off, the state Boards of Fish and Game are asking for ideas on...
20 November 2015
US and Cuba to Cooperate on Marine Protected Areas
US and CUBA - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Park Service (NPS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with...
19 November 2015
AquaBounty Receives FDA Approval for GM Salmon
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved AquaBounty Technologies's New Animal Drug Application for the production, sale, and consumption of its...
17 November 2015
New Partnership to Improve Blue Swimming Crab Sustainability
US - The US National Fisheries Institute’s (NFI) Crab Council has signed an agreement with Sustainable Fisheries Partnership to collaborate on improving the sustainability...
09 November 2015
New Law Empowers US to Combat Illegal Fishing, Seafood Fraud
US - President Obama has now signed the Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Enforcement Act, marking another critical step in the Administration’s...
Alaska Fish Factor: January Tanner Crab Fishery Called Off Again
US - The popular January Tanner crab fishery has been called off for the third year running throughout the Westward Region (Kodiak, Chignik and the South Peninsula),...
04 November 2015
Looking to Expand or Change Your Aquaculture Business?
US - The National Aquaculture Association (NAA) is hosting two one-hour webinars designed especially for aquaculture producers looking to expand or diversify their...
02 November 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska Leads US Fish Landings
US - Alaska claimed the top three fishing ports for landings again last year, and led all US states in terms of seafood landings and values....
30 October 2015
Latest US Fisheries Report Shows Continued Stability
US - In 2014, the US’s commercial and recreational fisheries show continued stability and make a large contribution to the nation’s economy thanks to sustainable...
26 October 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Salmon Prices Hit Rock Bottom
US - Alaska’s 2015 salmon season produced the second largest harvest ever, but rock bottom prices yielded the lowest pay out to fishermen since 2006. That will...
23 October 2015
US Congress Passes Bill to Curb Illegal Fishing
US - US lawmakers have sent a bill to the president that would strengthen international fisheries conservation and stop vessels suspected of fishing illegally from...
22 October 2015
Approved Aquaculture Drugs Guide Published for US Fish Farmers
US - US fish farmers can now make use of a new quick reference guide which provides information on all approved drugs for aquaculture....
19 October 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: King Crab Fishers Welcome Crack Down on Illegal Fishing
US - Fish pirates are coming under fire as more countries band together to stop them from pilfering the world’s oceans. So called Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated...
16 October 2015
Washington Pink Shrimp gets Sustainable Certification
US - Washington pink shrimp is the first fishery managed by the state of Washington to achieve certification to the global Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fisheries...
12 October 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Is Alaskan Pollock Really Alaskan Pollock?
US - When is Alaska pollock not really Alaska pollock? When it is listed as such by the Food and Drug Administration, which governs what every seafood product will...
05 October 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Unsettled Market for Salmon Fishing Permits, Quotas
US - “Unsettled” best describes the mood among brokers in the business of buying, selling and trading Alaska salmon permits and quota shares of various catches....
28 September 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Bering Sea Crab Fishers May Face Delays Again
US - Bering Sea crabbers are again facing the possibility of a delayed fishery as Congressional Republicans threaten to shut down the government, this time over...
15 September 2015
$10 million Boost for US Fisheries, Fishing Communities
US - NOAA is making $10 million available in grants through the 2016 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program as part of its efforts to build resilient coastal communities...
14 September 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Commercial Fisheries Division Director Resigns
US - Alaska’s fishing industry was dismayed last week by the sudden news that Jeff Regnart, Director of the state’s Commercial Fisheries Division, will leave...
04 September 2015
US's Biggest Fish Farm Heading for San Diego
US - San Diego may soon become home to the US's largest fish farm. The environmentally sustainable aquaculture project will produce 5,000 metric tonnes of fish...
27 August 2015
Conviction After US Shrimp Mislabelling Case
US - A North Carolina seafood processor and wholesale distributor faces a felony conviction after Federal prosecutors exposed the company’s shrimp mislabelling...
24 August 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Chinook Salmon Research Suffers Funding Cuts
US - One of the casualties of this year’s budget cuts was funds for a program aimed at discovering why Alaska’s Chinook salmon stocks have been declining since...
18 August 2015
US Antibiotic Resistance Results Positive for Food Safety
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reported mostly encouraging results for food safety in its recent report on antibiotic resistance, although some...
USDA to Purchase Surplus Alaska Canned Sockeye Salmon
US - Surpluses produced by large Alaska sockeye salmon harvests will be eased by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), which recently announced existing federal...
13 August 2015
Public Comment Opens for NOAA's Marine Mammal Protection in International Fisheries
UK - NOAA has issued a proposed rule to protect marine mammals in international fisheries which would require US trading partners to take measures to limit the incidental...
10 August 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska Salmon Fisheries Await Hearing Outcomes
US - Two hearings this month could change the face of Alaska’s salmon fisheries forever....
03 August 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Costco Turns Away From Chilean Farmed Salmon
US - More US food retailers are getting the message that Americans want to know what they are eating. And it’s clear that consumers don’t want their foods tainted...
23 July 2015
Council Moves to Protect Deep-Sea Corals in Mid-Atlantic
US - The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) recently approved of an amendment to protect deep sea corals from the impacts of fishing gear in the Mid-Atlantic....
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