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P.F. Chang's China Bistro yesterday rolled out a new Chinese Grill Menu that includes Citrus Soy Wild Salmon.

The line-caught Alaska salmon is seasoned with lemon wasabi oil, grilled and served with a citrus soy sauce and steamed rice. The dish is priced at $17.

P.F. Chang's China Bistro is based in Scottsdale, Ariz., and has more than 100 locations nationwide.

Gavin Gibbons is the new director of media relations at the National Fisheries Institute.

A former senior producer for Fox News Channel, Gibbons' NFI responsibilities include setting up interviews with association staff and the media and helping reporters with research.

"In a world of mercury misinformation I am busy trying to get the correct fish facts out there," Gibbons says.

This is Gibbons' first foray into association work after working more than a decade as a television producer. He...

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The number of chinook salmon returning to California's Central Valley reached a near-record low, dropping more than 88 percent to 90,000 adult salmon in 2007, according to a report in yesterday's San Francisco Chronicle.

It is the second time in 35 years that the Central Valley has not met the Pacific Fishery Management Councilâ??s conservation goal of 122,000 to 180,000 returning fish.

The population was at an all-time high five years ago, reaching 804,000, but dropped to 277,000 by 2006.


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A Chicago research and consulting firm this morning downgraded its 2008 U.S. foodservice industry nominal growth forecast from 5.1 percent to 3.6 percent, citing a larger-than-expected slowdown in discretionary consumer spending.

At its Foodservice Planning Program meeting, Technomic said that real spending will likely fall this year due to a 4 percent inflation rate.

''Because the restaurant industry often serves as a leading economic indicator, our opinion is that the U.S. has most likely...

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The Canadian government announced on Monday that Cooke Aquaculture in Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick, will receive up to $1.9 million for its salmon tracking project.

The funding, dispersed over a four-year period, will allow Cooke to develop a system to trace the DNA of the fish that leave its hatcheries. Cooke plans to work with researchers at the Research and Productivity Council to develop a system that will track individual Atlantic salmon within a commercial aquaculture operation. Total...

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