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Published on
April 24, 2019

The value of Vietnam’s pangasius exports to two major markets, China and the United States, fell for the first time in three years in the first quarter of 2019, while the export value earned from several other markets rose.

China (including Hong Kong) remained the biggest buyer of Vietnamese pangasius in Q1, but the export value decreased 1.8 percent year-on-year to USD 99.3 million (EUR 88.3 million), according to Vietnam Association

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
April 23, 2019

In recent years, the Norwegian Seafood Council worked to create high-end branding for Norwegian salmon and “Arctic cod” in China, allowing Norwegian exports to earn premium prices in upmarket Chinese retail and foodservice outlets. NSC China Director Victoria Braathen spoke with SeafoodSource about the organization’s current and future efforts in China.

SeafoodSource: What are your priorities for 2019 in terms of your marketing

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Chris Chase

Published on
April 22, 2019

A range of alternatives recently approved by the New England Fishery Management Council for Framework Adjustment 6 to the Atlantic herring fishery has little positive news for the New England lobster industry, which relies on the fish for bait. 

Framework Adjustment 6 will determine the overfishing definition for the Atlantic herring fishery, and three alternatives are currently on the table. Regardless of the alternative chosen by NEFMC,

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
April 22, 2019

The United Kingdom is no longer the second-biggest export market for Irish seafood, according to a recent report from Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) Business of Seafood. 

The distinction now belongs to Asia, with exports of Irish seafood to the region increasing by 23 percent to EUR 96 million (USD 108 million) in 2018, BIM noted. Meanwhile, in the same year, the value of seafood exports from Ireland to the U.K. fell by 4 percent to EUR 81

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Ivan Stupachenko

Published on
April 22, 2019

Nearly surrounded by the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, the Crimean Peninsula has a rich seafood history. 

But in March 2014, when it was then a part of the Ukraine, it gained the world’s attention for a different reason, when the Russian military entered the peninsula, held a disputed referendum, and moved to annex the territory as a Russian federal subject.

SeafoodSource is taking a deeper dive into Crimea’s seafood industry

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Chris Chase

Published on
April 19, 2019

Upcoming offshore wind projects proposed for areas on the East Coast of the United States will have an impact on NOAA Fisheries surveys, presenting new challenges to scientists by potentially resulting in less-effective fisheries data.

At a special session of the New England Fisheries Management Council covering offshore wind, Wendy Gabriel, of the Northeast Fisheries Science Center, outlined a wide number of concerns for the organization

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Cliff White

Published on
April 18, 2019

Former Bumble Bee Foods executives Kenneth Worsham and Walter Scott Cameron will serve as the U.S. government’s key witnesses in the price-fixing trial of former Bumble Bee CEO Chris Lischewski, according to a motion recently filed by Lischewski’s attorneys.

Worsham formerly served as Bumble Bee’s senior vice president of trade marketing, while Cameron was the company’s senior vice president of sales. Both were indicted

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Cliff White

Published on
April 18, 2019

Lawyers for former Bumble Bee Foods CEO Chris Lischewski are making an argument that his efforts to align U.S. canned tuna suppliers against marketing products as “FAD-free” are protected from prosecution by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

And because of this ostensible overstep, the single charge filed by the U.S. government against Lischewski, which includes allegations of both price-fixing and anti-competitive

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Cliff White

Published on
April 18, 2019

Shrimp imports into the United States fell again in February, with a drop of nearly 10 percent over the same month a year prior.

The U.S. brought in 42,871 metric tons (MT) of shrimp, 9.9 percent less than the 47,568 MT imported in February 2018. Indonesia, Vietnam, China and Thailand all saw significant decreases in the amount of shrimp they sent to the U.S. in February.

The major outlier to the trend continued to be India, which saw its

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Steve Bittenbender

Published on
April 17, 2019

A panel of federal appellate judges has upheld a lower court’s decision that ruled on NOAA Fisheries’ method for assessing bycatch in New England fisheries.

The ruling, which was announced on Friday, 12 April, in the District of Columbia chambers of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, allows NOAA Fisheries to use statistical sampling to determine the amount of bycatch. It stems from a 2011 court case where judges ruled the agency did

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