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High-mercury seafood like swordfish linked to incurable ALS
High-mercury seafood like swordfish linked to incurable ALS
People who eat types of fish that are typically high in mercury are twice as likely to be diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a fatal progressive [...]
Opponents of Proposed Shrimp Trawl Limits Not Backing Down from Fight
Opponents of Proposed Shrimp Trawl Limits Not Backing Down from Fight
There was one common point as local residents on opposing sides of a shrimp trawling issue reacted to news that additional restrictions for North Carolina [...]
Marine Harvest to Start Value-Added Production in British Columbia
Marine Harvest to Start Value-Added Production in British Columbia
Marine Harvest Canada (MHC) has begun construction of a value-added processing facility that will provide more healthy and convenient salmon products to [...]
Feds Investigating as B.C. Oyster Norovirus Outbreak Spreads
Feds Investigating as B.C. Oyster Norovirus Outbreak Spreads
An outbreak of norovirus linked to B.C.-harvested oysters is now under federal investigation. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) says it has taken [...]
Chesapeake Bay advocates alarmed by plan that could open oyster sanctuaries to watermen
Chesapeake Bay advocates alarmed by plan that could open oyster sanctuaries to watermen
Some of the Chesapeake Bay’s most densely populated oyster sanctuaries could be opened to periodic harvesting under a plan being floated by state [...]
Hawaii Bill on Commercial Fishing Advances
Hawaii Bill on Commercial Fishing Advances
A Hawaii committee has advanced a bill that seeks to provide more oversight of the commercial fishing industry after an Associated Press investigation [...]
CDFW to Host Public Meeting on Ocean Salmon Fisheries
CDFW to Host Public Meeting on Ocean Salmon Fisheries
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) invites the public to attend its upcoming annual Ocean Salmon Information Meeting. A review of last [...]
Enterra Receives CFIA Approval to Sell Insect Larvae to Aquaculture Industry
Enterra Receives CFIA Approval to Sell Insect Larvae to Aquaculture Industry
Enterra Feed Corporation has received approval from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to sell its Whole Dried Black Soldier Fly Larvae as a feed [...]
Maryland, Industry Show Support for Seafood Marketing Bill
Maryland, Industry Show Support for Seafood Marketing Bill
During a visit to the Eastern Shore on Monday, Governor Larry Hogan and Agriculture Secretary Joe Bartenfelder toured the J.M. Clayton crab processing [...]
Hoopers Island Oyster Aquaculture Expands Equipment Line
Hoopers Island Oyster Aquaculture Expands Equipment Line
Signs exclusive deal to promote and sell OysterGro® in four states Hoopers Island Oyster Aquaculture has been named the exclusive distributor of OysterGro® [...]
Canadian food banks turn to farming amid declining donations
Canadian food banks turn to farming amid declining donations
In a bid to make up for a shortfall of high-quality nutritious food, some Canadian food banks are growing their own produce – and even farming fish. The [...]
Bristol Seafood Named ‘2016 Vendor of The Year’ by Santa Monica Seafood
Bristol Seafood Named ‘2016 Vendor of The Year’ by Santa Monica Seafood
Bristol Seafood is pleased to be named the “2016 Vendor of the Year” by Santa Monica Seafood, a leading supplier of quality fish to Albertsons/Vons and [...]
Foreign Workers in Hawaii May be Catching Seafood Illegally
Foreign Workers in Hawaii May be Catching Seafood Illegally
Hawaii authorities may have been violating their own state laws for years by issuing commercial fishing licenses to thousands of foreign workers who were [...]
Could Mariculture Morph into a Billion-Dollar Industry for Alaska?
Could Mariculture Morph into a Billion-Dollar Industry for Alaska?
Shellfish, sea cucumbers, geoduck clams, seaweeds and biofuels are crops envisioned by a group of Alaskans crafting a framework for a statewide mariculture [...]
Canada should adopt Seafood Traceability Rules, says Group
Canada should adopt Seafood Traceability Rules, says Group
The European Union and other jurisdictions have rules to ensure that seafood comes from sustainable sources and is caught through fair practices. But there [...]
Clearwater increases investment in market leading Arctic surf clam fishery
Clearwater increases investment in market leading Arctic surf clam fishery
Ian Smith, CEO of Clearwater Seafoods Inc. is pleased to announce more than $5 million in new investments in Clearwater’s market-leading Arctic surf [...]
Finance Minister’s Economic Advisory Panel Charts New Course for Aquaculture in Canada
Finance Minister’s Economic Advisory Panel Charts New Course for Aquaculture in Canada
New Report Recommends Sustainable Growth and a New Canadian Aquaculture Act The Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance has welcomed a new report by Finance [...]
New Bacterial Pathogen Found in Seafood Along Coast
New Bacterial Pathogen Found in Seafood Along Coast
It’s a bacterial pathogen responsible for 45,000 infections yearly in the U.S. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have identified a [...]
Scientist’s findings could improve salmon egg survival
Scientist’s findings could improve salmon egg survival
A University of Maine professor has found that two hormones may play a significant role in increasing the survival rate of salmon eggs. Salmon farmers used [...]
GAA Heightens Presence in Boston
GAA Heightens Presence in Boston
The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is heightening its presence at Seafood Expo North America (SENA) this year with a larger exhibit. North America’s [...]
Canadian Seafood Industry Braces for New US Traceability Rules
Canadian Seafood Industry Braces for New US Traceability Rules
Canadian seafood producers will need to “raise their game” to satisfy new American seafood traceability rules, according to federal Fisheries [...]
Mexico investing $50-70m in mariculture
Mexico investing $50-70m in mariculture
Investors in mariculture will be wise to look at the Mexican region for development and expansion in the fish farming industry. The Mexican Government is [...]
Raw Seafoods Expanding in the Foodservice Sector 
Raw Seafoods Expanding in the Foodservice Sector 
Raw Seafoods, Inc. announced the hiring of industry veteran Brad Ullrich to add more sales focus on the national restaurant chain account and foodservice [...]
Jeremy Woodrow is new Communications Director for Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
Jeremy Woodrow is new Communications Director for Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) has hired Jeremy Woodrow as the new Communications Director. A longtime Juneau resident from a commercial fishing [...]
First Commercial Fish Farm Proposed for Strait of Juan De Fuca
First Commercial Fish Farm Proposed for Strait of Juan De Fuca
A proposed commercial fish farm would be the first of its kind for the Strait of Juan de Fuca. If allowed, the fish farm would increase Atlantic salmon [...]
National seafood rule could prevent marine mammal deaths…if it’s not revoked
National seafood rule could prevent marine mammal deaths…if it’s not revoked
When fishers dip their nets, trawls, traps and hooks into the sea they often catch a lot more than the seafood they intended: All types of sea creatures, [...]
America’s Fishing Industry Unites to Support Chris Oliver for NOAA Fisheries
America’s Fishing Industry Unites to Support Chris Oliver for NOAA Fisheries
In a nearly unprecedented display of unanimity, members of the fishing industry representing New England, Pacific, North Pacific, Mid-Atlantic, Gulf of [...]
Fisheries & Oceans Canada Announced Research Projects to Support Quebec Fishing Industry & Mariculture
Fisheries & Oceans Canada Announced Research Projects to Support Quebec Fishing Industry & Mariculture
The Government of Canada is committed to reinvesting funds in support of science programs to help protect the health of fish stocks and support responsible [...]
BC salmon stocks not diminished by sea lice outbreak for now, say experts
BC salmon stocks not diminished by sea lice outbreak for now, say experts
The price of salmon has shot up more than 15 percent over the last three months, thanks to fish stocks being hit worldwide by an outbreak of sea lice. In [...]
$20K USDA Grant to Bolster Gloucester Fresh
$20K USDA Grant to Bolster Gloucester Fresh
The city has received a $20,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and plans to use the funds to bolster its Gloucester Fresh marketing campaign [...]
US court dismisses suit over ‘forced-labour’ Thai shrimp
US court dismisses suit over ‘forced-labour’ Thai shrimp
A US federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit claiming that superstore retailer Costco Wholesale Corp had knowingly sold frozen prawns, the farming of which [...]
State Forecasts Second Straight Poor Run for Copper River Kings
State Forecasts Second Straight Poor Run for Copper River Kings
Two days after a federal disaster was declared for Gulf of Alaska pink salmon including Prince William Sound, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game [...]
Vancouver retailer fined over $70K for illegally bought spot prawns, crab
Vancouver retailer fined over $70K for illegally bought spot prawns, crab
A seafood market in Vancouver has been fined $72,500 for purchasing local spot prawns and Dungeness crabs that were harvested outside of the legal [...]
Catalina Sea Ranch Closes on $2M Round of Investment Capital
Catalina Sea Ranch Closes on $2M Round of Investment Capital
Catalina Sea Ranch, LLC closed on another $2,000,000 round increasing the total company funding to over $5,000,000. The investment allowed the Company to [...]
USDA Suspends Development of US Standards for Grades of Catfish
USDA Suspends Development of US Standards for Grades of Catfish
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has announced that it will suspend work related to the development of [...]
MS Department of Marine Resources Sponsors Recipe Contest for Seafood Cookbook
MS Department of Marine Resources Sponsors Recipe Contest for Seafood Cookbook
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is holding a seafood recipe contest, and the winners will be used in the updated version of the Mississippi [...]
Seafood Nutrition Partnership Launches Online Education Resources for Health and Nutrition Influencers
Seafood Nutrition Partnership Launches Online Education Resources for Health and Nutrition Influencers
Online education resources on seafood nutrition have been developed for use by nutrition educators and influencers within the public health sector, [...]
Commerce Secretary Pritzker Declares Fisheries Disasters for Nine West Coast Species
Commerce Secretary Pritzker Declares Fisheries Disasters for Nine West Coast Species
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker  determined there are commercial fishery failures for nine salmon and crab fisheries in Alaska, California and [...]
Maine Farmed Atlantic Salmon for The President
Maine Farmed Atlantic Salmon for The President
The Maine Aquaculture Association is proud to announce that Maine’s ocean farm raised Atlantic Salmon was chosen to be on the menu for Inauguration events [...]
SIRF’s Annual Fundraising Dinner a Success for Seafood Research
SIRF’s Annual Fundraising Dinner a Success for Seafood Research
Monday (January 16th) evening, the Seafood Industry Research Fund held the fourth instalment of what has become a celebrated industry event, the SIRF [...]
NaturalShrimp Preps for Roll-Out of Enhanced Equipment Package at La Coste Facility
NaturalShrimp Preps for Roll-Out of Enhanced Equipment Package at La Coste Facility
NaturalShrimp Incorporated, a global eco-friendly producer of shrimp grown in technologically unique indoor saltwater facilities, has retired approximately [...]
FDA/EPA Fish Consumption Advice Misses the Mark
FDA/EPA Fish Consumption Advice Misses the Mark
Newly released FDA/EPA advice to women on eating seafood runs the risk of confusing moms and nutrition professionals alike. With lists, categories and an [...]
AquaBounty Announces Completion of NASDAQ Listing and Equity Subscription from Intrexon
AquaBounty Announces Completion of NASDAQ Listing and Equity Subscription from Intrexon
AquaBounty Technologies, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on enhancing productivity in aquaculture and a majority-owned subsidiary of Intrexon [...]
Biloxi seafood market accused of 2 violations
Biloxi seafood market accused of 2 violations
Marine Patrol officers with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources on Tuesday issued two seafood citations to a seafood market in Biloxi. Captain [...]
Maine Fishermen Say There’s Plenty of Cod. Scientists Might Give Them the Chance to Prove it
Maine Fishermen Say There’s Plenty of Cod. Scientists Might Give Them the Chance to Prove it
Seeking to end a long-running disagreement about exactly how many cod are left in the Gulf of Maine, federal scientists plan to outfit commercial fishermen [...]
New US seafood rule shows global trade and conservation can work together
New US seafood rule shows global trade and conservation can work together
The United States is the world’s largest seafood importer, purchasing about US$20 billion worth every year. It is also a global leader in seafood [...]
Almost Half of All Sushi in LA Is Mislabelled, According to Study on Seafood Fraud
Almost Half of All Sushi in LA Is Mislabelled, According to Study on Seafood Fraud
Scientists have used DNA testing to determine that almost half of sushi and raw seafood is mislabelled Think you’re getting the real thing when you dine on [...]
Applied Food Technologies, Inc. Graduates from the Sid Martin Biotechnology Institute Program at the University of Florida
Applied Food Technologies, Inc. Graduates from the Sid Martin Biotechnology Institute Program at the University of Florida
AFT specialises in advanced food testing services to combat the annual $15 billion fraudulent mislabelling of fish and seafood in the U.S. Sid Martin [...]
Scientist develops new treatment for fish-killing fungus
Scientist develops new treatment for fish-killing fungus
A P.E.I. scientist says he is close to putting the final touches on a new treatment against a fish-killing fungus. Subrata Chowdhury said he and his [...]
Mills Seafood placed under receivership, forced to liquidate
Mills Seafood placed under receivership, forced to liquidate
Bouctouche company shut down because of money owed to 75 creditors The Bouctouche economy was dealt a significant blow earlier in January when Mills [...]
Delaware Moving Forward with First Aquaculture Program
Delaware Moving Forward with First Aquaculture Program
State officials recently announced approval of a streamlined permitting process for the state’s first commercial aquaculture program, but it will [...]
BluWrap Introduces New Licensing Model for Shipping Proteins Globally
BluWrap Introduces New Licensing Model for Shipping Proteins Globally
BluWrap, the technology company that naturally extends the shelf life of fresh proteins, announced it is introducing a new business model that allows [...]
American Seafoods Names Mikel Durham as Next CEO
American Seafoods Names Mikel Durham as Next CEO
American Seafoods Group has announced that its Board of Directors has selected Mikel Durham to serve as its Chief Executive Officer effective January 16, [...]
NOAA plans to open federal waters in Pacific to fish farming
NOAA plans to open federal waters in Pacific to fish farming
As traditional commercial fishing is threatening fish populations worldwide, U.S. officials are working on a plan to expand fish farming into federal [...]
Once again, testing finds Alaska seafood free of Fukushima radiation
Once again, testing finds Alaska seafood free of Fukushima radiation
For the third consecutive year, tests have found no radioactivity in Alaska seafood stemming from the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster in Fukushima, [...]
Seafood Groups Sue Over Obama Fish Fraud Rule
Seafood Groups Sue Over Obama Fish Fraud Rule
The National Fisheries Institute, six seafood companies and two other seafood industry associations have filed a lawsuit to prevent the Obama [...]
Sea Pact Announces New Chairman
Sea Pact Announces New Chairman
Sea Pact, a collective organization of seafood industry leaders, has elected a new Chairman for its Advisory Council. Hamish Walker, Director of Purchasing [...]
GAA adds Digital Marketing Coordinator to Staff
GAA adds Digital Marketing Coordinator to Staff
Please join the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) in welcoming Devan Meserve, GAA’s new digital marketing coordinator, to the organization. As GAA’s [...]
Warmer West Coast ocean conditions linked to increased risk of toxic shellfish
Warmer West Coast ocean conditions linked to increased risk of toxic shellfish
Oregon State University and NOAA provide new tools to predict harmful algal blooms off the West Coast Hazardous levels of domoic acid, a natural toxin that [...]
Strike By West Coast Crab Fishermen Ends After 11 Days
Strike By West Coast Crab Fishermen Ends After 11 Days
An 11-day strike by thousands of West Coast crab fishermen has ended after a successful negotiation of prices with seafood processors. The agreement [...]
DSM President Hugh Welsh Named Board Chairman of Seafood Nutrition Partnership
DSM President Hugh Welsh Named Board Chairman of Seafood Nutrition Partnership
Mr Hugh Welsh, President and General Counsel of DSM North America, has been named Chairman of the Board of Directors for Seafood Nutrition Partnership [...]
Clearwater Seafoods Appoints Don Holdsworth as Vice President Global Marketing
Clearwater Seafoods Appoints Don Holdsworth as Vice President Global Marketing
Clearwater Seafoods is pleased to announce the appointment of Don Holdsworth as Vice President Global Marketing. Based out of Clearwater’s Bedford, [...]
2016 A Record Year for FDA Refusals of Contaminated Shrimp
2016 A Record Year for FDA Refusals of Contaminated Shrimp
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) has released information regarding entry line refusals for the last week of November and the month of [...]
Company to make fish feed from raw processing waste
Company to make fish feed from raw processing waste
An Idaho fish processor has purchased an innovative feed mill to convert raw fish guts into high-quality feed. A fish processor has invested in a high-tech [...]
NOAA Fisheries announces a Commercial Trip Limit for Dolphin in the Atlantic
NOAA Fisheries announces a Commercial Trip Limit for Dolphin in the Atlantic
The final rule implementing Regulatory Amendment 1 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery of the Atlantic (Regulatory Amendment [...]
Dungeness Crabbers Continue Strike from California to Canada
Dungeness Crabbers Continue Strike from California to Canada
Dungeness crab fishers from Northern California to the Canadian border are vowing to continue their strike over the purchase price. Ken Bates, vice [...]
Chris Trosin to Lead BAP Business Development
Chris Trosin to Lead BAP Business Development
The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is pleased to announce that Chris Trosin is joining GAA as vice president of business development for GAA’s Best [...]
New Rules Issued to Curb Illegal Fishing, Fraud
New Rules Issued to Curb Illegal Fishing, Fraud
The Obama administration is issuing new rules it says will crack down on illegal fishing and seafood fraud by preventing unverifiable fish products from [...]
Marine Harvest to acquire Gray Aqua Group for $11.2M
Marine Harvest to acquire Gray Aqua Group for $11.2M
Marine Harvest American depositary shares were up over 2% Monday morning after the company said it was nominated by the receiver of all assets of Gray Aqua [...]
First U.S. clam fishery achieves sustainability certification
First U.S. clam fishery achieves sustainability certification
MSC Certificate Awarded based on Independent SCS Global Services’ Assessment The Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog fishery has become the first clam [...]
Maine lobster fishery achieves sustainability certification
Maine lobster fishery achieves sustainability certification
The Gulf of Maine lobster fishery has achieved certification to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fisheries Standard. Certification proves that all [...]
Overfished halibut under scrutiny on U.S. East Coast
Overfished halibut under scrutiny on U.S. East Coast
Federal fishing regulators say they are looking to change the way they manage Atlantic halibut in the wake of a surge in catch of the fish. The government [...]
In California, Squid is Big Business. But Good Luck Eating Local Calamari
In California, Squid is Big Business. But Good Luck Eating Local Calamari
Calamari is a favourite on American dinner tables. But while the U.S. has a thriving squid industry, chances are the calamari you are eating made a [...]
UNH Researchers Developing Algorithm to Predict Seafood Contamination in NH’s Great Bay Estuary
UNH Researchers Developing Algorithm to Predict Seafood Contamination in NH’s Great Bay Estuary
In response to a bacterium that is increasingly becoming a public health concern, scientists at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) are putting all of [...]
Kevin Wheeler Joins Seafood Harvesters
Kevin Wheeler Joins Seafood Harvesters
New executive director brings extensive oceans and public affairs expertise to leading commercial fishing group The Seafood Harvesters of America announced [...]
Specialty Food Association announces Fifth Annual Leadership Awards
Specialty Food Association announces Fifth Annual Leadership Awards
The Specialty Food Association announces the six winners of the 2017 Leadership Awards, honouring industry frontrunners who have gone above and beyond in [...]
Obama Administration Finally Addresses Seafood Fraud and Illegal Fishing
Obama Administration Finally Addresses Seafood Fraud and Illegal Fishing
President Obama implemented a rule that would require at-risk seafood products to be inspected from net to price tag. In a victory for sustainable seafood [...]
Premium Brands Holdings Corporation announces acquisition of Diana’s Seafood
Premium Brands Holdings Corporation announces acquisition of Diana’s Seafood
Premium Brands Holdings Corporation, a leading producer, marketer and distributor of branded specialty food products, announced the acquisition of a 100% [...]
Packaged seafood company exec charged in price-fixing probe
Packaged seafood company exec charged in price-fixing probe
A senior executive with Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, has agreed to plead guilty in a price-fixing scheme, federal prosecutors said Wednesday in announcing a [...]
CAIA Elects New Board of Directors and Officers for 2016-17
CAIA Elects New Board of Directors and Officers for 2016-17
The Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA) has announced the results of elections held at the 2016 Annual General Meeting on November 30th in [...]
Steve Armstrong: Healthy diets for farmed fish
Steve Armstrong: Healthy diets for farmed fish
Genomics helping biosciences thrive in major research project Scientists from the University of Prince Edward Island, Memorial University of Newfoundland, [...]
A Tale of a Fish from Two Countries
A Tale of a Fish from Two Countries
How can fish in a grocery store be labeled as both “Alaskan” and “Product of China” on the same package? The answer is that although much of the seafood [...]
Aramark Enhances its Green Thread™ Environmental Sustainability Platform
Aramark Enhances its Green Thread™ Environmental Sustainability Platform
Establishes new Sustainable Seafood Sourcing Policy Announces Food Waste Partnership with LeanPath Building on the company’s long-standing commitment [...]
Underwater Drone Company Celebrates Expansion to New Head Office
Underwater Drone Company Celebrates Expansion to New Head Office
New office expansion enables Deep Trekker to accelerate growth in the submerged robotic vehicle industry. Deep Trekker Inc., Canadian manufacturer of [...]
Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group Director Steps Down
Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group Director Steps Down
When The Times first reached Rick Karney on November 18 to follow up on a rumour that he was retiring as the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group (MVSG) [...]
First fish enter Marine Harvest hatchery
First fish enter Marine Harvest hatchery
Marine Harvest’s new state-of-the-art RAS hatchery on Vancouver Island – one of the largest and most technologically advanced hatcheries on the planet – [...]
NaturalShrimp announces Filing of Formal Patent with U.S. Patent Office
NaturalShrimp announces Filing of Formal Patent with U.S. Patent Office
NaturalShrimp Incorporated, a global eco-friendly producer of shrimp grown in technologically unique indoor saltwater facilities, has filed a follow-on [...]
