Christine Blank

Contributing Editor

Christine Blank, a veteran freelance writer and editor, covers all aspects of the seafood industry, from fishing to processing to selling and serving the final product. When she is not writing for SeafoodSource, Christine gets to taste scrumptious seafood dishes at U.S. restaurants for her food and travel blog, Flavorful Excursions (www.flavorfulexcursions.net). Christine loves to eat seafood of any kind, but lobster, crab and crawfish are among her favorites. In addition to SeafoodSource.com and SeaFood Business, Christine’s articles have been published in hundreds of leading magazines and newspapers, such as The New York Times, USA Today and Associated Press.

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NOAA finalizes TED rule for shrimp skimmer trawls

Three years after it was proposed, NOAA has adopted a rule to expand sea turtle excluder requirements in the U.S. shrimp fishery – but has decided to spare about 80 percent of shallow water fishermen who could have been affected.

Turtle excluding

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Aramark’s new sustainability plan to benefit seafood vendors

Aramark’s new 2025 sustainability plan will likely benefit sellers of sustainable seafood.

The leading U.S.-based provider of food and facilities services recently launched its 2025 sustainability plan, “Be Well. Do Well.”, which

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New Qingdao aquatic free trade zone aims to minimize dent of trade war

A special trading zone for seafood has launched operations in Qingdao.

The Qingdao International Marine Industry Park was initiated in 2013 and was originally projected to cost around USD 1.5 billion (EUR 1.3 billion). Today one of its major features

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New Bedford scallop boat launches in Alabama with a “positive energy bow”

Lars Vinjerud II can’t stop growing his fisheries and seafood business.

“I’m lucky,” he said. “I’ve got a lot of good people working for me.”

Vinjerud’s company, Fleet Fisheries in New Bedford,

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Omega Protein says it will cooperate on Chesapeake menhaden cap

Omega Protein said it will cooperate with interstate menhaden managers, after the Department of Commerce set a 17 June, 2020 deadline for Virginia to come into compliance with the Chesapeake Bay cap on its reduction fishery or face a moratorium.

Commerce

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