Foreign-born immigrants are a small, but growing demographic in the U.S. state, of Maine, making up approximately 3.5 percent of its population, according to the Maine Multicultural Center.
While consumers in some countries from which New Mainers hail tend to eat more seafood than the average American, it wasn’t clear whether they were carrying those habits with them when they moved to seafood-rich state.
“[We]… Read More
The United States Agency for International Development in Ghana (USAID/Ghana) has boosted funding for a program designed to improve Ghana’s fisheries, awarding an additional USD 6 million (EUR 5.5 million) to the fisheries recovery program.
Launched in 2021, the Feed the Future Ghana Fisheries Recovery Activity (GFRA) is a five-year initiative to improve the sustainability of Ghana’s sardines, mackerel, and anchovies fisheries, which… Read More
Looking for a simple and convenient meal to share with her husband, Ali Hooke, chef, new parent, and TikTok influencer, decided to document her idea for a date night featuring a charcuterie board with canned fish products. Viewers were enthralled with Hooke’s idea, and it instantly became a viral sensation.
Canned seafood suppliers were quick to capitalize on the trend. Patagonia Provisions partnered with Hooke on a “How To Tin Fish… Read More
Two fishing industry groups plan to sue a baker’s dozen of U.S. tire manufacturers over a chemical found in rubber tires, which the groups claim have had “devastating impacts” on salmon and steelhead.
The chemical, 6PPD, is used to prevent tires from degrading too quickly. However, it breaks down into 6PPD-quinone when exposed to ground-level ozone. The new chemical can kill coho salmon within hours of exposure and can lead to… Read More
NOAA Fisheries plans on subscribing to an existing commercial database to support its law enforcement division, giving the agency access to more public and propriety information as it conducts its investigations.
In July, SeafoodSource reported that NOAA Fisheries was considering creating or purchasing a new national database that would enable law enforcement officers to search vehicle registrations, phone records, social media accounts, and… Read More
The city of Bayou La Batre in the U.S. state of Alabama has declared a disaster over shrimp imports, and it’s asking the state government and the federal government to do the same.
The Bayou La Batre city council unanimously adopted a resolution on 17 August declaring shrimp dumping to be a disaster.
“The recent influxes of imported shrimp into the United States markets have affected the ability to market and see wild caught domestic… Read More
NOAA Fisheries has finalized its plans for a new quota system for Pacific cod trawling, which will require U.S. fishermen to join a cooperative to harvest cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands region in most of 2024.
Under the Pacific Cod Trawl Cooperative Program, NOAA Fisheries will set an overall harvest quota and then assign quota permits to cooperatives. The cooperatives, which must be associated with a processor, will then determine… Read More
U.S. President Joe Biden has proposed a new national marine sanctuary off the coast of central California.
If approved, the 5,617-square-mile area would be designated the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary, and be the 16th national sanctuary in the U.S.
“The proposed sanctuary is rich in marine life and includes kelp forests, rocky shores, sandy beaches, a globally-significant ecological transition zone and important offshore… Read More
NOAA Fisheries plans to test a new fishing device designed by the Hawaii Longline Association along with other gear in the Pacific Islands to see what is safest for marine mammals.
Hawaii fishermen developed the fighting line device in response to concerns over harm to porpoises and sharks caught in fighting gear in the Pacific longline fisheries. The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (WPFMC) has been working to reduce false killer… Read More
The U.S. Department of Commerce has determined that tariffs should be placed on tin products used in seafood canning being imported from China, Canada, and Germany. The government declined to place tariffs on tin being imported by companies in South Korea, the Netherlands, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.
“These findings demonstrate that Commerce took a careful and nuanced approach based on the particular circumstances presented by… Read More