Thu. Jan 26 2023

VIDEO: Oregon Crab Season; Santa Monica Seafood; NOAA Denies Request


New England Fishery Management Council Presents 2022 Award for Excellence to Maggie Raymond


Russia Refused to Negotiate with Japan on Catching Fish on the Kuriles Islands


38 North Korean and Chinese Fishing Boats Entered Yamatotai in Japan's EEZ In 2022


NRF: Valentine’s Day Spending to Soar Past 2022 to $26 Billion


Kikka Sushi Launches New Vegan Line of Products


Plant Based Seafood Company The Ish Company Raises More Than $5 Million in Seed Funding


Registration Open For Second Annual Global Shrimp Forum  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, January 26


Wed. Jan 25 2023

Russian Frozen King Crab Half Price, Tsukiji Kanisho Securing 1,000 Tons  


The Retail Rundown: How Do Plant-Based Meat Sales Fare at Retail?


NRA: “Potential Warning Sign” For Restaurants As Sales Trended Lower Towards End Of 2022


Report: “No statistically Relevant Association” Regarding Sea Lice and Production of Farmed Salmon  


Nothing Can Stop The Return of Lobsterfest At Red Lobster  


NEFMC Executive Director to Retire After 25-Year Stint with Council


StarKist Named One of BrandSpark’s Most Trusted Consumer Products


Irish Minister: National Inshore Fishermen’s Association Named EU Producer Organization


Steakholder Foods Achieves 50x Yield in Cell Production Using a Filtration System


SeafoodNews.com Summary Wednesday, January 25


Tue. Jan 24 2023

Another Biotoxin Wrinkle Adds to Oregon Crab Season Woes  


Santa Monica Seafood Expanding to East Coast With New Facility Near Baltimore, Maryland


SeafoodNews.com Summary Tuesday, January 24


Mon. Jan 23 2023

Podcast: Global Seafood Market Conference Recap!


NOAA Denies Emergency Action Request from Bering Sea Crabbers Association to Close Fishing Areas


Russia Plans to Catch Up to 800,000 Tonnes of Pollock in Sea of Okhotsk This Year  


Iceland Seafood Sees Another Deal for UK Operations Fall Through


Global Seafood Alliance Adds Walmart Frozen Seafood Director to Board


Slapfish Partners with The Culinary Edge to Debut New Restaurant Concept


SeafoodNews.com Summary Monday, January 23


Fri. Jan 20 2023

SeafoodNews.com Summary Friday, January 20


Chicken of the Sea Reveals “Wild-Caught Happiness” Rebrand, First Complete Rebrand in Over 20 Years


Thu. Jan 19 2023

SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, January 19


New Research Shows Shifting Identities of Global Fishing Fleet to Help Bolster Fisheries Management


Storms Easing, More West Coast Areas Opening for Dungeness Crab  


Wally Stevens and Cyr Couturier Join Board of Kurt Grinnell Aquaculture Scholarship Foundation


BC Salmon Farmers Association Release Report on a Successful Transition Plan For Salmon Farming  


Global Seafood Alliance Rebrands GOAL Conference, Announces Dates, Venue for New Event


WDFW Investigation Reveals IUU and Misbranding Violations at Washington Restaurant


VIDEO: Salmon Investigation; U.S.-EU Tariffs; Crab Holdout


Ag Exports in Focus Following Tariff Rate Quote Agreement Between U.S. and EU


The Retail Rundown: Seafood Feature Volume Increases


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VIDEO: Oregon Crab Season; Santa Monica Seafood; NOAA Denies Request

Join SeafoodNews Managing Editor Amanda Buckle as she breaks down the top three read stories of the week, including Oregon crab season woes; Santa Monica Seafood's expansion to the East Coast; and NOAA's denial of the emergency action request for red king crab. 

