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The finalists for Ireland’s National Seafood Awards 2018 have been announced by the country’s seafood development agency, Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM).
A total of 37 individuals and businesses from Ireland’s seafood sector have been shortlisted, including Marine Harvest Ireland, McBride Fishing Company, Mulroy Bay Mussels, and the Galway Bay Inshore Fishermen's Association.
The awards span four core… Read More
Sturgeon Aquafarms, which produces caviar and sturgeon meat at its farm in Bascom, Florida, suffered extensive damage during Hurricane Michael, forcing a reduction of its production of beluga caviar in advance of the 2018 holiday season.
Hurricane Michael caused extensive damage in the Florida panhandle at the beginning of October, including knocking out regional oyster production and washing out to sea and capsizing a nearly-completed, 261-foot… Read More
A federal court has upheld a ruling from July that banned seafood imports from Mexico harvested by a drift gillnet.
The decision by the U.S. Court of International Trade on Monday, 22 October came after Trump administration officials appealed Judge Gary S. Katzman’s temporary injunction against the practice. Conservation groups sued the administration seeking a ban in an attempt to save the vaquita, a small porpoise on the brink of… Read More
With U.S. election day on 6 November just around the corner, Alaska Governor Bill Walker shocked the state on 19 October by dropping out of his race for reelection.
Walker, an independent, said he realized he would not be able to win a three-way race, and has endorsed the Democratic candidate – former U.S. Senator Mark Begich – who faces former Republican State Senator Mike Dunleavy. Though Walker’s name will still be on… Read More
The National Fisheries Institute’s Future Leaders program is seeking donations for SeaShare, a non-profit organized to enable the U.S. seafood industry to donate food and resources to hunger-relief efforts nationwide.
The Future Leaders program, founded and run by the seafood industry’s trade group, is designed to craft and promote young leaders in the industry through a year-long training program.
SeaShare Director of… Read More
Hurricane Michael blew through the Florida panhandle nearly two weeks ago, but it appears the major storm will have long-lasting effects on the state’s commercial fishing industry.
The state’s shellfish industries were especially hard-hit, as the storm impacted areas known for clam and oyster beds.
T.J. Ward, whose family has worked in the shellfish business for five generations, said his aquaculture business “is done for… Read More
Russia’s government has approved a draft of an agreement with Argentina on fisheries cooperation.
The agreement will make seafood exports from Argentina to Russia significantly easier and boost trade volumes, according to an announcement from the government of Argentina. Russian fishing will obtain a right to fish in Argentinian waters, the agreement stipulates.
The last agreement between the countries was signed in 1987 and lasted… Read More
Icelandic fish processing equipment manufacturer Skaginn 3X has delivered a new bacalao line to Norwegian processor Bodø Fiskemottak.
The line comprises four workstations and is also equipped with a trimming section, a splitting machine, and an automated salt-batching distributer for salting into tubs.
Skaginn 3X said the design gently handles the fish while maintaining quality and producing superior bacalao (salt cod) at a… Read More
Alaska chum salmon has settled into a robust niche as processors make inroads on flesh markets and Japanese chum stocks continue to bottom out.
In 2017, Alaska chums totaled a first wholesale value of USD 340 million (EUR 297 million), a sizable chunk of the total of USD 1.89 billion (EUR 950.5 million) for all salmon caught in the state of Alaska last year. For comparison, the state’s most lucrative species, sockeye salmon, had a… Read More
A project to nurture and retain talent within the U.K. seafood industry has been unveiled by seafood public body Seafish.
The Young Seafood Leaders Network will champion young seafood professionals – between the ages of 25 and 40 – and provide a platform for knowledge sharing and identification and appreciation of best-practise. Its goals are to:
- Provide opportunities for the exploration of business ideas
- Provide networking