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Published on
November 30, 2017
Gulf of Maine shrimp

It looks like this upcoming winter will be another quiet one for Gulf of Maine shrimpers. 

Regulators from the Atlantic State Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Northern Shrimp Section decided on Wednesday, 29 November, to keep a four-year-old moratorium on commercial shrimp fishing in the Gulf of Maine in place, prolonging efforts to protect and potentially revive the region’s long-dwindling stocks. Only a small research crew… Read More

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Cliff White

Published on
November 29, 2017

Leaders of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) said last week they will seek to move longline vessels fishing in its waters into a management format currently in place for tuna purse-seiners.

Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority Director Glen Joseph, who chairs the PNA, which is composed of eight Pacific Island nations that jointly run a zone-based fishery management area, said implementation of a longline vessel day scheme … Read More

Published on
November 29, 2017
SeaCa

SeaCa, a division of seafood packaging manufacturer Seattle Tacoma Box Co., has established a new partnership with Packaging Products Corporation (PPC) to increase the distribution reach of its latest line of recyclable plastic corrugated boxes for seafood suppliers, the company announced on 27 November. 

The alternative line, which is 100 percent recyclable and maintains durability in varying degrees of moisture, was developed by SeaCa in p… Read More

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Cliff White

Published on
November 28, 2017

Fewer lobsters are being caught in Maine, and prices are down for the ones that are being landed. That’s good news for consumers, but it’s squeezing Maine’s fishermen, the Bangor Daily News reported.

After landing almost 131 million pounds in 2016, Maine’s lobster haul might not reach 100 million pounds this year, according to David Cousens, president of Maine Lobstermen’s Association. 

Cousens, who also works a… Read More

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Chris Loew

Published on
November 27, 2017

The board of directors of the Wholesale Co-Operative of Tokyo Fish Market has approved the Tokyo metropolitan government’s schedule for the relocation of the central wholesale market from Tsukiji to the new Toyosu site. The shift is scheduled to be carried out in September or October of 2018, with the most likely opening day 11 October, following a three-day weekend. 

In agreeing to the move, the board may be out of step with its 540 m… Read More

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Gao Fu Mao

Published on
November 22, 2017
China’s National People’s Congress

An unfair trading act is proposing fines of up to CNY 2 million (USD 301,400, EUR 256,600) for anyone putting false descriptions of products sold online. 

The bill is currently at its third reading stage at the legislative committee of the China’s National People’s Congress, a rubber-stamp parliament. 

The law could have significant consequences for false advertising of imports of seafood and other premium food products.&nbs… Read More

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Steve Bittenbender

Published on
November 22, 2017

San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf has long been one of the city’s biggest tourist attractions, and now visitors have a chance to buy something other than a souvenir during their trip.

Pioneer Seafoods began selling fish straight off its boat late last month. It’s part of a year-long pilot project the Port of San Francisco approved in September. So far, Giuseppe Pennisi’s boat is the only one who has a permit, Michael… Read More

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Jewel Fraser

Published on
November 22, 2017
Turks and Caicos Islands Conch

The conch fishing season in the Turks and Caicos Islands opened one month later than usual, in response to the need to assess the damage done by recent hurricanes in the region.

In Turks and Caicos, the conch season normally opens on 15 October, but the country’s Department of Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR) announced this year that it would open on 15 November. This has allowed its staff time to “assess the status of the fis… Read More

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Cliff White

Published on
November 22, 2017

WSI, the International Association for Women in the Seafood Industry, has called for more responses to its international survey for seafood professionals, which it launched this fall.

The survey, “Gender on the Agenda of the Seafood Industry,” is designed to help understand the perception that men and women have regarding the work women do within the industry, according to WSI Co-founder and President Marie Christine Monfort.

“O… Read More

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Gao Fu Mao

Published on
November 22, 2017

A survey of fishermen in a leading Chinese port has shown that 70 percent of vessels owners would be willing to accept compensation and quit fishing. 

The Da Peng port, a subdistrict of the huge city of Shenzhen, is following up on the survey by offering vessel owners CNY 8,000 (USD 1,205, EUR 1,026) per kilowatt hour in a bid to shrink the fleet fishing domestic waters. 

The scheme, titled “Jian Chuan Zhuan Chan” [“Re… Read More