This episode of the SeafoodNews Weekly Video is brought to you by COMTELL’s new retail dashboard, a newly enhanced and comprehensive retail experience that gives subscribers access to retailer-based IRI scanner data with an in-depth and accurate view of the buying...

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New England Fishery Management Council Presents 2022 Award for Excellence to Maggie Raymond

The New England Fishery Management Council honored Maggie Raymond, former Executive Director of Associated Fisheries of Maine and a 25-year participant in the Council process, by presenting her with the 2022 Janice M. Plante Award for Excellence.

Council Chair Eric Reid called the recognition “long overdue.”

“Maggie represents the epitome of someone dedicated to both the commercial fishing industry and sustainable fisheries management,” said Chair Reid. “Her tenure covers a period of tremendous change, stretching from the early days of the...

 

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Russia Refused to Negotiate with Japan on Catching Fish on the Kuriles Islands 

Russia refused to negotiate with Japan on catching fish on the Kuriles Islands, sparking serious concerns among Japanese fishermen, operating in this area.  

According to a recent report in the Japanese Hokkaido Shimbun business paper, the biggest concerns were reflected by Japanese fishermen working on the northern and northeastern parts of Hokkaido, which may face a significant decline of their catches this year.  

The talks regarding the provision of quotas for Japanese fishermen for the catch close to the Russian Kuriles...

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38 North Korean and Chinese Fishing Boats Entered Yamatotai in Japan's EEZ In 2022

On January 17, Japan's Fisheries Agency announced that in 2022, it issued warnings within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) surrounding the Yamato Bank in the Sea of Japan against 38 foreign fishing vessels to vacate. The breakdown is 19 Chinese and 19 North Korean fishing vessels. The North Korean fishing vessels have been confirmed for the first time in about two years. A Fisheries Agency official said, "Since they changed from wooden boats to steel vessels, we need to be more vigilant...

 

 

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NRF: Valentine’s Day Spending to Soar Past 2022 to $26 Billion

The National Retail Federation (NRF) expects consumers to shell out $25.9 billion for Valentine’s Day in 2023, up from 2022’s $23.9 billion, per an annual survey released by the group and Prosper Insights & Analytics.

If the survey results hold true, 2023 would be one of the highest spending years on record, the NRF noted.

“Valentine’s Day is a special occasion to shop for the people we care most about,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “This year, as consumers embrace spending on friends and...

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Kikka Sushi Launches New Vegan Line of Products

Vegan sushi is headed to the masses thanks to Tonny Soesanto, CEO of Kikka Sushi. The company, which has been a long time partner of Whole Foods Markets, recently launched Vegan Salmon and Tuna Sushi.

Both the new plant-based salmon and tuna products are primarily made out of konjac, a root vegetable, as well as red algae. Soesanto, who is a graduate of CalTech with a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, created the products through a collaboration with a partner company in Japan.

As noted above, Kikka Sushi has been...

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Registration Open For Second Annual Global Shrimp Forum

Save the date! The second annual Global Shrimp Forum is set to take place September 5-7 at the Van der Valk Hotel, Utrecht. And registration for the event is now open.

“We are delighted to share the news that the Global Shrimp Forum is returning for its second event in 2023 and that early-bird registration is now open,” said Willem van der Pijl, co-founder of the Global Shrimp Forum. “Preparations for this year’s event are well underway, and we are thrilled to announce that more than 35 companies have...

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The Retail Rundown: How Do Plant-Based Meat Sales Fare at Retail?

Plant protein has piqued increased interest among consumers in recent years. Within the plant protein arena, plant-based meat ranks second in terms of sales dollars, behind plant-based milk.

Boosted by growing demand among consumers, whether vegan, vegetarian, or flexitarian, plant-based meat sales climbed to $1.4 billion in 2020, according to the Good Food Institute. That was up 45% from 2019 and a record year of growth.  However, dollar sales of plant-based meat in 2021 were flat with the year prior at $1.4 billion.

