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Published on
March 25, 2019

The next generation of U.K. fishmongers are being called upon to test their technical knowledge, skills, and passion for the trade in a new competition.

Created by the Master Fishmonger Standard (MFS), the Young Fishmonger of the Year Award aims to celebrate young talent and provide a platform on which budding professionals can build their future careers.  

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to showcase and celebrate the wealth

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Published on
March 25, 2019

Seafood importers and exporters in the United Kingdom have been told how catch certificates and export health certificates (EHCs) would operate if the country leaves the European Union without a withdrawal agreement in place.

Compiled by U.K trade body Seafish in response to enquiries from the industry, the advice relates to how catch certificates and EHCs will operate in the event of the so-called “no deal” scenario.

According to

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Ben Fisher

Published on
March 22, 2019

The Hawaiian shallow-set longlines fishery for swordfish has been closed because a vessel caught a loggerhead turtle - the 17th this year, which reached the allowable limit for interactions with the species, set by the National Marine Fisheries Service. 

The interaction cap was reduced from 34 to 17 due to a court settlement in May of last year, though the North Pacific loggerhead population is increasing every year by 2.4

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Published on
March 22, 2019

In order to help mitigate the impact of a “no-deal” Brexit on European Union fisheries, a new regulation will allow member states’ fishermen and operators to receive compensation under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), the European Council has confirmed.

The contingency measure is one of a series of new legislative acts adopted by the council in preparation for the United Kingdom’s departure from the E.U.

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Steve Bittenbender

Published on
March 21, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday, 20 March that U.S. tariffs on imported products from China would continue, even as the two countries make strides toward resolving their trade issues.

Earlier this month, media reports indicated Chinese and American officials were close to a deal that would repeal the levies in exchange for China agreeing to purchase additional products. However, Trump’s comments to reporters outside the

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Published on
March 21, 2019

The United Kingdom has reached a temporary agreement with Norway and Iceland that allows trade to continue unchanged should it leave the European Union without a deal in place.

Through the new arrangements, which mimic those already in place with E.U. member states, zero tariffs remain on established quotas on seafood and agricultural products. A basis for negotiating a permanent agreement was also established.

The agreement is now subject to

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By

Mark Godfrey

Published on
March 19, 2019

The Wugong Mountain Grouper has been listed on China’s Geographical Indicator list, making the use of that name protected and limited to producers in the Wugong region. 

The list is designed to elevate food products with particular characteristics considered unique to China. With the move, China is boosting a niche rural fishery, as the GI list is highly valued by seafood producers in China seeking to cash in on rising incomes and

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Cliff White

Published on
March 19, 2019

The Chilean salmon industry will refocus its marketing efforts to highlight the Patagonia region of Chile, where much of the sector’s salmon is grown.

The campaign, titled “The Promise of Patagonia,” was unveiled on Monday, 18 March at the 2019 Seafood Expo North America in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Ricardo Garcia, the chairman of the marketing Chilean Salmon Marketing Council, as well as the CEO of Camanchaca and the vice

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Chris Chase

Published on
March 19, 2019

A Maine-based smokehouse that produces cold-smoked Atlantic salmon is back in business after overcoming the loss of its license to the FDA three years ago, and being stuck in limbo during the U.S. government shutdown as it tried to restart operations. 

Sullivan Harbor Farm Smokehouse, located in Hancock Village, Maine, reopened on 12 March after regaining FDA approval and documentation. The smokehouse lost its license roughly three

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Cliff White

Published on
March 19, 2019

Representatives of 14 companies from the municipality of Gloucester, Massachusetts met with the state’s governor, Charlie Baker, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, U.S. Representative Seth Moulton, State Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr, and Gloucester Mayor on Monday, 18 March at Seafood Expo North America.

The elected officials each took turns praising Gloucester and the quality of its seafood, and proclaimed their support for an

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