Wed. Aug 24 2016

Gulf Shrimp Prices Spike in August on Low Volumes; Spread Widens Over Farmed Market  


Greenpeace Only Blesses 3 out of 14 Foodservice Companies - the Three that Agreed to Talk to Them


Mothership and Shoreside Whiting Sectors Struggling This Year as Catches Fall Behind  


Continued Poor Salmon Harvests Forecast in Hokkaido this Autumn, with Less Than 40 Million Fish  


High Price of Salmon Continues in Japan Amid Dwindling Imports of Coho from Chile  


Supreme Crab and Seafood Launches Signature Catch Crab Meat as Flagship Brand  


Settlement Reached in Legal Action Against Sea Shepherd by Japanese Whalers


Poseidon Food Joins NFI's Crab Council as 27th Member, Second International Company


Large Portion of Fishmeal, Fish Oil Still Produced Using Fish from Poorly Managed Fisheries


Seafood.com News Summary Wednesday August 24, 2016


Tue. Aug 23 2016

The Mazzetta Company Suspends Fish Production at Gloucester Seafood Processing to Focus on Lobster


Indian Tilapia Farming Off to Good Start with High Survival Rates in Andhra Pradesh  


Bumble Bee Gets Canned Tuna Non-GMO Project Verified; Will Certify Entire Product Line by Year's End


Mid-Atlantic Fishery Council Approves Fishery Protections for Over 50 Unmanaged Forage Fish Species


Doug Coffman Named Business Dev. Manager for Trans Ocean's Midwest, Southeast, Southwest Regions


Seafood.com News Summary Tuesday August 23, 2016


Mon. Aug 22 2016

Fraser Sockeye Salmon Run Estimate Lowest Since 1893  


Sea Port Initiates Voluntary Recall with FDA for Philippine Scallops Produced Nov. 23 and 24, 2015


Zhanjiang Guolian to Invest $72 million in Three Closed System Shrimp Farms  


Record Salmon Catches in Russia This Year to be Directed to the Domestic Market  


Seafood Nutrition Partnership Seeks to Host House Parties to Start October Seafood Month


Competing Proteins: Red Meat Markets Slide, Poultry and Eggs Advance Last Week


Seafood.com News Summary Monday August 22, 2016


Fri. Aug 19 2016

Copper River Coho Season Gets Off to Strong Start; Landings Could Exceed Preseason Forecast


Yihe and Alaskan Jack's Brand add to Salmon Line With Dumpling Products This Fall


Gloucester's Sustainable Groundfish Assoc. Gets Acadian redfish, haddock, Pollock MSC Certified


MSC Hires Seafood Industry Veteran Eric Critchlow as US Program Director


JingDong, A Chinese Online Platform, Expands Fresh Fish Business with Global Sourcing Strategy


Seafood.com News Summary Friday August 19, 2016


Thu. Aug 18 2016

Regal Springs Names Ex-Nomad Foods Director Achim Eichenlaub CEO to Replace Retiring Lamprecht


NFI Says Greenpeace to Issue Rank and Spank US Foodservice Listings as Early as Monday   (1)


Lasting Damage to Perceptions of Seafood Found in Southern Lousiana from Deep Water Horizon Oil Spil


Seattle Fish Co. Helps MSC Expand Certified Seafood to First Restaurants in Colorado Market


Nova Scotia Distributor Binnacle Seafood Expects Export Bump to US After MSC Chain of Custody


High Salmon Prices, Limited Supplies Help Marine Harvest Post Record Q2 Revenues


Pollock Conservation Co-Op Now Taking Funding Proposals for Alaskan Fishery Improvement Projects


Monmouth Univ. Gets $1.2 Million in Funding to Develop Online, Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal


Newfoundland Reorganizes Ministries to Reduce Gov't Costs, Fisheries adds Forestry and Agrifoods


Phillips Seafood Now Featuring its Own Farmed, Indonesian Barramundi at Baltimore Location


Seafood.com News Summary Thursday August 18, 2016


Wed. Aug 17 2016

Seafood.com News Summary Wednesday August 17, 2016


NMFS Now Requires Imported Seafood Meet US Marine Mammal Bycatch Standards


Editor's View: Spike in Indian Shrimp Refusals No Cause for Alarm  


Performance Food Group Posts Higher Q4, 2016 Sales; Says Red Lobster Business Will Boost '17 Growth