New Global Energy receives USDA National Organic Program Certification
New Global Energy receives USDA National Organic Program Certification
New Global Energy, Inc focused on sustainable Aquaculture, Agriculture, and Health & Wellness, including tilapia farming, shrimp farming, moringa [...]
King & Prince Seafood to offer apprenticeship to GICA students
King & Prince Seafood to offer apprenticeship to GICA students
King & Prince Seafood will launch an apprenticeship next semester through a partnership with the Golden Isles Career Academy. The apprenticeship will [...]
Capital Seafood Hopes Live Lobster Operations Continue after Devastating Fire
Capital Seafood Hopes Live Lobster Operations Continue after Devastating Fire
Despite its processing and storage facility being destroyed by fire, Capital Seafoods in Eastern Passage is determined to keep helping lobster fishermen [...]
Canada’s largest herring fishery achieves MSC certification
Canada’s largest herring fishery achieves MSC certification
The Canada 4VWX purse seine herring fishery in the Bay of Fundy area is the third and largest Canadian herring fishery to achieve Marine Stewardship [...]
Forecasts of Algae Food Products Demonstrate Significant Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Water Use
Forecasts of Algae Food Products Demonstrate Significant Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Water Use
Bentley University research fellow Michael J. Walsh leads study finding algae food to have potential to mitigate climate change Scientists affiliated with [...]
New venture selects Cargill’s Tennessee site to produce Calysta FeedKind Protein
New venture selects Cargill’s Tennessee site to produce Calysta FeedKind Protein
Site will house one of the largest gas fermentation facilities to produce sustainable fish feed ingredient Cargill, Incorporated and Calysta, Inc., along [...]
SIRF Funds DNA Testing Project for Fast Identification of Fish Species
SIRF Funds DNA Testing Project for Fast Identification of Fish Species
The Board of Directors of the Seafood Industry Research Fund (SIRF) have funded research for the development of a fast, cost-effective identification of [...]
Mexican fishery achieves sustainability certification for Southern Gulf of California Thread Herring
Mexican fishery achieves sustainability certification for Southern Gulf of California Thread Herring
The Southern Gulf of California Thread Herring fishery has achieved certification to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fisheries Standard, proving that [...]
Cargill developing new omega-3-rich Canola to increase availability of nutritious fish
Cargill developing new omega-3-rich Canola to increase availability of nutritious fish
This replacement oil would ease harvesting pressure on wild fish populations A new groundbreaking type of canola in development by Cargill could give [...]
Thousands of dead herrings wash ashore in St. Marys Bay, Nova Scotia
Thousands of dead herrings wash ashore in St. Marys Bay, Nova Scotia
Scores of Atlantic herring are washing up on the shores around St. Marys Bay, N.S., but the reason isn’t clear. Within the last week, the herring [...]
Elite Trainer – Exemplary Impacts in the Aquacultural Sector
Elite Trainer – Exemplary Impacts in the Aquacultural Sector
World Aquaculture Society Director and President of Aquaculture without Frontiers Latin America, Dr Antonio Garza de Yta said ”I cannot believe there could [...]
Prince Edward Island BioAlliance Launches New HR Strategy
Prince Edward Island BioAlliance Launches New HR Strategy
When an industry development strategy calls for a doubling of revenues and an additional 500 new jobs by 2020, it’s important to have a human resources [...]
Crabbing Shut from Northern Oregon to California Border
Crabbing Shut from Northern Oregon to California Border
State agriculture officials in Oregon have shut down commercial and recreational crabbing in coastal waters from Tillamook Head along the northern coast to [...]
Fish Farms Illegal, Say Morton, First Nation Chiefs
Fish Farms Illegal, Say Morton, First Nation Chiefs
Marine Harvest lawsuit brings legal challenge to operations on much of coast. Fish farm critic Alexandra Morton and three Dzawada’enuxw hereditary leaders [...]
University of Ottawa catches on to certified sustainable, traceable seafood standards
University of Ottawa catches on to certified sustainable, traceable seafood standards
The University of Ottawa is celebrating World Fisheries Day with the achievement of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, solidifying the [...]
WA State Court of Appeals Rules against Proposed Geoduck Farm
WA State Court of Appeals Rules against Proposed Geoduck Farm
A state Court of Appeals has ruled against a proposed Kitsap Peninsula geoduck farm, handing a citizens’ group a key victory. The court this week [...]
Something’s Fishy about Seafood Labels
Something’s Fishy about Seafood Labels
Recently, the nonprofit watchdog Oceana released a report cautioning consumers that their seafood may not actually be what the label reads. In fact, if the [...]
The Van Cleve Seafood Co. Announces Expansion into Mid-Atlantic Safeway Stores with Premium Seafood and New Sauce Line
The Van Cleve Seafood Co. Announces Expansion into Mid-Atlantic Safeway Stores with Premium Seafood and New Sauce Line
Virginia-Based Gourmet Food Company’s Seafood and Sauce Line Debuts into Mid-Atlantic Region of Safeway stores in Virginia, Maryland and DC. The Van [...]
Antarctica Advisors Arranges New Credit Facilities for Ocean Choice International
Antarctica Advisors Arranges New Credit Facilities for Ocean Choice International
Antarctica Advisors LLC, the leading Seafood Industry-focused advisory firm, acted as the investment banking advisor to Ocean Choice International L.P. [...]
Can North Carolina’s Local Seafood Movement Help Save its Fishermen?
Can North Carolina’s Local Seafood Movement Help Save its Fishermen?
North Carolina’s commercial fishermen—who work primarily in independent, small-scale operations—landed 66 million pounds of fish last year, but rather than [...]
A user’s guide to buying seafood
A user’s guide to buying seafood
Seafood is one of the least-consumed protein sources in the United States, which is odd because it’s readily available, quick to cook and very nutritious. [...]
USDA invests $1.2 million in aquaculture research
USDA invests $1.2 million in aquaculture research
Awards in Alabama, Michigan, New York and Virginia to help meet growing demand The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food [...]
Florida Institute Funds Crawfordville-based Panacea Oyster Co-Op Corporation
Florida Institute Funds Crawfordville-based Panacea Oyster Co-Op Corporation
The Florida Institute for the Commercialisation of Public Research (the Florida Institute) announced that it has finalised a funding agreement with Panacea [...]
Quality Key in Future Cod Fishery, Says Processor
Quality Key in Future Cod Fishery, Says Processor
A Placentia Bay fish processor says a top notch product is needed if cod from this province is going to be sold in markets around the world. Cod has been [...]
Crews battle fire at Capital Seafood in Eastern Passage
Crews battle fire at Capital Seafood in Eastern Passage
Capital Seafood in Eastern Passage, N.S., caught fire Wednesday night. Halifax Fire received the call about the fire at 100 Government Wharf Road at 9:22 [...]
UCCS seeks to serve sustainable seafood
UCCS seeks to serve sustainable seafood
UCCS has been feeding its students local foods for a while now, from Red Bird chicken to bread from Denver’s Harvest Moon bakery. Even the beer and [...]
ADFG Predicts Lowest Sockeye Salmon Harvest In 15 Years
ADFG Predicts Lowest Sockeye Salmon Harvest In 15 Years
Forecasts for Upper Cook Inlet sockeye salmon have dropped precipitously, just in time for the state’s fishermen to have another beef with Alaska’s [...]
Halibut Share Prices Soar
Halibut Share Prices Soar
As Alaska’s iconic halibut fishery wraps up this week, stakeholders are holding their breath to learn if catches might ratchet up slightly again in 2017. [...]
WWF Brings Seafood Leaders Together to Strengthen Mahi Mahi Fisheries in Eastern Pacific
WWF Brings Seafood Leaders Together to Strengthen Mahi Mahi Fisheries in Eastern Pacific
More than 70 representatives representing the spectrum of the mahi mahi supply chain met in Lima this month to continue strengthening the management of [...]
US Court Rules Against Firms Accused of ‘Slave-Like’ Treatment of Cambodian Workers
US Court Rules Against Firms Accused of ‘Slave-Like’ Treatment of Cambodian Workers
The defendants argued that the plaintiffs had failed to present a case for extraterritorial jurisdiction. A US federal court on Wednesday ruled that a [...]
Ethics, Economics Collide In Seafood Sector
Ethics, Economics Collide In Seafood Sector
Getting consumers to care about the environmental impact of their seafood choices is a huge challenge for fishermen, retailers and scientists who want to [...]
NOVA Fisheries, Inc. , Seattle U.S.A., “NOVA” operating over 30 years in wild catch and aquaculture fisheries continues while the focus of the owner is moving away from seafood.
NOVA Fisheries, Inc. , Seattle U.S.A., “NOVA” operating over 30 years in wild catch and aquaculture fisheries continues while the focus of the owner is moving away from seafood.
NOVA Fisheries, Inc., opened its doors in the summer of 1986 working with shore plants in Alaska’s Pacific Northwest and Canada’s Eastern Atlantic [...]
Investors bet on farmed kelp being Alaska’s next seafood export
Investors bet on farmed kelp being Alaska’s next seafood export
In the remote waters of Larsen Bay, off the coast of Kodiak Island, an experiment is underway. Two types of kelp are strung on lines in the ocean waters, [...]
Urchins offer a lifeline to First Nations
Urchins offer a lifeline to First Nations
Urchinomics, a Norwegian sea urchin farming firm, has signed an agreement with the Ekuanitshit Nation in Quebec for the initiation of a pilot project. [...]
Commission Likely to Keep Gulf of Maine Shrimp Fishery Closed
Commission Likely to Keep Gulf of Maine Shrimp Fishery Closed
Maine shrimpers are all but resigned to another year of being unable to pursue their quarry in the Gulf of Maine, with a regulatory board set to decide [...]
FDA Refusals for Banned Antibiotics in Shrimp Lowest Since October 2013
FDA Refusals for Banned Antibiotics in Shrimp Lowest Since October 2013
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released information reporting that, in October, there were 142 seafood entry lines refused entry into [...]
J.J. McDonnell Expands at New Elkridge Location
J.J. McDonnell Expands at New Elkridge Location
J.J. McDonnell & Co., a Maryland distributor of seafood, is moving to a new and bigger plant in Elkridge this month, more than doubling its footprint [...]
“Boat-to-School” Programs Source Fresh Seafood for Students
“Boat-to-School” Programs Source Fresh Seafood for Students
New programs in three states support local seafood markets while educating children. A few years ago, Alan Lovewell had a vision. He wanted to replace the [...]
Mislabeled seafood may be more sustainable, new study finds
Mislabeled seafood may be more sustainable, new study finds
It’s no secret that mislabelling is rampant around the world. Recent studies estimate up to 30 percent of seafood served in restaurants and sold in [...]
LA Seafood Certification Program Loses Participation
LA Seafood Certification Program Loses Participation
A program aimed at allowing people to easily identify Louisiana seafood has seen a slight dip in participants over the last year. The Louisiana Wild [...]
Nutriad strengthens Mexican organisation
Nutriad strengthens Mexican organisation
Multinational feed additive producer Nutriad appointed Dr Jorge Enrique Cruz as Technical/Commercial Manager. Dr Cruz will be responsible for sales- and [...]
Open Blue Commits to ASC Certification
Open Blue Commits to ASC Certification
Open Blue is pleased to see the release of ASC standards for Cobia announced by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC). Open Blue has been closely [...]
High Liner Foods Investing Millions in Lunenburg Plant
High Liner Foods Investing Millions in Lunenburg Plant
High Liner Foods is adding 70 union jobs and investing $13 million upgrading its Lunenburg, N.S., plant, as it moves production from two idled facilities [...]
Sustainable Seafood catches on at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Sustainable Seafood catches on at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) students can now enjoy seafood at The Lodge and Roaring Fork dining centers knowing that their choices [...]
AquaBounty Technologies Inc Filing of Form 10 with the Securities and Exchange Commission and conditional equity subscription from Intrexon
AquaBounty Technologies Inc Filing of Form 10 with the Securities and Exchange Commission and conditional equity subscription from Intrexon
AquaBounty Technologies, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on enhancing productivity in aquaculture and a majority-owned subsidiary of Intrexon [...]
Toxic Freshwater Algae Contaminate Marine Shellfish in San Francisco Bay
Toxic Freshwater Algae Contaminate Marine Shellfish in San Francisco Bay
Shellfish along California’s coast just can’t seem to catch a break. Toxins from marine algae shut down the popular Dungeness crab season last year, and [...]
Marine Stewardship Council awarded $50,000 Sustainable Fisheries Fund grant for Project Mid-Atlantic
Marine Stewardship Council awarded $50,000 Sustainable Fisheries Fund grant for Project Mid-Atlantic
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Sustainable Fisheries Fund (SFF) to move forward with Project Mid-Atlantic. [...]
Study: Value of Farmed Maine Shellfish Could Quadruple in 15 Years
Study: Value of Farmed Maine Shellfish Could Quadruple in 15 Years
The commercial value of farmed Maine mollusks could quadruple over the next 15 years. That’s the conclusion of a market survey sponsored by the Gulf of [...]
Northern Harvest successfully navigates BAP’s New Multi-Site Cluster Program
Northern Harvest successfully navigates BAP’s New Multi-Site Cluster Program
Canada’s Northern Harvest Sea Farms is the first salmon company in North America to complete the Best Aquaculture Practices’ (BAP) new multi-site cluster [...]
InnovaSea Systems Selects The Copley Consulting Group to Implement Infor’s CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) Solution
InnovaSea Systems Selects The Copley Consulting Group to Implement Infor’s CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) Solution
InnovaSea Systems Incorporated, a Cuna del Mar portfolio company dedicated to open-sea aquaculture businesses, has selected The Copley Consulting Group to [...]
British Ready-To-Eat brand Saucy Fish Co. being sold in Loblaw’s across the Country
British Ready-To-Eat brand Saucy Fish Co. being sold in Loblaw’s across the Country
British fish brand The Saucy Fish Co. has launched in Canada and is being sold in Loblaw’s various banners across the country. Launched in 2010, the brand [...]
ASMI upbeat despite seafood industry challenge
ASMI upbeat despite seafood industry challenge
Tonkovich: ‘We are lucky enough to promote the best seafood in the world’ In the face of unpredictable harvests and unfavourable currency rates, wild [...]
Lab-Grown Vegan Shrimp: Changing How We Eat and Preserving Oceans
Lab-Grown Vegan Shrimp: Changing How We Eat and Preserving Oceans
Animal-free, cruelty-free, kosher, suitable for people with shellfish allergies, and better for the environment? Vegan shrimp from New Wave Foods sounds [...]
Substantial Seafood Consumption increase reflected in Top 10 List
Substantial Seafood Consumption increase reflected in Top 10 List
In 2015 Americans ate 15.5 pounds of seafood per capita, up nearly a full pound (0.9 lb.) from 2014. The increase is reflected in multiple species across [...]
Southeastern Grocers is Committed to Sustainable Seafood
Southeastern Grocers is Committed to Sustainable Seafood
Southeastern Grocers, LLC, parent company of BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie stores, announced their commitment to providing customers with high-quality [...]
Gorton’s Taps into Consumer Demand to Meet Market Challenge
Gorton’s Taps into Consumer Demand to Meet Market Challenge
Gorton’s Seafood has been around for 167 years, but Gloucester’s most prominent seafood processor now finds itself sailing through a retail climate as [...]
Recirculating Farms Coalition Executive Director Marianne Cufone: National Organic Standards Board Should Approve Hydroponic and Aquaponic Farms as “Organic”
Recirculating Farms Coalition Executive Director Marianne Cufone: National Organic Standards Board Should Approve Hydroponic and Aquaponic Farms as “Organic”
During the week of November 14th, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), an advisory committee to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), will [...]
New Study Highlights the Hazards of Imported Seafood, Demonstrates Risks from the TPP
New Study Highlights the Hazards of Imported Seafood, Demonstrates Risks from the TPP
Food & Water Watch Analysis Shows 98% of Imported Seafood Goes Unchecked As Congress prepares to vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) after the [...]
Louisiana Official Defends Fish Testing after Oil Spill
Louisiana Official Defends Fish Testing after Oil Spill
A former Louisiana Cabinet official is fending off criticism about the way he managed a program to ensure seafood from the Gulf of Mexico was safe to eat [...]
Tens of thousands of dead fish wash up on river in Louisiana
Tens of thousands of dead fish wash up on river in Louisiana
Officials say a cold front is responsible for tens of thousands of dead fish washing up along the banks of the False River in Louisiana. A biologist with [...]
CFIA: Imperial Caviar & Seafood Brand Salmon Roe Recalled
CFIA: Imperial Caviar & Seafood Brand Salmon Roe Recalled
The food recall warning issued on September 16, 2016, has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was [...]
Performance Food Group Company Announces Seafood Sustainability Assessments
Performance Food Group Company Announces Seafood Sustainability Assessments
Performance Food Group Company continues its commitment to seafood sustainability and announced that more than 92% of the imported and domestic farm-raised [...]
Herring Fishery along New England Coast Shut Down
Herring Fishery along New England Coast Shut Down
The herring fishery along the New England coast was shut down Tuesday until further notice. The National Marine Fisheries Service said fishermen in the [...]
US Foods Agrees to Acquire Save On Seafood
US Foods Agrees to Acquire Save On Seafood
US Foods announced that it has agreed to acquire Save On Seafood, a seafood processor and distributor in St. Petersburg, Fla. with annual sales of more [...]
Groups Challenge Federal Approval of GM Salmon in Court
Groups Challenge Federal Approval of GM Salmon in Court
Environmental groups head to court to challenge a Federal Court ruling which upheld the government’s earlier approval of genetically modified salmon. [...]
Partnership pushes benefits of seafood
Partnership pushes benefits of seafood
For people who want to look and feel healthier, Sea Island nutritionist Joyce Mattox has a simple message: Eat more seafood. “We want people to look and [...]
Shellfish Aquaculture Research Team Awarded $673,000 NERRS Grant
Shellfish Aquaculture Research Team Awarded $673,000 NERRS Grant
Shellfish aquaculture can be a lucrative business in coastal states, and UNCW’s already strong aquaculture program has been awarded $673,397 in grant [...]
Business opportunities for aquaculture to be covered at new high-level international conference
Business opportunities for aquaculture to be covered at new high-level international conference
The launch of the Offshore Mariculture Conference 2017, the first ever to be held in Mexico, is fast approaching and will take place 6th-10th March next [...]
Microencapsulation: A Delivery System for Food and other Bioactive Ingredients in Aquaculture
Microencapsulation: A Delivery System for Food and other Bioactive Ingredients in Aquaculture
According to Lee (2003), pelleting is a process that is used to produce diets for aquatic species. Microencapsulation has been used over the years to [...]
Biomin announces ambition to Lead Phytogenics Market by 2020: World Nutrition Forum
Biomin announces ambition to Lead Phytogenics Market by 2020: World Nutrition Forum
Shortly before the opening of the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, BIOMIN Managing Director, Dr Hannes Binder outlined the feed additive producer’s [...]
Seafood supplier buys $575M stake in Red Lobster
Seafood supplier buys $575M stake in Red Lobster
Controversial seafood supplier Thai Union has bought a $575 million stake in Orlando-based Red Lobster, the companies announced Monday. Red Lobster and [...]
Study: Farm-Raised Salmon offers Lowest Overall Environmental Cost for Protein
Study: Farm-Raised Salmon offers Lowest Overall Environmental Cost for Protein
A detailed assessment of consumers’ most common protein choices shows salmon raised in the ocean have the lowest overall cost to the environment. A new [...]
Government of Canada is Funding Collaborative Research to Support Atlantic Salmon Recovery
Government of Canada is Funding Collaborative Research to Support Atlantic Salmon Recovery
The Government of Canada is taking action, through collaborative science, to support the recovery of declining Atlantic salmon stocks on Canada’s [...]
White House to Recognise Mote Scientist as Champion of Change for Sustainable Seafood
White House to Recognise Mote Scientist as Champion of Change for Sustainable Seafood
On Friday, October 7, the White House will recognise 12 people from across the country as “White House Champions of Change for Sustainable Seafood.” One of [...]
NFI Crab Council adds New Member, Global Seafood Consolidators Corp
NFI Crab Council adds New Member, Global Seafood Consolidators Corp
The National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council announces Global Seafood Consolidators Corp. as its latest member. The Miami-based importer specialises in [...]
Celebrate National Seafood Month with Wild, Sustainable Alaska Cod
Celebrate National Seafood Month with Wild, Sustainable Alaska Cod
America celebrates National Seafood Month each October, a time to take notice of sustainable fisheries and enjoy the benefits of eating seafood. One of [...]
SIRF Seafood Imports Economic Impact Study Proves Useful on Capitol Hill
SIRF Seafood Imports Economic Impact Study Proves Useful on Capitol Hill
Last fall, the seafood research organization, SIRF, finalised a project that charted the economic impact of seafood imports by congressional district. The [...]
Nominations for 2017 Seafood Champion Awards Open
Nominations for 2017 Seafood Champion Awards Open
SeaWeb, a project of The Ocean Foundation, has opened nominations for the 2017 Seafood Champion Awards. First presented in 2006, the awards annually [...]
Maine issues recall of Mussels, Clams Tainted with Neurotoxin
Maine issues recall of Mussels, Clams Tainted with Neurotoxin
The state Department of Marine Resources issued a recall notice Friday for certain mussel and clam harvests after they tested positive for unsafe levels of [...]
Grieg to Build Largest Indoor Atlantic Salmon Farm in Newfoundland
Grieg to Build Largest Indoor Atlantic Salmon Farm in Newfoundland
Grieg Newfoundland AS has contracted AMG Norway, a subsidiary of Aqua Maof Group to build its state-of-the-art indoor Atlantic salmon nursery facility in [...]
Seafood Company cited for fatal ammonia leak
Seafood Company cited for fatal ammonia leak
Six months after a fatal ammonia leak in the seaport, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a seafood company for the incident. An [...]
