The sockeye salmon run in Bristol Bay, Alaska, U.S.A. has surpassed 76 million fish, setting an all-time record.
As of 21 July, the latest day for which a count is available, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game reported a total run of 76,583,856 sockeye, with a cumulative catch of 58,298,771 sockeye between Bristol Bay’s Ugashik, Egegik, Naknek-Kvichak, Nushagak, and Togiak fisheries. The count surpassed AFDG’s pre-season… Read More
Garware Technical Fibres have created a high-density polyethylene netting that can be impregnated with traditional water-based antifouling paints, an advancement the company said makes its product unique in the fishing industry ...
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U.S. agricultural giant Cargill has agreed to pay USD 15 million (EUR 14.7 million) to resolve claims from the U.S. Department of Justice it was involved in a scheme to fix the wages of workers in its poultry-processing facilities ...
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada-based Ocean Trout Canada has initiated its commercialization phase, with more than 1,000 metric tons (MT) of steelhead trout to be harvested and sold over the next 18 months …
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The seafood sector in the U.S. Midwest was upturned during the COVID-19 pandemic, and now is coming back structured differently than it was prior to 2019.
Like the rest of the U.S. seafood industry, farmers, traders, and sellers of seafood in the center of the country experienced an existential challenge when COVID-19 first hit the country in early 2020, forcing nearly every company – large and small – to make drastic changes to… Read More
Nueva Pescanova Group’s Namibian fishing fleet has become the first to obtain the FISH Standard for Crew international certification.
Nueva Pescanova’s Namibian subsidiary, NovaNam, had the labor standards on board its 11 fishing vessels audited by Bureau Veritas and confirmed as meeting the certification’s standards for ethical hiring practices, adequate pay, and access to a fair grievance-resolution process.
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A trade agreement signed between the European Union and New Zealand will boost trade between the two entities by 30 percent.
Negotiations on the free-trade agreement began in 2018 and concluded on 30 June, 2022, following 12 negotiating rounds…
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Vigo, Spain-based Profand Fishing Holding has released its 2021 sales and earnings, showing the company exceeded EUR 800 million (USD 820 million) in turnover for the first time ...
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The Faroe Islands queen scallop fishery has obtained Marine Stewardship Council certification.
Hósvík, Faroe Islands-based O.C. Joensen is the sole operator in the fishery. It sought out MSC certification in order to assure its customers of the product’s sustainability, according to the company’s chairman, Andrias Kelduberg.
“We have operated this fishery for several decades, limiting the fishing effort to one… Read More
American Seafoods can now face punitive action from U.S. Customers and Border Protection if it continues to use its controversial Bayside Program, by which it sidestepped Jones Act restrictions regarding the use of non-American transportation to import its seafood via the use of a 100-foot dead-end rail line in New Brunswick, Canada.
On 7 July, 2022, U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Alaska Sharon L. Gleason lifted an… Read More