Like conventional meat, the plant-based industry has weathered recent years of pandemic-related challenges including supply chain issues and inflation. A deeper dive into Information Resources, Inc. (IRI) data suggests that plant-based sales at retail could continue to stall following its sharp upward trajectory three years prior...

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Report: “No statistically Relevant Association” Regarding Sea Lice and Production of Farmed Salmon

A new peer-reviewed Science Response Report published on the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s (DFO) website by the Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat (CSAS) concludes that sea lice on farm-raised salmon does not impact sea lice levels on wild juvenile salmon in British Columbia.

This comprehensive CSAS report adds to the nine previous CSAS science reviews (2020) on salmon aquaculture in BC, that concluded “minimal risk” to Fraser River Sockeye salmon from all relevant fish pathogens of concern...

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NEFMC Executive Director to Retire After 25-Year Stint with Council

The New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) announced during its January meeting that Executive Director Thomas A. Nies will retire this summer and a nationwide search for his successor has begun.

Nies joined the Council in 1997 first working on the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan, then jumping to lead analyst for groundfish. He spearheaded the Groundfish Plan Development Team (PDT), as he did the Herring PDT prior.

In 2013, Nies was named Executive Director. In his time, the NEFMC shared that he worked on the Council Coordination Committee...

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Irish Minister: National Inshore Fishermen’s Association Named EU Producer Organization

Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue announced that the National Inshore Fishermen’s Association (NIFA) has been named an EU Producer Organization.

Announcing the recognition of the NIFA as a Producer Organization, Minister McConalogue said:

“In our Programme for Government, we committed to supporting the inshore fishing fleet in generating greater marketing and promotional capacity by facilitating the establishment of a Producer Organisation for these smaller fishing vessels, thereby providing additional opportunity for the island and coastal communities involved in the inshore sector...

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Another Biotoxin Wrinkle Adds to Oregon Crab Season Woes

Oregon's southern coast has had its share of biotoxin woes this year and another crab with an elevated level of domoic acid triggered a scramble Friday.

Zones 50-J, K and L -- roughly Bandon to the California border -- have remained closed due to one elevated crab with an elevated level of domoic acid, while Central Oregon opened on Jan. 15. Fishermen and processors were hoping for a Feb. 1 opening for those areas, like the area from Cape Falcon north to ...

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Podcast: Global Seafood Market Conference Recap!

Join SeafoodNews Managing Editor Amanda Buckle and Urner Barry Seafood market reporter Lorin Castiglione as they talk about the National Fisheries Institute’s recent Global Seafood Market Conference!

This episode of the SeafoodNews weekly podcast is  brought to you by the new retail experience that is now live on the premier protein market intelligence platform, COMTELL . A newly enhanced and comprehensive retail experience gives subscribers access to retailer-based IRI scanner data with an in-depth and accurate view of the buying process, offering a more intimate understanding of consumer spending habits...

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Russia Plans to Catch Up to 800,000 Tonnes of Pollock in Sea of Okhotsk This Year

Russia demonstrated normal results of its pollock fish catch in Kamchatka last year despite the generally tough economic environment in the country amid Western sanctions.

In 2022 the volume of catch of Kamchatka fishing enterprises in the Sea of Okhotsk amounted to 404,000 metric tons, which is about 4% less than a year earlier with the local JSC "Okeanrybflot", "Norebo" group and Lenin Fishing Kolkhoz being among the largest producers.

According to the regional Ministry of Fisheries, during the Sea of Okhotsk pollock fishing...

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Global Seafood Alliance Adds Walmart Frozen Seafood Director to Board

The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) announced that Michael Berto has joined its board of directors on January 19.

Berto is the merchandising director for frozen seafood at Walmart US. He has been with the company for six years, working in a number of roles in various protein departments.

Prior to Walmart, he spent time working in the meat industry. Michael is a graduate of Texas A&M University with degrees in animal science and meat science, per the GSA...