Supervalu Slapped with FDA Warning over Violations at Seafood Facility
Supervalu Slapped with FDA Warning over Violations at Seafood Facility
Supervalu Inc. received a big slap on the wrist from federal regulators for serious food safety violations at a seafood processing facility in Pennsylvania [...]
Poll finds 83% of Americans Support Seafood Traceability Requirements
Poll finds 83% of Americans Support Seafood Traceability Requirements
Oceana released a poll revealing that 83 percent of Americans support new requirements focused on eliminating seafood fraud in the United States, including [...]
SeaWorld adopts Food Sourcing Policy that Focuses on Animal Welfare
SeaWorld adopts Food Sourcing Policy that Focuses on Animal Welfare
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, a leading theme park and entertainment company, have announced a new responsible food sourcing policy that will mean [...]
Major national seafood company sued for racial harassment
Major national seafood company sued for racial harassment
One of the largest producers of shellfish in the country is being sued over claims it permitted ongoing racial harassment and retaliatory discipline [...]
Pacific Aquaculture Launches North American Headquarters near Saltery Bay
Pacific Aquaculture Launches North American Headquarters near Saltery Bay
Pacific Aquaculture International officially launched its North American headquarters near Saltery Bay on Monday, September 19, announcing its plan to [...]
This Seafood Month, SeaPak Invites Consumers to ‘Make it Shrimptacular’
This Seafood Month, SeaPak Invites Consumers to ‘Make it Shrimptacular’
For SeaPak Shrimp and Seafood Co. – the #1 shrimp brand in frozen specialty seafood – October marks a five-year long campaign tradition known as [...]
UNH researcher trying to develop sustainable fish farm
UNH researcher trying to develop sustainable fish farm
A researcher at the University of New Hampshire hopes to increase local food production through an integrated land-based aquaculture and hydroponic plant [...]
From Sea to Table: Monterey County Restaurants Serving Up Sustainable Fare
From Sea to Table: Monterey County Restaurants Serving Up Sustainable Fare
Local Chefs Create Sustainably Sourced Seafood Dishes From Salinas Valley, also known as the “Salad Bowl of the World,” to the Monterey Bay [...]
Target Inches Closer to Selling 100 Percent Sustainable Seafood
Target Inches Closer to Selling 100 Percent Sustainable Seafood
As overfishing depletes the world’s oceans and human rights abuses remain rampant throughout the fishing industry, the pressure is on retailers to ensure [...]
N.C. Sea Grant to Host Shellfish Workshop
N.C. Sea Grant to Host Shellfish Workshop
North Carolina Sea Grant will offer a free shellfish aquaculture workshop in Wilmington on Saturday, October 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The workshop is [...]
Manitex Capital Inc acquires convertible debentures of Cold Water Fisheries Inc and provides advisory services on going-public transaction
Manitex Capital Inc acquires convertible debentures of Cold Water Fisheries Inc and provides advisory services on going-public transaction
Manitex Capital Inc. (“Manitex”) is pleased to announce that it has subscribed for and purchased unsecured convertible debentures (the [...]
N.L. aquaculture industry working to reduce farmed salmon escapes
N.L. aquaculture industry working to reduce farmed salmon escapes
Norwegian company bringing its ‘escape-proof’ technology to Placentia Bay farm “Escape-proof” cages and continued collaboration [...]
Stellar Biotechnologies to Present at International Aquaculture Symposium
Stellar Biotechnologies to Present at International Aquaculture Symposium
Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc., the leader in sustainable manufacture of Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin (KLH), will present at the VIII Simposio Internacional de [...]
Official blames fishmeal dust in $100K explosion at Dutch Harbor seafood plant
Official blames fishmeal dust in $100K explosion at Dutch Harbor seafood plant
A Dutch Harbor seafood processing plant was severely damaged by an explosion Monday evening a public safety official said was likely caused by the ignition [...]
Webinar to Educate Nutrition Professionals About Seafood Benefits
Webinar to Educate Nutrition Professionals About Seafood Benefits
To Be Presented Jointly by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Seafood Nutrition Partnership On September 22 On September 22, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm [...]
Sea lice removal process gets $3.2 Million in Federal Funding
Sea lice removal process gets $3.2 Million in Federal Funding
A New Brunswick aquaculture company, which also operates in Newfoundland and Labrador, has received $3.2 million in federal funding to develop a process to [...]
Gorton’s Seafood wins Inaugural AIM Sustainability Award
Gorton’s Seafood wins Inaugural AIM Sustainability Award
The Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) has named Gorton’s Seafood a winner of its inaugural AIM Sustainability Award for excellence in [...]
Oceana, SkyTruth and Google Launch Global Fishing Watch, First Free, Online Tool to Reveal Commercial Fishing Activity Worldwide
Oceana, SkyTruth and Google Launch Global Fishing Watch, First Free, Online Tool to Reveal Commercial Fishing Activity Worldwide
New Tech Platform Now Available to the Public Oceana, SkyTruth and Google today launched the public Beta of Global Fishing Watch, a new online technology [...]
Creation of a Legacy of Aquaculture Research Programs
Creation of a Legacy of Aquaculture Research Programs
Since the early 1980’s Dr Hillary Egna has built a legacy of aquaculture research programs focused on helping small-holder aquaculture so it is with [...]
Chicken of the Sea® launches Seafood Digital Traceability Initiative
Chicken of the Sea® launches Seafood Digital Traceability Initiative
Consumers can trace all shelf-stable tuna products via new interactive website; Initiative delivers on global commitment to seafood sustainability Chicken [...]
U.S. Seafood Producers to White House: Don’t Harm Fisheries for Ocean Monuments
U.S. Seafood Producers to White House: Don’t Harm Fisheries for Ocean Monuments
Today, in advance of the “Our Oceans” conference being held later this week at the State Department, the National Coalition for Fishing Communities (NCFC) [...]
Blue Harvest Fisheries acquires High Liner Foods’ Scallop Business
Blue Harvest Fisheries acquires High Liner Foods’ Scallop Business
Blue Harvest Fisheries LLC has announced the acquisition of High Liner Foods’ scallop business and processing facility in New Bedford, MA. High Liner [...]
Nova Scotia, Canada launches Premium International Seafood Brand in China
Nova Scotia, Canada launches Premium International Seafood Brand in China
The Canadian Province of Nova Scotia launched a new international seafood brand to market their premium seafood in global markets. “Nova Scotia leads [...]
Sea Watch International completes major investment & partnership transaction with Bar Harbor® Foods
Sea Watch International completes major investment & partnership transaction with Bar Harbor® Foods
Maryland US-Based Sea Watch International – the largest fully integrated producer of clams in the world has completed a major investment & partnership [...]
Clearwater announces major innovation investment in Canadian clam fleet
Clearwater announces major innovation investment in Canadian clam fleet
Clearwater Seafoods Incorporated announced its plan to invest in a new and innovative vessel for its Canadian clam fleet. The investment, estimated at $70 [...]
Seafood Nutrition Partnership celebrates National Seafood month
Seafood Nutrition Partnership celebrates National Seafood month
In celebration of National Seafood Month in October, the nonprofit Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) is hosting and participating in a series of [...]
Sysco expands Industry-Leading Seafood Sustainability Initiative, continues alliance with World Wildlife Fund
Sysco expands Industry-Leading Seafood Sustainability Initiative, continues alliance with World Wildlife Fund
Sysco Corporation has announced an expanded commitment to improve the sustainability of its seafood procurement practices and standards through 2020, in [...]
New Alaska Ocean Acidification Network Launches Website
New Alaska Ocean Acidification Network Launches Website
The Alaska Ocean Acidification Network launched a new website this week with resources for both scientists and the public. The website includes background [...]
Why is a Seafood Traceability Program so Important to the US Shrimp Industry?
Why is a Seafood Traceability Program so Important to the US Shrimp Industry?
Why is a Seafood Traceability Program so Important to the US Shrimp Industry? SSA Washington DC Consultant Glenn Delaney, accompanied by SSA Executive [...]
DFO not in conflict of interest for promoting salmon farming, minister says
DFO not in conflict of interest for promoting salmon farming, minister says
Canada’s fisheries minister is dismissing concerns from stakeholder groups over suggestions the government agency tasked with conserving wild fish [...]
Richmond Seafood Trading Company Fined $77,500 for Illegal Possession of Endangered Northern Abalone and for Obstruction
Richmond Seafood Trading Company Fined $77,500 for Illegal Possession of Endangered Northern Abalone and for Obstruction
On Monday, August 15, 2016 in Richmond Provincial Court, the Honourable Judge Denhoff ordered NG Fung Enterprises (1999) Ltd, operated by a Chi Fai [...]
Cermaq Canada now has 20% of its Farms Certified to ASC Standard
Cermaq Canada now has 20% of its Farms Certified to ASC Standard
Salmon farming companies in British Columbia continue to put investment in world leading farming practices into action with two more farms achieving the [...]
First case of whirling disease in Canada
First case of whirling disease in Canada
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of Whirling Disease in fish in Johnson Lake in Banff National Park. This is the first [...]
Feds take aim at fish imports, but local shrimpers stand to gain little
Feds take aim at fish imports, but local shrimpers stand to gain little
A federal agency will soon enforce a longstanding law that requires nations that export shrimp, fish and other seafood to the U.S. to have the same [...]
Nova Scotia Oyster Producers guarding against Bacteria Spread by Climate Change
Nova Scotia Oyster Producers guarding against Bacteria Spread by Climate Change
An oyster-dwelling species of bacteria is moving northward because of warming ocean temperatures, and oyster producers and regulators in Nova Scotia are [...]
CDPH: Consumers should avoid Central Coast Rock Crabs, Bivalve Shellfish
CDPH: Consumers should avoid Central Coast Rock Crabs, Bivalve Shellfish
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has warned consumers not to eat rock crabs caught in Half Moon Bay and bivalve shellfish and rock crabs [...]
Miami to Host Next BAP Auditor Training Course
Miami to Host Next BAP Auditor Training Course
The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division invites new auditor candidates and returning auditors requiring refresher [...]
Prototype Robot to Cull Invasive Lionfish Tested in North Atlantic
Prototype Robot to Cull Invasive Lionfish Tested in North Atlantic
A US non-profit company has designed an innovative method of controlling the spread of lionfish threatening to devastate fish stocks and coral reef [...]
Cermaq responds to Sea Shepherd furore
Cermaq responds to Sea Shepherd furore
Cermaq has issued a statement following several weeks of harassment, false accusations and trespassing on its BC sites by professional protestors based [...]
Greenpeace Cites ‘Failing’ Seafood Ethics at Major US Foodservice Companies
Greenpeace Cites ‘Failing’ Seafood Ethics at Major US Foodservice Companies
A Greenpeace report released on the 23/08/16 , Sea of Distress, found that some of the largest U.S. foodservice companies are failing to provide consumers [...]
CFIA: Five Star Shellfish Brand Oysters Recalled due to Salmonella
CFIA: Five Star Shellfish Brand Oysters Recalled due to Salmonella
Five Star Shellfish Inc. is recalling Five Star Shellfish Inc. brand large standard and mixed oysters from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella [...]
Southern Shrimp Alliance statement on Antibiotics in Imported Shrimp
Southern Shrimp Alliance statement on Antibiotics in Imported Shrimp
The Southern Shrimp Alliance opposes the use of banned antibiotics in shrimp aquaculture. Beyond undermining consumer confidence in the wholesomeness of [...]
Alaska Pink Salmon Fishery set to Rank as Worst in 20 Years
Alaska Pink Salmon Fishery set to Rank as Worst in 20 Years
Alaska’s 2016 pink salmon fishery is set to rank as the worst in 20 years by a long shot, and the outlook is bleak for all other salmon catches except [...]
Marine Stewardship Council appoints Eric Critchlow as new U.S. Program Director
Marine Stewardship Council appoints Eric Critchlow as new U.S. Program Director
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has appointed Eric Critchlow as the new U.S. Program Director. Eric will be based in the MSC US headquarters in [...]
Invitation to Host Seafood Nutrition House Party this National Seafood Month
Invitation to Host Seafood Nutrition House Party this National Seafood Month
Application Process is Open to Host Seafood Nutrition House Party this October The non-profit Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) is inviting 250 people to [...]
A New Campaign aims to Make Louisianans The ‘Seafood Coast Guard’
A New Campaign aims to Make Louisianans The ‘Seafood Coast Guard’
Shrimp is a way of life in South Louisiana. Generations of white-booted shrimpers trawl for the popular crustacean year-round, and diners expect to find it [...]
Gloucester fishermen achieve sustainability certification for Acadian Redfish, Haddock and Pollock
Gloucester fishermen achieve sustainability certification for Acadian Redfish, Haddock and Pollock
To prove that their Acadian redfish, haddock and pollock fisheries meet rigorous sustainability requirements, Gloucester-based Sustainable Groundfish [...]
MSC certified sustainable seafood now in Colorado restaurants
MSC certified sustainable seafood now in Colorado restaurants
Denver restaurants Bamboo Sushi, To the Wind Bistro and Pub 17 on Welton Street, together with Boulder’s Wild Standard and Vail’s Terra Bistro, have become [...]
Hepatitis A outbreak traced to Scallops from the Philippines, Officials Say
Hepatitis A outbreak traced to Scallops from the Philippines, Officials Say
Health officials in Hawaii said they have traced the origin of a recent hepatitis A outbreak to some frozen imported scallops from the Philippines. The [...]
OMB has been sitting on USDA Organic Aquaculture Standards for nearly a year
OMB has been sitting on USDA Organic Aquaculture Standards for nearly a year
Get that organic birthday cake ready! The Agriculture Department’s proposed organic aquaculture standards will hit one year under White House Office of [...]
St. John’s lawyer suing province over Placentia Bay aquaculture project
St. John’s lawyer suing province over Placentia Bay aquaculture project
Owen Myers says province made a mistake releasing the project without environmental impact statement A St. John’s lawyer is taking the province to [...]
Massachusetts Seafood marketing program launched
Massachusetts Seafood marketing program launched
The Baker-Polito Administration has announced the launch of a seafood marketing program aimed to increase awareness and demand for local seafood products [...]
Dead ‘wild’ salmon found at fish farm aren’t wild: Cermaq
Dead ‘wild’ salmon found at fish farm aren’t wild: Cermaq
The dead wild pacific salmon that anti fish farm activist Alexandra Morton says were found at a Cermaq fish farm Thursday August 11 are farmed Atlantic [...]
Sea Pact announces 2016 request for Grant Proposals
Sea Pact announces 2016 request for Grant Proposals
Sea Pact, an innovative alliance of seafood industry leaders, announces the opening of its request for grant proposals (RFP), the fifth time the group has [...]
Fishermen in Atlantic Canada cash in on High Lobster Prices
Fishermen in Atlantic Canada cash in on High Lobster Prices
When 50-year-old lobster fisherman Albert Sampson wrapped up the season a few weeks ago, he was pretty pleased with the results. During an intense [...]
2016 Seafood Nutrition Partnership recipe Sweepstakes launches Nationwide
2016 Seafood Nutrition Partnership recipe Sweepstakes launches Nationwide
The Seafood Nutrition Partnership Adds Recipe Program To Healthy Heart Pledge Campaign The non-profit Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) launches the 2016 [...]
New Rules ban Seafood Imports that don’t meet strict U.S. Standards for Marine Mammal Protection
New Rules ban Seafood Imports that don’t meet strict U.S. Standards for Marine Mammal Protection
“The new regulations will force countries to meet U.S. conservation standards if they want access to the U.S. market, saving thousands of whales and [...]
Pacific Seafood Celebrates 75th Anniversary at Bite of Oregon
Pacific Seafood Celebrates 75th Anniversary at Bite of Oregon
Pacific Seafood Group will have a strong presence at this year’s Bite of Oregon festival which ran August 12th to the 14th at Portland’s Governor Tom [...]
Preferred Freezer Services partners with Orca Bay Seafoods
Preferred Freezer Services partners with Orca Bay Seafoods
Preferred Freezer Services (PFS) announces the development of a new 314,424 square-foot, state-of-the-art warehousing, distribution, and processing [...]
Seafood warehouse proposed for Weyerhaeuser site in Federal Way
Seafood warehouse proposed for Weyerhaeuser site in Federal Way
The plan follows the sale of the Weyerhaeuser property earlier this year. Renton-based Orca Bay Seafoods has applied to build a 314,000-square-foot [...]
P.E.I. veterinarian gets award for aquaculture work
P.E.I. veterinarian gets award for aquaculture work
Dr Larry Hammell has been awarded the 2016 Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) Merck Veterinary Award. He received the honour for his commitment [...]
New and Improved Pearl App Expands; adds Seafood to the Menu
New and Improved Pearl App Expands; adds Seafood to the Menu
Pearl, the definitive seafood app using the web and mobile technology to connect restaurants and diners in an innovative way, announced that it is [...]
Clearwater Seafoods, major seafood Export Company, celebrates 40 years
Clearwater Seafoods, major seafood Export Company, celebrates 40 years
Clearwater Seafoods celebrated its 40th anniversary on Wednesday, beginning the next chapter in their success story as Canada’s largest publicly traded [...]
Pacific Seafood Fishermen featured in ‘Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove’
Pacific Seafood Fishermen featured in ‘Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove’
Documenting the risk and reward of bringing in their harvest, the lives of Pacific Seafood fishermen are featured in the upcoming season of Discovery [...]
‘Good Catch!’ Campaign bolsters New England’s Sustainable Seafood Businesses
‘Good Catch!’ Campaign bolsters New England’s Sustainable Seafood Businesses
According to new independent research, seafood consumers in New England are significantly more likely than national consumers to purchase fresh fish at a [...]
DFO not in conflict of interest for promoting salmon farming: LeBlanc
DFO not in conflict of interest for promoting salmon farming: LeBlanc
Canada’s fisheries minister is dismissing concerns from stakeholder groups over suggestions the government agency tasked with conserving wild fish stocks [...]
FDA issues warnings to seafood, beef and vegetable facilities
FDA issues warnings to seafood, beef and vegetable facilities
The most recently posted warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration went to a seafood exporter in Indonesia, a beef operation in Missouri, [...]
NFI Crab Council hosts FIP Managers Meeting in Bangkok
NFI Crab Council hosts FIP Managers Meeting in Bangkok
The National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council with the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch hosted the recent FIP Managers Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand. [...]
MDMR Considering Multiple Sites for Oyster Aquaculture
MDMR Considering Multiple Sites for Oyster Aquaculture
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is considering multiple sites for off-bottom oyster aquaculture in order to reach the goal of producing 1 [...]
Question time for Brexit
Question time for Brexit
It’s a packed and diverse programme that’s sure to have something for everyone at the upcoming Annual Scottish Fishing Conference 2016. The conference is [...]
New virus found during investigation into largemouth bass fish kill
New virus found during investigation into largemouth bass fish kill
A new virus has been identified in association with a die-off of largemouth bass in Pine Lake in Wisconsin’s Forest County. The previously [...]
Charging waiter in allergy mix-up will make life difficult for restaurants, association warns
Charging waiter in allergy mix-up will make life difficult for restaurants, association warns
Waiter could face criminal negligence charge after salmon tartare put patron in coma Prosecutors in Quebec risk radically altering the relationship between [...]
FDA reports refusing Sixteen Entry Lines of Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp from a Single Indian Exporter in July
FDA reports refusing Sixteen Entry Lines of Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp from a Single Indian Exporter in July
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now released information regarding imports refused entry into the United States for the month of July. In [...]
New Research makes the Case for Menuing more Seafood
New Research makes the Case for Menuing more Seafood
The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) completed new research (Datassential, January 2016) to help foodservice operators understand consumer [...]
Lack of oxygen in water kills thousands of fish in P.E.I.
Lack of oxygen in water kills thousands of fish in P.E.I.
Thousands of dead fish in the Southwest River of P.E.I. are the result of a lack of oxygen in the water, according to officials. Wade MacKinnon, a manager [...]
For National Lighthouse Day, SeaPak steps up to Help Save Historic Morris Island Beacon
For National Lighthouse Day, SeaPak steps up to Help Save Historic Morris Island Beacon
With National Lighthouse Day coming up August 7, SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood Co. – whose brand logo depicts a lighthouse lantern – is adding extra [...]
Fishermen’s Association says Fundy Centre funding much needed
Fishermen’s Association says Fundy Centre funding much needed
Facility has outgrown the site, which is overflowing with boats, according to Melanie Sonnenberg After about a decade of lobbying the New Brunswick [...]
NOAA Fisheries releases Final Rule for Electronic Reporting of Trade Data
NOAA Fisheries releases Final Rule for Electronic Reporting of Trade Data
NOAA Fisheries published a final rule establishing regulations to integrate the collection of trade documentation within the International Trade Data [...]
MSU catfish vaccine report gets national spotlight
MSU catfish vaccine report gets national spotlight
Mississippi State researchers with the Thad Cochran National Warmwater Aquaculture Center at MSU’s Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville are [...]
Blue Harvest Fisheries acquires Hygrade Ocean Products
Blue Harvest Fisheries acquires Hygrade Ocean Products
Blue Harvest Fisheries, LLC has announced the acquisition of Hygrade Ocean Products Inc. Hygrade is a New Bedford, Massachusetts, based processor and [...]
Home-grown B.C. Farm-Raised Salmon Industry on Pace to Shatter Export Records
Home-grown B.C. Farm-Raised Salmon Industry on Pace to Shatter Export Records
As residents throughout the province celebrate the B.C. Day long weekend, a homegrown industry is boosting B.C.’s exports by putting fish on dinner plates [...]
NFI Crab Council hires Crab Sustainability Envoy
NFI Crab Council hires Crab Sustainability Envoy
The National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council has hired Abdul Ghofar, Ph.D. as its Crab Sustainability Envoy. Working in Indonesian fisheries for over [...]
Red Tape slows bloom of Seaweed Farming’s Green Revolution
Red Tape slows bloom of Seaweed Farming’s Green Revolution
Seaweed cultivation in the U.S. is growing quickly, cresting on its promise as a sustainable, low-impact form of aquaculture that could help feed millions. [...]
