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Published on
April 5, 2019

Maine’s elver fishery got its start on 22 March, and at two weeks in, the average price-per-pound is sitting well above historical averages. 

Maine’s elver fishery made headlines last year as the prices being paid for the baby eels hit historic highs, with some reporting getting prices of over USD 2,500 (EUR 2,225) per pound. Maine Department of Marine Resources landing statistics show that the fishery brought in USD 21.7

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Cliff White

Published on
April 4, 2019

Pinecrest, Florida, U.S.A.-based Frama Seafood has been ordered to paid more than USD 1 million (EUR 891,400) in compensation following a judgment in a lawsuit filed by one of its customers.

San Diego, California, U.S.A.-headquartered Lotus Seafood sued in 2016, alleging Frama sold it underweight and poor-quality salmon on three separate occasions. In a decision made in October 2018, Judge Eddie C. Sturgeon of the Superior Court of San Diego

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Christine Blank

Published on
April 4, 2019

StarKist Co. has joined the National Fisheries Institute’s Salmon Council, a coalition of seafood companies with a mission of promoting the health benefits of salmon.

“Salmon is America’s favorite fish and we are excited about collaborating with the NFI Salmon Council to help spread awareness about salmon as a delicious and healthy protein,” said Andy Mecs, vice president of marketing and innovation for StarKist Co., in a

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Christine Blank

Published on
April 4, 2019

Denny’s and Subway are the latest restaurant chains to feature seafood options during the Lenten season.

Denny’s has added a wild Grilled Haddock entree to its Fit Fare menu. The haddock is served with the guests’ choice of sides, including broccoli or whole-grain rice.

Meanwhile, Subway’s new Green Goddess Tuna Melt sandwich includes flaked tuna blended with mayo and topped with shredded mozzarella, spinach, fresh

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
April 4, 2019

The Tortuga Music Festival, held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from 12 to 14 April, 2019, will once again feature the Rock The Ocean Foundation’s Conservation Village – a collective of more than 30 thought-leaders specializing in ocean conservation. 

The Conservation Village is divided into five tents dedicated to Rock The Ocean’s core issues: overfishing, shark conservation, coral reef degradation, marine pollution, and

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Jason Holland

Published on
April 4, 2019

Norway exported 640,000 metric tons (MT) of fisheries and aquaculture products worth a record NOK 25.6 billion (USD 3 billion, EUR 2.7 billion) in the first quarter of this year. While the volume represented a decline of 18 percent, the value was 7 percent or NOK 1.8 billion (USD 210.6 million, EUR 187.3 million), higher than in the corresponding period of 2018. 

The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) highlighted that the volume drop would be

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
April 3, 2019

Thirty-seven finalists from 12 countries around the world will compete in the 2019 Seafood Excellence Global awards competition, set to take place during Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global in Brussels, Belgium from 7 to 9 May, event organizer Diversified Communications announced on 3 April. 

The annual product competition seeks to highlight and recognize the best seafood offerings featured at the exposition. Two grand prizes will

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Christine Blank

Published on
April 3, 2019

A collaboration between global retail furniture IKEA and Mowi has resulted in the expansion of IKEA’s sustainable cod and salmon balls. 

IKEA began carrying fish balls, developed by Mowi and Dafgard – one of IKEA’s meatball suppliers – in cafes in many of its stores in 2018. Soon, they will be offered in a take-home package at IKEA stores in Sweden.

“We tested the salmon and cod balls in IKEA Restaurants in

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Steve Bittenbender

Published on
April 3, 2019

A draft assessment on Pacific sardine by NOAA Fisheries shows the stock remains overfished, which could lead to it remaining closed for commercial fishermen.

Officials estimate the sardine biomass will be 27,547 metric tons by this July, well below the 150,000 metric ton biomass necessary to reopen the stock for fishing. Anything less than 50,000 metric tons is considered overfished.

Sardines, a forage fish that serves as prey to a multitude of

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Christine Blank

Published on
April 3, 2019

In its most recent offering of innovative prepared seafood dishes, upscale grocery chain The Fresh Market is offering seafood meals in reusable ceramic ramekins.

The Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.A.-based operator of 161 stores launched a line of six Seafood Ramekins, which includes a “hearty” meal for one, earlier this year. 

The aim is to offer shoppers, particularly millennials, “flavorful entrées

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