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Casinocrab

A scarcity of Alaska snow crab has global buyers scrambling, with one of the largest group of buyers – casinos in Mississippi – some of the most impacted by the shortfall.

Adding another wound to an already damaged season, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game recently slashed the total allowable catch (TAC) for the 2016-2017 season by 50 percent to 21.57 million pounds – the fishery’s lowest in 45 years. And last week, the Alaska Board of Fisheries voted to cancel this year’s tanner (Bairdi)...

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Salmongrill

Every dollar added to the price of a pound of salmon cuts sales volumes by 15 to 20 percent, according to an executive at a major U.S. food retail chain speaking last week at the National Fisheries Institute’s Global Seafood Market Conference in San Francisco, California.

The price-consciousness of American shoppers requires his stores to stock a variety of salmon, he said.

“Salmon consumers are savvy,” he said. “They know when the season is [for fresh salmon from Alaska], and they are...

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Mobydick

A Canadian restaurant is suing the eatery’s building council, after the council said the incoming restaurant’s name was offensive. The fish-and-chips franchise is called “Moby Dick,” after the Herman Melville novel.

Mengfa International in Vancouver, British Columbia, owns a unit in the building, which it agreed to lease and then sell to Moby Dick Restaurant. The building’s council, however, said that the word, “Dick”, in the name is offensive.

Mengfa International sued the council on 9...

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ShanghaiFisheryGroup

Shanghai Fishery Group Co. (SFGC), one of China’s state-run fishing giants, has begun supplying a new chain of smart-chic seafood stores opened by a fellow state enterprise in China’s wealthiest city. It’s the latest in a continuing effort by the company to tap the higher-margin, downstream end of the market.

Last month marked the opening of an outlet of ‘Lu Di’ (G-Super) stores at the Rui Hong Yu Liang mall on 188 Rui Hong St in the prosperous Shanghai district of Hongkou. Styled like a...

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fish and chips

Restaurant and pub chains in the United Kingdom have been successfully scaling up their efforts when it comes to sourcing sustainable seafood, but continue to struggle when it comes to informing their customers of these endeavors, finds a new study of the sector.

The latest assessment of high street restaurant chains and pubs undertaken by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) and online restaurant rating organization Fish2fork claims that establishing where these outlets’ seafood...

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