Cermaq Hires Former Aker VP and General Manager Axel Gustavsen as Legal Affairs Director


Norwegian Court Says Havfisk Did Not Breach Contract in Failed Deal to Sell Vessel, Whitefish Quota


German Food Testing and Certification Firm Opens Modern Seafood Lab in Andhra Pradesh


Trident Seafoods Japan to Promote Pollock Fillet Products at Tokyo Seafood Show  


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Gulf Shrimp Prices Spike in August on Low Volumes; Spread Widens Over Farmed Market

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by Michael Ramsingh - August 24, 2016

Gulf shrimp prices are up significantly in August because of supply concerns since landings in July fell to their lowest level since 2010.  The summer spike has quickly widened the spread between Gulf shrimp prices and the imported farmed market.

According to NMFS, about 6.6 million pounds of shrimp were landed in July. The figure is down 36 percent from last year—a difference of nearly 4 million pounds...

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Greenpeace Only blesses 3 out of 14 Foodservice Companies - the Three that Agreed to Talk to Them

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [News Analysis] by John Sackton - August 24, 2016

Greenpeace released its first report on Foodservice companies use of seafood, saying "Ocean Destruction Comes from Foodservice."
 
The hollowness of the campaign is illustrated by the fact that only 3 out of 14 companies agreed to speak to Greenpeace, and those were the only companies given a "passing" grade. They were Sodexo, Compass, and Aramark.
 
The others -- Sysco, US Foods, Performance Group, Delaware North, Gordon Foodservices, Reinhart, Food Services of America, Shamrock Foods, Maines Paper and Foodservice, AVI Food Systems, Centerplate and Elior North America all refused to talk to Greenpeace.
 
The report is largely focused on tuna, and on attacking the Thai Union Group.  Greenpeace is involved in other campaigns to shut down purse seine and longline tuna fishing, including all tuna caught using FADs.

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Mothership and Shoreside Whiting Sectors Struggling This Year as Catches Fall Behind

SEAFOOD.COM NEWS by Susan Chambers - August 24, 2016

The 3-sector Pacific whiting fishery so far this year seems to be a mixed bag of slow production, concerns about rockfish bycatch and a little bit of worry about small fish.
 
So far, the catcher-processor sector is the only one of the three that has exceeded its 2015 whiting catch, harvesting 47,416.77 mt of whiting this year compared with 27,660.38 last year. Still, that's only 46 percent of its 72,415 mt allocation.
 
The mothership co-operatives and the shoreside sector are still behind, both relative to last year's landings and their percentage of annual allocation.
 
"The only constant about any given whiting season is that we know it will be different than the last one..

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Continued Poor Salmon Harvests Forecast in Hokkaido this Autumn, with Less Than 40 Million Fish

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Japan Reports] - August 24, 2016

The stock size of salmon migrating to Hokkaido this autumn is foreseen to stay below 40 million, a stagnant level that had continued in the last two years.

A Hokkaido prefectural salmon research institute recently estimated that the salmon runs to Hokkaido this season would be 39,015,000 fish, a modest increase of 6% over the previous season.
 
By sea area, salmon runs to the Sea of Okhotsk is forecast to show a 10.8% growth to 17,849,000 fish, accounting for 45% of all the salmon runs to Hokkaido...
 
 

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High Price of Salmon Continues in Japan Amid Dwindling Imports of Coho from Chile

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  [Japan Reports]   August 24, 2016

Tokyo - High prices of salmon show no signs of halt in Japan.
 
Salted coho slices (fillets) from Chile are now traded at Y920 per kilo at Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market, which is 20-30% higher than a year ago.  
 
The average monthly wholesale price of salted coho (imported and domestic products included) at Tsukiji had exceeded the year-before level for five consecutive months until June this year.
 
In Chile there occurred massive plankton blooms...
 

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The Mazzetta Company Suspends Fish Production at Gloucester Seafood Processing to Focus on Lobster

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - August 23, 2016

The Mazzetta Company’s Massachusetts-based operation Gloucester Seafood Processing announced a temporary suspension to fresh fish processing so the company can focus primarily on lobster production.

