Shellfish

Published on
December 13, 2018

After experiencing a delay in the season opener, Canadian lobstermen are now reporting lower-than-usual catches

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Chris Loew

Published on
November 30, 2018

The snow crab season opened on 6 November in Japan and runs through 20 March, but this week, with cold weather setting in and supply catching up with demand, consumers are beginning to sink their teeth in the tasty crustaceans

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
November 23, 2018

One of the giants of China’s logistics and food-trading business has sought to tap crab supply from Holland

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Chris Loew

Published on
November 21, 2018

Japan’s squid landings from January to September 2018 were 20 percent below the previous worst catch for the period ...

Image courtesy of Hanky Department

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
November 21, 2018

China sea cucumber prices surge as climate challenges squeeze output Sea cucumber prices have jumped 25 percent from the beginning of October

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Ben Fisher

Published on
November 19, 2018

The Inter-Cooperative Exchange, an Alaskan crab fishing cooperative, has filed a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act to compel the National Marine Fisheries Service to release records related to how a NMFS employee interpreted an arbitration standard used by the NMFS to resolve disputes over the price paid for crab caught by ICE members

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Published on
November 5, 2018

The results of a recently released study of Newfoundland’s snow crab fishery by Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans have prompted the department to move to a “precautionary approach” toward the fishery.  The six-year study revealed that even as the total number of snow crab declined in recent years, exploitation rates have gone up in some areas …

Photo courtesy of FFAW-Unifor

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By

Cliff White

Published on
October 5, 2018

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has set the total allowable catch for three of the state’s crab fisheries, all set to open on 15 October

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By

Chris Chase

Published on
September 27, 2018

The 2019-2020 scallop season will likely see record numbers of scallops landed, according to surveys by the New England Fisheries Management Council.  At a NEFMC meeting on 25 September, the council got a run-down of the current assessments before making a decision on what the fishery would look like in the coming year. The current surveys show extremely high densities of scallops

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Chris Loew

Published on
September 26, 2018

A dispute between the Mauritanian state-controlled company that markets the country’s seafood products and its foreign trading partners has flared over sharply rising prices for octopus

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