Stavis Seafoods & G&C Food Distributors enter select partnership
Stavis Seafoods & G&C Food Distributors enter select partnership
Stavis Seafoods, a family owned, international importer and first receiver of fresh & frozen seafood, has announced it entered a select partnership [...]
NFI launches ‘Dish On Fish’ blog for Seafood Education Initiative
NFI launches ‘Dish On Fish’ blog for Seafood Education Initiative
As a key part of its new initiative to educate Americans about the benefits and enjoyment of eating seafood, the National Fisheries Institute this week is [...]
NY DEC confiscates over 1,100 Lbs of Illegal Lobsters from Price Chopper
NY DEC confiscates over 1,100 Lbs of Illegal Lobsters from Price Chopper
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) seized more than 1,100 pounds of undersized [...]
Salmon Federation slams aquaculture decision
Salmon Federation slams aquaculture decision
The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is calling the decision to release the Placentia Bay aquaculture project from environmental assessment irresponsible [...]
First Nations group urges feds to stop expansion of fish farms
First Nations group urges feds to stop expansion of fish farms
The First Nations Wild Salmon Alliance is calling on the federal government to stop expansion of fish farming and include First Nations in its efforts to [...]
NOAA Fisheries seeks comments on Proposed Changes to Red Grouper allowable Harvest in The Gulf
NOAA Fisheries seeks comments on Proposed Changes to Red Grouper allowable Harvest in The Gulf
NOAA Fisheries is seeking comments on changes to the red grouper allowable harvest in the Gulf of Mexico. Proposed Changes: Increase the Gulf of Mexico red [...]
Jamestown Seafood introduces Oysters from Sequim Bay
Jamestown Seafood introduces Oysters from Sequim Bay
Washington’s oyster industry has a new player on the block – Jamestown Seafood. A collaborative effort with the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe, Jamestown [...]
Fish farmers defend sea lice treatment as study warns of wild salmon risk
Fish farmers defend sea lice treatment as study warns of wild salmon risk
A new University of Toronto study calls for salmon farmers to better coordinate their response to infections, and for the feds to step in. The province’s [...]
Easing the Bureaucratic Burden on New Jersey’s Aquaculture Sector
Easing the Bureaucratic Burden on New Jersey’s Aquaculture Sector
The state is looking to bolster its evolving aquaculture industry, a sector that has experienced significant growth over the past five years — even after [...]
Placentia Bay salmon aquaculture project receives environmental approval
Placentia Bay salmon aquaculture project receives environmental approval
The Department of Environment and Conservation released the Placentia Bay salmon aquaculture project from the environmental assessment process with several [...]
NOAA releases June Gulf shrimp landings data
NOAA releases June Gulf shrimp landings data
NOAA released shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for June 2016. For the month, NOAA reported landings of 11.7 million pounds shrimp in the [...]
Caught Salmon, near Seattle, tested positive for 80 different drugs
Caught Salmon, near Seattle, tested positive for 80 different drugs
We’re all familiar with horror stories about juveniles on drugs, but normally it’s humans that are involved, not fish. This case, however, involves [...]
Okanagan Area Lake illegally stocked with perch will be poisoned
Okanagan Area Lake illegally stocked with perch will be poisoned
A mountain lake west of Kelowna has been closed to sport fishing and will be poisoned because it’s infested with an invasive fish species. Yellow perch [...]
MDMR to hold Seafood Safety Workshop in Hattiesburg
MDMR to hold Seafood Safety Workshop in Hattiesburg
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources will hold a seafood safety workshop July 27-29 at the Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center in Hattiesburg. [...]
US, Vietnam reach Deal on US Imports of Vietnamese Shrimp
US, Vietnam reach Deal on US Imports of Vietnamese Shrimp
The United States and Vietnam signed an agreement on Monday resolving two longstanding World Trade Organization disputes over imports of Vietnamese shrimp [...]
GSSI recognises Alaska responsible fisheries management Certification Program
GSSI recognises Alaska responsible fisheries management Certification Program
The GSSI Steering Board announced its recognition of the Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification Program for the scope of Fisheries [...]
Audubon G.U.L.F. Partners with MS Commercial Fishermen Union
Audubon G.U.L.F. Partners with MS Commercial Fishermen Union
Audubon Nature Institute’s sustainable seafood program, Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries (G.U.L.F.) is pleased to announce a partnership with Mississippi [...]
Captain D’s Franchise achieves 19th consecutive quarter of system-wide growth and continues to Drive National Expansion
Captain D’s Franchise achieves 19th consecutive quarter of system-wide growth and continues to Drive National Expansion
Fast casual seafood leader continues momentum in the second quarter Captain D’s announced it is continuing a strong sales momentum in 2016, closing [...]
Fortune Fish & Gourmet completes purchase of Coastal Seafoods
Fortune Fish & Gourmet completes purchase of Coastal Seafoods
Fortune Fish & Gourmet, the renowned purveyor of quality seafood, meats, and gourmet products; announces the completed purchase of Coastal Seafoods, a [...]
H. Van Wijnen Smoked Atlantic salmon Fillet Royal Recalled
H. Van Wijnen Smoked Atlantic salmon Fillet Royal Recalled
The food recall warning issued on July 5, 2016 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified [...]
Sea Shepherd investigates Canadian Salmon Farms
Sea Shepherd investigates Canadian Salmon Farms
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has teamed with Canadian biologist Alexandra Morton and actor/activist Pamela Anderson for Operation Virus Hunter, a new [...]
Haring Catfish recalls Catfish Products due to possible Adulteration
Haring Catfish recalls Catfish Products due to possible Adulteration
Haring Catfish, Inc., a Wisner, La. establishment, is recalling approximately 21,521pounds of siluriformes fish (catfish) products that may be adulterated [...]
Keller promoted to Director of BAP Market Development for the Americas
Keller promoted to Director of BAP Market Development for the Americas
Chris Keller has been named director of Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) market development for the Americas, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in [...]
Coldwater hatchery only one of its kind in Simcoe County
Coldwater hatchery only one of its kind in Simcoe County
That rainbow trout filet you had for dinner may have come from Cold Water Fisheries Inc., the only hatchery in Simcoe County and one of just a handful in [...]
Patterns in FDA Food Import Refusals highlight most frequently detected problems
Patterns in FDA Food Import Refusals highlight most frequently detected problems
As part of its oversight of the safety of U.S. food products, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspects imported foods at the border or port of [...]
Sustainable Packaging popularity to gain significant traction in Seafood Packaging Market
Sustainable Packaging popularity to gain significant traction in Seafood Packaging Market
According to the latest research study released by Technavio, the meat, poultry, and seafood packaging market in the US is expected to reach over US$10 [...]
How an Ex-Dockworker turned his passion for Lobster into A $40M business
How an Ex-Dockworker turned his passion for Lobster into A $40M business
After getting a taste of life as a dockworker when he was a teenager, Tom Adams was hooked. More than three decades later, 46-year-old Adams has climbed [...]
Dynamic Systems & Northlake Partners announce a Joint Venture
Dynamic Systems & Northlake Partners announce a Joint Venture
Dynamic Systems Inc. and Northlake Partners announce a joint venture integrating their applications to provide a fully automated ERP solution for Seafood [...]
FDA refuses Shrimp for Antibiotics from four different Countries in June
FDA refuses Shrimp for Antibiotics from four different Countries in June
FDA Administration released details regarding imports refused entry into the United States for the month of June. In total, the agency reported refusing [...]
Alabama seafood firm to stop processing after complaints
Alabama seafood firm to stop processing after complaints
Federal court officials say an Alabama seafood company has agreed to stop processing fish after complaints were raised by the U.S. Food and Drug [...]
Handy Seafood announces CEO Transition
Handy Seafood announces CEO Transition
Handy Seafood Incorporated is pleased to announce that Todd Conway, President and Chief Operating Officer of Handy, is expanding his role in the company to [...]
Nova Scotia Government invests $2.8 million in aquaculture
Nova Scotia Government invests $2.8 million in aquaculture
The new cash comes as sector opened to new applications for ocean-based farming. The Nova Scotia government is spending $2.8 million on the aquaculture [...]
CFIA: Fjord Laks brand Scottish smoked salmon recalled
CFIA: Fjord Laks brand Scottish smoked salmon recalled
The food recall warning issued on July 02, 2016 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified [...]
Could Brexit impact Alaska’s fishing industry?
Could Brexit impact Alaska’s fishing industry?
The United Kingdom’s recent vote to exit the European Union — dubbed Brexit — has turned seafood trading on its head. For 43 years the U.K. has been [...]
B.C. Farmers achieving highest level sustainability certification
B.C. Farmers achieving highest level sustainability certification
Salmon farming companies in B.C. are continuing to achieve the high sustainability commitments they have set. Cermaq Canada has announced that its Mussel [...]
American Fisheries Advisory Committee Act Advances, D.C.
American Fisheries Advisory Committee Act Advances, D.C.
The American Fisheries Advisory Committee Act passed unanimously, out of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. Alaskan Senators Lisa [...]
P.E.I. Lobster Fishery: Use less Mackerel as bait, or risk Eco-Friendly Stamp
P.E.I. Lobster Fishery: Use less Mackerel as bait, or risk Eco-Friendly Stamp
P.E.I. lobster fishermen will have to prove they’re using less mackerel for bait if they’re going to keep their eco-friendly certification. The [...]
Regulations take bite out of aquaculture
Regulations take bite out of aquaculture
Government regulations cost the baitfish and sport-fish industry — a relatively small industry — $12.1 million annually. But a retired economist says many [...]
Canada Combats Illegal Fishing on the North Pacific Ocean
Canada Combats Illegal Fishing on the North Pacific Ocean
Illegal fishing on the high seas is a serious threat to the world’s marine resources and costs the world economy as much as $23 billion a year. [...]
Researchers reveal Canada’s Fish Populations still severely depleted
Researchers reveal Canada’s Fish Populations still severely depleted
Oceana Canada and renowned Canadian marine scientists released the most comprehensive public study ever conducted on the state of Canada’s fish. The [...]
International confirmation of Threats of Salmon Farming to Wild Salmon
International confirmation of Threats of Salmon Farming to Wild Salmon
The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is calling on the Canadian Government to devise and implement an effective plan for transitioning from net-pen sea [...]
Mexico suspends Indonesia’s shrimp exports
Mexico suspends Indonesia’s shrimp exports
Mexico has suspended license shrimp imports from Indonesia following the finding of Myonecrosis Infectious Virus (IMNV) infecting Indonesia’s Penaeus [...]
23rd Annual Practical Short Course on Aquaculture Feed Extrusion, Nutrition and Feed Management, August 21-26, 2016
23rd Annual Practical Short Course on Aquaculture Feed Extrusion, Nutrition and Feed Management, August 21-26, 2016
A one-week Practical Short Course on Aquaculture Feed Extrusion, Nutrition and Feed Management will be presented on August 21-26, 2016 at Texas A&M [...]
Debunking the myth of farm-raised fish
Debunking the myth of farm-raised fish
Improvements in aquaculture results in delicious, sustainable food Though farming practices are continuing to improve, many diners still view farm-raised [...]
Canada takes Global and Domestic Action to tackle Low Atlantic Salmon Returns
Canada takes Global and Domestic Action to tackle Low Atlantic Salmon Returns
The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard announces Canada’s actions at home and on the world stage [...]
Entrepreneurs to build large private oyster hatchery in MD
Entrepreneurs to build large private oyster hatchery in MD
Partnership with Morgan State to encourage diversity in the aquaculture industry A group of Maryland entrepreneurs is planning to build the state’s first [...]
US seafood lawsuit: Cambodian villagers sue Thai & US companies
US seafood lawsuit: Cambodian villagers sue Thai & US companies
Five Cambodian villagers now resident in US sue Thai & US companies for labour abuse while working in Thais seafood factory. Rural Cambodian villagers [...]
BC’s booming aquaculture industry showcased
BC’s booming aquaculture industry showcased
The BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival, which was recently celebrated in Comox, has had its best year ever. The festival featured 11 days of non-stop food [...]
Maine Scallop farmers borrow from Japan in test to expand fishery
Maine Scallop farmers borrow from Japan in test to expand fishery
Maine sea farmers are taking a page from Japan (again), an industry titan, to test a new method of farming scallops they hope will grow larger mollusks, [...]
Labels spark interest in raw seafood
Labels spark interest in raw seafood
If grocers put nutrition labels on packages of raw fish — a good nutrient source for cardiovascular health — parents may be more likely to buy the fish, a [...]
Regal Springs Tilapia supports SeaShare Hunger Relief Project
Regal Springs Tilapia supports SeaShare Hunger Relief Project
Regal Springs® Tilapia is pleased to once again join forces with SeaShare to bring healthy seafood to food banks across the country. The company will [...]
“The Working Waterfront” Film takes a new look at American Aquaculture
“The Working Waterfront” Film takes a new look at American Aquaculture
That’s the question posed by “The Working Waterfront,” a new film from Living Ocean Productions that explores the current status of [...]
Cooke Family Purchases Icicle Seafoods, Inc
Cooke Family Purchases Icicle Seafoods, Inc
The Cooke family is pleased to announce the purchase of Icicle Seafoods, Inc. This deal enhances the family’s investments in both the wild fishery and the [...]
Neighbour’s fight geoduck farm in Washington’s shellfish heartland
Neighbour’s fight geoduck farm in Washington’s shellfish heartland
For more than a decade, several Thurston County residents have fought to protect a beach from one of the shellfish industry’s cash cows — or more [...]
Harmons partners with Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch
Harmons partners with Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch
Many of the fish and other seafood we enjoy are in trouble due to destructive fishing and farming practices. Which is why Harmons is now partnering [...]
Coastal Seafoods sold to Chicago’s Fortune Fish & Gourmet
Coastal Seafoods sold to Chicago’s Fortune Fish & Gourmet
Coastal Seafoods of Minneapolis, a major player in the Midwest’s food chain, announced a sea change of its own Thursday. Owner Suzanne Weinstein is selling [...]
Curious catfish shipments highlight need to stop the TPP
Curious catfish shipments highlight need to stop the TPP
Recent shipments of catfish from China highlight why rigorous food inspection is so important, and two ways Congress could unravel progress to make our [...]
New Traceability Rule doesn’t go far enough to stop Seafood Fraud in US
New Traceability Rule doesn’t go far enough to stop Seafood Fraud in US
Oceana released a new report revealing shortfalls in the Obama administration’s proposed traceability rule to address seafood fraud in the United States. [...]
P.E.I. live lobster holding capacity to expand
P.E.I. live lobster holding capacity to expand
Live lobster holding facilities in the P.E.I. communities of Evangeline, Souris, Tignish, Summerside and Darnley are expanding with the help of funding [...]
Indian Shrimp refusals for Antibiotics establish record; First Thai Shrimp refused for Antibiotics since 2005
Indian Shrimp refusals for Antibiotics establish record; First Thai Shrimp refused for Antibiotics since 2005
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released details regarding imports refused entry into the United States for the month of May. In total, the [...]
Dartmouth team makes breakthrough toward fish-free aquaculture feed
Dartmouth team makes breakthrough toward fish-free aquaculture feed
Dartmouth College scientists have discovered that marine microalgae can completely replace the wild fish oil currently used to feed tilapia, the second [...]
NaturalShrimp announces North American expansion plans
NaturalShrimp announces North American expansion plans
Indoor Shrimp farming company selects regional locations for new facilities NaturalShrimp Incorporated, a global leader in aquaculture technology, has [...]
Portsmouth seafood supplier: Double inspection is bad for business, health
Portsmouth seafood supplier: Double inspection is bad for business, health
Officials at High Liner Foods in Portsmouth say that a duplicative inspection program for catfish is hindering their growth. Traditionally, the Food and [...]
Canada Safeway receives an A+ on Seafood Sustainability
Canada Safeway receives an A+ on Seafood Sustainability
In 2011, Canada Safeway made an important commitment to shift their procurement of fresh and frozen seafood to sustainable sources. Over the past five [...]
Save the Date: 2016 National Forum & Annual General Meeting
Save the Date: 2016 National Forum & Annual General Meeting
We are delighted to invite you to join us on November 29-30, 2016 for the annual gathering of Canada’s aquaculture industry members and stakeholders. [...]
Matlaw’s Introduces new recyclable tray packaging
Matlaw’s Introduces new recyclable tray packaging
Matlaw’s, a leading seafood innovator and creator of the #1 Seafood Appetizer in America, announces the debut of its new, bold, and blue recyclable plastic [...]
Great Pacific Seafoods files for bankruptcy, shuts down operations in Alaska and elsewhere
Great Pacific Seafoods files for bankruptcy, shuts down operations in Alaska and elsewhere
Great Pacific Seafoods, a processor with three plants and hundreds of workers in Alaska, announced Sunday that it is filing for bankruptcy and shutting [...]
SouthFresh Aquaculture approaching Three-Star BAP Catfish
SouthFresh Aquaculture approaching Three-Star BAP Catfish
U.S.-based SouthFresh Aquaculture is one step closer to being eligible to offer three-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) catfish. SouthFresh Feeds [...]
International aquaculture symposium headed for Ketchum
International aquaculture symposium headed for Ketchum
The University of Idaho will host fish nutrition researchers, scholars and industry leaders from more than 35 countries at the International Symposium on [...]
Bristol hires new VP of Sales, Pardy steps down
Bristol hires new VP of Sales, Pardy steps down
Bristol Seafood announced that Jimmy Davolio has joined the company as Vice President of Sales to further develop its growing portfolio of regional and [...]
Senate votes to block USDA catfish inspections
Senate votes to block USDA catfish inspections
The Senate voted Wednesday to block the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from inspecting catfish, as lawmakers from both sides of the aisle clashed [...]
Nova Scotia says No to Genetically Modified Fish
Nova Scotia says No to Genetically Modified Fish
Production of genetically modified fish will not be welcome in Nova Scotia any time soon, according to provincial fisheries minister Keith Colwell. The [...]
Northern Cod stocks slowly increasing
Northern Cod stocks slowly increasing
The Atlantic cod stocks are returning, but there’s still a long way to go before a large-scale commercial fishery becomes viable again. That’s [...]
Aramark is proud to expand Marine Stewardship Council Certification to 16 Canadian universities and colleges
Aramark is proud to expand Marine Stewardship Council Certification to 16 Canadian universities and colleges
Aramark, a global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms, has achieved MSC Chain of Custody certification, allowing it to source and serve [...]
CFIA offers update to the Vibrio Parahaemolyticus Guideline
CFIA offers update to the Vibrio Parahaemolyticus Guideline
This notice provides an update to the information published on October 20, 2015 regarding the management of the risks of Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vp) in [...]
Disease found in salmon on one fish farm in B.C. but more research needed: study
Disease found in salmon on one fish farm in B.C. but more research needed: study
Scientists have detected a potential disease in farmed Atlantic salmon for the first time in B.C., but say more research is needed to determine if it could [...]
Commercial fishermen: Net ban would destroy N.C. seafood industry
Commercial fishermen: Net ban would destroy N.C. seafood industry
A state House bill first introduced 16 years ago has been resurrected that would ban the use of large trawling nets in state waters, a move that the [...]
BCSFA announces Public Salmon Farm Tours for Summer 2016
BCSFA announces Public Salmon Farm Tours for Summer 2016
The BC Salmon Farmers Association would like to invite members of the public to take advantage of its 10th annual public tour program. Tour participants [...]
AquaBounty’s AquAdvantage® Salmon approved by Health Canada
AquaBounty’s AquAdvantage® Salmon approved by Health Canada
Canada becomes second country to determine AquAdvantage Salmon is safe to eat and poses no environmental concern. AquaBounty Technologies, Inc., a [...]
NFI Launches New AboutSeafood.com
NFI Launches New AboutSeafood.com
The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) has launched its newly redesigned website, Aboutseafood.com. It’s not just the look of the site that’s changed, its [...]
Biodiversity protects fish from global warming
Biodiversity protects fish from global warming
Communities with more fish species are more productive and more resilient to rising temperatures and temperature swings, says a study. The accelerating [...]
Sena Sea Seafoods kicks off Copper River Salmon Season with a New Look
Sena Sea Seafoods kicks off Copper River Salmon Season with a New Look
Just in time for fresh Copper River salmon, Senasea.com unveils their stunning new website. The site is decked out with extensive product information. [...]
CFIA: Sea Delight brand Tuna Steaks recalled due to histamine
CFIA: Sea Delight brand Tuna Steaks recalled due to histamine
Sea Delight Canada SLU is recalling Sea Delight brand Tuna Steaks from the marketplace due to elevated levels of histamine. Consumers should not consume [...]
BIOMIN reinforces US Market Stance with New Products, Service Offer
BIOMIN reinforces US Market Stance with New Products, Service Offer
Direct shipping to customers and two new launches promise to create more value for clients and strengthen the firm’s market position. BIOMIN plans to [...]
Alaska Salmon prices seem to be rebounding
Alaska Salmon prices seem to be rebounding
Alaska’s salmon season has started with optimism, a far cry from the bleak feelings a year ago when the fishery was blown asunder by a perfect storm of [...]
Quixotic tilapia farm expands capacity in Chillicothe
Quixotic tilapia farm expands capacity in Chillicothe
Quixotic Farming adding over 250,000 gallons of water capacity to its Missouri location Quixotic Farming, a family-owned, sustainable seafood company that [...]
Sealaska buys stake in Seattle Seafood Company
Sealaska buys stake in Seattle Seafood Company
Southeast regional Native corporation Sealaska has announced the purchase of a minority stake in a Seattle-based seafood processor, marking its first [...]
Cooke Family Signs Definitive Agreement to Purchase Icicle Seafoods, Inc.
Cooke Family Signs Definitive Agreement to Purchase Icicle Seafoods, Inc.
The Cooke family is pleased to announce the signing of a definitive agreement for the purchase of Icicle Seafoods, Inc. Once closed, the deal will enhance [...]
