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Published on
July 24, 2017

The International Pole and Line Foundation (IPNLF) will be using new funding from Research Council U.K.’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) to conduct social research on Indonesia’s small-scale coastal tuna fishing communities, it announced on 21 July. 

The funding comes under the Blue Communities project, which is led by Plymouth Marine Laboratory in collaboration with the University of Plymouth, the University of Exeter, i… Read More

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Cliff White

Published on
July 24, 2017
SeaChoice Canada

The Canadian nonprofit SeaChoice is changing its mission in an effort to become Canada’s “leading sustainable seafood watchdog.”

SeaChoice was founded in 2006 as a partnership between the David Suzuki Foundation, the Ecology Action Centre, and the Living Oceans Society. Previously focused on increasing consumer awareness of sustainable seafood via distribution of a sustainable seafood buying guide similar to that of the Monterey… Read More

Published on
July 24, 2017

The National Fisheries Institute’s Shrimp Council is hoping to see more shrimp hit the grill this summer in the United States, joining forces with a popular food blog to cook up unique summer recipes featuring the star seafood. 

Food blog Damn Delicious has posted a new recipe – Grilled Honey Garlic Shrimp Bowls – from its creator, Chungah Rhee, featuring shrimp that both highlights the versatility of the species and requir… Read More

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Steve Bittenbender

Published on
July 24, 2017

An Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.-based seafood company has big plans in store as it plans to invest USD 4 million (EUR 3.4 million) to relocate some operations and develop new projects and products at its facility in Birmingham, Alabama.

Inland Seafood announced it will renovate an existing storage and distribution center and transform it into a state-of-the-art production plant, where it will make its value-added seafood and meat products. The expans… Read More

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Nicki Holmyard

Published on
July 24, 2017

The United Kingdom’s fishing fleet registered its best economic performance for eight years in 2016, according to the latest report from U.K. industry body Seafish.

The Economics of the UK Fishing Fleet report, now in its eleventh year, gives a comprehensive overview of the financial and operational performance of the sector, based on face-to-face interviews with more than 700 skippers and vessel owners, as well as fleet statistics. 

I… Read More

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Gao Fu Mao

Published on
July 24, 2017

A Beijing-based seafood importer is focusing on the demand for tropical fish from Chinese households. 

Most popular in China’s high-end restaurants, the Malaysian-sourced grouper is being sold for home consumption at CNY 88 (USD 13.01, EUR 11.15) per 600 grams by Yi Jia Yi Zhan Science Services Co. The firm operates a subscriber-based web trading service, which also operates a ‘flagship’ store on JD.com under the “Fre… Read More

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Steve Bittenbender

Published on
July 24, 2017

An announcement made last week by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to expand a guest worker program was met with a mix of cheers and frustration by seafood industry representatives and elected officials from key states in the trade.

DHS Secretary John Kelly said he agreed to expand the H-2B visa program through the rest of the fiscal year, which ends in September. The visa program, designed for temporary workers coming to the country to f… Read More

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Gao Fu Mao

Published on
July 21, 2017

Two Chinese government agencies have set up an international consultancy to share Chinese know-how on aquaculture and fisheries. 

The Fisheries Bureau of China’s Agriculture Ministry and the Chinese Fisheries Academy have come together to set up the International Fisheries Research Center, which will offer “information and consultancy services.” The launch was announced at an annual meeting of fisheries research cooperation… Read More

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Cliff White

Published on
July 21, 2017

Fishermen and processors in Bristol Bay, Alaska are celebrating one of the largest sockeye salmon runs ever recorded, with more than 35 million fish harvested and a total run estimated at 51 million salmon.

Adding to the good news for fishermen was that prices are up for sockeye are up this year, with Bristol Bay’s buyers paying a base price of USD 1.00 (EUR 0.86) per pound, up from USD 0.76 (EUR 0.65) last year. The price is the highest pa… Read More

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Cliff White

Published on
July 21, 2017

An eighth North Atlantic right whale has been found dead in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in eastern Canada, and another right whale was been spotted ensnared in fishing gear.

North Atlantic right whales are considered critically endangered, with fewer than 500 individuals remaining, and any reduction in the population is considered a blow to the species’ chance of recovery. 

The dead whale was spotted by plane on Wednesday, 19 July by the … Read More