According to a statement from Mazzetta’s Joe Chekouras, GSP is reconfiguring the production process at the facility.

“GSP plans to concentrate on lobster production..." said Chekouras...

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Indian Tilapia Farming Off to Good Start with High Survival Rates in Andhra Pradesh

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by Jagdish Kumar - August 23, 2016

Fish farmers in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh state has reaping benefits from Tilapia fish farming as it is giving good returns to them.

Tilapia fish farming was done in Pedderu reservoir of V Madugula mandal in the district of Vizag with the help of Tata Trust by the state fisheries department.

The department has selected the reservoirs after consultations and had brought over 150,000 small fry from Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aqua Culture, Vijayawada...

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Bumble Bee Gets Canned Tuna Non-GMO Project Verified; Will Certify Entire Product Line by Year's End

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] August 23, 2016

Bumble Bee Seafoods announced that its branded portfolio of canned Solid White Albacore Tuna in Water and in Oil is now Non-GMO Project Verified. The canned tuna producer also has plans to certify the balance of its canned and pouch tuna products by the end of the year. 

Cans of Bumble Bee Solid White Albacore Tuna in Water and in Oil will now carry the Non-GMO Project Verified logo...

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Mid-Atlantic Fishery Council Approves Fishery Protections for Over 50 Unmanaged Forage Fish Species

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] August 23, 2016

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council has approved an amendment to protect more than 50 unmanaged forage fish species in the Mid-Atlantic.

If approved by the Secretary of Commerce, the Unmanaged Forage Omnibus Amendment would prohibit the development of new and expansion of existing directed commercial fisheries on a number of unmanaged forage species in Mid-Atlantic Federal waters. The prohibition would continue until the Council has had an opportunity to assess...

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Fraser Sockeye Salmon Run Estimate Lowest Since 1893

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - August 22, 2016

The Fraser River Panel met on Friday to reveiw assessment data and decreased the estimated run size of all four of the Fraser’s sockeye runs to a total sum of 853,000 fish.

“This is the lowest run-size ever estimated since estimates began in 1893,” the Panel’s report stated.

“Returns on the 2016 cycle are typically the lowest of the four-year cycle (average returns 1952, 1956..., 2008, 2012; 3,650,000 fish). Most Fraser sockeye populations are forecast based on spawning escapements in prior brood years (2012 for age 4 fish and 2011 for age 5 fish), and based mostly on the numbers of fish spawning in 2012, the median forecast was expected to be below average for the cycle; 2,271,000 fish. 

"The exact reasons why the return fell at the lower end of the forecast range are unknown at this time, but...

 

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Sea Port Initiates Voluntary Recall with FDA for Philippine Scallops Produced on Nov. 23 and 24, 2015

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  by John Sackton  August 22, 2016

Following a Hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii that was traced back to their scallops by the CDC and Hawaii Dept of Public Health, Sea Port worked with the FDA to institute a voluntary recall in three states where the product was sold to restaurants: Hawaii, California, and Nevada.  To date, health officials have not notified Sea Port of any illnesses in California or Nevada.
 
Bill Dresser, CEO, said "Sea Port is fully committed to working with health officials and our supply chain partners to determine what may have happened and to prevent it from happening again. It is important not only to Sea Port, but to the entire seafood community."
 
 

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Record Salmon Catches in Russia This Year to be Directed to the Domestic Market

 

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by Eugene Gerden August 22, 2016

Russia expects a record salmon catch this year.   The volume of salmon catch in Russia this year may set a new record for the last 7 years and exceed the figures of 2014 by 25%, according to recent statements of Russian Rosrybolovstvo. 

However, the 25% jump over 2014 (the last even year for pinks) also is resulting in a strong push by the Russian government to keep this fish for the domestic market. 

According to forecasts of Rosrybolovstvo, total salmon catch in Russia this year will significantly exceed 400,000 tonnes. The growth of catch is currently observed in the majority of areas of the Russian Far East region, except Sakhalin. 

In the case of Kamchatka, the volume of catch this year is expected to reach 220,000 tonnes, which is almost 30% higher the figures of 2014..

