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April 8, 2019

In a letter sent to the judge that ruled against his company in a lawsuit filed by one of its customers, Frama Seafood’s Amado Rodriguez said his company is at risk of insolvency.

Pinecrest, Florida-based Frama Seafood was ordered to pay more than USD 1 million (EUR 891,400) in compensation after California Superior Court Judge Eddie C. Sturgeon found Frama had fraudulently sent underweight loads of poor-quality salmon to Lotus Seafood on

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Chris Chase

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April 8, 2019

Less than 10 years ago, Chris Avery and Matt Baumann – co-founders of Boston Smoked Fish – were both practicing attorneys who had burned out on the legal life. 

Baumann, who originally hails from the Midwest, had gotten into smoking fish as a hobby, and at the time was thinking of taking it from a hobby to a full-time occupation after experimenting with some recipes. In January 2013, Baumann approached Avery in a bar and pitched

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Madelyn Kearns

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April 8, 2019

Last month, more than 22,150 seafood industry professionals from around the world arrived in Boston, Massachusetts for the 2019 edition of Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, event organizer Diversified Communications revealed on 8 April. 

With 1,329 exhibitors from 49 countries, this year’s expo – the largest of its kind in North America – covered 256,690 net square feet of exhibit space,

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Jason Holland

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April 8, 2019

Akshay Borges, chef at The String restaurant in Shetland, has been named the inaugural winner of the #PrideofPlate seafood competition. 

The new contest, which was devised by trade body Seafood Scotland and run via Seafood from Scotland’s Instagram account, asked professional chefs to share a seafood dish of their own creation. The campaign is part of Seafood Scotland’s ongoing work to increase the use of Scottish seafood on

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Madelyn Kearns

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April 8, 2019

There is a growing appetite among younger consumers, particularly millennials, for food and seafood that has an authentic story to tell, according to the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC), which has been working directly with American consumers in recent years – through various focus groups – to understand what drives and deters modern seafood purchasing. 

With the primary aim of helping Norwegian fisheries and the country’s

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Brian Hagenbuch

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April 5, 2019

Opposition is growing to a renewed effort to launch a massive mining project near Bristol Bay, Alaska, home to the world’s largest sockeye salmon run. 

Mining conglomerate Pebble Limited Partnership applied for a permit in December 2017 for an open pit copper, gold, and molybdenum mine that would sit near critical headwaters that feed the Bristol Bay fishery. Opponents say the Pebble Mine would undermine the area's pristine

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Mark Godfrey

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April 5, 2019

A tech-focused start-up in Ningbo is the latest in China showing the potential of big data and artificial intelligence to modernize the country’s aquaculture sector.

An imaging system for counting fish in aquaculture ponds, developed by Ningbo Zhizhe Information Technology Co. (the word Zhizhe stands for intelligence equipment or information tools), can calculate a fish count in five seconds, according to company CEO Wu Zhengguan.

The

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Ben Fisher

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April 5, 2019

Two environmental groups filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Seattle, Washington, earlier this week asking federal officials to reconsider a 2009 decision that determined commercial and recreational fisheries do not jeopardize the Pacific Northwest’s critically endangered orcas, according to an Associated Press report

Federal officials from the Pacific Fishery Management Council have already indicated that they may restrict

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Steve Bittenbender

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April 5, 2019

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council announced on Thursday, 4 April, it approved plans for states to manage the red snapper recreational fishery for the upcoming season.

Pending the approval of U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, which is likely since he’s praised the ongoing pilot project, the five states will get the quota share they originally requested in their applications. 

Florida holds the largest share with 44.8

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Christine Blank

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April 5, 2019

Albertsons is doing away with offering Plated meal kits in many of its stores.

After tests of the meal kits in Albertsons stores, Plated, which is owned by Albertsons, will now be offered only in select stores in northern California and Texas.

“This shift will allow us to focus on innovation for the future expansion of Plated within the Albertsons Companies ecosystem,” Liz Marsh, spokesperson for Plated, told

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