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Published on
March 5, 2019

A national discussion paper outlining the Scottish government’s vision for the future of fisheries after Brexit has been launched by Scotland Fisheries Secretary Fergus Ewing.

The paper’s key priorities include ensuring that access to Scottish waters and fishing opportunities are not traded away and that fishing quotas are in the hands of active Scottish fishermen. It also supports the principle of a discard ban, but wants

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
March 4, 2019

A ship belonging to the Argentine coast guard shot at a Chinese fishing vessel it claims was fishing illegally within the country’s exclusive economic zone.

On 2 March, the coast guard cutter, the Mantilla, fired warning shots at the Hua Xiang 801, a 72-meter Chinese-flagged trawler, which Argentina claimed did not have its Automatic Identification System (AIS) turned on while fishing for squid around one kilometer inside Argentina’s

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Chris Chase

Published on
March 4, 2019

A Maine lobsterman and machinist believes he could have the solution to North Atlantic right whale entanglement issues in the state’s lobster fishery. 

Ben Brickett of Blue Water Concepts presented – or more accurately re-presented – his idea for a “Time Tension Line-Cutter" at the Maine Fishermen’s Forum on 1 March. The technology, which he invented over a decade ago, provides a solution for whale

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Ben Fisher

Published on
March 1, 2019

The spending bill passed by the United States Congress earlier this month to avoid another partial government shutdown includes USD 655 million (EUR 576 million) to build the country's first polar icebreaker in a decade, according to the Anchorage Daily News. 

The bill also provides funding for four new Coast Guard cutters in Alaska, and USD 20 million (EUR 17.5 million) which will go towards building materials for a second icebreaker,

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Chris Loew

Published on
March 1, 2019

The 16th annual Seafood Show Osaka was held 20 to 21 February and featured new processing methods, new sourcing for cephalopods, and new eco-label support systems. 

Located in the ATC hall, the show had around 500 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors. The show also shared its venue with the Agrifood Show, which had 472 booths featuring agricultural products from Japan’s 47 prefectures. 

Cephalopods were a big feature of this year's

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
March 1, 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. has grown accustomed to big crowds on 17 March, when droves of people – usually clad in green – come out to celebrate Ireland’s foremost patron saint for St. Patrick’s Day. 

This year, Irish revelers will share the city with an equally vibrant crowd – the thousands of seafood industry professionals attending the 2019 edition of Seafood Expo North America, taking place from 17 to 19

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Christine Blank

Published on
February 27, 2019

A hearing has been set to determine whether Tampa Bay Fisheries should have to hand over documents that National Fish & Seafood alleges it stole in the two suppliers’ ongoing trade secrets case.

At issue is National Fish & Seafood’s pushback against Tampa Bay’s “Motion to Compel,” which states that NFS needs to identify and disclose which trade secrets Tampa Bay allegedly took.

However, NFS has specifically

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Ben Fisher

Published on
February 26, 2019

Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy’s proposed state budget would stop a tax revenue sharing plan that would take away about USD 28 million (EUR 24.7 million) in tax revenue from commercial fishing for coastal communities in the state, according to a KUCB radio report.  

Alaska collects tax from fisheries, colloquially referred to as a “raw fish tax.” Typically, half the proceeds of the taxes are shared with the city where

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
February 26, 2019

One of China’s largest and most inward cities, Lanzhou, is the latest to get an air cargo link to fly seafood from Southeast Asia. As China negotiates an end to trade tensions with the U.S. it has also been busily opening up new seafood trading routes and supply lines under its “One Belt, One Road” (also known as the New Silk Road) blueprint for opening up trade through new transport routes. 

Not long ago, seafood imports

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
February 22, 2019

China’s government has set an ambitious target to sharply increase consumption of seafood by the Chinese populace over the next 10 years. 

In its "2018-2027 Outlook for Agriculture,” China’s Agriculture Ministry, which oversees fisheries, projects the consumption of aquatic products will increase to 25 kilograms per capita overall, with the figure rising to 30 kilograms per capita in urban areas. The ministry report

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