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Published on
November 27, 2018

The results of a far-reaching enquiry by the Scottish Parliament into salmon farming in Scotland has the industry breathing a sigh of relief.

The investigation, which was overseen by the government-appointed, 11-member Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee, made 65 wide-ranging recommendations for improvements across all aspects of the industry, but outlined a path by which the industry can continue to operate and grow in Scotland.

The

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Cliff White

Published on
November 27, 2018

Seven months after it announced its purchase of the Seattle Fish Company of New Mexico, Santa Monica Seafood is moving to integrate the firm into its regular operations.

The Seattle Fish Company of New Mexico name brand is being phased out as of 1 December, Santa Monica Seafood President and CEO Roger O’Brien said. 

“We want to take advantage of Santa Monica Seafood’s stronger brand name as well as to minimize confusion

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
November 27, 2018

Farmed seafood producer The Kampachi Company is in the process of closing an equity investment from Althelia Sustainable Ocean Fund (SOF), the firm announced on 19 November. 

The investment from Althelia’s SOF – which is managed by Mirova Natural Capital – will go toward The Kampachi Company’s operation in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico, and will help fund sustainable offshore production of King Kampachi,

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
November 27, 2018

The U.S. federal government will retain only two of the four vessels it seized from New Bedford’s Carlos “Codfather” Rafael over a year ago, according to recent court documents obtained by local newspaper South Coast Today

U.S. District Court Judge William Young approved the seizure of the four Rafael vessels and their 34 associated permits on 11 October, 2017. The vessels in question included: Bull Dog, valued at

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Chris Chase

Published on
November 27, 2018

Whole Ocean’s proposed Maine-based recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) salmon farm recently cleared a hurdle when the Maine Department of Environmental Protection granted the company a wastewater discharge permit. 

The planned facility, which was announced in February, would be located on the site of a former paper mill in Bucksport, Maine. Whole Oceans has an initial goal to produce 5,000 metric tons of salmon in the RAS

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Jason Holland

Published on
November 26, 2018

The Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources has appointed Anna Willock to the role of Acting CEO of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority, commencing 24 November 2018. 

The move follows the departure of Dr. James Findlay, who has taken up the role of Director at Parks Australia.

Willock has more than 20 years’ experience in marine fisheries management in Australia, through the Pacific region and internationally. She first

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Jason Holland

Published on
November 26, 2018
Irish fishing vessels

Seán O’Donoghue, chief executive of the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO), has welcomed the latest Brexit declaration as having achieved specific acknowledgment and reference to the crucial issue of the linkage between access and quotas to the wider trade issue.

Responding to the 36-page draft text, which is part of a package alongside the legal treaty on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, O’Donoghue

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Ben Fisher

Published on
November 26, 2018

Richard Beamish, a scientist recently retired from Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans, is planning an expedition across the Gulf of Alaska to better understand changes in salmon stocks. 

Beamish, who is being financially supported by fish farm operators, said that scientists do not fully comprehend the rising and falling of wild salmon stocks. Beamish said the contract for the expedition had not yet been signed but that funding for

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Steve Bittenbender

Published on
November 26, 2018

A trade group representing commercial fishermen on the West Coast of the United States has filed a lawsuit in a California court claiming petroleum companies have significantly harmed the Dungeness crab fishery in that state and neighboring Oregon.

The Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Association filed the suit in a San Francisco, California court last week against 30 fossil fuel makers. They claim actions by the defendants –

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Christine Blank

Published on
November 26, 2018

Online seafood vendors are using Cyber Monday as a springboard to push sales through the holiday season.

Heading into what is for many their busiest time of the year, several online seafood sellers began offering big discounts on Black Friday and then again on the online-sale focused Cyber Monday. 

Gifts of food are expected to rise by more than four percent in the United States this holiday season, according to Packaged Facts, and seafood

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