 

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Competing Proteins: Red Meat Markets Slide, Poultry and Eggs Advance Last Week
 
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Urner Barry Newswires] -Jamie Chadwick - August 22, 2016 
 
This recap of red meat, poultry and egg market action serves to provide our valued seafood subscribers with a simple snapshot of current conditions throughout competing proteins.
 
The beef market tone opened and ended the week with a flat feeling. The Choice cutout, which represents a composite value of the carcass based upon prices paid for primal cuts, fell 0.3% while Select fell 0.08% on the week. Retail business was reported rather lackluster as consumer spending was diverted to "back to...

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Yihe and Alaskan Jack's Brand add to Salmon Line With Dumpling Products This Fall

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews]  August 19, 2016

This summer Alaskan Jack Corp., the US based company related to Yihe in China, announced a line extension to its Alaskan Jack's salmon products with three salmon dumplings.
 
The new dumpling products are all Alaskan wild-caught pink salmon, made in the USA and have all-natural and GMO-free ingredients.  The products come in a 10-ounce tray and include approximately 16 dumplings; and, only require four minutes of cooking time.  
 
The Frontier Harvest Alaskan Jack's brand was launched by Yihe, and in 2015 won the best new retail product award at the Boston Seafood Show.
 
The company found that some customers demanded a made in America product, and opened Alaskan Jack's Corporation in the US, with Steven Chen, president of Yihe, also president of Alaskan Jack's.
 
The salmon dumpling will be made in the US, says the company...

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Regal Springs Names Ex-Nomad Foods Director Achim Eichenlaub CEO to Replace Retiring Lamprecht

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] August 18, 2016

Regal Springs named Achim Eichenlaub as its new CEO who will replace the Rudolf Lamprecht  who announced his retirement from the fresh tilapia producer.

Eichenlaub joins Regal Springs from Nomad Foods Group, which owns frozen fish producers Iglo and Findus. He served as Member of the Executive Board and as Managing Director Continental Europe. Eichenlaub was
instrumental in the deal that saw Nomad acquire Iglo and the Findus...

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JingDong, A Chinese Online Platform, Expands Fresh Fish Business with Global Sourcing Strategy

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  [CAPMA] Translated by Amy Zhong - August 19, 2016

Jingdong Mall has inked cooperation agreement with several foreign countries to diversify its fresh food business. On August 16, Jingdong signed a cooperation agreement with more than ten foreign embassies in order to implement its global sourcing strategy for its fresh food business. 

After the agreement signing, consumers will be able to buy fresh food from such countries as France, Canada and Spain on the online platform of Jingdong. 

In the beginning of this year Jingdong has established a specific department for fresh food, including seafood..

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Lasting Damage to Perceptions of Seafood Found in Southern Lousiana from Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  by John Sackton - August 18, 2016

The State of Lousiana may be on to a good marketing strategy with its efforts to boost local consumption of Lousiana Seafood.
 
A scientific study published in the Journal of Environmental Management this month surveyed women in seven coastal Lousiana parishes between 2012 and 2015 about their seafood consumption and attitudes towards seafood.
 
Immediately after the spill consumption fell 50%, and did not fully recover to pre-spill levels until 2015...

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Gulf Shrimp Prices Spike in August on Low Volumes; Spread Widens Over Farmed Market 

Gulf shrimp prices are up significantly in August because of supply concerns since landings in July fell to their lowest level since 2010. The summer spike has quickly widened the spread between Gulf shrimp prices and the imported farmed market. Monthly shrimp landings in July were down 36 percent compared to the same time last month. Lack of landings this summer has fueled supply concerns and raised boat prices for local processors. Notably, the increase in Gulf shrimp prices in August has more than doubled the price spread between the domestic and farmed shrimp markets.

Greenpeace released its first report on Foodservice companies use of seafood, saying "Ocean Destruction Comes from Foodservice." John Sackton writes about the hollowness of the campaign, illustrated by the fact that only 3 out of 14 companies agreed to speak to Greenpeace, and those were the only companies given a "passing" grade. Sackton says Greenpeace is unlikely to repeat the success its had in the retail sector with a similar campaign since few of the broadliners sell directly to consumers. "Greenpeace has an uphill battle to explain to its members just who the broadliners are, since they don't interact with them in the same way they interact directly with retailers," says Sackton.

