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In a midterm election which will likely have a significant impact on Alaska’s lucrative seafood industry, U.S. Representative Don Young was re-elected, State Senator Mike Dunleavy will become Alaska’s governor, and Ballot Measure 1, which sought to ensconce greater protections for salmon habitat, was defeated.
Young, the longest serving member of Congress (he has served since 1973), handily defeated his opponent, Alyse Galvin, who… Read More
A major factor in National Fish and Seafood’s trade secrets lawsuit against Tampa Bay fisheries and a former employee was the two suppliers’ battle over Whole Foods Market's business, new court documents reveal.
In its original complaint, NFS alleged that Kathleen Scanlon, former director of research, development and quality assurance, stole information on NFS’s clam production process for its Matlaw’s brand and funneled… Read More
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has called on the U.S. Department of Commerce for additional resources and funding to help mitigate the damages weathered by the state’s fisheries in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.
Cooper urged the Department of Commerce to declare a federal fishery resources disaster for North Carolina in a letter sent to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Such a declaration would provide aid and long-term relief to… Read More
An elite university in China has set up a new research project with key fishing authorities in the country’s leading fisheries city.
A project to establish “fishery performance indicators” is being drawn up by the Fishery Economy Research Task Force, part of the National Development Research Institute at what’s considered one of the country’s top universities.
Researchers from the National Development Research… Read More
Vietnam's seafood exporters are hoping the free trade agreement it is finalizing with the European Union will help it strongly boost seafood shipments to the bloc and help the country's products become more competitive there.
On 17 October, the European Commission agreed to submit the E.U.-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) to the European Council. Its approval is slated for the year-end, which will then result in the deal moving to the… Read More
IFFO, the international marine ingredients trade group, hosted discussions tackling several thorny issues facing the fishmeal and fish oil sector at the organization’s annual conference in Rome, Italy in October.
More than 440 people from 45 countries attended three days of presentations, many focused on the important contribution of marine ingredients to animal and human health, but with some delving into problems facing the industry,… Read More
The United States government refused entry of hundreds of pounds of invasive Chinese mitten crabs in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A., earlier this month.
While conducting a routine inspection of incoming Chinese freight at a local express consignment facility, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agricultural specialists noted x-ray anomalies in 16 shipments, which were labeled as clothing.
They discovered thousands of live Chinese mitten… Read More
A group of U.S.-based shrimp importers are considering the creation of a farmed shrimp marketing board, spurred in part by a lack of timely data on shrimp sales, as well as harmful volatility in the market.
During the recent GOAL 2018 conference in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Global Aquaculture Alliance executives and a number of executives representing shrimp importers and shrimp industry professionals met to discuss the possible formation of a shrimp… Read More
Seafood Expo Asia brought in more than 7,500 attendees to its 2018 edition, which took place 4 to 6 September in Wanchai, Hong Kong.
Produced by Diversified Communications for the ninth consecutive year, Seafood Expo Asia is designed to bring buyers and suppliers of seafood together to network and conduct business in the lucrative Hong Kong and Asia Pacific markets.
The expo featured 224 exhibiting companies from 34 countries, and… Read More
The Hickey & Sons Fisheries plant in O’Donnell’s, St. Mary’s Bay, Newfoundland was destroyed by fire the morning of Friday, 26 October.
The fire alarm was reported at 1 a.m. on the evening of Thursday, 25 October. Eleven hours later, crews from two fire departments were still pumping water on the flames from five lines laid into the ocean. The fire was aided by 80 kilometer-per-hour winds. The fire was too intense for… Read More