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Published on
November 16, 2018

The crewmember who died aboard a deepwater factory vessel belonging to New Zealand-based seafood supplier Sanford on Wednesday, 14 November, has been identified as Steffan Antony Stewart by police, according to a recent report from news website Stuff.

Initial police reports said Stewart, 26, suffered a fatal injury aboard the Sanford vessel San Granit in the early morning hours. The incident is currently being investigated by the Transport

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Cliff White

Published on
November 16, 2018

Last week, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources officially moved to cancel the state’s wild oyster season, which would have run from November through April.

Exploratory dives at oyster harvesting grounds had revealed a continued steep decline in the number of oysters in the state’s waters. Last year’s season was curtailed after fishermen harvested just 136 110-pound sacks of oysters, down from 7,000

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Steve Bittenbender

Published on
November 15, 2018

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday, 14 November, overwhelmingly passed a bill that included language giving Fishermen’s Finest a waiver it needs to use its USD 75 million (EUR 66.4 million) fishing vessel in American waters.

Senate leaders added the Jones Act waiver for America’s Finest, a 264-foot catcher-processor trawler, in its Coast Guard reauthorization bill. That bill, approved by a 94-6 margin, now goes back to the House of

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Chris Chase

Published on
November 15, 2018

Patrick Fahey, the co-founder of New Orleans, Louisiana-based AmeriPure Oysters, died suddenly on 1 November at the age of 65. 

AmeriPure has long been one of the largest suppliers of Gulf of Mexico half-shell oysters. Fahey was an advocate for Louisiana oysters through the company, particularly in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that threatened seafood in the region. 

Well before the spill, Fahey

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Christine Blank

Published on
November 15, 2018

Just in time for the holiday season, fast-casual restaurant chain Captain D’s is bringing back its large family meal option and introducing new items to its “Snacks” menu category. 

The Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.-based operator of more than 530 casual seafood restaurants has re-introduced its 10-Piece Family Meal, which includes 10 pieces of Captain D's signature batter-dipped fish, a choice of two family-style sides,

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Jason Holland

Published on
November 15, 2018

Preparations for Marine Harvest’s name change to Mowi and the launch of the supporting global brand took two years, company CEO Alf-Helge Aarskog has revealed.

Bergen, Norway-headquartered Marine Harvest wants the Mowi name change to be effective from 1 January, 2019. It will need to be approved by shareholders at an Extraordinary General Assembly, taking place on 4 December.

Speaking at the company’s Capital Markets Day in

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Toan Dao

Published on
November 15, 2018

Following a recent visit, a delegation from the European Parliament’s Committee on Fisheries has praised Vietnam’s to fight illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing (IUU).

The seven-member delegation, led by Gabriel Mato – a member of European parliament and committee spokesperson – held a number of high-level meetings with the prime minister, the vice chairman of the national assembly, ministers, and officials from

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Steve Bittenbender

Published on
November 14, 2018

Fishermen’s Finest may get to sail its new vessel in U.S. waters after all.

Later today, 14 November, the U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote on the reauthorization act for the Coast Guard. Officials told SeafoodSource the bill contains a provision granting the company a Jones Act waiver for America’s Finest, a USD 75 million (EUR 66.2 million) vessel built by Dakota Creek Industries in a Washington state shipyard.

The vessel needed the

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Jason Holland

Published on
November 14, 2018

Aquafeed group BioMar has overcome strong competition in Norway and a warm European summer to deliver strong third-quarter results, almost outperforming the accumulated results of the previous two quarters. 

With all markets except Norway performing above expectations, the company has raised its earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) for the full year.

Aarhus, Denmark-headquartered BioMar sold 367,000 metric

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Jason Holland

Published on
November 14, 2018

A USD 24 million (EUR 21.3 million) tuna oil refinery has been constructed in Rostock, Germany, by the Thai Union Group.

Initially, the Thai Union Marine Nutrients plant aims to supply 5,000 metric tons (MT) of tuna oil annually. This ingredient will primarily be used by manufacturers of nutrient-dense products such as infant formula, dietary supplements, clinical nutrition, and functional foods.

Initial oil extraction is completed at Thai

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