The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is on pace to reject the fewest entry lines of shrimp imports because of banned antibiotics in 14 years, according to the Southern Shrimp Alliance, which tracks historical data for the industry.
Through October, the FDA has rejected just 27 entry lines for antibiotics, less than half the number refused for all of 2019. Barring a sharp uptick in the final two months, 2020 will be the third-lowest year… Read More
A Canadian company has launched a new dog food product that provides pooches with protein while removing an invasive species from North American waterways.
Wilder Harrier already has its Asian carp dog food on shelves in pet food stores in Quebec, and the Montreal-based company plans to make it available elsewhere in Canada starting in January. It’s also available online at Wilder Harrier’s website.
The company works with fishermen… Read More
California officials on Monday, 26 October, announced new Dungeness crab fishing regulations designed to reduce encounters with several endangered species.
The new regulations, which will take effect on Saturday, 1 November, call for fishermen to lower the number of traps in areas where a higher number of whales or sea turtles are present. The state also reserves the right to close an area if an entanglement occurs.
In addition, the state will… Read More
The Trump administration was taken to court on 21 October by three seafood-related companies that claim the federal government’s trade policies has harmed their businesses.
Texas-based Houston Seafood Company, LLC along with Gulf Marine Product Co., Inc. and Ningbo Trading Company, LLC, both based in Louisiana, filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for Southern Texas.
The businesses say China serves as a significant market for them,… Read More
A group of Massachusetts lawmakers in Washington wrote to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Wednesday, 21 October, to say they were thankful the Department of Agriculture has included Atlantic seafood in its purchases for public food programs. Now, they want to see more of it.
Since announcing a USD 20 million (EUR 16.9 million) Section 32 program solicitation for Atlantic pollock, haddock, and redfish in May, the USDA has made just… Read More
The U.S. State Department has issued new guidance for certain individuals applying for H-2B and other temporary worker visas after a federal judge in California issued an injunction against the Trump Administration earlier this month.
For H-2B applicants, individuals must be prepared to show that their employer is a member of one of the following trade associations: the National Association of Manufacturers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the… Read More
Representatives from 80 seafood businesses and organizations signed on to a letter to U.S. senators on 13 October calling for support of a bipartisan bill designed to expand offshore aquaculture in federal waters …
Photo courtesy of Office of U.S. Senator Roger… Read More
The U.S. International Trade Commission heard testimony Thursday, 1 October, on the effect the trade agreement between Canada and the European Union has had on America’s lobster industry.
The Canada-E.U. pact, known as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), has had a detrimental effect on U.S. lobstermen and exporters since it took effect three years ago, according to Robert DeHaan, the vice president for government affairs… Read More
Bad debt is plaguing the U.S. seafood industry, and the only cure is another federal stimulus package. That was the message Kim Gorton delivered Wednesday, 30 September, to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business.
Gorton, the president and CEO of Slade Gorton and a board member of the National Fisheries Institute, the U.S. seafood industry’s primary trade body, told the panel seafood industry businesses like her… Read More