Clackamas, Oregon, U.S.A.-based Pacific Seafood said it contributed positively to better fishing practices, food safety standards, and the environment in 2020, according to its latest annual report. Additionally, the company announced that a former U.S. congressman has joined its board of directors …
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada-based Tradex Seafoods has achieved a longtime goal of sourcing 100 percent of its seafood products from sustainable sources.
The company's goal, set four years ago, was to purchase only products certified by the Marine Stewardship Council, Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch, Ocean Wise, or FishChoice for its SINBAD retail line and custom-packed products sold through the company’s… Read More
OBI Seafoods and Trident Seafoods will not be opening salmon processing plants in Alaska as a result of low projected salmon returns.
OB Seafoods’ processing plant in Excursion Inlet, Alaska, will be not be processing fish for the 2021 salmon season due to a string of poor runs in the Southeast district.
And Trident’s Wrangell plant won’t open this year, with plant manager Nick Ohmer telling the Wrangell Sentinel Trident… Read More
Oregon’s pink shrimp fishery is opening with an inventory surplus and extreme market uncertainty resulting from pandemic-related restaurant closures.
Oregon is home to the world’s largest pink shrimp fishery, with a 30-year average annual harvest of around 30 million pounds. The small shrimp – also known as cocktail shrimp or salad shrimp – have traditionally been sold to the foodservice market.
Last season, shrimpers in… Read More
Alaskan fishing organizations are urging the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden to listen to coastal communities and fishermen while crafting an ecosystem-based approach to climate change and fisheries policy.
The message from Alaska fishing communities came through recent public comments hearing by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on the new administration’s executive order on climate… Read More
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) is forecasting a robust all-species salmon harvest of over 190 million fish for the 2021 season …
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A new report estimates that Bristol Bay, Alaska’s salmon fishery generated more than USD 2.2 billion (EUR 1.9 billion) in economic benefits during the banner 2019 season ...
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Like so many companies in the seafood industry, Canada-based Tradex Foods Inc. had its business model put to the test roughly a year ago when the pandemic slashed foodservice industry sales by around 70 percent… Read More
Domoic acid, price-haggling, and potential whale entanglement held up the Dungeness crab fishing up and down the West Coast this winter, further complicating a fishery already turned upside down by the pandemic.
Fishermen usually drop their pots from California to Washington in December, but did not start until January or February this season, depending on the state.
According to seafood distributor Tradex Food Inc, winter supply was met with… Read More