Environment Canada study finds land-based fish farms affecting ecosystem
Environment Canada study finds land-based fish farms affecting ecosystem
Federal research unit finds significant changes in biodiversity at some Nova Scotia hatcheries The only peer-reviewed study examining the environmental [...]
DigiCatch™ named Gold 2016 Edison Award Winner
DigiCatch™ named Gold 2016 Edison Award Winner
SmartCatch™ recognised as a thought leader in Sustainable Seafood Technology The Edison Awards, honours the best in innovation and excellence in the [...]
FDA’s refusals of Indian Shrimp for banned antibiotics at Record Levels
FDA’s refusals of Indian Shrimp for banned antibiotics at Record Levels
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released details regarding imports refused entry into the United States for the month of April. In total, the [...]
CA Dungeness commercial crab fishery to open May 12th
CA Dungeness commercial crab fishery to open May 12th
Except for one area within Humboldt County, the California coast is open for recreational Dungeness crab fishing. The commercial crab fishery will follow [...]
U.S. consumers hooked on health benefits of fish, Cargill survey finds
U.S. consumers hooked on health benefits of fish, Cargill survey finds
According to a recent Cargill Animal Nutrition survey, U.S. consumers recognise there are more health benefits associated with eating fish and seafood [...]
Aquarium program offers food for thought on eating sustainably
Aquarium program offers food for thought on eating sustainably
It’s hoped that message of eating local fish species will catch on For decades, the National Aquarium has entertained millions of visitors while also [...]
A Scientist and a Fisherman team up to Solve NC’s Oyster Crisis
A Scientist and a Fisherman team up to Solve NC’s Oyster Crisis
There’s an environmental and economic oyster crisis along the North Carolina coast and around the world: Oyster populations are drastically low compared to [...]
Four-Star BAP Tilapia from China hits the market
Four-Star BAP Tilapia from China hits the market
Four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) tilapia from China will soon be available to U.S. consumers, with the first shipment of four-star BAP tilapia [...]
BP drops US$1b seafood industry spill payments fight
BP drops US$1b seafood industry spill payments fight
After fighting for more than two years to avoid paying almost US$1 billion in oil spill damages to Gulf Coast shrimpers, oystermen and seafood processors [...]
NFI Crab Council Announces New Member
NFI Crab Council Announces New Member
Sherrill International, Inc. has joined the NFI Crab Council bringing total council membership to 23 companies. The blue swimming crab importer based in [...]
ACOA funding two Cape Breton seafood ventures
ACOA funding two Cape Breton seafood ventures
The federal government announced funding Tuesday to support one of Nova Scotia’s largest exports. Cape Breton Canso MP Rodger Cuzner was in Petit-de-Grat [...]
Greensbury Market joins forces with Health & Wellness Guru Jillian Michaels
Greensbury Market joins forces with Health & Wellness Guru Jillian Michaels
The online marketplace that delivers Grass Fed American Grown Organic Meat & sustainable Seafood acquires funding from fitness powerhouse. Greensbury [...]
Santa Monica Seafood adds BAP to its list of certifications
Santa Monica Seafood adds BAP to its list of certifications
In addition to being the first and only seafood company in the U.S. to achieve both the internationally recognised FSSC 22000 certification for food safety [...]
Íslandsbanki issues Canadian seafood market report
Íslandsbanki issues Canadian seafood market report
Íslandsbanki, an Icelandic bank focused on the seafood industry, released its Canadian Seafood Market Report ahead of Seafood Expo Global. The report is [...]
Commercial shrimp farming coming to Minnesota
Commercial shrimp farming coming to Minnesota
Year-round commercial shrimp farming may come to Minnesota, and harvesting may happen during the state’s coldest months. tru Shrimp Systems’s research [...]
Paster Training, Inc. Partnering with Seafood Analytics to Introduce New Technology to Seafood Industry
Paster Training, Inc. Partnering with Seafood Analytics to Introduce New Technology to Seafood Industry
Paster Training, Inc. is introducing a new product to their product range, the Seafood Analytics CQR Reader 2.0. This reader offers quick, objective [...]
U.S. organic aquaculture standards inch along
U.S. organic aquaculture standards inch along
Organic seafood standards are slowly churning through the U.S. federal government’s approval process, but still with no clear timetable for finalisation. [...]
NFI issues statement on 2015 NOAA Status of US Fisheries Report
NFI issues statement on 2015 NOAA Status of US Fisheries Report
Status of U.S. Fisheries 2015 illustrates just how well U.S. science-based fisheries management can work. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric [...]
State Department enters Trade Dispute over Maine Lobsters
State Department enters Trade Dispute over Maine Lobsters
The U.S. State Department is adding its muscle to help resolve an impending trade dispute between exporters of live Maine lobsters and the European Union. [...]
New sustainability assessment makes recommendations to grow northern cod stock
New sustainability assessment makes recommendations to grow northern cod stock
An independent assessment completed by SAI Global on behalf of WWF-Canada and the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW-Unifor) confirms that the [...]
Barriers go up against shrimp and prawns from Malaysia
Barriers go up against shrimp and prawns from Malaysia
American consumers are scooping up more shrimp than ever at lower prices, but it is not all good news because some aquaculture-grown shrimp and prawns from [...]
How to choose the healthiest fish
How to choose the healthiest fish
What’s the healthiest fish? Salmon probably comes to mind, but there are other fish that are good for your body and eco-friendly, too. Packed with [...]
Imported Seafood shipments rejected by FDA for ‘Unsafe Levels of Filth and Bacteria’
Imported Seafood shipments rejected by FDA for ‘Unsafe Levels of Filth and Bacteria’
A new USDA analysis of the Food and Drug Administration’s import refusals report reveals that the FDA rejected tens of thousands of imported seafood [...]
Is fake shrimp the next big seafood invention?
Is fake shrimp the next big seafood invention?
A biotech company on the West Coast is about eight months away from releasing lab-grown popcorn shrimp on the public. America’s most popular seafood [...]
US bans most Pacific Sardine Fishing after population crash
US bans most Pacific Sardine Fishing after population crash
Federal fishery managers have banned nearly all sardine fishing off the U.S. West Coast for the second straight year in a move hailed by conservation [...]
SIMBA mobile Tablet provides improved Traceability for Seafood Processors
SIMBA mobile Tablet provides improved Traceability for Seafood Processors
Dynamic Systems, Inc., a Redmond, Washington software developer specialising in barcode data collection systems has announced an upgraded tablet [...]
American Seafood Coast Guard takes a stand for domestic Seafood
American Seafood Coast Guard takes a stand for domestic Seafood
The Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board encourages all to know better, eat better through The American Seafood Coast Guard, an initiative [...]
Eating Heart Healthy Program receives Vela foundation grant
Eating Heart Healthy Program receives Vela foundation grant
Seafood Nutrition Partnership’s signature Health-Intervention Project will commence in Boston The Vela Foundation has awarded a one-year grant to help fund [...]
Chesapeake Blue Crab population grows 35%; DNR Predicts ‘Robust’ Season
Chesapeake Blue Crab population grows 35%; DNR Predicts ‘Robust’ Season
There are more than 550 million blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay, an increase of more than a third over this time last year and one of the highest [...]
Warner Communications to launch Open Blue Cobia in New York City
Warner Communications to launch Open Blue Cobia in New York City
Warner Communications, a world-class boutique public relations and communications firm, announced it is working with Open Blue to launch Open Blue Cobia to [...]
Trade specialists question science behind proposed export ban on lobsters
Trade specialists question science behind proposed export ban on lobsters
Meanwhile, an existing import ban in Norway – inconsistently applied – is a ‘purely environmental’ tactic, one official says. Talk of a [...]
Tim Hogan joins BAP as Market Development Manager-West Coast
Tim Hogan joins BAP as Market Development Manager-West Coast
The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division has expanded its market development team with the addition of Tim Hogan as [...]
Newfoundland and Labrador preparing for more Groundfish
Newfoundland and Labrador preparing for more Groundfish
A changing ocean environment and stock populations, including some recovery in cod stocks, has led fisheries sector players to begin the work of making [...]
Local, sustainable salmon make a splash at Wegmans in Frederick
Local, sustainable salmon make a splash at Wegmans in Frederick
Frederick consumers searching for locally-grown, sustainable salmon no longer have to scour grocery stores or farmers’ markets. For the next few weeks, [...]
NOAA accepting final comments on new illegal seafood rules
NOAA accepting final comments on new illegal seafood rules
Federal fishing regulators who are hoping to crack down on illegal fishing imports are closing the public comment period on proposed new rules. The [...]
Raw sewage spill closes VA’s Back River to Shellfish Harvesting
Raw sewage spill closes VA’s Back River to Shellfish Harvesting
The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced that the Back River will be closed to shellfish harvesting due to potential contamination from a sewage [...]
Dr James E. Griffin Added To Speaker Lineup For Seafood 1on1, June 15-17
Dr James E. Griffin Added To Speaker Lineup For Seafood 1on1, June 15-17
Noted entrepreneur, educator and seafood expert Dr James E. Griffin of Johnson & Wales University will present, “The Looming Seafood Information [...]
USDA announces $1.2 Million in available funding for aquaculture research
USDA announces $1.2 Million in available funding for aquaculture research
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced more than $1.2 million in available funding to support the development of environmentally and [...]
UF/IFAS Researcher’s findings resonate 30 years later
UF/IFAS Researcher’s findings resonate 30 years later
A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences professor wrote an article 30 years ago that’s still so significant that a scientific [...]
Lobster Gram® receives 2016 Best of Biddeford Award
Lobster Gram® receives 2016 Best of Biddeford Award
Lobster Gram, a 28-year old gourmet food delivery service that offers live Maine lobsters and fresh-caught seafood delivery services to customers across [...]
Studying the stubborn salmon disease SRS from afar
Studying the stubborn salmon disease SRS from afar
UMaine researcher digging into Piscirickettsia salmonis to present at June conference Since last February, when Daniel Makrinos began studying the salmonid [...]
EC Phillips Focuses on Quality and Customer Service with SIMBA
EC Phillips Focuses on Quality and Customer Service with SIMBA
E.C. Phillips and Son, Inc. buys and processes halibut, black cod, rockfish, shrimp, geoduck, sea cucumbers, herring, pacific cod, ling cod, along with all [...]
Seafood supplier nabbed for smuggling protected Florida Softshell Turtles into Canada
Seafood supplier nabbed for smuggling protected Florida Softshell Turtles into Canada
Mr Jie Hua Shen, of Toronto, Ontario, owner of Marine Seafood Inc., was ordered to pay $25,000 in the Ontario Court of Justice, after pleading guilty on [...]
MSC certification of the first Canadian Atlantic cod stock shows positive progress
MSC certification of the first Canadian Atlantic cod stock shows positive progress
The Canada Newfoundland 3Ps cod fishery has become the country’s first Atlantic cod fishery to achieve Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification as [...]
U.S. Seafood Advice Could Expose Women And Babies To Too Much Mercury, Not Enough Healthy Fats
U.S. Seafood Advice Could Expose Women And Babies To Too Much Mercury, Not Enough Healthy Fats
Pregnant women who follow the federal government’s draft dietary advice could eat too much fish high in toxic mercury, which is harmful to the [...]
Blue Harvest Fisheries buys Harbor Blue Seafood
Blue Harvest Fisheries buys Harbor Blue Seafood
Blue Harvest Fisheries, LLC  announced the acquisition of seven Massachusetts-based scallop vessels and related shoreside assets from Harbor Blue Seafood, [...]
Boston Scientific Foundation Grant Awarded to Eating Heart Healthy Program
Boston Scientific Foundation Grant Awarded to Eating Heart Healthy Program
The nonprofit Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) has been awarded a one-year grant from The Boston Scientific Foundation to conduct its signature [...]
R3 honouree’s research improves profits of salmon farms
R3 honouree’s research improves profits of salmon farms
Dr Amber Garber of the Huntsman Marine Science Centre receives the R3 Award at R3 Gala 2016 on March 23rd  for her selective breeding program for salmon. [...]
Regal Springs donates 5,000 lbs of Tilapia to Seashare Hunger Relief Project
Regal Springs donates 5,000 lbs of Tilapia to Seashare Hunger Relief Project
Regal Springs reached their goal to donate 5,000 pounds of tilapia to SeaShare after serving 1,000 tilapia tacos at Seafood Expo North America last week. [...]
Nova Scotia lobster buyers call for halt to ‘unfair’ new handling rules
Nova Scotia lobster buyers call for halt to ‘unfair’ new handling rules
Fish Packers Association says the province should have consulted first and applied new rules to harvesters. An organisation representing lobster buyers in [...]
Mercury ‘Study’ Out Of Step With Real Science
Mercury ‘Study’ Out Of Step With Real Science
The Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) latest “study” about mercury in seafood is not published, peer-reviewed science but a slickly packaged marketing [...]
Federal seafood advice leaves some women full of mercury: Study
Federal seafood advice leaves some women full of mercury: Study
Women across the US have elevated mercury levels; a majority of exposure is coming from fish without federal warnings. For years seafood was Karen Grote’s [...]
Tristan International Tuna now Friend Of The Sea labelled in the US
Tristan International Tuna now Friend Of The Sea labelled in the US
American company Tristan International positively concluded Friend of the Sea audit for yellowfin and bigeye tuna. Derived products can carry the Friend of [...]
The Culinary Institute of America nears full sustainability in Seafood Purchasing
The Culinary Institute of America nears full sustainability in Seafood Purchasing
The Culinary Institute of America’s New York campus spends about $750,000 a year on seafood. Five years ago, around 25 percent of those purchases were of [...]
Global shift in farmed fish feed raises new questions
Global shift in farmed fish feed raises new questions
A move toward plant-based feeds alters the environmental footprint of farm-raised seafood, may change levels of healthy fatty acids in these fish. The [...]
Atlantic cod, white hake recommended for endangered species list
Atlantic cod, white hake recommended for endangered species list
Seal population of nearly 500,000 blamed as fish stocks remain low The low number of white hake and Atlantic cod has led to the recommendation the [...]
US to set higher antidumping tariff on Vietnamese shrimp
US to set higher antidumping tariff on Vietnamese shrimp
The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has released preliminary results of its latest antidumping duty administrative review on Vietnamese shrimp, with [...]
New Oceana report highlights success & value in Seafood Traceability
New Oceana report highlights success & value in Seafood Traceability
Oceana has released a new report titled Fish Stories, showing the success and value in seafood traceability. The report, which highlights how seafood [...]
Tilapia production fully underway at new Global Energy
Tilapia production fully underway at new Global Energy
New Global Energy, Inc., a public company focused on Aqua-Farming, Agriculture, and Health & Wellness, announced that its tilapia season is in full [...]
Giant offers 100% Sustainably sourced seafood
Giant offers 100% Sustainably sourced seafood
All the seafood sold at Giant Food‘s in-store service counters is now 100 percent sustainably sourced, the grocer announced. Seafood sold under [...]
USSEC’s Aquaculture program recognised by GAA
USSEC’s Aquaculture program recognised by GAA
USSEC was recognised for its valuable contributions to the advancement of responsible aquaculture on March 7 at the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) [...]
Washington Seafood Companies agree to cut Ozone-Depleting and Greenhouse Gas Refrigerant Releases
Washington Seafood Companies agree to cut Ozone-Depleting and Greenhouse Gas Refrigerant Releases
Ocean Gold Seafoods and Ocean Cold to pay nearly $500,000 for environmental violations Two seafood processing and cold storage companies, Ocean Gold [...]
Next-Generation sustainability guidance released for seafood industry
Next-Generation sustainability guidance released for seafood industry
The Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions Saturday released the first update since 2008 to a resource used by 80 percent of the North American [...]
New England Seafood Companies highlight Traceability Practices in saving seafood video
New England Seafood Companies highlight Traceability Practices in saving seafood video
Sustainability and traceability are key themes of this year’s Seafood Expo North America, being held this week in Boston. A new video released from [...]
Stavis Seafoods finalizing plans for new Boston-Based Headquarters & Processing Facility
Stavis Seafoods finalizing plans for new Boston-Based Headquarters & Processing Facility
Stavis Seafoods, a family-owned, international seafood wholesale and distribution company, announced it has agreed to be the anchor tenant of a new seafood [...]
US live lobster traceability program launches at Whole Foods in Portland, ME
US live lobster traceability program launches at Whole Foods in Portland, ME
Trace My Lobster, the first and only U.S. company to build a technology platform to trace a live lobster from its origins in the ocean to its destination [...]
UF/IFAS Expert: Fisheries won’t meet need of exploding population, but aquaculture will
UF/IFAS Expert: Fisheries won’t meet need of exploding population, but aquaculture will
The world’s fisheries are a great source of protein, but even with the best management, they won’t be able to meet the needs of a global population [...]
Taylor Shellfish first farm in U.S. to achieve Aquaculture Stewardship Council certification
Taylor Shellfish first farm in U.S. to achieve Aquaculture Stewardship Council certification
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) announced that Taylor Shellfish Farms has become the first U.S. grower to achieve responsible aquaculture [...]
Loki Fish Co Recalls smoked pink salmon because of possible Health Risk
Loki Fish Co Recalls smoked pink salmon because of possible Health Risk
Loki Fish Company of Seattle, WA is voluntarily recalling two lots of Wild Smoked Pink Salmon Portions, due to a positive test result for Listeria [...]
GAA accepting applications for Global Aquaculture Innovation & Leadership award
GAA accepting applications for Global Aquaculture Innovation & Leadership award
The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is accepting applications for the Global Aquaculture Innovation & Leadership Award, the organisation announced on [...]
Aquaculture 2016
Aquaculture 2016
“All in for Aquaculture” Paris Hotel & Convention Center Las Vegas, Nevada USA February 22-26, 2016 The very successful triennial meeting of the World [...]
New England’s cod fishermen face new cost
New England’s cod fishermen face new cost
Some of New England’s embattled cod fishermen say they might go out of business because of a new cost the federal government imposed on some of them [...]
High Liner Foods ranked Top North American Seafood Company in Global Sustainability Reporting and Transparency
High Liner Foods ranked Top North American Seafood Company in Global Sustainability Reporting and Transparency
High Liner Foods Incorporated (“High Liner Foods”), the leading North American value-added frozen seafood company, announced that it was ranked [...]
N.B. lobster plants had so much trouble finding workers they trashed thousands of kilos of shellfish
N.B. lobster plants had so much trouble finding workers they trashed thousands of kilos of shellfish
Despite unemployment rates hovering near double-digit territory, some New Brunswick lobster plants were so short-staffed last year that thousands of [...]
ShopRite commits to Four-Star BAP
ShopRite commits to Four-Star BAP
As part of its sustainable seafood procurement policy, ShopRite has committed to sourcing four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) product, beginning [...]
Sea Pact hires Managing Director
Sea Pact hires Managing Director
Sea Pact, a group of nine leading North American Seafood Companies dedicated to driving stewardship and continuous improvement of social, economic, and [...]
Seafood Analytics’ CQR one year later touted as industry game changer
Seafood Analytics’ CQR one year later touted as industry game changer
Whether you are a fisherman, processor, distributor, buyer, retailer, restaurateur or consumer, the age-old question, “How fresh is this seafood?” can now [...]
Canadian Aquaculture Industry reports healthy exports in 2015
Canadian Aquaculture Industry reports healthy exports in 2015
Canada Farmed Seafood Saw Increased Demand in Asia The Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance has reported healthy farmed seafood export numbers for 2015, [...]
Sysco acquires North Star Seafood
Sysco acquires North Star Seafood
Sysco Corporation announced that it has acquired North Star Seafood. With approximately $128 million in annual sales, North Star distributes high-quality [...]
Changes for LA Wild-Caught Seafood Certification aimed at boosting participation
Changes for LA Wild-Caught Seafood Certification aimed at boosting participation
Changes to the Louisiana Wild Seafood Certification Program aimed at boosting participation in the program is drawing support from The Louisiana Department [...]
University of Michigan Ross School Center for Social Impact Awards $15,000 to top student social enterprise
University of Michigan Ross School Center for Social Impact Awards $15,000 to top student social enterprise
After a four-month, multi-round Michigan Business Challenge business plan competition, student startup Kulisha – a sustainable aquafeed company [...]
SmartCatch named Edison Awards 2016 Finalist
SmartCatch named Edison Awards 2016 Finalist
SmartCatch™, has been named a 2016 Award Finalist by the internationally renowned Edison Awards™. The distinguished awards, inspired by Thomas Edison’s [...]
Future of seafood industry could shift, but stay bright
Future of seafood industry could shift, but stay bright
The future of the seafood industry in Newfoundland and Labrador is far from doom and gloom, according to Carey Bonnell, but it definitely requires a [...]
Handy Seafood to debut New Products
Handy Seafood to debut New Products
Handy Seafood, America’s oldest seafood processor, is excited for the launch of two new products—Agedama-Style Crispy Tempura Shrimp for Foodservice and [...]
Bristol announces New President and CEO, SVPs
Bristol announces New President and CEO, SVPs
Bristol Seafood, a leading provider of high-quality responsibly-sourced and produced seafood, has promoted its VP of Business Development, Peter Handy, to [...]
Sea lice outbreak shows no links to salmon farming in B.C.: report
Sea lice outbreak shows no links to salmon farming in B.C.: report
Prevalence in juvenile wild salmon hit five-year high in 2015 The prevalence of sea lice on juvenile wild salmon in 2015 was the highest it has been in [...]
Constructing an Off-Bottom Oyster business on Grand Isle
Constructing an Off-Bottom Oyster business on Grand Isle
A native of Ecuador, Marcos Guerrero has always believed there is a future in food coming from the sea. The Baton Rouge contractor and his family are now [...]
Agency weighing pros and cons of seafood traceability rules
Agency weighing pros and cons of seafood traceability rules
Dive Brief: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has requested feedback regarding proposed rules about seafood traceability. The rules, [...]
Fishing and Environmental Groups sue NOAA over Gulf Fish Farming
Fishing and Environmental Groups sue NOAA over Gulf Fish Farming
Last month the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) opened the Gulf of Mexico for fish farming, or aquaculture. Now, some fishermen and [...]
