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Published on
June 23, 2017

A Shanghai port and seafood trading center is celebrating the arrival of a 50-ton shipment of king crab from the Kholmsk region of Russia. 

In December, Shanghai Changxing Hong Sha port received governmental approval to intake seafood, one of several to get the right to conduct customs processes for fresh seafood. The government was partially reacting to growing local demand for seafood. The increase in the number of ports with import permit… Read More

By

Chris Loew

Published on
June 23, 2017

The average wholesale price of frozen bigeye tuna in the first week of June at Tokyo’s Tsukiji market was about 25  percent higher than in the same period last year, at 1,224 yen (USD 10.96, EUR 9.82) per kilogram, the Nippon Keizai Shimbun reported. 

Tuna prices usually rise at year-end on New Year holiday consumption, but this price level already exceeds that of December 2016 by 0.8 percent.

Chronic overfishing of bigeye continu… Read More

Published on
June 22, 2017

Australian firm Beston Global Food has teamed up with online retailer JD.com and Hainan Airlines to fly bluefin tuna into China. 

“We want to bring the best of Australian luxury food resources to Chinese consumers,” said Wang Xiao Song, head of fresh foods at Jingdong, which operates the JD.com e-commerce site in China. 

Wang spoke after signing a “strategic cooperation” agreement in Beijing with executives from … Read More

By

Cliff White

Published on
June 22, 2017

Peru's fisheries sector achieved a 20.96 percent growth from April 2016-2017 as compared to the previous twelve-month period, Peru's National Fisheries Society (SNP) reported.

The increase was primarily due to a massively better anchovy season, with the season’s catch totals rising by 1,860 percent compared to the previous season, to a total of 382,660 tons.

That increase was significant enough to affect Peru’s overall gross domestic … Read More

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Jason Holland

Published on
June 22, 2017
UK fishing boats

A new fisheries bill will be created to allow the United Kingdom to take on the responsibility for the access and management of its waters following the country’s departure from the EU, Queen Elizabeth II announced in the much-awaited first Queen’s Speech following the country’s general election on 8 June.

Ahead of the announcement, there had been strong concerns that fisheries would not receive the prioritized attention in the … Read More

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Cliff White

Published on
June 21, 2017

Chris Oliver, the former executive director of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, has been appointed as the next assistant administrator for Fisheries at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Oliver was named to the position by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, with concurrence from the White House. Oliver replaces Acting Assistant Administrator Samuel Rauch, who will return to his position as the deputy assistant … Read More

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Jason Holland

Published on
June 21, 2017
Brexit banner

With official negotiations for the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union very much in their early infancy and discussions on fisheries not yet on the agenda, fishing sector leaders this week underlined the potential golden age that could result from a good Brexit deal.  

Barrie Deas, chief executive of the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO), told delegates at the high-level seminar, “Priori… Read More

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Aaron Orlowski

Published on
June 21, 2017
shrimp

By analyzing the elemental makeup of shrimp flesh, a group of researchers has been able to identify the shrimp’s country of origin, according to a recent study.

The analysis technique – called elemental profiling – could, with further refinement, aid importers, customs officials and retailers as they seek to trace seafood back to its source.

In the study, a group of scientists led by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) differentiated … Read More

By

Mike Urch

Published on
June 20, 2017

Vietnam’s seafood exports to the United States suffered a fall in value during the first five months of this year, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), as reported by Vietnam News. 

Worsening the news for Vietnam, the association said it will be difficult to affect a recovery in the next few months.

Although Vietnam enjoyed year-on-year growth of 7.5 percent in its total seafood export value … Read More

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Cliff White

Published on
June 20, 2017

Bryan Adams, a former state representative, has been appointed the new executive director of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board by Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser.

State Rep. Bryan Adams is a former firefighter who and a member of the state House of Representatives for four years. He also worked as an assistant state fire marshal, according to the Shreveport Times.

"I'm thrilled for the opportunity to promote what I believe is Louisiana… Read More