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April 10, 2019

A new cookbook released in the United States by the nonprofit Green Crab R&D is aiming to change the invasive European green crab from a liability to a boon. 

European green crabs have been on the East Coast of the U.S. for over a century, but warming waters and milder winters have caused the species to steadily gain in population and territory in the last decade. Maine, in particular, has been feeling the effects of the small

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Jason Holland

Published on
April 10, 2019

Sustainable whaling and sealing are fully in line with United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 14 – to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development,” according to Faroese Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Poul Michelsen.

Michelsen spoke at the opening of the 27th annual meeting of the North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission (NAMMCO), which took place 3 to 4

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Christine Blank

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April 10, 2019

Fishpeople Seafood is rolling out new several new seafood products aimed at making meals more flavorful and easier to prepare.

Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.-based Fishpeople produces seafood kits, seafood jerky, and soups. Its products are sold in more than 5,000 retail stores in the U.S., including Safeway, Albertsons, and Whole Foods. 

The company unveiled three new flavors of its Wildly Delicious Seafood Kits at Seafood Expo North America in

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Steve Bittenbender

Published on
April 9, 2019

The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Monday, 8 April, it will consider adding new tariffs on products from the European Union, and seafood imports are on the list for potential duties.

The action stems from a World Trade Organization ruling that stated E.U. illegally subsidized airplane-maker Airbus, creating an unfair trade advantage. As a result of that ruling, the U.S. is contemplating tariffs on USD 11 billion (EUR

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Steve Bittenbender

Published on
April 9, 2019

The U.S. seafood industry and others that rely on temporary labor received good news at the end of last month when President Donald Trump's administration announced it would allocate an extra 30,000 visas under the H-2B worker program.

It’s a marked change from the last couple years, when the administration released only 15,000 visas, which companies can use to hire foreign workers for non-agricultural jobs. This year’s announcement

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Toan Dao

Published on
April 9, 2019

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) on Tuesday, 9 April launched a group certification in Vietnam, making its certification more accessible for small producers in the Southeast Asian nation.

A launch event was held in Can Tho City in the Mekong Delta, the most important region for pangasius and shrimp farming in the country, ASC said in a statement.

Under the new initiative, smaller-scale producers are able to join together as a group to

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Nicki Holmyard

Published on
April 9, 2019

A new study involving an international and multidisciplinary team of experts from universities and organizations in and beyond the aquaculture industry concludes that there is an urgent need for a paradigm shift in the definition of sustainable shrimp feed.

The global farmed shrimp industry has an estimated production volume around four million metric tons (MT), and has become one of the biggest consumers of fishmeal in the aquaculture sector.

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Christine Blank

Published on
April 9, 2019

Members of the Ocean Friendly Restaurants program in the United States are now getting a hand from the FishChoice platform to help ensure their seafood is sustainable.

The more than 440 members of the Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Restaurants Program agree to actively seek to reduce their plastic waste and do their best to serve sustainable seafood.

While many of the eateries in the Ocean Friendly Restaurants program serve

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Jason Holland

Published on
April 9, 2019

The government of the United Kingdom is being urged to ensure that time-critical export products like seafood can still reach mainland Europe in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Scotland Transport Secretary Michael Matheson has written to the U.K. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to demand that critical exports are given priority access to the additional ferry capacity secured by the U.K. government when it is not being used to transport

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Ben Fisher

Published on
April 8, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, together with the Alaska Department of Environmental  Conservation, are attempting to loosen water pollution standards in areas where fish spawn, according to Alaska Public Media

The rule change, initially proposed in 2006, would alter how the state enforces the Clean Water Act, which is the main tool used by federal agencies to regulate water standards. The change are designed to assist the

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