Louisiana fisheries forward summit – March 1, 2016
Louisiana fisheries forward summit – March 1, 2016
Planning for the 2016 Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit is in full swing, and there is still time to partner with us again this year.  Summit attracts [...]
Maine Seafood Company shut down for food safety violations
Maine Seafood Company shut down for food safety violations
A high-end Hancock seafood company has been shut down for repeated unsanitary conditions and food safety violations, including manufacturing in the [...]
Congress bans import of forced labour seafood products
Congress bans import of forced labour seafood products
A bill headed for President Barack Obama this week includes a provision that would ban U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia, gold mined [...]
Aquaculture 2016 – February 22-26, 2016
Aquaculture 2016 – February 22-26, 2016
Paris Hotel & Convention center – Las Vegas, Nevada Aquaculture 2016 is poised for a record-breaking meeting in Las Vegas starting February 22. Over [...]
Zeigler commissions new Aquaculture Research Center (Z-ARC)
Zeigler commissions new Aquaculture Research Center (Z-ARC)
Dr Craig Browdy, Director of Research and Development for Zeigler Bros Inc,(www.zeiglerfeed.com), has announced the startup of the company’s new [...]
Captain D’s emphasizes Seafood Expertise with $4.99 full meal deals
Captain D’s emphasizes Seafood Expertise with $4.99 full meal deals
Captain D’s LLC, the leading fast casual seafood restaurant chain, has been serving freshly prepared seafood for more than four decades. From now [...]
N.S. fishery and technology sectors to receive Federal investment
N.S. fishery and technology sectors to receive Federal investment
The fishery and technology sectors in Nova Scotia are getting a serious boost from the federal government. A total of seven businesses in the province are [...]
Farmed Atlantic Salmon make Seafood Watch’s ‘avoid’ list
Farmed Atlantic Salmon make Seafood Watch’s ‘avoid’ list
Report measures sustainability of fish farms and fishing industry Environmentalists and an aquaculture company disagree about the findings of a new report [...]
FDA bans Imports of Genetically Engineered Salmon – For Now
FDA bans Imports of Genetically Engineered Salmon – For Now
Genetically engineered salmon won’t be hitting U.S. dinner tables anytime soon. Two months after federal regulators approved the nation’s first [...]
Federal Agencies announce proposal creating US Seafood Traceability Program
Federal Agencies announce proposal creating US Seafood Traceability Program
The National Ocean Council Committee to Combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing and Seafood Fraud announced its proposal for creating a U.S. [...]
High Liner Foods Q4 Earnings Release and Conference Call
High Liner Foods Q4 Earnings Release and Conference Call
High Liner Foods Incorporated announced that its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2015 earnings will be released on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. The Company [...]
Nova Scotia wants a new seafood brand
Nova Scotia wants a new seafood brand
Cool logo will offer a “competitive advantage in key global markets.” It seems even lobsters need help with their branding. The province has issued [...]
Hy-Vee achieves Sustainable Seafood Goal
Hy-Vee achieves Sustainable Seafood Goal
Hy-Vee, Inc. announced that 100 percent of its fresh and private label frozen seafood now comes from responsible sources. In 2011, Hy-Vee committed to [...]
Could Seafood slow the progression of dementia? Patients who eat even one portion a week ‘have less brain damage’
Could Seafood slow the progression of dementia? Patients who eat even one portion a week ‘have less brain damage’
Scientists have long thought seafood has benefits for the brain Have now found it may also delay the progression of severe dementia People with certain [...]
Seafood Industry Research Fund (SIRF) establishes Ken Conrad Memorial Fund
Seafood Industry Research Fund (SIRF) establishes Ken Conrad Memorial Fund
Ken Conrad started in the restaurant business at the age of 10 washing dishes in his father’s restaurant. Ken was President and CEO of Libby Hill Seafood [...]
NOAA: US Fisheries Management clears High Bar for Sustainability
NOAA: US Fisheries Management clears High Bar for Sustainability
NOAA Fisheries has announced the publication of a peer-reviewed self-assessment that shows the standards of the United States fishery management system [...]
CFIA: Fjord Laks brand Gravlax recalled due to Listeria
CFIA: Fjord Laks brand Gravlax recalled due to Listeria
A&E Distribution Inc. is recalling Fjord Laks brand Gravlax marinated salmon from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. [...]
SeaBear Company earns Non-GMO project verification for two salmon lines
SeaBear Company earns Non-GMO project verification for two salmon lines
SeaBear Company, a leading processor of premium smoked salmon in the United States, is proud to announce its Gerard & Dominique line of wild salmon lox [...]
MOU to boost availability of Four-Star BAP Tilapia
MOU to boost availability of Four-Star BAP Tilapia
In an effort to grow the availability of four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) tilapia, the Global Aquaculture Alliance has signed a memorandum of [...]
B.C. Company leads aquaculture industry with tech advancements
B.C. Company leads aquaculture industry with tech advancements
Canadian-based AgriMarine Technologies Inc. (ATI) is testing and developing new clean technologies that are shaping the future of the aquaculture industry. [...]
WinCo Foods commits to Four-Star BAP by 2018
WinCo Foods commits to Four-Star BAP by 2018
As part of its sustainable seafood procurement policy, WinCo Foods has committed to sourcing three-star and four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) [...]
A New Year brings Health-Focused consumers a new line of lighter SeaPak products
A New Year brings Health-Focused consumers a new line of lighter SeaPak products
To meet the demands of increasingly health-focused consumers, SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood Co., the nation’s No. 1 shrimp brand within the frozen [...]
Captain D’s achieves Record-Breaking Success in 2015 and signs seven new franchise development agreements in Q4
Captain D’s achieves Record-Breaking Success in 2015 and signs seven new franchise development agreements in Q4
Captain D’s, the leading fast casual seafood restaurant, announced it experienced the most successful year in the company’s rich history by [...]
FAU’s Harbor Branch, Aquaculture Without Frontiers Partner to alleviate poverty and hunger
FAU’s Harbor Branch, Aquaculture Without Frontiers Partner to alleviate poverty and hunger
The old proverbial saying, “Give a Man a Fish and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man to Fish and You Feed Him for a Lifetime,” aptly describes the [...]
Seafood Industry Research Fund annual fundraising dinner comes back to Miami
Seafood Industry Research Fund annual fundraising dinner comes back to Miami
SIRF held its third annual soirée during the Global Seafood Market Conference in Miami, Florida. At the Oceanaire Seafood Room, the SIRF board hosted [...]
FDA: Only Alaska Pollock is ‘Alaska Pollock’
FDA: Only Alaska Pollock is ‘Alaska Pollock’
Alaska pollock is having a good 2016 so far, with boosted quotas, favourable certification and a federal rule that will give Alaska an edge over Russia. “I [...]
Which type of salmon contains the most nutrients?
Which type of salmon contains the most nutrients?
The Question What is the difference between wild, farmed, canned and smoked salmon when it comes to omega-3 fat content? What about other nutrients? I want [...]
New FDA dietary guidelines recommends increasing seafood consumption; check out health benefits & risks here!
New FDA dietary guidelines recommends increasing seafood consumption; check out health benefits & risks here!
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recommending a twofold increase in the consumption of seafood among Americans as part of new dietary [...]
Removal of derelict fishing gear has major economic impact
Removal of derelict fishing gear has major economic impact
A new study by researchers at William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science shows that removal of derelict fishing gear could generate [...]
Pass the Dogfish nuggets? seafood industry rebrands ‘Trash Fish’
Pass the Dogfish nuggets? seafood industry rebrands ‘Trash Fish’
Call them fish sticks for millennials. At any rate, Dana Bartholomew is banking on college students warming up to “Sharck Bites.” Ipswich [...]
The ASEAN feed industry after AEC
The ASEAN feed industry after AEC
Established at the end of 2015, the ASEAN Economic Community or AEC marks the creation of a single market and production base comprising 10 member [...]
Deep Trekker Announces Exclusive Live Demonstrations at Aquaculture 2016, in Las Vegas February 22-26
Deep Trekker Announces Exclusive Live Demonstrations at Aquaculture 2016, in Las Vegas February 22-26
Deep Trekker Inc. announced that they will be offering live demonstrations of their aquaculture remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) at the World Aquaculture [...]
Nova Scotia to Cooke Aquaculture: Pay up on $18m loan
Nova Scotia to Cooke Aquaculture: Pay up on $18m loan
The provincial government is calling in Cooke Aquaculture’s $18-million loan. The money comes from a major loan announced by the former NDP government in [...]
Hubbs-SeaWorld fish farming program spawns deformed fish
Hubbs-SeaWorld fish farming program spawns deformed fish
For 20 years, Hubbs-SeaWorld has been running an experimental program meant to replenish a wild white seabass population decimated by pollution, [...]
Sea Watch International announces Ninth Annual Creative Clam Challenge
Sea Watch International announces Ninth Annual Creative Clam Challenge
Sea Watch International is proud to announce that the 9th Annual Creative Clam Challenge will once again bring the two finalists to the 2016 International [...]
Nova Scotia looks at plans to revive aquaculture sites
Nova Scotia looks at plans to revive aquaculture sites
Development plans for about 70 dormant aquaculture sites are being reviewed by provincial department staff. About half of the province’s 291 aquaculture [...]
NSF International acquires DNA-Based testing laboratory AuthenTechnologies
NSF International acquires DNA-Based testing laboratory AuthenTechnologies
NSF International, a leading provider of auditing, testing and certification services for the dietary supplement, natural product and food industries, has [...]
Durkin: Expanding fish farms to public water a bad idea
Durkin: Expanding fish farms to public water a bad idea
If state senators Tom Tiffany and Richard Gudex get their way and let factory fish farms do their business in any public water they please, one wonders [...]
USDA awards more than $1.2 Million for aquaculture research at four Universities
USDA awards more than $1.2 Million for aquaculture research at four Universities
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded more than $1.2 million to four universities for research to support the development of environmentally [...]
Murkowski threatens to block FDA nomination over GM salmon
Murkowski threatens to block FDA nomination over GM salmon
President Barack Obama’s choice for commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration won easy approval from a Senate panel Tuesday, but two senators [...]
Largest US fishery re-certified to MSC fisheries standard
Largest US fishery re-certified to MSC fisheries standard
The largest fishery in the U.S. and the largest certified sustainable fishery in the world, Alaska Pollock has again achieved re-certification to the [...]
N.S. to work on system for tracking escaped farmed salmon
N.S. to work on system for tracking escaped farmed salmon
Nova Scotia now has a committee to develop a system to track escaped farmed salmon. “Escapees are a worldwide concern wherever there are marine salmon [...]
Department of Commerce approves new rules allowing offshore aquaculture in Gulf of Mexico
Department of Commerce approves new rules allowing offshore aquaculture in Gulf of Mexico
Today, consumer, environmental, and sustainable fishing and farming organisations expressed their strong opposition to new federal regulations that permit [...]
Albertsons companies celebrates Safeway’s 2015 Seafood Sustainability Milestone
Albertsons companies celebrates Safeway’s 2015 Seafood Sustainability Milestone
FishWise retailer partner Safeway reached a major milestone in seafood sustainability. As of year-end 2015, 77% of Safeway’s fresh and frozen seafood and [...]
Aquaculture plant could bring 170 jobs to Fellsmere
Aquaculture plant could bring 170 jobs to Fellsmere
A new $10 million aquaculture facility growing and manufacturing Lentein, a plant-based protein, could employ as many as 170 people when it’s fully [...]
UM-Experimental fish hatchery obtains GLOBALG.A.P. aquaculture certification
UM-Experimental fish hatchery obtains GLOBALG.A.P. aquaculture certification
The University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science’s Experimental Fish Hatchery has made an international mark as the first [...]
First-Ever Federal Rules For Offshore Fish Farming Issued
First-Ever Federal Rules For Offshore Fish Farming Issued
The first-ever federal regulations for large-scale fish farming in the ocean were issued Monday, opening a new frontier in the harvesting of popular [...]
UF/IFAS explores bringing popular South American food fish to Florida
UF/IFAS explores bringing popular South American food fish to Florida
Have you dined on Arapaima? South Americans eat the fish regularly, and University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers are [...]
Ocean acidification behind rise in price of B.C. Shellfish
Ocean acidification behind rise in price of B.C. Shellfish
Scallops and oysters have long been among B.C.’s signature seafood stocks, but there is now concern that with oceans becoming more acidic, shellfish [...]
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute hires technical; sustainability directors
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute hires technical; sustainability directors
The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) recently announced two additions to the seafood marketing team that represents the Alaska seafood industry [...]
Scientists claim most feared salmon virus detected in B.C.
Scientists claim most feared salmon virus detected in B.C.
The most feared virus in the salmon farming industry has been detected by scientists in British Columbia. The study published on Wednesday in the [...]
Seafood is part of a nutritious eating pattern that contributes to a healthy heart and weight
Seafood is part of a nutritious eating pattern that contributes to a healthy heart and weight
The United States Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) released the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA), [...]
British Columbia ends the year strong with two ASC certified salmon farms
British Columbia ends the year strong with two ASC certified salmon farms
British Columbia – As the year comes to a close, British Columbia achieves two more certifications by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council. Marine Harvest [...]
Paul Davis raising questions about sale of Quin-Sea Fisheries
Paul Davis raising questions about sale of Quin-Sea Fisheries
CEO of Royal Greenland says sale ‘won’t mean anything’ for Quin-Sea workers, harvesters Opposition Leader Paul Davis is raising questions [...]
Aquabounty’s enhanced salmon boosted by Canada court ruling
Aquabounty’s enhanced salmon boosted by Canada court ruling
AquaBounty Technologies‘ genetically enhanced salmon received a further boost after a Canada court ruling endorsed the government’s decision [...]
Congress to require labelling of genetically engineered salmon
Congress to require labelling of genetically engineered salmon
The Food and Drug Administration must lay out guidelines for mandatory labelling of genetically engineered salmon and interstate commerce of the fish will [...]
Cargill expands feed formulation expertise through acquisition of Format International Ltd
Cargill expands feed formulation expertise through acquisition of Format International Ltd
Deal boosts end-to-end solutions offering for animal nutrition and feed industries Driven by opportunities in the global feed software market to provide [...]
Gerard & Dominique earns Non-GMO project verification for line of smoked wild salmon lox
Gerard & Dominique earns Non-GMO project verification for line of smoked wild salmon lox
Gerard & Dominique, a leading processor of premium smoked salmon in the United States, is proud to announce its line of wild salmon lox is now verified [...]
Norwegian Seafood Council launches fjord trout at Bocuse d’Or team USA national selection event
Norwegian Seafood Council launches fjord trout at Bocuse d’Or team USA national selection event
The Norwegian Seafood Council is proud to sponsor the Bocuse d’Or Team USA National Selection event, where they will introduce the highly prized Norwegian [...]
Sea cucumbers ‘could put Bermuda on map’
Sea cucumbers ‘could put Bermuda on map’
Sea cucumbers may seem an unlikely source of revenue. But behind the scenes in a small facility on Coney Island, aquaculture experts are investigating the [...]
InstantLabs launches two additional Salmon ID tests; Chinook, Sockeye test kits now available
InstantLabs launches two additional Salmon ID tests; Chinook, Sockeye test kits now available
InstantLabs is adding two additional salmon identification tests to continue the expansion of the company’s growing product line of food safety and seafood [...]
Hawaii Dept. of Health recalls frozen raw imported oysters
Hawaii Dept. of Health recalls frozen raw imported oysters
The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) is issuing a recall notice for frozen, raw oysters imported from Korea and sold in bulk to distributors and [...]
MD Oyster farmers call private hatchery a necessity for industry
MD Oyster farmers call private hatchery a necessity for industry
In the five years since Maryland’s law changed to allow oyster aquaculture throughout the state, dozens of entrepreneurs have taken the plunge. They have [...]
Shipments of Vietnamese Shrimp contaminated with antibiotics discovered by FDA again in November
Shipments of Vietnamese Shrimp contaminated with antibiotics discovered by FDA again in November
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published information regarding entry line refusals for the month of November. The agency reported refusing a [...]
BluWrap adds senior Seafood executive to leadership team
BluWrap adds senior Seafood executive to leadership team
BluWrap, the technology company that naturally extends the shelf life of fresh proteins, announced it has named Rick Speed to its senior management team as [...]
Senators introduce resolution against Catfish inspection office
Senators introduce resolution against Catfish inspection office
U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) introduced a Resolution of Disapproval under the Congressional Review Act that would nullify the [...]
NFI Crab Council announces new member, Byrd International
NFI Crab Council announces new member, Byrd International
The Crab Council welcomes Byrd International as the latest member in its industry-led sustainability effort. With the addition of Byrd International, the [...]
Stavis Seafoods Hires Seafood Veteran As Director Of Operations
Stavis Seafoods Hires Seafood Veteran As Director Of Operations
Stavis Seafoods, a family-owned, international seafood wholesale and distribution company, announced it hired seafood veteran Brett Heidtke to serve as the [...]
NELHA exec says businesses played role in Hawaii’s record-high aquaculture sales
NELHA exec says businesses played role in Hawaii’s record-high aquaculture sales
Exports of businesses at Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority played a major role in Hawaii’s aquaculture record-high sales in 2014, the ocean [...]
Hy-Vee reaffirms stance on genetically engineered salmon
Hy-Vee reaffirms stance on genetically engineered salmon
Despite last week’s decision by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to grant permission for genetically engineered salmon to be sold in the United [...]
Buy-Low Foods achieves sustainable seafood commitment
Buy-Low Foods achieves sustainable seafood commitment
In less than two years since publically announcing their sustainable seafood policy with SeaChoice, Buy-Low Foods has become the first North American major [...]
BAP Mollusk Farm Standards Available For Public Comment
BAP Mollusk Farm Standards Available For Public Comment
The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) mollusk farm standards have been released for a 60-day public comment period, the Global Aquaculture Alliance [...]
Danish company poised to take majority ownership in Quin-Sea Fisheries
Danish company poised to take majority ownership in Quin-Sea Fisheries
Royal Greenland CEO expects ‘great number’ of benefits from transaction One of Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest seafood processing [...]
NM Shrimp Company makes waves at Fish 2.0 competition
NM Shrimp Company makes waves at Fish 2.0 competition
A New Mexico sustainable seafood company receiving support from Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University made plenty of waves during the Fish 2.0 [...]
Alkame Technology begins aquaculture testing in Colorado
Alkame Technology begins aquaculture testing in Colorado
Alkame Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded health and wellness technology holding company with a focus on patentable, innovative, and eco-friendly products [...]
Testing finds no nuke-disaster radiation in Alaska seafood
Testing finds no nuke-disaster radiation in Alaska seafood
Alaska seafood has not been tainted by the Fukushima nuclear disaster four years ago, according to test results announced Monday by a state agency. Alaska [...]
Hy-Vee Reinforces Seafood Policy
Hy-Vee Reinforces Seafood Policy
Hy-Vee issued a statement this week to reinforce its position against genetically modified foods. The company’s news release stated, “Despite last week’s [...]
University of Maine debuting ocean simulator to test sea-bound technology like wind turbines, aquaculture
University of Maine debuting ocean simulator to test sea-bound technology like wind turbines, aquaculture
Builders of everything from cruise ships and ports to oil rigs offshore wind turbines are tasked with the same question — will their work will be strong [...]
Unified effort in congress aims to protect Alaska’s Seafood Powerhouse
Unified effort in congress aims to protect Alaska’s Seafood Powerhouse
Alaska is our nation’s seafood powerhouse. With nine of our country’s top 20 fishing ports by volume, we understand the vital role our seafood industry has [...]
Buy-Low Foods is the first major Grocer in North America to achieve sustainable seafood commitment
Buy-Low Foods is the first major Grocer in North America to achieve sustainable seafood commitment
In less than two years since publically announcing their sustainable seafood policy with SeaChoice, Buy-Low Foods has become the first North American major [...]
Costco joins retailers saying they won’t sell GMO Salmon
Costco joins retailers saying they won’t sell GMO Salmon
Costco said Friday it does not intend to sell genetically modified salmon at this time, joining a list of retailers that say they will not sell the fish [...]
Bristol Bay regional seafood development association names Director
Bristol Bay regional seafood development association names Director
After a lengthy search, the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association has a new executive director set to start in December. The organization, [...]
Purdue animal geneticist available to discuss GMO salmon
Purdue animal geneticist available to discuss GMO salmon
William Muir, a genetics professor in Purdue University’s Department of Animal Sciences, is an expert in animal genomics and well-being, biotechnology, and [...]
Saving seafood announces the National Coalition of Fishing Communities
Saving seafood announces the National Coalition of Fishing Communities
The National Coalition of Fishing Communities (NCFC) has been organized to meet the challenges of modern communication for the commercial fishing industry [...]
Public meeting scheduled to discuss Great Lakes fish farming
Public meeting scheduled to discuss Great Lakes fish farming
State officials will host a public meeting this week to discuss a series of reports on prospects for commercial fish farming in the Great Lakes. Michigan [...]
Entrepreneurs pitch sustainable seafood ideas; Investors take the bait
Entrepreneurs pitch sustainable seafood ideas; Investors take the bait
When you’re trying to persuade investors to pour money into your new seafood startup, maybe don’t use the term maggots. That’s the advice [...]
NFI crab council signs MOU with Sustainable Fisheries Partnership
NFI crab council signs MOU with Sustainable Fisheries Partnership
The National Fisheries Institute’s (NFI) Crab Council has signed an agreement with Sustainable Fisheries Partnership that formalizes a relationship of [...]
VA Governor announces new seafood export deals to Canada
VA Governor announces new seafood export deals to Canada
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced new exports of Virginia seafood to Canada as a result of his recent trade and tourism mission to the country. The trade [...]
FDA beefs up regulation of imported seafood after Cassidy inquiry
FDA beefs up regulation of imported seafood after Cassidy inquiry
After U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) questioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) oversight of imported seafood in August, in response to [...]
