More opportunities for commercial fishermen could be coming soon as the Trump administration considers making changes to three marine national monuments.
That’s among the recommendations Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has made to President Trump, according to The Associated Press, which obtained a leaked copy of the report he submitted to Trump on 24 August. In April, Trump ordered Zinke to conduct a review of the country’s national,… Read More
Registration is now open for an annual leadership program put on by Alaska Sea Grant to bolster the state’s seafood industry.
The Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute is an 80-hour professional development course geared mid-level managers and professionals in the industry who aspire for higher level positions.
The Institute is broken down to two one-week sessions. The first will be held 13 to 17 November in Kodiak. There,… Read More
Officials in Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A., released a solicitation on Tuesday seeking to make improvements to the city’s Seafood Industrial Park.
The invitation-for-bids document comes more than three months after the park received a USD 404,627 (EUR 340,459) grant from the Port of Virginia for outer harbor repairs and other modifications to the facility. According to the IFB, the project includes repairing an existing 1,500-foot… Read More
As Congress gets ready to address reauthorizing the Magnuson-Stevens Act, representatives from commercial fishing interests are urging lawmakers to revisit some of the current law’s regulations they feel have hindered the industry.
In particular, they’re urging officials to do away with language that caps rebuilding plans for overfished species to 10 years. It’s an arbitrary figure that has too rigidly applied across all… Read More
Four nonprofit groups devoted to marine conservation and ocean preservation causes will receive a total of USD 2 million (EUR 1.7 million) in grants from the Pacific Life Foundation to help them fund various environmental endeavors.
Two organizations will receive funding to help them reduce the amount of bycatch taken in during fishing seasons. The World Wildlife Fund will use its grant award to help develop and push emerging technologies,… Read More
For the first time, the National Marine Fisheries Service has taken action to protect forage species in the Atlantic Ocean.
The new regulation, initially approved last year by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, covers such species as anchovies, herrings, mackerel, and sardines up to 200 miles off the coastline from New England to central North Carolina. The Fisheries Service, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,… Read More
Officials in the United States have reported the country’s first-ever case of Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS), raising concerns from shrimp industry leaders about what the government will do to contain it.
The disease targets farmed Penaeid shrimp, usually affecting shrimp postlarvae within a month of stocking. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the National Institutes of Health the disease, technically called… Read More
Representatives from countries that fish for Pacific bluefin tuna have reached an agreement on a long-term plan to restore the species’ population.
However, while conservationists applauded the pact, they said they now want to see the countries follow up their words with action.
The pact between members of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission’s Northern Committee and the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission… Read More
Creation Gardens, a Louisville, Kentucky-based foodservice company, is venturing into the seafood business.
The company announced in a press release Thursday it had acquired Bluefin Seafood, also based in Louisville. The deal has closed, company officials said, though terms were not revealed. The purchase, the company’s third this year, will allow Creation Gardens to sell more than 300 fresh and frozen seafood products in Kentucky,… Read More
Earlier this year, officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration used the Lisa Marie, a private fishing boat, to collect data for its annual coastal pelagic species survey. The more was part of an effort to increase collaboration between the public and private sectors.
Earlier this summer as officials with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration completed work on an annual survey of coastal pelagic species… Read More