In other news, the NYPD’s Criminal Enterprise Investigations unit arrested three men and charged them with felony criminal possession for stealing $1 million worth of high-end, imported barbecue-style eels. The eels belonged to Mars Global Trading. They were shipped from China to the Maher Terminal in Elizabeth, N.J. this past June before they went missing. The company's owners notified authorities of the theft since the eels started appearing in local restaurants and after their own labeled boxes were spotted being sold on the street.

Meanwhile, the 3-sector Pacific whiting fishery so far this year seems to be a mixed bag of slow production, concerns about rockfish bycatch and a little bit of worry about small fish reports Susan Chambers. So far, the catcher-processor sector is the only one of the three that has exceeded its 2015 whiting catch. The mothership co-operatives and the shoreside sector are still behind, both relative to last year's landings and their percentage of annual allocation. "The only constant about any given whiting season is that we know it will be different than the last one and there will be some new challenge to face and this year is no exception," said United Catcher Boats Executive Director Brent Paine.

Finally, Japan's salmon run in Hokkaido this fall is expected to stay stagnant and fall below 40 million fish. Japanese researchers say warmer water temperatures this past spring may be behind the decline.

 

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Supreme Crab and Seafood Launches Signature Catch Crab Meat as Flagship Brand

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - August 24, 2016

Florida-based Supreme Crab & Seafood announced the launch of its Signature Catch brand of crab meat, which will be the company's flagship label. 

The brand will feature Supreme's frozen and refrigerated Chinese Swimming crab meat.   

“We are very excited to have this additional species available.  Many distributors use both species so this will provide added convenience for our customers,” said Troy Turkin, Chief Operating Officer. 

 

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Settlement Reached in Legal Action Against Sea Shepherd by Japanese Whalers

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews]  August 24, 2016

The Japanese Institute of Cetacean Research (ICR) and Kyodo Senpaku (KS) today announced that they have reached a settlement in the lawsuits against Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) and Paul Watson for harassing and endangering research whaling vessels.
 
ICR and KS filed their original complaint in the Washington Federal District Court in Seattle on 8 December 2011, seeking injunctive relief from violent behavior that threatened the safety and lives of their researchers and crews. This followed several years of increasingly dangerous physical attacks on the High Seas in which Sea Shepherd and Paul Watson attempted to sabotage research activity by ramming vessels, dragging ropes to damage propellers and throwing and firing glass projectiles from close quarters. 
 
On 17 December 2012, the U. S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a preliminary injunction 

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Poseidon Food Joins NFI's Crab Council as 27th Member, Second International Company

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] -August 24, 2016 

The National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council added blue swimming crab importer Poseidon Food as its latest member. 

Netherlands-based Poseidon Food supplies a range of high-quality crabmeat and seafood products to retail and wholesale customers. They join fellow Dutch-company Fisherman’s Choice as the council’s European representatives.

“Poseidon Food starts from the premise that seafood is a premium dining experience,” said Director Erald de Groot...

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Large Portion of Fishmeal, Fish Oil Still Produced Using Fish from Poorly Managed Fisheries

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] August 24, 2016

An annual sustainability overview of reduction fisheries conducted by the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) found that a majority of the fisheries used to produce fishmeal and fish oil are well managed. However, the report also found significant volumes of these fish continue to originate from fisheries that are not well managed...

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Doug Coffman Named Business Dev. Manager for Trans Ocean's Midwest, Southeast, Southwest Regions

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] August 23, 2016

Trans-Ocean Products has hired Doug Coffman as the Business Development Manager for the Mid-West, Texas, Southeast and Southwest regions of the U.S. market.   

Coffman will be responsible for key account management and broker sales supervision for Trans-Ocean’s market-leading surimi brands Crab Classic and Jaiba Supremo and also for its just-introduced Simply Surimi brand.

Most recently, Coffman was the Business Manager for Seafood and Produce with Daymon Worldwide at the company’s Houston, TX office...

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Zhanjiang Guolian to Invest $72 million in Three Closed System Shrimp Farms

 

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton August 22, 2016

Zhanjiang Guolian announced that they will invest 480 million Yuan ($72 million) in constructing three shrimp farms that will become operational within 11 months.
 
Two farms will be in Guangdong Province, and one in Hainan.   
 