Regulators consider what to do about collapsed Lobster stock
Regulators consider what to do about collapsed Lobster stock
Interstate fishing regulators are considering what to do about southern New England’s collapsed lobster population, and fishermen fear new [...]
Efforts underway to ensure ‘Alaskan’ seafood is authentic
Efforts underway to ensure ‘Alaskan’ seafood is authentic
As a result of international tracking difficulties, seafood marketed as “Alaskan” is often anything but, sparking legislative calls to make the Alaska [...]
Marine Harvest: New feed systems camera quick to show savings
Marine Harvest: New feed systems camera quick to show savings
An investment into underwater eyes is already showing huge benefit for salmon farmers at Marine Harvest Canada (MHC). The introduction of Steinsvik feeding [...]
Gorton’s Seafood Moves to Fewer Ingredients for their Flavourful Seafood Favourites
Gorton’s Seafood Moves to Fewer Ingredients for their Flavourful Seafood Favourites
Some mornings when driving along the harbor toward downtown Gloucester, the tantalizing aroma of garlic and herb wafts through the air and you know [...]
Perdue Volunteers and Oyster recovery partnership help restore Bay’s Oyster population
Perdue Volunteers and Oyster recovery partnership help restore Bay’s Oyster population
More than 40 associates and family members joined with Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) representatives to fill about 710 oyster shell bags in support of [...]
Seafood Industry research fund announces annual benefit soiree
Seafood Industry research fund announces annual benefit soiree
The Seafood Industry Research Fund (SIRF) will hold their Annual Benefit Soirée January 18th, 2016 at the Oceanaire Seafood Room in Miami, Florida. Now in [...]
Canadian Herring gillnet fishery first in the World to achieve MSC Certification
Canadian Herring gillnet fishery first in the World to achieve MSC Certification
The Gulf Nova Scotia Herring Federation and its member associations have achieved the globally-recognized Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification [...]
Traceable seafood advocates struggle with how to catch ‘fishy’ imposters
Traceable seafood advocates struggle with how to catch ‘fishy’ imposters
Aim is to create policy that won’t add more burdens to legitimate operations Today, we have machines that can verify the DNA of a seafood species before it [...]
Seafood Watch calls Manitoba fisheries worst in world, urges boycott
Seafood Watch calls Manitoba fisheries worst in world, urges boycott
A California-based group says the commercial fisheries on Manitoba’s three largest lakes are the worst-managed in the world. Seafood Watch of Monterey, [...]
How sustainable seafood pioneer EcoFish avoids ‘Mission Drift’
How sustainable seafood pioneer EcoFish avoids ‘Mission Drift’
Check out your favorite market’s canned fish aisle or frozen-food section these days, and you’ll see numerous brands of tuna, salmon and other wild-caught [...]
FDA Warning Letters: Florida seafood processor and French butter producer
FDA Warning Letters: Florida seafood processor and French butter producer
In the latest batch of posted warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Gourmet Classic Salads seafood processing facility in [...]
New law empowers U.S. to combat illegal fishing and seafood fraud and promote the sustainable management of international fisheries
New law empowers U.S. to combat illegal fishing and seafood fraud and promote the sustainable management of international fisheries
Implements international agreements restricting port access for vessels involved with illegal fishing, promotes sustainable management of eastern Pacific [...]
New Executive Director leads Salmon Farmers’ Association
New Executive Director leads Salmon Farmers’ Association
An award-winning executive manager who has worked in the environmental non-profit sector for more than 20 years is the new Executive Director of the [...]
High toxin level delays California crab season
High toxin level delays California crab season
Wildlife authorities delayed the Dungeness crab season and closed the rock crab fishery for most of California on Thursday, just days after warning of [...]
FDA refusals of shrimp for antibiotics increase in October
FDA refusals of shrimp for antibiotics increase in October
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published information regarding entry line refusals for the month of October. The agency reported refusing a [...]
Captain D’s reports 16th consecutive quarter of same store sales growth and continues national expansion
Captain D’s reports 16th consecutive quarter of same store sales growth and continues national expansion
Captain D’s LLC, the leading fast casual seafood restaurant, announced it achieved its 16th consecutive quarter of positive growth. The company has [...]
Conservation Group sues to stop commercial Salmon farms
Conservation Group sues to stop commercial Salmon farms
The Wild Fish Conservancy has filed a lawsuit against federal environmental and fisheries managers for allowing commercial salmon farms in Puget Sound. The [...]
Garden State Seafood Association leadership, conservationists, and regulators honoured for Landmark Coral Preservation Efforts
Garden State Seafood Association leadership, conservationists, and regulators honoured for Landmark Coral Preservation Efforts
The Garden State Seafood Association’s President, Ernie Panacek, is the recipient of the Regional Ocean Champions Award from Monmouth [...]
Marine Harvest Canada invests $40 million in recirculating aquaculture systems
Marine Harvest Canada invests $40 million in recirculating aquaculture systems
Marine Harvest Canada is building seven new recirculating aquaculture systems at its two North Vancouver Island salmon farms, based on the successful [...]
FishWise partners with Seafood producers cooperative
FishWise partners with Seafood producers cooperative
FishWise is very proud to announce our new producer partnership with the Seafood Producers Cooperative (SPC) based in Bellingham, WA and Sitka, AK. SPC is [...]
Northern Cod population is finally recovering
Northern Cod population is finally recovering
There is growing hope that the once decimated northern cod stock is making a slow, but steady comeback, according to a new study that found the iconic [...]
Gulf Of Maine’s cold-craving Marine Species forced to retreat to deeper waters
Gulf Of Maine’s cold-craving Marine Species forced to retreat to deeper waters
For 178 years, dams stood across the Penobscot River here, obstructing salmon and other river-run fish from reaching the watershed’s vast spawning grounds, [...]
Alexa Tonkovich named ASMI executive director
Alexa Tonkovich named ASMI executive director
ASMI has named International Director Alexa Tonkovich (pictured) as the new Executive Director. The announcement came from ASMI Board Chairman Barry [...]
Canadian Yellowtail Flounder re-certified to the MSC fishery standard
Canadian Yellowtail Flounder re-certified to the MSC fishery standard
Demonstrating a continuous commitment to sustainable fishing practices, the Ocean Choice International (OCI) Grand Bank Yellowtail Flounder Fishery has [...]
Second most productive September for Gulf shrimpers in last six years, dockside prices remain low
Second most productive September for Gulf shrimpers in last six years, dockside prices remain low
Landings data from NOAA for September 2015 report that last month was the second most productive September in the last six years for commercial shrimp [...]
New Oceana study reveals scary news about America’s favourite fish
New Oceana study reveals scary news about America’s favourite fish
Oceana released a new study that reveals mislabeling of America’s favourite fish – salmon. Oceana collected 82 salmon samples from restaurants and grocery [...]
Company seeks to build up clamming in Maine’s poorest county
Company seeks to build up clamming in Maine’s poorest county
It’s a crisp sunny morning in early October in the Washington County town of Pembroke and Tim Sheehan walks briskly across an empty parking lot to [...]
Moratorium on fish farms to be lifted by next year in Nova Scotia, fisheries minister says
Moratorium on fish farms to be lifted by next year in Nova Scotia, fisheries minister says
Nova Scotia Fisheries Minister Keith Colwell released new regulations for aquaculture in Lunenburg Monday to provide “a more accountable and [...]
Coho Salmon: Potential Economic Driver and Food Source
Coho Salmon: Potential Economic Driver and Food Source
Genomic Tools Aim to Revive Fisheries and Aquaculture for a Depleted Species It has been over fifteen years since southern BC commercial fisheries for Coho [...]
Alaska Congressman Young takes up misleading Pollock and Crab labelling fight in US House
Alaska Congressman Young takes up misleading Pollock and Crab labelling fight in US House
Alaska Congressman Don Young and Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) introduced bipartisan legislation to change the market name of “Alaska pollock” to [...]
OCI and Grieg work towards enhancing the Aquaculture industry in Newfoundland and Labrador
OCI and Grieg work towards enhancing the Aquaculture industry in Newfoundland and Labrador
Ocean Choice International (OCI) is pleased to announce that it has been approached by Per Grieg of the Grieg Group  in Norway to participate in a major [...]
Senior Seafood Executive Dennis Guhlke appointed to BluWrap board of directors
Senior Seafood Executive Dennis Guhlke appointed to BluWrap board of directors
BluWrap, the technology company that naturally extends the shelf life of fresh proteins, announced it has named Dennis Guhlke as a member of [...]
Seaquest Seafood Corp recalls fish because of possible health risk
Seaquest Seafood Corp recalls fish because of possible health risk
Seaquest Seafood Corp. of Industry, California, is recalling its Dehydrated & Marinated Uneviscerated Fish as list below, because they have the [...]
Sierra Meat & Seafood takes the lead in sustainability
Sierra Meat & Seafood takes the lead in sustainability
Sierra Meat & Seafood is the first seafood producer to ever receive a 100-percent rating on the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) sustainable [...]
Todd Conway named Handy International President/COO
Todd Conway named Handy International President/COO
Handy International, America’s oldest seafood processor, announced the appointment of Todd Conway to President/Chief Operating Officer (COO). He succeeds [...]
World’s aquaculture leaders to gather in Vancouver for GOAL conference
World’s aquaculture leaders to gather in Vancouver for GOAL conference
More than 400 aquaculture and seafood professionals from around the world will descend upon Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, next week for the Global [...]
Blue Pointe Seafood expands fresh seafood product line
Blue Pointe Seafood expands fresh seafood product line
Blue Pointe Seafood LLC, a marketer of seafood specialties from the Chesapeake Bay area, has announced an expansion of its product line to include more [...]
Government seizes crab products
Government seizes crab products
The United States seized approximately 5,000 cases of frozen, processed crab products manufactured by Rome Packing Company, Inc. (Rome), because the crab [...]
Shrimp may grow faster, bigger, healthier and tastier on sea urchin droppings diet
Shrimp may grow faster, bigger, healthier and tastier on sea urchin droppings diet
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham appear to have found a better way to grow shrimp that is also less expensive, and the new process [...]
Pacific Seafood announces new beer battered products
Pacific Seafood announces new beer battered products
Adding to their popular line of Breaded and Battered fish,  Pacific Seafood Group, a family owned seafood company based in Portland, Ore., is excited about [...]
New Global Energy, Inc. anticipates record year for Tilapia at California farm
New Global Energy, Inc. anticipates record year for Tilapia at California farm
New Global Energy, Inc., a public company focused on Aqua-Farming, Agriculture, and Health & Wellness, announced that it has launched the tilapia [...]
Mobile seafood quality training lab developed to address refrigeration issues
Mobile seafood quality training lab developed to address refrigeration issues
Premium Gulf seafood has one common challenge: antiquated handling techniques used by generation after generation of fishermen, especially when it comes to [...]
Bornstein Seafood, Inc is voluntarily recalling all canned seafood products because of possible health risk
Bornstein Seafood, Inc is voluntarily recalling all canned seafood products because of possible health risk
Bornstein seafoods, inc of Astoria, Oregon is voluntarily recalling ONLY canned salmon, sardines, sturgeon, and tuna with any code starting with [...]
East African refugees chase opportunity in Alaska seafood jobs
East African refugees chase opportunity in Alaska seafood jobs
Alaska seafood jobs are an increasingly powerful draw for immigrants and refugees in Seattle’s East African community. For many it’s a great opportunity [...]
Frequentz partners with major Global King Crab supplier to tackle the issue of IUU seafood
Frequentz partners with major Global King Crab supplier to tackle the issue of IUU seafood
International Seafood Ventures, one of the largest suppliers of King Crab to the U.S. retail market, has formed a strategic alliance with Frequentz Inc., a [...]
Alaska Snow Crab harvest slashed by 40% compared to last season
Alaska Snow Crab harvest slashed by 40% compared to last season
Crabbers’ fears of diving quota came true with the third-lowest snow crab harvest limit since 2005. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, responding to a [...]
Seafood traceability and labelling: Lessons from WTO Tuna disputes
Seafood traceability and labelling: Lessons from WTO Tuna disputes
How to track fish from sea to fork to ensure positive environmental outcomes? In the latest chapter of what is generally agreed to be the longest running [...]
Nova Scotia aquaculture licence processing delays continue
Nova Scotia aquaculture licence processing delays continue
Aquaculture operators in Nova Scotia are keen to start up new businesses, but the province appears to be in no hurry to begin processing new licences. Nova [...]
Hawaii’s $100M fishery reopens in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean
Hawaii’s $100M fishery reopens in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean
After a closure that lasted more than two months, Hawaii’s longline vessels can fish again for bigeye tuna in the waters surrounding the Hawaiian [...]
Canadian seafood moving in a more sustainable direction
Canadian seafood moving in a more sustainable direction
67 percent Canadian seafood catch is now certified sustainable, with over 500 MSC labelled products on sale in Canada. The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) [...]
Fishers Island Oyster Farm raises oysters without impacting the environment
Fishers Island Oyster Farm raises oysters without impacting the environment
Fishers Island — The right way to eat an oyster, says Steve Malinowski, is raw, without hot sauce, lemon juice or any other embellishment to mask its [...]
NaturalShrimp to deliver first commercial sale of fresh indoor shrimp
NaturalShrimp to deliver first commercial sale of fresh indoor shrimp
NaturalShrimp Incorporated, a global shrimp farming company that has developed a technology to produce fresh, gourmet-grade shrimp reliably and [...]
Lake Erie Fishermen obtain global recognition for sustainable fishing
Lake Erie Fishermen obtain global recognition for sustainable fishing
The Lake Erie yellow perch and walleye (pickerel) fisheries have become the fourth and largest commercial freshwater fishery in the world to achieve MSC [...]
Macduff Shellfish family nets £50m from sale
Macduff Shellfish family nets £50m from sale
The family behind Macduff Shellfish, one of Europe’s leading seafood processing businesses, has secured a windfall of around £50 million after selling the [...]
Washington pink shrimp fishery is MSC certified sustainable
Washington pink shrimp fishery is MSC certified sustainable
Washington pink shrimp is the first fishery managed by the state of Washington to achieve certification to the global Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) [...]
Grieg’s Skuna Bay hatchery achieves BAP certification
Grieg’s Skuna Bay hatchery achieves BAP certification
The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has awarded its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification to Grieg Seafood’s Gold River hatchery on Vancouver [...]
Pacific to Plate allows public seafood markets
Pacific to Plate allows public seafood markets
Seafood markets will be allowed to operate in the public square just like farmers markets, now that Governor Jerry Brown has signed Assembly Speaker Toni [...]
Consumer survey explores farmed, wild seafood perceptions
Consumer survey explores farmed, wild seafood perceptions
The marketplace is, at times, an unfriendly place for farmed seafood products. Consumers may look upon aquaculture with a skeptical, if not disdainful, eye [...]
US announces plans to combat illegal fishing and other steps to protect oceans
US announces plans to combat illegal fishing and other steps to protect oceans
The Obama administration announced plans on Monday to step up the fight against illegal fishing, pollution and other crimes at sea, including the creation [...]
Anta®Ox Aqua: Field-tested health protection for profitable shrimp production
Anta®Ox Aqua: Field-tested health protection for profitable shrimp production
An optimized animal health and the decrease of the mortality rate in shrimp production are vital for a profitable shrimp production. Dr. Eckel now releases [...]
USDA Researchers develop all-vegetarian fish feed to help aquaculture
USDA Researchers develop all-vegetarian fish feed to help aquaculture
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture have created an all-vegetarian feed for nine carnivorous fish species that can be used in aquaculture [...]
Captain D’s Takes Healthy Heart Pledge with Seafood Nutrition Partnership
Captain D’s Takes Healthy Heart Pledge with Seafood Nutrition Partnership
Captain D’s LLC, the leading fast casual seafood restaurant, announced it has joined forces with the Seafood Nutrition Partnership, a national non-profit [...]
Marine Harvest Canada first to complete BAP group farm pilot
Marine Harvest Canada first to complete BAP group farm pilot
Marine Harvest Canada has successfully completed a pilot of the Best Aquaculture Practices’ (BAP) new group farm program, resulting in 11 of its salmon [...]
Maine Scallop Fishery to see cutbacks to ensure conservation
Maine Scallop Fishery to see cutbacks to ensure conservation
A plan to place new restrictions on Maine’s scalloping industry is the right way to ensure that the fishery keeps rebuilding, some fishermen say. [...]
Seafood Nutrition Partnership launches National Public Health Education Campaign
Seafood Nutrition Partnership launches National Public Health Education Campaign
Three-year effort will educate the underserved and all Americans about the link between seafood nutrition and heart health; initially focusing on nine [...]
FishChoice launches sustainable seafood calculator application
FishChoice launches sustainable seafood calculator application
New Sustainable Seafood Reporting Application Available for Businesses Online Application Enables Businesses to Self-Assess the Sustainability of their [...]
BC Wild Seafood Processors applaud TPP Agreement
BC Wild Seafood Processors applaud TPP Agreement
“The TPP trade agreement will help our processor members fulfil their potential and realize new business opportunities,” says Chris Sporer, [...]
Remarks at the Our Ocean Conference High-Level Segment
Remarks at the Our Ocean Conference High-Level Segment
John Kerry (Secretary of State) was attending the second Our Ocean conference hosted by the government of Chile. As President Obama announced earlier, we [...]
US Foods named first nationwide foodservice distributor to achieve Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification
US Foods named first nationwide foodservice distributor to achieve Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification
US Foods, one of the country’s most innovative food companies, announced certification to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Chain of Custody [...]
Herzig honoured With GAA lifetime achievement award
Herzig honoured With GAA lifetime achievement award
The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is proud to announce that Bill Herzig is the recipient of this year’s GAA Lifetime Achievement Award. Herzig will [...]
SeaPak Champions National Seafood Month With “Shrimptacular” Campaign of Meal-Planning Ideas
SeaPak Champions National Seafood Month With “Shrimptacular” Campaign of Meal-Planning Ideas
October is always eagerly anticipated at SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood Co. It’s when National Seafood Month rolls around, providing an opportunity to [...]
Beaver Street Fisheries among first to receive new USDA certification
Beaver Street Fisheries among first to receive new USDA certification
Beaver Street Fisheries, Inc. (BSF) continues leading the way in providing top-quality, environmentally friendly seafood products. BSF announced the [...]
National Fisheries Institute recognized as Anchor Partner by Seafood Nutrition Partnership
National Fisheries Institute recognized as Anchor Partner by Seafood Nutrition Partnership
The nonprofit Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) has announced its formal recognition of the National Fisheries Institute as an Anchor Partner within [...]
FAU Harbor Branch partners with seafood company on fish project
FAU Harbor Branch partners with seafood company on fish project
The product of a project spawned out of a partnership between FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) and local company Amy’s Island Seafood could [...]
NFI Crab Council recognized by United Nations for sustainability work
NFI Crab Council recognized by United Nations for sustainability work
The National Fisheries Institute’s (NFI) Crab Council is being recognized by the U.N. Global Compact for its industry-led sustainability programs. [...]
New sustainable seafood reporting application available for businesses
New sustainable seafood reporting application available for businesses
Powered by FishChoice.com, in partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program and Seattle Fish Co., the  new Sustainable Seafood [...]
Toxin levels indefinitely delay re-opening of Oregon razor clamming
Toxin levels indefinitely delay re-opening of Oregon razor clamming
With razor clam samples continuing to contain high levels of marine toxins, Oregon State officials report razor clamming will not open on October 1 as [...]
WorldFish scientist to speak at World Food Prize event
WorldFish scientist to speak at World Food Prize event
Importance of fisheries for food security recognised WorldFish scientist Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted will be a featured speaker at this year’s [...]
Nova Scotia fish farmer says he’s no longer “under the radar”
Nova Scotia fish farmer says he’s no longer “under the radar”
The CEO of a company that has developed a land based salmon farming technique says he hopes to see the technology spread across Canada within 12 to 24 [...]
Salmon farmer Cermaq dismantles ocean pen near Tofino following two-week occupation by First Nations, locals
Salmon farmer Cermaq dismantles ocean pen near Tofino following two-week occupation by First Nations, locals
A new salmon farm in Clayoquot Sound on Vancouver Island was dismantled and hauled away this week after being occupied by members of Ahousaht First Nations [...]
MA closes Oyster beds in Duxbury, Kingston, Plymouth
MA closes Oyster beds in Duxbury, Kingston, Plymouth
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) has issued a [...]
Trident Seafoods recognized as visionary partner by Seafood Nutrition Partnership
Trident Seafoods recognized as visionary partner by Seafood Nutrition Partnership
The nonprofit Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) has announced its formal recognition of Trident Seafoods as a Visionary Partner, the highest donor level, [...]
Comeau’s buys iconic Krauch seafood brand, will move production to Saulnierville
Comeau’s buys iconic Krauch seafood brand, will move production to Saulnierville
Several months after closing shop, the J. Willy Krauch & Sons name will live on in southwestern Nova Scotia. Comeau’s Sea Foods Ltd. has purchased the [...]
Lewis Mills & Co achieves preferred vendor status in US for Nordic Halibut AS
Lewis Mills & Co achieves preferred vendor status in US for Nordic Halibut AS
Lewis Mills & Co, a leading seafood sourcing company announced they have achieved preferred vendor status from Nordic Halibut AS of Norway to market [...]
The most sustainable way to raise seafood might be on land
The most sustainable way to raise seafood might be on land
Americans eat about 4 billion pounds of seafood a year, but many of us don’t know where our fish or shellfish come from—or even what we’re eating. (Seafood [...]
Southold town board passes ‘fish farming’ regulations
Southold town board passes ‘fish farming’ regulations
The Town Board passed rules Tuesday night that limit aquaculture — the growing of ocean life such as kelp, crustaceans or fish for sale —  to particular [...]
Nearly half of U.S. seafood supply Is wasted
Nearly half of U.S. seafood supply Is wasted
Researchers say waste adds to other problems threatening global seafood resources such as overfishing, pollution and climate change As much as 47 percent [...]
