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Published on
February 16, 2018

A Trinidadian NGO is lobbying the country's government to pass a bill drafted almost 20 years ago, but never made law, that would increase the safety of fishermen at sea.

Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) was quoted last month by a local newspaper lamenting the fact that “the Fisheries Bill which was written almost 20 years ago, and where public consultations were completed since 2011, for unknown reasons...has been left to gather dus… Read More

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Gao Fu Mao

Published on
February 16, 2018

A star of badminton from Denmark has become the marketing face of a leading Chinese seafood importer and distributor. 

The face of Mathias Christiansen, ranked No. 22 in badminton, appeared on packages of seafood sold by leading Chinese seafood distributor Qingdao-based Bei Yang Jia Mei Seafood Products in the run-up to Chinese New Year on 16 February.

The company chose a star from the sport of badminton due to its popularity in China. Badmi… Read More

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Chris Loew

Published on
February 16, 2018

Instagram has become a popular marketing tool for food and restaurants in Japan, and the Alaska Seafood Marketing Association (ASMI) is now riding this wave. 

A recent survey found that 40 percent of Japanese Instagrammers and social media users went on trips and to restaurants mainly to post photos. "Insta-bae," meaning "to look good on Instagram," was selected as one of Japan's top buzzwords for 2017 by Japan's biggest correspondence cour… Read More

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Steve Bittenbender

Published on
February 16, 2018

A consortium of groups with ties to the seafood industry is calling for the U.S. Congress to pass a Magnuson-Stevens Act reauthorization bill that gives the Regional Fishery Management Councils greater flexibility to achieve their objectives, but they also looking for federal officials to change how a couple of items are termed.

Saving Seafood’s National Coalition for Fishing Communities is asking Congress to do away with the term “ov… Read More

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Gao Fu Mao

Published on
February 15, 2018

A new campaign against illegal coastal developments has potentially positive consequences for China’s seafood sector. 

Until recently, mariculture projects had been outmuscled by a wave of real estate developments – many of which were illegal. Those developments are now being targeted by a special force, the Ocean Inspection Team (Hai Yang Du Cha Zu), set up under the State Oceanic Administration and the State Council (national g… Read More

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Chris Loew

Published on
February 15, 2018

Japan’s catch of Pacific flying squid (Todarodes pacificus) in the 2017 calendar year was 47,000 metric tons (MT), down 20 percent from the previous year and the lowest on record, according to a Nikkei Shimbun report. 

However, buyers did not see a price increase because prices were already high in 2016, according to the report.

The cause for the lower catch most likely lies with colder seawater in squid spawning areas, leading to poor… Read More

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Gao Fu Mao

Published on
February 15, 2018

It might be an increasingly important market for salmon imports, but China also has salmon export ambitions of its own. 

A newly formed alliance of salmon and trout producers in the western region of Qinghai claim exports of 1,600 metric tons in 2017. According to Wang Yu Hu, head of the Chinese agricultural ministry’s office in Qinghai, the alliance aims to market its fish under the “Long Yang Xia” – the name of a la… Read More

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Steve Bittenbender

Published on
February 15, 2018

The date when the United States will begin enforcing full compliance with a program designed to prevent illegally fished and counterfeit products has been set as 7 April, according to a statement from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The Seafood Import Monitoring Program officially took effect on 1 January, nearly 13 months after officials revealed its regulations that required importers to keep records on selected products. H… Read More

Published on
February 14, 2018

Six Caribbean countries and the two French overseas territories of Martinique and Guadeloupe are collaborating on a project to regulate the flying fish fishery of the region.

According to Caribbean News Now, the Global Environment Facility-funded project, which began last year, consists of six sub-projects in the Eastern Caribbean countries of Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia, and Dominica, as well… Read More

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Gao Fu Mao

Published on
February 14, 2018

Chinese vessels fishing abroad must prioritize their home nation’s international, a senior Chinese official told Chinese fishing crews anchored in Buenos Aires, Argentina on a recent visit. 

Chinese Vice Minister for Agriculture Qu Dong Yu was in Argentina for WTO talks in December when he stopped at vessels owned by Shanghai Fisheries Group, Dalian Hua Feng, and the well-known fishing and seafood distribution conglomerate Da Yang Shi … Read More