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Published on
December 22, 2017

Fish 2.0 matches 14 innovative seafood companies with industry connections

Fish 2.0, a Carmel, California–based social enterprise that connects investors and entrepreneurs to grow the global sustainable seafood sector, has announced the 14 winners of second round prizes for the final awards of the 2017 Fish 2.0 Innovation Forum. 

The prizes in this round were industry connection prizes, which match fledgling seafood business with an es… Read More

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Steve Bittenbender

Published on
December 21, 2017

The U.S. Department of Commerce has reached an agreement with two environmental advocacy groups that took it to court over a decision to extend the recreational red snapper fishing season by 39 days in the Gulf of Mexico.

Under the agreement, approved Wednesday, 20 December by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, the government announced that the extension of the 2017 season “was a one-time action” it has opted not to defend  … Read More

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Christine Blank

Published on
December 21, 2017

A former New Bedford, Massachusetts, seafood wholesaler pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston to failing to file tax returns and filing a false tax return for his business.

George F. Estudante, who owned Basic Fisheries, failed to file an income tax return for 2010, even though his business received more than USD 1.4 million (EUR 1.2 million) in payments, the U.S. District Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts said in a stRead More

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Gao Fu Mao

Published on
December 21, 2017

A leading U.S. seafood firm has been finding customers in Asia for Pacific rockfish.  

Pacific Seafood is the second-largest Pacific oyster operation in North America and also ships steelhead trout and Dungeness crab live and whole cooked to Asian markets. It is now looking to add rockfish (also known as Pacific snapper or Sebastes) to its offerings in Asia, where demand for foreign seafood remains high – in part as a replacement … Read More

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
December 20, 2017
Misty Blue

Massachusetts State Police divers recovered the bodies of the sunken New England vessel Misty Blue’s missing crewmembers on Monday, 18 December. Crewmen Michael Roberts, 44, and Jonathan Saraiva, 32, had not been accounted for since the vessel rolled over and sank while harvesting surf clams on 4 December.

Misty Blue’s captain Eric Arabian, 44, and another crewman, Colby McMullen, 22, were rescued by the F/V Enterprise 10 miles out fr… Read More

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Jagdish Kumar

Published on
December 20, 2017

The government of India’s Odisha state has launched a new scheme with the aim of increasing fish production.

Under the Fish Pond Yojana scheme, the state government will invest INR 960 million (USD 14.9 million, EUR 12.7 million), to add more than 2,200 hectares of additional aquaculture farming space in the state. Specifically, Odisha is looking at enhancing river-ranching opportunities and initiating regular stock enhancement programs to … Read More

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Christine Blank

Published on
December 19, 2017

Dungeness crab prices are rising due to a short supply from closures in California, Washington, and Oregon. 

The season on the West Coast the season could be delayed until as late as 15 January, according to Dan Ayers, coastal shellfish manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) – causing fishermen and suppliers to miss out on lucrative holiday sales. Dungeness crab fishing is currently closed in Washington, Oreg… Read More

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Brian Hagenbuch

Published on
December 19, 2017

Managers are considering lowering U.S. and Canadian West Coast halibut quotas on reports that current fishing levels in the Pacific Ocean could lead to declining stocks in the coming years. 

Scientists monitoring the bottom fish for the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) found fewer younger halibut in Pacific waters from Alaska to California this year, meaning current fishing levels could deplete stocks. 

According to new n… Read More

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Cliff White

Published on
December 18, 2017

The Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative, an industry-funded effort to promote lobster across the United States, has received unanimous approval from Maine’s Lobster Advisory Council and its seven lobster zone councils to continue to receive funding for 2018, according to the Portland Press Herald.

Established in 2013, the collaborative has a USD 2.2 million (EUR 1.9 million) annual budget and is funded by Maine lobster dealers, processors… Read More

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Gao Fu Mao

Published on
December 15, 2017

Five companies have been chosen as China’s top seafood brands by trade body China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Association (CAPPMA).

CAPPMA made its choices public during a presentation in Zhoushan, the country’s leading fishery port.

A familiar name on the list of five is Da Yang Shi Jia, the brand of the company with the same name, which operates fishing vessels as well as seafood import, distribution, and processing op… Read More