High Liner Foods introduces new product line: Simply Sauce Seafood Bites
High Liner Foods introduces new product line: Simply Sauce Seafood Bites
High Liner Foods, the leading value-added frozen seafood supplier in North America, has introduced Simply Sauce Seafood Bites, a new line of products that [...]
The modern lobster trap turns 35, Riverdale Mills 1980 invention, Aquamesh®, still worldwide industry standard
The modern lobster trap turns 35, Riverdale Mills 1980 invention, Aquamesh®, still worldwide industry standard
Riverdale Mills revolutionized the lobster fishing industry when founder James Knott, Sr. created Aquamesh, a first of its kind marine-grade welded wire [...]
GSI’s newest member Jennifer Young is international seafood safety specialist
GSI’s newest member Jennifer Young is international seafood safety specialist
Sitting on a beach enjoying the sunset on a remote Pacific island has been a perk enjoyed by Jennifer Young during her last seven years as a food safety [...]
Aquabotix announces upgraded remotely-operated vehicles (ROVS) – the HydroView pro 7m/aq for aquaculture
Aquabotix announces upgraded remotely-operated vehicles (ROVS) – the HydroView pro 7m/aq for aquaculture
HydroView Pro 7M/AQ is the intelligent solution for aquaculture applications, including site planning, net/fence inspections, fish population studies and [...]
Aquaculture ban proposed at national seashore
Aquaculture ban proposed at national seashore
Chincoteague, Md., officials are preparing to respond to a plan that could put an end to commercial fishing, aquaculture and the horseshoe crab harvest [...]
Georgia Opens Oyster Harvest In State Waters
Georgia Opens Oyster Harvest In State Waters
Georgia’s territorial waters will re-open to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 7:00 a.m., Thursday, October 1, 2015. GA DNR Commissioner [...]
The 2015 CAIA Forum is Taking Shape!
The 2015 CAIA Forum is Taking Shape!
This year’s CAIA National Forum is taking place on Tuesday, November 24th at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa. A stimulating day of expert speakers will help us [...]
Organic aquaculture in Canada
Organic aquaculture in Canada
Aquaculture is the aquatic equivalent of agriculture. The process leading to the development of Canada’s organic standard for aquaculture began about 20 [...]
Sobeys introduces the seafood steamer
Sobeys introduces the seafood steamer
Sobeys has simplified seafood preparation with the launch of the Seafood Steamer, a new innovation now available at Sobeys’ Seafood Service Counters [...]
East Coast Seafood Forum seeks to turn seafood conversations into solutions
East Coast Seafood Forum seeks to turn seafood conversations into solutions
On Monday, October 5, the National Aquarium, in partnership with Samuels and Son Seafood and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program, will host [...]
CFIA: Future Seafoods brand oysters recalled due to Salmonella
CFIA: Future Seafoods brand oysters recalled due to Salmonella
Future Seafoods Inc. is recalling oysters from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product [...]
Nova Scotia salmon farmed on land brought to market
Nova Scotia salmon farmed on land brought to market
Sustainable Fish Farming has spent eight years developing tank system A Nova Scotia company that’s spent eight years developing a system to farm fish [...]
Decision soon on listing eels under Endangered Species Act
Decision soon on listing eels under Endangered Species Act
Fishermen benefiting from booming prices for American eels are squirming about a decision expected this month on whether to list the fish under the [...]
Shellfish growers fed up with raw oyster ban
Shellfish growers fed up with raw oyster ban
Producers of shellfish in B.C. say they cutting jobs because of a month-long raw oyster ban in Vancouver. The ban on the sale of raw oysters harvested [...]
RDC announces investment in support of salmon aquaculture industry
RDC announces investment in support of salmon aquaculture industry
Researchers will use a $358,000 investment from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to support the growth of the provincial salmon aquaculture [...]
Battle for control of North Carolina seafood is complicated
Battle for control of North Carolina seafood is complicated
North Carolina’s fishing resources generate millions of dollars a year, and many come to the beach to enjoy what they believe is freshly caught seafood [...]
Vancouver Aquarium wants to mix conservation with commercial aquaculture
Vancouver Aquarium wants to mix conservation with commercial aquaculture
The Vancouver Aquarium has long trumpeted its dedication to conservation of aquatic life. Under a new and potentially controversial initiative, the [...]
Paine & Partners announces termination of agreements for the sale of Icicle Seafoods
Paine & Partners announces termination of agreements for the sale of Icicle Seafoods
Paine & Partners, LLC, a global private equity investment firm focused on investing in food and agribusiness, and Icicle Holdings, Inc. [...]
Harbour Breton poised for economic injection with opening of seafood plant
Harbour Breton poised for economic injection with opening of seafood plant
After two years of uncertainty, the Town of Harbour Breton — and the entire Connaigre Peninsula — is poised for an economic shot in the arm as the local [...]
Asian shrimp imports are chewing up US suppliers
Asian shrimp imports are chewing up US suppliers
The most-popular seafood in the U.S. isn’t very American anymore, but it sure is getting cheaper. A surge of imported shrimp from Indonesia, Ecuador and [...]
August sets new record for FDA refusals of shrimp entry lines
August sets new record for FDA refusals of shrimp entry lines
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released to the public information regarding entry line refusals for the month of August. The agency reported [...]
As aquaculture booms, a shift toward plant-based fish feed
As aquaculture booms, a shift toward plant-based fish feed
Not too long ago, the aquaculture industry was heavily reliant on marine protein (fish meal and fish oil) to feed and grow farm raised fish, using as much [...]
FirstSource Events hires seafood industry marketing veteran for their rebranded event
FirstSource Events hires seafood industry marketing veteran for their rebranded event
After 24 years of marketing to the seafood industry, ten years with Astra Information Systems and over fourteen years at Diversified Business [...]
Prince William Sound pinks push second-biggest Salmon haul in 20 years
Prince William Sound pinks push second-biggest Salmon haul in 20 years
Statewide, the combined commercial salmon harvest has exceeded the harvest projections and all but one harvest since 1994, with fish still trickling in at [...]
Huge fish farm planned near San Diego aims to fix seafood imbalance
Huge fish farm planned near San Diego aims to fix seafood imbalance
The largest fish farm in America could be built 4 miles off San Diego’s coast. Rose Canyon Fisheries could have a footprint on the ocean floor of 1.3 [...]
Trident Seafoods opens Georgia plant
Trident Seafoods opens Georgia plant
A Seattle-based company that sells frozen seafood has opened a $40 million production plant and distribution center in Georgia. Trident Seafoods announced [...]
Lewis Mills & Co. achieves Chain Of Custody Certification from ASC
Lewis Mills & Co. achieves Chain Of Custody Certification from ASC
Lewis Mills & Co. announced they have achieved Chain of Custody certification from the Aquaculture Stewardship Council. Lewis Mills & Co. is a [...]
USDA appoints Recirculating Farms Coalition executive director to special task force
USDA appoints Recirculating Farms Coalition executive director to special task force
New Task Force Members Will Discuss Organic Standards for Hydroponic and Aquaponic Operations The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced [...]
Great Lakes net pen aquaculture discussed at recent public forum
Great Lakes net pen aquaculture discussed at recent public forum
Michigan Sea Grant and Michigan State University Extension recently completed an integrated assessment project on exploring and expanding Michigan’s [...]
Consumer Groups Urge Costco To Publicly Reject GMO Salmon
Consumer Groups Urge Costco To Publicly Reject GMO Salmon
Consumer groups are pressuring retail giant Costco to publicly promise not to sell genetically modified salmon even if it’s approved by federal regulators. [...]
Peter Carpenter hired as BAP certification manager
Peter Carpenter hired as BAP certification manager
The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division has expanded its management team with the addition of Peter Carpenter as BAP [...]
NOAA’s new Climate Science Strategy aims to reduce effects of climate change on fisheries and living marine resources
NOAA’s new Climate Science Strategy aims to reduce effects of climate change on fisheries and living marine resources
As ocean conditions continue to change, putting ocean ecosystems and the communities that rely upon them at risk, NOAA took a first step in providing [...]
VA issues precautionary closure of Oyster beds
VA issues precautionary closure of Oyster beds
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game’s, Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) has issued a [...]
Nutriad opens new USA Plant
Nutriad opens new USA Plant
Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad officially opened its new facility in Hampshire (IL) – USA. The 50,000+ square foot facility includes [...]
Gulf council shifts Red Snapper quota from commercial to recreational
Gulf council shifts Red Snapper quota from commercial to recreational
Debate over regional management of the Gulf of Mexico recreational red snapper fishery moved from Washington, D.C. to the Crescent City as the Gulf of [...]
Oyster farmers seek quicker approval process
Oyster farmers seek quicker approval process
Maryland’s fledgling oyster farming industry is seeing its growth hampered by government red tape and permitting delays, several aquaculture business [...]
Seven land-grant universities help stabilize Catfish production, increase economic vitality
Seven land-grant universities help stabilize Catfish production, increase economic vitality
Researchers from seven land-grant universities are working together to develop technology that helps catfish farmers meet rising consumer demand for [...]
Deep Trekker introduces powerful, cost-effective new underwater aquaculture drone
Deep Trekker introduces powerful, cost-effective new underwater aquaculture drone
New remotely operated fish-farming vehicle can handle or assist with everything from net inspection to feeding, repairs, and mort retrieval, Deep Trekker [...]
Group of local nonprofits and investors purchase ARC hatchery
Group of local nonprofits and investors purchase ARC hatchery
The Aquacultural Research Corporation has transferred its hatchery business to new ownership and management. A group of investors led by the Cape Cod [...]
Katrina recovery mixed for Gulf Coast fishing industry
Katrina recovery mixed for Gulf Coast fishing industry
For a newcomer to the Mississippi coast, the sights and sounds probably seem normal for life on the water. Children with brightly coloured shovels and [...]
B.C. Oyster recall means mini boom for P.E.I. sellers
B.C. Oyster recall means mini boom for P.E.I. sellers
P.E.I. oyster merchants say the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s province-wide recall in British Columbia has led to a mini-boom in business. The [...]
Costco faces a lawsuit alleging it knew about slavery practices in supply chain
Costco faces a lawsuit alleging it knew about slavery practices in supply chain
Three California law firms have filed a class-action lawsuit against Costco and CP Foods, its Thai seafood supplier, and are seeking an injunction to stop [...]
CFIA: Oysters from BC coastal waters may be unsafe for raw consumption
CFIA: Oysters from BC coastal waters may be unsafe for raw consumption
Industry is recalling oysters harvested from BC coastal waters on or before August 18, 2015 and intended for raw consumption from the marketplace due to [...]
California Sea Grant now accepting applications: 2016 California State Fellows Program
California Sea Grant now accepting applications: 2016 California State Fellows Program
The State Fellows Program provides a unique educational opportunity for graduate students at California higher education institutions who are interested [...]
SeaChoice Spat Underscores Sustainable-Seafood Challenges
SeaChoice Spat Underscores Sustainable-Seafood Challenges
The August 10 decision by sustainable-seafood program SeaChoice to end its relationship with the Overwaitea Food Group (OFG) highlights the lack of a [...]
New hatchery likely to double oyster production at LSU’s Grand Isle Site
New hatchery likely to double oyster production at LSU’s Grand Isle Site
The hatchery is a far cry from the old boat shed with a rotten roof where LSU professor John Supan worked for years. On Wednesday, he was like a proud [...]
Outbreak Of Vibrio Parahaemolyticus Linked To Raw Shellfish
Outbreak Of Vibrio Parahaemolyticus Linked To Raw Shellfish
The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with provincial public health partners, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the Department of [...]
Cargill to enter salmon feed market with purchase of EWOS from Altor and Bain Capital
Cargill to enter salmon feed market with purchase of EWOS from Altor and Bain Capital
€1.35 billion deal creates a global leader in aquaculture nutrition Cargill has entered into an agreement with Altor Fund III and Bain Capital Europe III [...]
NC seafood processor and distributor sentenced for mislabeling shrimp
NC seafood processor and distributor sentenced for mislabeling shrimp
North Carolina-based seafood processor and wholesale distributor Alphin Brothers Inc, was sentenced today in federal court for falsely labeling imported [...]
SeaChoice discontinues sustainable seafood partnership with Overwaitea Food Group
SeaChoice discontinues sustainable seafood partnership with Overwaitea Food Group
After six years of working together on a sustainable seafood program, SeaChoice  have announced, with regret, the end of its sustainable seafood [...]
Seafood Nutrition Partnership’s statement on USDA studies encouraging Americans to eat more seafood for a healthier diet
Seafood Nutrition Partnership’s statement on USDA studies encouraging Americans to eat more seafood for a healthier diet
U.S. consumers are missing out on the health benefits of seafood. That’s the conclusion of two recent U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) studies that [...]
American Seafoods nears closing on recapitalization
American Seafoods nears closing on recapitalization
American Seafoods has announced it has reached agreement with an investor group to complete a deleveraging recapitalisation of the Company. The closing of [...]
ACME Smoked Fish Plant Growing Faster Than Projected
ACME Smoked Fish Plant Growing Faster Than Projected
Six months after opening, the ACME plant at Pender Commerce Park is poised to hit its five-year commitment of 120 jobs yet this year and may substantially [...]
Maine’s Aquaculture and the 50th Anniversary of the Darling Marine Center
Maine’s Aquaculture and the 50th Anniversary of the Darling Marine Center
The role of the Darling Marine Center in helping develop Maine’s aquaculture. Guests:  Heather Lesley, new director of the Darling Marine Center. An [...]
CAIA Forum & AGM 2015 –  Save the Date!
CAIA Forum & AGM 2015 – Save the Date!
CAIA 2015 National Forum will be held on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24. The AGM will follow on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25. This year, the Forum promises to be another [...]
Feds Sidestep Law to Let BC’s Biggest Fishery Sell Catch as Farm Feed
Feds Sidestep Law to Let BC’s Biggest Fishery Sell Catch as Farm Feed
Industry asks for legal exception after Russian embargo drops bottom out of market for Pacific hake. The economic squeeze of a Russian trade embargo has [...]
Salty Girl Seafood Named Woman-Owned Business Of The Year
Salty Girl Seafood Named Woman-Owned Business Of The Year
Salty Girl Seafood, a seafood company developing sustainable, traceable, ready-to-cook, seafood products announced it has received the Spirit of Small [...]
Maryland DNR forms position to give more voice to seafood industry
Maryland DNR forms position to give more voice to seafood industry
Former Queen Anne’s County commissioner and waterman George O’Donnell has been brought onto the Department of Natural Resources’ payroll as a seafood [...]
USDA: Consumers missing out on seafood benefits
USDA: Consumers missing out on seafood benefits
Seafood, which is defined as both fish and shellfish, is a nutrient-rich protein food, and its consumption has been associated with reduced risk of heart [...]
Accountability & transparency are keys to seafood sustainability
Accountability & transparency are keys to seafood sustainability
In tribute to its belief that sustainability is a never-ending journey, Wegmans has added an additional step to the Fishery Improvement Projects (FIP) in [...]
B.C. Weather linked to ‘unprecedented’ rates of illness from raw Oysters
B.C. Weather linked to ‘unprecedented’ rates of illness from raw Oysters
An unprecedented number of people in British Columbia reported raw shellfish-related illnesses in June and July, the B.C. Centre for Disease Control [...]
Senate committee report could spawn aquaculture industry legislation
Senate committee report could spawn aquaculture industry legislation
Industry producing one-third of Canada’s seafood has relied on 150-year-old regulatory system to this point, CAIA says Canada is the world’s only [...]
Investment of more than $1 million to expand bay management areas
Investment of more than $1 million to expand bay management areas
Through, Budget 2015, the Provincial Government is investing more than Can$1 million over two years for oceanographic research to support aquaculture [...]
Co-op featuring sustainable West Creek Coho salmon
Co-op featuring sustainable West Creek Coho salmon
West Creek Aquaculture and Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) are partnering to bring more sustainably raised seafood to Western Canadian shoppers. West [...]
Applications sought for Preferred Freezer Services Global Aquaculture Innovation & Leadership Award
Applications sought for Preferred Freezer Services Global Aquaculture Innovation & Leadership Award
The Global Aquaculture Alliance is accepting applications for the Preferred Freezer Services Global Aquaculture Innovation & Leadership Award, the [...]
Seafood farmers support Senate call for a new Aquaculture Act
Seafood farmers support Senate call for a new Aquaculture Act
Canada would emerge as a leader in responsible & sustainable best practices Canada’s seafood farmers and the Canadian Aquaculture Industry [...]
Open Blue cobia cook-off announced
Open Blue cobia cook-off announced
Open Blue is excited to announce the upcoming Open Blue Cobia Cook Off. This blogging and cook off competition gives US Based food bloggers and chefs the [...]
Bristol Bay Fishermen Aghast At 50-Cents-A-Pound Price For Sockeye
Bristol Bay Fishermen Aghast At 50-Cents-A-Pound Price For Sockeye
Most Bristol Bay fishermen were shocked and dismayed when they heard last week that major buyers would pay 50 cents a pound for red salmon. That’s a [...]
NFI Issues Statement On 2015 State Department Trafficking In Persons Report
NFI Issues Statement On 2015 State Department Trafficking In Persons Report
The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) has zero tolerance for labour abuses. Our member companies continue to review, monitor and audit their supply chains [...]
Kuterra aquaculture by ‘Namgis First Nation raises hope for wild salmon — and some hackles
Kuterra aquaculture by ‘Namgis First Nation raises hope for wild salmon — and some hackles
The recent offer by Norwegian salmon-farming corporation Grieg to pay off B.C. shrimp fishermen— as part of an industry-wide intention to massively expand [...]
Stellar Biotechnologies signs Collaboration Agreement to Expand KLH Aquaculture Operations
Stellar Biotechnologies signs Collaboration Agreement to Expand KLH Aquaculture Operations
Stellar Secures Strategic Site in Mexico for Exclusive Sustainable KLH Production Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. a leading provider of Keyhole Limpet [...]
ADF&G Figures Show Commercial Pinks Slow To Arrive In Southeast
ADF&G Figures Show Commercial Pinks Slow To Arrive In Southeast
Southeast Alaska fishermen have pulled in almost 10 million salmon so far this summer even as the pace of fishing remains below five-year averages, [...]
Chile’s Salmon flops at Costco, Grocers
Chile’s Salmon flops at Costco, Grocers
Chile’s salmon farmers are using record levels of antibiotics to treat virulent and pervasive bacteria, driving away some U.S. retailers including [...]
Clearwater Seafoods welcomes the Belle Carnell to their fleet
Clearwater Seafoods welcomes the Belle Carnell to their fleet
Clearwater Seafoods welcomes the Belle Carnell into their fleet of clam vessels at an official ceremony on the St. John’s Harbour Front. This [...]
Oceana calls for ‘one name for one fish’ for all US Seafood
Oceana calls for ‘one name for one fish’ for all US Seafood
Oceana is calling on the federal government to require “one name for one fish” for all seafood in the United States. The importance of species-specific [...]
Albertsons companies expands responsible seafood partnership with FishWise
Albertsons companies expands responsible seafood partnership with FishWise
Albertsons Companies, Inc., which includes well-known banners such as Albertsons, JewelOsco, Shaw’s and Safeway, the second-largest traditional grocer in [...]
Fisheries & Oceans Canada Announces Increase To Arctic Surf Clam TAC
Fisheries & Oceans Canada Announces Increase To Arctic Surf Clam TAC
Fisheries and Oceans Canada announced that the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for offshore Arctic surf clam will increase from 38,756 tonnes to 52,655 tonnes [...]
CFIA: Healthy Butcher Brand Smoked Fish Recalled
CFIA: Healthy Butcher Brand Smoked Fish Recalled
The Healthy Butcher is voluntarily recalling smoked fish from the marketplace because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Consumers should [...]
Survey: Floridians Like Seafood, But Don’t Eat Enough
Survey: Floridians Like Seafood, But Don’t Eat Enough
Nearly half of Floridians eat more seafood than they did five to 10 years ago, but 40 percent still do not eat the federally recommended dietary intake of [...]
Aquaculture pesticide rules give too much power to industry: fisheries group
Aquaculture pesticide rules give too much power to industry: fisheries group
New rules to permit the use of pesticides in the water under fish farm pens are drawing criticism from fisheries groups concerned Ottawa is placing too [...]
Publix Defends Seafood Practices Against Greenpeace Report
Publix Defends Seafood Practices Against Greenpeace Report
Publix Super Markets is refuting the findings of a new Greenpeace report that ranked grocers based on their efforts to protect the world’s oceans [...]
PSPA Seeks To Be Second MSC Client For Alaska Salmon
PSPA Seeks To Be Second MSC Client For Alaska Salmon
Pacific Seafood Processors Association has begun the process of applying to be a second client for a Marine Stewardship Council certificate for Alaska [...]
Commercial harvest reaches 20 million salmon
Commercial harvest reaches 20 million salmon
Fish being caught in Copper River Cook Inlet and Bristol Bay so far are undersized by age. Five weeks into the Bristol Bay sockeye salmon fishery, with a [...]
Alaskan Shellfish Hatcheries Look To Pacific NW For Countering Ocean Acidification
Alaskan Shellfish Hatcheries Look To Pacific NW For Countering Ocean Acidification
A recent NOAA study named 2040 as the date for the potential end of Alaskan shellfish hatcheries. That is, unless serious mitigation efforts are put in [...]
Shellfish Industry & CT Seek Common Ground With New Panel
Shellfish Industry & CT Seek Common Ground With New Panel
Connecticut’s shellfish industry that sees state regulators as heavy-handed is backing an advisory council established by the legislature to seek [...]
Aquaculture Canada 2015: Blue Revolution 2.0
Aquaculture Canada 2015: Blue Revolution 2.0
The Aquaculture Association of Canada (AAC) held it’s 31st annual conference at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo from May 31 to June 3, [...]
Fishermen Offered $20,000 Compensation for Proposed Salmon Farms
Fishermen Offered $20,000 Compensation for Proposed Salmon Farms
Aquaculture and shrimp-by-trawl fishery can coexist, says Grieg Seafood spokesman A salmon farming company is offering 10 British Columbian fishermen [...]