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Published on
April 19, 2019

Russian Fishery Company’s Nordeco-branded products made from Alaska pollock have arrived on retail shelves in Russia.

Fillets, mince, and fish sticks made with Alaska pollock are now being sold in the Caviar and Fish outlet in Saint Petersburg and in the Samberi store in Primorsky Krai.

“We hope that Nordeco products will become for Russians the standard of quality and true taste of pollock – wild white fish, a rich source of

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
April 19, 2019

Sioux City, Iowa, U.S.A.-based cold storage provider Cloverleaf Cold Storage is one step closer to being acquired by Americold Realty Trust, the world’s largest REIT specializing in the ownership, operation, and development of temperature-controlled warehouses.

Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.-based Americold owns and operates 155 temperature-controlled warehouses comprising approximately 918.7 million refrigerated cubic feet of storage in the

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Chris Chase

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April 19, 2019

Upcoming offshore wind projects proposed for areas on the East Coast of the United States will have an impact on NOAA Fisheries surveys, presenting new challenges to scientists by potentially resulting in less-effective fisheries data.

At a special session of the New England Fisheries Management Council covering offshore wind, Wendy Gabriel, of the Northeast Fisheries Science Center, outlined a wide number of concerns for the organization

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Published on
April 18, 2019

Former Bumble Bee Foods executives Kenneth Worsham and Walter Scott Cameron will serve as the U.S. government’s key witnesses in the price-fixing trial of former Bumble Bee CEO Chris Lischewski, according to a motion recently filed by Lischewski’s attorneys.

Worsham formerly served as Bumble Bee’s senior vice president of trade marketing, while Cameron was the company’s senior vice president of sales. Both were indicted

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April 18, 2019

Lawyers for former Bumble Bee Foods CEO Chris Lischewski are making an argument that his efforts to align U.S. canned tuna suppliers against marketing products as “FAD-free” are protected from prosecution by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

And because of this ostensible overstep, the single charge filed by the U.S. government against Lischewski, which includes allegations of both price-fixing and anti-competitive

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
April 18, 2019

The initial round of the Aquaculture Innovation Challenge (AIC) is complete, with 17 of 56 applicants moving onto the second round, contest organizers announced on 18 April. 

A panel of judges was tasked with grading each proposal individually, selecting innovations that held the most promise and potential to progress into the later rounds of the challenge. Among the successful proposals moving forward in the competition are six out of the

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April 18, 2019

Shrimp imports into the United States fell again in February, with a drop of nearly 10 percent over the same month a year prior.

The U.S. brought in 42,871 metric tons (MT) of shrimp, 9.9 percent less than the 47,568 MT imported in February 2018. Indonesia, Vietnam, China and Thailand all saw significant decreases in the amount of shrimp they sent to the U.S. in February.

The major outlier to the trend continued to be India, which saw its

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April 18, 2019

The government of the Central American country of Belize has approved a plan to triple the size of its marine protected areas, raising the total of its territorial waters in marine protected areas to 10 percent.

Belize first announced the move at the World Ocean Summit in March 2018, aiming to create protections from fishing and mining activities so as to rebuild fish populations and help protect critical marine habitats, Belize Fisheries

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Steve Bittenbender

Published on
April 17, 2019

A panel of federal appellate judges has upheld a lower court’s decision that ruled on NOAA Fisheries’ method for assessing bycatch in New England fisheries.

The ruling, which was announced on Friday, 12 April, in the District of Columbia chambers of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, allows NOAA Fisheries to use statistical sampling to determine the amount of bycatch. It stems from a 2011 court case where judges ruled the agency did

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Jason Holland

Published on
April 17, 2019

A public consultation on a preliminary list of products from the United States on which the European Union may take countermeasures, in the context of the ongoing Boeing dispute at the World Trade Organisation (WTO), has been published by the European Commission (EC). 

The proposed tariffs are in response to the long-running dispute over subsidies paid by the United States to airplane-maker Boeing and by Europe to Airbus.

A range of U.S.

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