The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is projecting another strong year for Bristol Bay sockeye salmon fishing in 2023.
Following a record-breaking 2022, the ADFG is forecasting a run of 51 million sockeye. Although that’s a 35 percent decrease from this year’s catch, next year’s estimate is still projected to be among the top five strongest in the last 20 years, and 40 percent greater than the average annual run recorded… Read More
Low returns of wild salmon in the Canadian province of British Columbia over the summer have those involved in B.C.'s commercial fishery concerned about its future.
Wild salmon species failed to return in expected numbers in some rivers this year, most notably the Fraser River. And where there were reports of strong runs, a lack of commercial infrastructure limited the harvest.
According to the B.C. Salmon Marketing Council, wild… Read More
British Columbia’s wild salmon industry is facing lower prices and a loss of access to premium export markets with the expiration of Marine Stewardship Council certification for three key species.
The demise of the industry’s ability to use the eco-label began in 2019, when the Canadian Pacific Sustainable Fisheries Society (CPSFS) self-suspended its MSC certification for B.C.’s sockeye, pink, and chum salmon fisheries. The… Read More
Canadian fishery officers participating in a multinational maritime surveillance mission have uncovered a number of violations on the high seas of the North Pacific, including incidents of shark fishing.
Dubbed Operation North Pacific Guard, the annual international law enforcement operation also included law enforcement officials from the United States, South Korea, and Japan.
Canadian officers discovered an undisclosed number of violations,… Read More
Recovery efforts from post-tropical storm Fiona continue in Eastern Canada, where thousands of lobster traps have recently been recovered in the Northumberland Strait.
Canadian harvesters and processors were hit hard in mid-September 2022 when the storm slammed into Canada's east coast, leaving thousands without power and causing nearly USD 500 million (EUR 512 million) in insured damages, according to one estimate, the CBC reported.
The storm… Read More
A coalition Liberal-National government will introduce mandatory country- of-origin seafood labelling laws should it claim power in this month’s election in the Australian state of Victoria.
Bill Tilley, an elected member of Victoria’s Parliament and shadow minister for fishing and boating, said the changes will allow diners at pubs, cafés, restaurants, and other foodservice establishments to know the country of origin for… Read More
A prototype for New Zealand’s first sustainable, land-based salmon farm is in the early stages of development.
Queenstown-based Mt Cook Alpine Salmon’s USD 9.7 million (EUR 9.7 million) recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) project, which has received significant government financial support, aims to create a 1000 metric ton (MT) “hybrid” facility that partially emulates its existing glacial-fed canal system for… Read More
The profile of Alaska pollock among American consumers is rising, according to market research data released by an industry group.
The latest market research findings commissioned by the Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers (GAPP) show the fish is closing in on other whitefish species such as cod, haddock, and tilapia in terms of familiarity and popularity. Among the findings, respondents’ intent to purchase Alaskan pollock within the next 30… Read More
Export prices for wild Alaska pollock surimi and fillets are continuing on an upward trend.
That was the key takeaway of a fishery update provided at the Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers's Wild Alaska Pollock annual meeting held in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. on Monday, 16 October.
GAPP Economic Advisor Ron Rogness said export prices have climbed nearly 30 percent for surimi and 47 percent for fillets since 2017. Overall, fillet… Read More
New Zealand Coastal Seafoods (NZCS) is teaming up with one of Asia-Pacific’s largest healthcare product distributors to develop a collagen product with premium ling maw sourced by the company.
The seafood products and nutraceutical marine ingredient producer recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Australia-based Ingredients Plus to jointly develop the marine-based collagen product. The company said the production target… Read More