Seasoft, a Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.-based ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software company, has been making moves lately that have bolstered its product and made its brand an even more appealing offering to seafood companies across the country.
Seasoft provides software that is designed to handle every aspect of a seafood processing and distribution company’s business operations, according to Seasoft Director of Marketing Tom… Read More
The United States House of Representatives voted to reverse a federal judge’s ruling to release water from four dams in the Pacific Northwest in an attempt to help wild salmon migrate to the Pacific Ocean.
The bill, which passed 225-189 on 25 April, was sponsored by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), and calls for no changes in dam operations until 2022.
The four dams in question are Ice Harbor,… Read More
Canada is not doing enough to mitigate the risks associated with salmon farming, a report released by the country’s Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development Julie Gelfand has found.
The report cites a lack of national standards for nets and anchoring equipment, suggested that the Department of Fisheries and Natural resources is not doing enough to monitor diseases among farmed fish populations, and recommends that… Read More
A Superior Court judge in Thurston County, Washington, has ruled against Cooke Aquaculture, which had proposed a restocking of its Atlantic salmon net-pen farm at Cypress Island, Washington.
Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz in December terminated the farm’s license. She said that the company had violated the terms of the lease after a catastrophic collapse of the net last August, which resulted in more than… Read More
In an attempt to boost the population of blue swimming crabs in Southeast Asia, the Seafood Industry Research Fund has sponsored a study researching the best practices to enhance the species’ stock… Read More
Alaska Governor Bill Walker will be traveling to China this May with the goal of improving trade ties, according to the Anchorage Daily News.
The announcement of the trip comes among fears of an impending trade war between the United States and China. U.S. President Donald Trump said on 22 March he will impose tariffs on USD 60 billion (EUR 48.8 billion) worth of Chinese products, partially to retaliate against Chinese trade barriers and also in… Read More
Washington Governor Jay Inslee on Thursday, 22 March, signed a bill into law that will phase out Atlantic salmon and other non-native fish farming by 2025.
Canada’s Cooke Aquaculture, the only company that farms Atlantic salmon fish farms in Washington state, was the target of the ban after more than a quarter-million non-native salmon escaped in August 2017 from a Cooke net-pen near Cypress Island, Washington.
"This bill will… Read More