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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
March 14, 2008

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. of Montvale, N.J., yesterday announced it has partnered with World Wide Seafood of Jamaica, N.Y., to provide fresh seafood to the supermarket's Northeast stores. The union makes A&P the first supermarket chain in the region to partner directly with a Fulton Fish Market vendor.

The seafood will be sold under the Seafood Joe's Market Fresh Fish brand at select A&P, Waldbaum's, The Food Emporium and

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By

Steven Hedlund

Published on
March 14, 2008

The U.S. Senate has attached a measure to its farm bill that would add catfish to the list of species included in the Federal Meat Inspection Act, giving the U.S. Department of Agriculture the authority to inspect and grade catfish - domestic and imported. The House failed to fasten a similar measure to its farm bill, but staffers have drafted a broader measure agriculture committee members are now mulling over that would add all seafood,

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
March 13, 2008

Trans-Ocean Products of Bellingham, Wash., on Wednesday named Acosta Fresh Foods as its 2007 Broker of the Year.

Acosta, based in Hackensack, N.J., was recognized for growing Trans-Ocean's market share of its Crab Classic surimi seafood product line by 42 percent in 2007, taking a leading 40.7 percent market share in metro New York.

"It's with great pleasure and pride that we recognize Acosta Fresh Foods' outstanding effort and dedication in

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By

SeafoodSource staff

Published on
March 12, 2008

The pills a New Freedom, Pa., family reported finding in Gorton's fish fillets were harmless over-the-counter herbal supplements, and the incident remains isolated, the Gloucester, Mass., company said yesterday.

Gorton's on March 1 voluntarily recalled about 1,000 cases of its 6 Crispy Battered Fish Fillets, which were distributed in 11 states.

"It certainly has had some effect" on the company, Gorton's spokesman Judson Reis told the

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By

SeafoodSource staff

Published on
March 12, 2008

Landry's Restaurants posted a fourth-quarter net loss of $6.6 million last year, compared to a net loss of $8.4 million in 2006, the Houston company announced yesterday. However, fourth-quarter revenue totaled $280.5 million in 2007, up from $272 million in 2006.

Landry's blamed its soft fourth-quarter results on weaker sales, costlier financing and expenses related to its 2006 sale of Joe's Crab Shack. (JCS Holdings in mid-February filed a

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
March 12, 2008

The Pacific Fishery Management Council on Tuesday met in Sacramento, Calif., to discuss recovery plans for salmon stocks in California and Oregon, including a complete closure of the fisheries.

Holding above 200,000 fish for the past 15 years, last year's 90,414-fish chinook run was the second lowest since 1973. The juvenile count hit an all-time low of only 2,000 fish, which does not bode well for 2008 returns.

Even with a complete closure

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By

James Wright, Senior Editor

Published on
March 12, 2008

A negative political campaign may win you a seat in office but not many friends. Over the past several years, the domestic catfish industry has crusaded against its chief competitors: farmed pangasius from Asia and similar species imported in increasing numbers. China's food-safety alert provided plenty of ammunition, but as domestic catfish sales drop, the attack strategy grows increasingly questionable.

A little history: In 2001, Congress

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
March 10, 2008

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants today launched a consumer-education Web site, SeafoodHealth.com.

The site features news articles, recent scientific research and government recommendations regarding seafood consumption and recipes and preparation tips.

"The benefits of eating seafood have been well documented, and we are committed to sharing this information and helping people incorporate more seafood into their diets," said CEO

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By

SeafoodSource staff

Published on
March 10, 2008

Shells Seafood Restaurants on Friday reported 2007 revenues of $41.5 million, down 13.3 percent from 2006.

The Tampa, Fla., company, which operates 23 casual seafood restaurants in Florida, also posted a net loss of $4.4 million last year, compared to a net loss of $3 million the previous year. The struggling chain's same-restaurant sales declined 11.4 percent last year.

In a press release, Warren Nelson, Shells' interim president, called 2007

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
March 10, 2008

Marine Harvest, the world's largest salmon-farming company, based in Oslo, Norway, today relaunched its Web site, www.MarineHarvest.com.

The improved site features information about salmon farming, processing, Marine Harvest and its products, and a section on the Seafood Value Chain.

There are also two comprehensive sections: Seafood and health discusses benefits of eating seafood, and Corporate Responsibility gives a detailed overview of

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