Features

Editorial commentaries on the domestic and global seafood industry.

By

SeafoodSource staff

Published on
March 21, 2008

Joe's Crab Shack on Wednesday rolled out new menu options.

Three different local coastal flavors are featured in Joe's Go Coastal Platters.

The East Coast platter includes Joe's lump meat crab cake, fish and chips and crab stuffed shrimp served with onion strings. The West Coast platter comprises coconut shrimp, Maui mahi and a fish taco served with vegetables. Crispy shrimp, blackened tilapia with etouffee sauce and bayou shrimp served

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By

SeafoodSource staff

Published on
March 19, 2008

Ivar's Seafood Restaurants and Fish Bars of Seattle is celebrating late founder Ivar Haglund's 103rd birthday this week.

Tomorrow, Ivar's locations throughout the Pacific Northwest will offer cups of white, red or smoked salmon chowder for $1.03 each.

When Haglund entered the seafood industry by opening a Seattle aquarium in 1938, his first fish stand was an extension of the aquarium to provide visitors a place to dine. Today, there are 24

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Linda Salim, for SeafoodSource from Surabaya, Indonesia

Published on
March 18, 2008

The Seafood Exporters Association of India recently met with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to express its concerns over increasingly tight competition with China, Thailand and Vietnam. The Association is asking the government to intervene to sustain India's $2 billion seafood industry.

SEAI President Anwar Hashim, pronounced that the country's seafood industry and the 2 million people who are employed by it will be doomed if the Indian

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By

SeafoodSource staff

Published on
March 12, 2008

Guinness World Records of London has officially certified a world record crab cake created by Handy International of Salisbury, Md.

The 235-pound cake was made during the 2006 Diamond State BBQ Championship in Dover, Del.

Jim Cupp, Handy's regional sales manager, teamed with Dover Downs Hotel Chef Fred Bohn for the record-breaker, which was baked in a custom-made rotisserie-style stainless steel pan over a charcoal fire pit for six hours. The

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By

SeafoodSource staff

Published on
March 11, 2008

Alaska's salmon catch is projected to reach 137.4 million fish this year, which would be down from 212.6 million fish in 2007, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game reported this week. An expected pink salmon harvest of 66.4 million fish, which would be down 77.5 million fish from last year, is predominately responsible for the anticipated drop in the state's total salmon landings. However, chum, coho and chinook landings are forecasted

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By

SeafoodSource staff

Published on
March 5, 2008

Australian aquaculture company Clean Seas Tuna Ltd. announced yesterday a breakthrough in creating an artificial breeding program for southern bluefin tuna.

After collecting "significant quantities" of tuna sperm and eggs from captive fish at its land-based breeding facility in Arno Bay, Australia, the company plans to produce more than 10,000 metric tons of tuna annually within the next five years.

"From a global perspective, successfully

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Linda Salim, for SeafoodSource from Surabaya, Indonesia

Published on
March 4, 2008

The U.S. Department of Commerce preliminarily reduced the duty rate for 29 Vietnamese shrimp exporters from 25.76 percent to zero, the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers reported this week.

The agency - which hit shrimp exporters from six Asian and Latin American countries, including Vietnam, with antidumping tariffs in early 2005 - is reviewing the duty rates on shrimp imports that came in between Feb. 1, 2006, and Jan. 31,

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James Wright, Senior Editor

Published on
March 3, 2008

The way to a chef's heart is through his stomach - at least that's what Samuels & Son Seafood in Philadelphia has learned. So tonight, the seafood distributor will woo more epicures when it hosts nearly 400 chefs and other seafood buyers at its annual "Chef's Night Out" at Estia Restaurant in the City of Brotherly Love. For the 15th year, the city's greatest gastronomes gather to break bread, witness emerging seafood products and learn about

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By

SeafoodSource staff

Published on
February 26, 2008

A coalition of environmental groups on Monday sued the California Department of Fish and Game for failing to protect endangered coho salmon by delegating decisions over the effects of logging to a forestry agency.

The lawsuit, filed in San Francisco Superior Court, claims the agency should review whether road building and other timber-related activities harm the fish.

In December, Fish and Game gave authority over possible logging-related

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Linda Salim, for SeafoodSource from Surabaya, Indonesia

Published on
February 20, 2008

Residents in Lampungâ??s Tulangbawang village and its subdistricts have reported a private shrimp-farming company is terrorizing them to give up their lands. The report resulted in a brief meeting with Lampungâ??s governor and legislative council last week.

During the meeting, legislative members decided to provide the locals with temporary military protection until the conflict is resolved.

The alleged threats have taken forms of

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