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Published on
April 28, 2017

Juvenile sardines are selling for much higher prices in Japan due to low landing numbers, caused in large part by bad fishing weather.

While SeafoodSource earlier reported that mature sardines are cheaper in Japan on abundant supply, the reverse is true of juveniles. Even though spring fishing for baby sardines has begun off Kyushu and Shikoku, because of rough seas, landings have been small, creating a short-term shortage. 

The wholesale pr… Read More

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Christine Blank

Published on
April 27, 2017

Pacific bigeye tuna, Pacific bluefin tuna and red snapper are all overfished or subject to overfishing in the United States, NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) said in a recent federal register notice.

The agency is continuing the status of Western and Central Pacific bigeye tuna as "subject to overfishing" based on the most recent (2014) stock assessment, Jennie Lyons, a NOAA spokesperson, told SeafoodSource.

“The driver… Read More

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Cliff White

Published on
April 27, 2017

In the article, "Study finds mislabeling issues in Washington, D.C.," SeafoodSource incorrectly reported that a Chilean sea bass sample was mislabeled because it was called "Patagonian toothfish". In the United States, it is legal for Patagonian toothfish to be marketed as Chilean seabass. Antarctic toothfish - the species that the George Washington University researchers identified in one restaurant sample -  is a sister species to the Chil… Read More

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Gao Fu Mao

Published on
April 26, 2017

Indonesia is hoping a free trade agreement can soon be finalized with the European Union that will give the country’s exports a better foothold in the European marketplace. 

Indonesian officials will meet European counterparts in September for the third round of talks on a potential free trade agreement, according to Olvy Andrianita, commercial attaché at the Indonesian embassy in Brussels. 

Andrianita said her office has b… Read More

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Cliff White

Published on
April 26, 2017
France Pelagique tralwer

France Pélagique has contracted with Havyard Ship Technology to design and build a new trawler that will bring state-of-the-art technology to its pelagic fishing efforts.

France Pélagique, part of the Dutch Cornelis Vrolijk Group, will use the new trawler to fish for herring, mackerel and blue whiting. The 80-meter ship, expected to be delivered in December 2018, will replace one of the two French-flagged trawlers of France Pelagiqu… Read More

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Gao Fu Mao

Published on
April 25, 2017

The local government in a city on China’s border with Russia has announced plans to build a seafood processing hub after it received a full license from the national inspection authorities to do full customs inspection for seafood. 

Suifenhe, which is located just across the river from the Russian city of Pogranichny, has been granted the permission by the Chinese government’s seafood quality agency, AQSIQ. 

In a statement f… Read More

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Christine Blank

Published on
April 25, 2017

Norway and China signed a new agreement on the import and export of food – including seafood – according to news reports.

Norway’s Minister of Fisheries, Per Sandberg and Shuping Zhi, China’s Minister of Veterinary Issues, signed the agreement on 21 April in Norway, according to Norway Today

“The agreement we have signed today will strengthen bilateral cooperation in the import and export of foodstuffs, and is… Read More

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
April 25, 2017

Ingredients company Omega Protein has kicked off its 105th consecutive fishing season in Reedville, Virginia with the christening of two new vessels – the Cockrells Creek and the Windmill Point. 

The launch of the new vessels is part of the company’s ongoing effort “to advance its sustainable practices by modernizing its fishing fleet,” Omega Protein said in a news release. A short film, Omega Protein: Fishing for Lif… Read More

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Christine Blank

Published on
April 24, 2017

President Donald Trump’s 18 April “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order has been positively received by some U.S. seafood trade groups, who say it will help the domestic seafood industry.

Representatives of industry groups in Alaska and the U.S. states on the Gulf of Mexico said the executive order will help them create jobs for Americans.

“In order to promote economic and national security and to help stimulate ec… Read More

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Gao Fu Mao

Published on
April 21, 2017

Malawi is reporting dramatic success in building a tilapia industry, with help from Chinese expertise and British aid. 

Adult fish production has jumped from an average of 1.2 tons hectare in 2014 to the current six tons per hectare, according to a Malawian official, Steven Donda. Donda, the deputy head of the National Fishery Authority of Malawi, made his remarks while addressing conference in the southern Chinese city of Haikou, Hainan Pro… Read More