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Published on
February 4, 2019

Tilapia production globally has steadily increased over the past decade – with 2018 production estimated at nearly 6.3 million metric tons (MT) – yet U.S. imports were forecast to likely be at their lowest level in several years. 

The data, shared at the Value Finfish panel during the 2019 Global Seafood Market Conference in Coronado, California earlier this month, estimates that the U.S. imported around 300,000 MT of tilapia in

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Ben Fisher

Published on
February 4, 2019

The combination of climate change and dams on the Snake and Columbia Rivers has raised the summer temperature of the rivers by nearly three degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 degrees Celsius), according to a new report released by the Environmental Protection Agency.  

As a result, the temperatures of the rivers during the warm months of the year have sometimes exceeded 70 degrees Fahrenheit, which has killed migrating salmon. The reservoirs

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
February 1, 2019

Jane Bi is the Asia business development officer at the Global Aquaculture Alliance, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S.A. nonprofit that operates the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party seafood eco-certification program. BAP certification promotes “science-based and continuously improved performance standards” for the aquaculture supply chain from farms to feed mills and processors. 

Originally from China, Bi has worked

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Cliff White

Published on
February 1, 2019

India is once again the top country of origin for shrimp entering the United States.

India outpaced Indonesia, Thailand, and Ecuador to take the title for most shrimp exports to the U.S. for the fourth straight year.

Thirty-two percent of all shrimp imported into the U.S. came from India, and India continues to build market share, as it realized a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25.2 percent between 2014 and 2017, outpacing total U.S.

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Cliff White

Published on
February 1, 2019

The end of 2018 contained more dark news for the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale, as scientists finding that the species decline had quickened.

An estimate by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) brought the total population count of the species to a maximum total of 411 individuals remaining, with as few as 100 of those remaining being females of breeding age. That news came on top of already grim

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
February 1, 2019

North East Atlantic mackerel caught after 2 March will no longer be considered Marine Stewardship Council-certified, as the certifier is suspending its approval of the fishery. 

Four certificates for fisheries spanning eight countries will be impacted by the suspension, the MSC said. The decision was driven by the revelation that the North East Atlantic mackerel stock had fallen below a precautionary threshold, with catches remaining higher

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Colin Bennett

Published on
February 1, 2019

A growing risk brews in the shadows for Chile’s salmon industry: Bold, broad daylight attacks on trucks moving Chilean salmon.

In a recent incident thieves netted a 22,500-kilogram salmon bounty. Some authorities say this is an isolated trend, while industry associations insist it’s a regular occurrence.

According to a recent report in El Mercurio, in the end of January 2019 five thieves approached a truck parked along

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Published on
February 1, 2019

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has asked Nordic Aquafarms for more information regarding the path of its discharge pipe, due to a state law that could mean the pipe’s current path crosses private property the company doesn’t have rights to. 

Nordic Aquafarms – which announced plans to build a salmon recirculating aquaculture system in Belfast, Maine a year ago – has been steadily moving forward on

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
January 31, 2019

The world’s largest cuttlefish processing center will be built in the Chinese east coast fishing port of Zhoushan, according to officials involved in the project.

The plans were announced by leaders of China Agricultural Development Zhoushan Long-Distance Fishing Industry Co. Ltd. at an event marking the restructuring of the company to focus on global cuttlefish and squid stocks.

The firm is a subsidiary of the Agricultural Development Co,

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Jason Holland

Published on
January 31, 2019

While whitefish products are well-placed to capitalize on the public’s growing dietary shift away from red meat in the United Kingdom, the entire value chain needs to do all it can to overcome what has become a relatively static consumption pattern and to cement the products’ position as an important source of protein in the market, according to Stuart Caborn, chief procurement officer at Young’s Seafood Ltd.

Per person, the

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