The company says that the farms will be closed system shrimp farms, with strict control of breeding, water exchange, and other factors to minimize disease risk.  
 
Total output is expected to be 6000 metric tons...
 
 

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Seafood Nutrition Partnership Seeks to Host House Parties to Start October Seafood Month
 
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] August 22, 2016
 
The non-profit Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) is inviting 250 people to host a Seafood Nutrition House Party this October 1. House Parties are a recognized way of influencing social media.  In the states where the Seafood Nutrition Partnership is working, the organization is trying to recruit people to host seafood house parties to kick off national seafood month.
 
The 2015-2020 USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend eating seafood at least twice a week to take in at least 250mg of omega-3s EPA+DHA per day. Currently only 1 in 10 Americans follow this guideline. This program will help build awareness for the need to include critical seafood nutrition in regular meals..

 

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Copper River Coho Season Gets Off to Strong Start; Landings Could Exceed Preseason Forecast

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - August 19, 2016

After a lackluster pink season and less-than-expected sockeye catch in the Copper River, the Cordova gillnet fleet may have a silver lining for this year's salmon season.  After an aerial survey of the Copper River district, the silver salmon season opened on Monday, August 15 with an estimated landing of 19,000 silvers, also called coho salmon, and 760 sockeye.

In the 24-hour opener, 206 deliveries were reported. 

The 19,000 coho caught initially puts the run on track with the preseason estimate of 201,000 coho. 

“If the run comes in as forecast, harvest could be over 45% higher than last year when 137,000 Copper River coho were caught,” said ADF&G biologist Steve Moffitt...

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Gloucester's Sustainable Groundfish Assoc. Gets Acadian redfish, haddock, Pollock MSC Certified

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] August 19, 2016

Gloucester-based Sustainable Groundfish Association, Inc. (SGA) has achieved Marine Stewardship Council certification for its Acadian redfish, haddock and pollock fisheries.

The independent assessment of the Acadian redfish, haddock and pollock fisheries was conducted by SAI Global Assurance Services, an accredited third-party conformity assessment body.

“MSC certification allows consumers to buy New England redfish, haddock and pollock with the confidence that the fisheries will continue to be operated and managed in a sustainable manner,” said Kristian Kristensen of Cape Ann Seafood Exchange...

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MSC Hires Seafood Industry Veteran Eric Critchlow as US Program Director

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] August 19, 2016

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has appointed Eric Critchlow as the new U.S. Program Director.

Critchlow is a former vice president of Lusamerica Foods and has worked for Ocean Beauty  and North Pacific Seafoods as Vice President (VP) of Sales. He has over 35 years of experience in the seafood industry.

“I am thrilled to be joining the MSC at a very important time in the organisation’s history,” said .Critchlow..

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NFI Says Greenpeace to Issue Rank and Spank US Foodservice Listings as Early as Monday

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  by John Sackton - August 18, 2016

According to NFI's Gavin Gibbons, Greenpeace is close to announcing a major new campaign to fund-raise off of a rank and spank approach to US Foodservice companies.
 
Similar to its retail rankings, Greenpeace scores companies in a subjective manner on on how ideologically close they are to the organization.
 
For example, their retail "red list" contains recommendations to avoid some of the most sustainable and certified seafood products on the planet, such as Alaska pollock.  There is no scientific basis for this.
 
In fact, Greenpeace is very explicit in their desire to halt commercial sales of these species.  They say on their website
 
"A crucial component of a responsible seafood operation is stopping the sale of the most destructively caught or endangered species. Greenpeace’s Red List is..
 

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Seattle Fish Co. Helps MSC Expand Certified Seafood to First Restaurants in Colorado Market

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] August 18, 2016

Five restaurants in Denver and Boulder are the first in Colorado to feature seafood certified by the Marine Stewardship Council. 

Denver's Bamboo Sushi, To the Wind Bistro and Pub 17 and Boulder’s Wild Standard and Vail’s Terra Bistro are now all featuring MSC certified seafood supplied by Seattle Fish Co. 

“Seattle Fish was the first in the Rocky Mountain region to be certified by the Marine Stewardship Council as a supplier of sustainable seafood – from catch to cook.  Our commitment to sustainability is deeper than ever," said Seattle Fish Co. CEO Derek Figueroa...

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