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Published on
January 4, 2019

Russian authorities are trying to encourage the fishing industry and trade businesses to use better practices in production, retail, logistics and marketing to get more Russian fish sold on domestic market which has been experiencing a significant decrease over recent years. 

In the years following Russia’s 2014 imposition of a ban on imported food from the United States, Canada, the European Union, Norway, and Australia, Russia began

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Jason Holland

Published on
January 3, 2019

Bakkafrost Group has increased its salmon harvest guidance for this year by 1,500 metric tons (MT) to 54,500 MT gutted weight.

According to the Faroese producer’s latest trading update, it harvested 12,300 MT of fish in the fourth quarter of 2018, up from 11,400 MT in the corresponding period of the previous year. Of this, the company’s farming operations in the north contributed 4,000 MT, with its farms in the west supplying the

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Cliff White

Published on
January 3, 2019

China has implemented tariff cuts on 706 types of goods – including many seafood items – for countries with which it has reached bilateral trade deals.

The move will make seafood from New Zealand, Peru, Costa Rica, Switzerland, Iceland, South Korea, Australia, Georgia and all countries participating in the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement cheaper for Chinese consumers. 

The cuts came into effect 1 January after being announced in

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Chris Chase

Published on
January 3, 2019

The Dungeness crab season in central and northern Oregon and southern Washington has started after a month of delays. 

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the opening, indicating that the crab will be ready from Cape Arago to the Columbia River and north into Washington. Currently, the fishery is in the “pre-soak” period where fishermen can set their gear in anticipation of pulling their first pots on the

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
January 3, 2019

There’s a lot of data being quoted recently by China’s government to show that these are prosperous times for China’s fishermen and fish farmers. 

A perusal of several past editions of the Fisheries Yearbook, an annual overview of the state of the industry produced by the Ministry of Agriculture, shows there has been a 41 percent increase in the average earnings of workers in the sector over four years.

But incomes remain

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Jason Holland

Published on
January 2, 2019

The U.K. House of Lords European Union Energy and Environment Sub-Committee has raised concerns about the damage that the European Union's landing obligation could have on the fishing industry, as well as the country’s ability to enforce the new rules.

Following a four-year phasing in period, the full E.U. landing obligation (also known as the “discard ban”) came into force on 1 January, 2019. It requires fishers to land all

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
January 2, 2019

It looks as though China is heading for the first contraction in seafood output in years. 

The country is reporting output of 53.75 million tons for the first 11 months of 2018, down 1.01 percent year-on-year, according to data published by China's Agriculture Ministry in Beijing, which also oversees fisheries. 

China’s total of caught seafood in the first 11 months of 2018 dropped 5.61 percent to 11.4 million tons, in part

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Chris Chase

Published on
December 25, 2018

The seafood industry in 2018 resembled the waters that it draws its resources from as things like innovation, trade wars, and a changing climate continued to make waves across the globe. 

SeafoodSource interviewed a wide array of fisheries experts from around the world in 2018. Their insights were invaluable in putting together the picture of what’s happening in the seafood world – and what could be expected

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Christine Blank

Published on
December 21, 2018

The U.S. government issued its long-awaited final rule on genetically engineered foods, which could pave the way for legal sales of genetically altered salmon.

The United States Department of Agriculture’s final rule requires food manufacturers, importers, and other entities that label foods for retail sale to disclose information about bioengineered (BE) food and BE food ingredients. 

“This rule is intended to provide a

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Steve Bittenbender

Published on
December 21, 2018

The Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday, 19 December, and now heads to President Trump’s desk for his consideration.

Two days after the Senate voted unanimously to pass a revised version of the legislation U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi) proposed, the House’s vote, too, was overwhelming. However, in the 350-11 tally one name stood out among the “No”

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