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Published on
January 2, 2019

It looks as though China is heading for the first contraction in seafood output in years. 

The country is reporting output of 53.75 million tons for the first 11 months of 2018, down 1.01 percent year-on-year, according to data published by China's Agriculture Ministry in Beijing, which also oversees fisheries. 

China’s total of caught seafood in the first 11 months of 2018 dropped 5.61 percent to 11.4 million tons, in part

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Chris Chase

Published on
December 25, 2018

The seafood industry in 2018 resembled the waters that it draws its resources from as things like innovation, trade wars, and a changing climate continued to make waves across the globe. 

SeafoodSource interviewed a wide array of fisheries experts from around the world in 2018. Their insights were invaluable in putting together the picture of what’s happening in the seafood world – and what could be expected

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Christine Blank

Published on
December 21, 2018

The U.S. government issued its long-awaited final rule on genetically engineered foods, which could pave the way for legal sales of genetically altered salmon.

The United States Department of Agriculture’s final rule requires food manufacturers, importers, and other entities that label foods for retail sale to disclose information about bioengineered (BE) food and BE food ingredients. 

“This rule is intended to provide a

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Steve Bittenbender

Published on
December 21, 2018

The Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday, 19 December, and now heads to President Trump’s desk for his consideration.

Two days after the Senate voted unanimously to pass a revised version of the legislation U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi) proposed, the House’s vote, too, was overwhelming. However, in the 350-11 tally one name stood out among the “No”

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
December 21, 2018

There is ample opportunity to be had in Maine’s USD 1 billion (EUR 876 million) lobster industry for those who are eager and interested in the work.

That was the overarching message shared with a group of inmates at the Maine Correctional Center in Windham, Maine, U.S.A. on 7 December, during a kickoff session for a new training program aimed at readying incarcerated Mainers with the skills, knowledge, and abilities to potentially land a

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Jason Holland

Published on
December 19, 2018

Two days of intense talks at the annual Agrifish Council in Brussels have resulted in a deal that has been generally welcomed by fishing leaders in the United Kingdom and Ireland. In addition to securing increased quotas for some key stocks in the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, a workable solution was found for fishermen facing the introduction of the European Union Landing Obligation next month.

For the United Kingdom, fishing

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Steve Bittenbender

Published on
December 18, 2018

The U.S. Senate on Monday, 17 December, unanimously passed a bill that would urge regional management councils to revise policies and take into account the needs of anglers in mixed-use fisheries.

The Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act, proposed by U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi), would require the Government Accountability Office to review how the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic management councils allocate catch limits

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Paul Lansbergen | Fisheries Council of Canada

Published on
December 18, 2018

Paul Lansbergen is the president of the Fisheries Council of Canada, a trade group representing Canada’s seafood industry. FCC represents small, medium and larger-sized, primarily family-owned companies from rural, coastal and Indigenous communities operating on Canada’s three coasts and in freshwater lakes. 

It seems not so long ago that Canadian exporters were considering how the business landscape would change without NAFTA.

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Toan Dao

Published on
December 18, 2018

Vietnam is pushing to implement recommendations from the European Commission in advance of a new round of inspections that the country’s leaders hope will lead to the elimination of a warning label it received from the commission last year.

The E.C. issued a “yellow card” to Vietnam in October 2017, warning the Pacific country it could ban its seafood exports entirely unless Hanoi did more to tackle illegal, unreported, and

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Jason Holland

Published on
December 18, 2018
Javier Garat, president of Europêche

The European Union’s adoption of a regulation setting autonomous tariff quotas (ATQs) for certain fishery products caught by member states for the years 2019 and 2020 will put pressure on European producers’ prices and employment while getting better prices for non-E.U. seafood, claims Europêche.

Species such as tuna, pollack, cod and flatfish are covered by the new ATQ regulation, but the E.U. fishing body said that volumes of

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