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SeafoodSource staff

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May 30, 2008

The Washington Department of Ecology has fined Seattle-based Trident Seafoods $12,000 for causing a Tacoma waterway oil spill last summer.

The spill occurred when a Trident crew was refueling a ship and opened two tanks that were already full, causing an overflow and spilling 90 gallons of diesel oil into the water off Commencement Bay.

Trident has 30 days to appeal the

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SeafoodSource staff

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May 30, 2008

The National Fisheries Institute of McLean, Va., yesterday completed the redesign of its Web site, www.aboutseafood.com.

The site's new features include an interactive health section, a dietician and media blog, an enhanced recipe section and more.

NFI invites its members to link their company Web sites to Aboutseafood.com and to contribute seafood

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SeafoodSource staff

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May 30, 2008

Researchers at the University of Western Australia in Nedlands this week published new data that shows consumption of preserved fish may protect against the development of prostate cancer.

The epidemiological study observed fresh and preserved fish consumption among 1,534 participants and found positive results among those who consumed one to three servings of preserved fish per month.

The study by K. Mina and colleagues was published in

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SeafoodSource staff

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May 30, 2008

Fire destroyed Boston's landmark lobster wholesaler James Hook & Co. early this morning. The cause of the seven-alarm fire is undetermined and no injuries were reported.

One of the owners, Ed Hook, told WHDH-TV that the business is run by third and fourth generations of his family.

"Everyone's just in shock," he says. "That's our future, that's our present and that's our past."

Fire officials say the building was destroyed. Hook

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SeafoodSource staff

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May 30, 2008

Hagen Stehr, CEO of Clean Seas Tuna in Port Lincoln, Australia, today was presented the Friend of the Sea Award 2008 for his efforts in sustainable seafood production.

Stehr was presented the award during the Infofish Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, for the company's creation of an artificial breeding program for southern bluefin tuna.

"The Friend of the Sea Award aims at encouraging and motivating seafood companies to lower their

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SeafoodSource staff

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May 29, 2008

The Solidarity Center reiterated its accusations of ongoing worker abuses at Thai and Bangladeshi shrimp farms and processing facilities on Wednesday at a Department of Labor hearing in Washington, D.C.

The National Fisheries Institute of McLean, Va., again criticized the organization for failing to provide specific information about the companies responsible for the abuses alleged in its April report, "The True Cost of Shrimp."

"This is

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SeafoodSource staff

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May 29, 2008

The Global Aquaculture Alliance announced yesterday that it is seeking nominations for its new Standards Oversight Committee, which will oversee and help implement the organization's Best Aquaculture Practices.

"The ratification of the role and responsibility of the SOC in the governance and oversight of the BAP standards has been a lengthy and painstaking process, in which input from many groups was sought and incorporated into the committee

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SeafoodSource staff

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May 28, 2008

Cooke Aquaculture will open a farmed Atlantic salmon processing plant in early 2009 in Machiasport, Maine.

Mike Cooke, COO of Cooke USA, speaking at yesterday's dedication ceremony for the National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center in Franklin, Maine, said the company has invested more than $60 million in Maine's aquaculture industry.

"Over the past four years we have established a strong reputation for our company and for the

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SeafoodSource staff

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May 27, 2008

A delegation of Canadian and Chilean environmentalists, tourism officials and Native Americans visited Oslo, Norway, last week to protest the state of the salmon-farming industries in Canada, Chile and Norway.

The delegation, which included representatives from the T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation, Pure Salmon Campaign, Wilderness Tourism Association and Canada's Inuit and Chile's Mapuche-Huilliche native populations, pressed for

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SeafoodSource staff

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May 27, 2008

Millions of carp fingerlings will soon be distributed to fish farms across central and southern Iraq as part of the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Inma agribusiness program, a joint effort of the U.S. military, the State Department and Iraqi farmers.

Inma will purchase $3 million in fingerlings from the Euphrates Fish Farm hatchery. The fingerlings could generate 12 million tons of carp worth approximately $90 million at

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