Blue Harvest has announced it is implementing new precautionary measures and hazard pay for hourly workers at its New Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.A., processing plant in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic… Read More
The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) and the Advocates for Public Interest Law (APIL) are calling for an investigation into a Chinese tuna longline vessel that crewmembers report denied medical care to four crewmates, who subsequently died.
The news comes from the account of Indonesian crew members, who tell of being forced to work 18-hour days, being subject to physical violence, and being forced to partake in illegal fishing. The… Read More
The latest business update by Port Lincoln, South Australia, Australia-based yellowtail kingfish farmer Clean Seas indicates its year-to-date sales revenue is up 4 percent compared to 2019, but the impacts of COVID-19 hampered its results in the latest quarter.… Read More
Nordic Aquafarms (NAF) has announced that its salmon recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) plans in Humboldt County, California have been expanded to equal the size of the project planned for Belfast Maine. The announcement is part of a “bi-coastal U.S. strategy” that NAF plans to employ …
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In a public notice posted to the Federal Register on 30 April, the U.S. Department of State announced that it is suspending the certification of wild-caught shrimp from China and Venezuela, making it ineligible to enter the U.S. for sale.
The suspension was in accordance with Section 609 of Public Law 101-162, which requires countries harvesting wild-caught shrimp in areas that contain sea turtles prove they have adequate laws regarding turtle… Read More
Highland Park, Illinois-based Mazzetta Company has finalized the sale of a Gloucester, Massachusetts seafood processing facility to The Grossman Companies for USD 9.3 million (EUR 8.5 million) …
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NaturalShrimp, the Texas, U.S.A.-based company developing commercial recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) shrimp production, announced on 29 April it is planning to get back on track in the wake of a fire.
The fire, which occurred on 18 March, destroyed the company’s LaCoste, Texas headquarters – along with the company’s production facility. According to a release by NaturalShrimp, that fire occurred just as the company was… Read More
Two Senegalese fishing associations – the Association for the Promotion and Accountability of Actors in Maritime Artisanal Fishing (APRAPAM) and the Senegalese Association of Fishing Companies and Ship Owners (GAIPES) – are calling on their country’s government to deny license applications to 52 industrial Chinese fishing vessels.
The request, which was also highlighted in a press release by the Environmental Justice… Read More