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News Summary January 26, 2023

Today's Top Story: VIDEO: Oregon Crab Season; Santa Monica Seafood; NOAA Denies Request

Join SeafoodNews Managing Editor Amanda Buckle as she breaks down the top three read stories of the week, including Oregon crab season woes; Santa Monica Seafood's expansion to the East Coast; and NOAA's denial of the emergency action request for red king crab...

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News Summary January 24, 2023

Today's Top Story: Another Biotoxin Wrinkle Adds to Oregon Crab Season Woes

Oregon's southern coast has had its share of biotoxin woes this year and another crab with an elevated level of domoic acid triggered a scramble Friday. Zones 50-J, K and L -- roughly Bandon to the California border -- have remained closed due to one elevated crab with an elevated level of domoic acid, while Central Oregon opened on January 15...

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News Summary January 20, 2023

Today's Top Story: Norway's 40% Salmon Tax Threatens to Raise Prices and Plunge its Producers in the Stock Market

Last September, the Norwegian government unveiled a new tax on salmon producers that was to come into force on January 1 of this year. Although the details of the rule have yet to be finalized and the text has to pass through Parliament (its application would be retroactive from the beginning of the year), the decision has been a headache for the companies concerned and threatens to seriously affect consumers. 

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Plant Based Seafood Company The Ish Company Raises More Than $5 Million in Seed Funding

More plant-based seafood is coming your way. The ISH Company, which is in the plant-based seafood space, has raised more than $5 Million in seed funding to accelerate growth and development of their products. 

According to the company, the funds will primarily be used to propel their product into the “flourishing plant-based foods market” and help the company continue to create more innovative products. The funds will also help lay the groundwork for future partnerships...

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Russian Frozen King Crab Half Price, Tsukiji Kanisho Securing 1,000 Tons

The price of frozen king crab from the Russian Far East, which was caught at the end of last year, has dropped significantly. According to Tsukiji Kanisho, the price of frozen king crab purchased from Russian producers from October last year to mid-January this year was between $30 and $40 per kilo. This price range is 50 to 60% cheaper than the previous year's auction price in Busan, South Korea. The company chairman Tadaaki Nakamura said...

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NRA: “Potential Warning Sign” For Restaurants As Sales Trended Lower Towards End Of 2022

Restaurant total eating and drinking place sales have been on the rise since COVID restrictions were lifted. However, based on data for the close of 2022, the National Restaurant Association (NRA) says there is a “potential warning sign for diminished consumer activity in the months ahead.”

Preliminary data for December 2022 reveals that eating and drinking places registered total sales of $88.3 billion. This was down 0.9% from November’s volume of $89.2 billion.

According to NRA, October and November sales figures...

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Nothing Can Stop The Return of Lobsterfest At Red Lobster

Lobster lovers can show their support for the industry at Red Lobster locations. The seafood chain announced this week that their popular and limited time promotion, Lobsterfest, is back!

“For this year’s Lobsterfest, we’ve created a menu that’s perfect for both the already lob-sessed as well as those looking to expand their love of lobster,” said Patty Trevino, Chief Marketing Officer at Red Lobster. “The multiple ways we are offering lobster this year will satisfy any craving, and you can even add some variety by pairing shrimp or...

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StarKist Named One of BrandSpark’s Most Trusted Consumer Products

StarKist has been named a leading brand in America. 

This week BrandSpark International released their 2023 BrandSpark Most Trusted Awards winners for 2023. The winners are based on a national survey of 19,752 shoppers who “gave their top-of-mind, independent answers as to which brands they trust most and why.”

“As prices for consumer goods and services have increased substantially over the past number of years due to inflation and supply chain issues, consumers are much more likely to choose brands they trust the most to bring them great quality...

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Steakholder Foods Achieves 50x Yield in Cell Production Using a Filtration System

Steakholder Foods Ltd. (NASDAQ: STKH), (formerly MeaTech 3D: MITC), an international deep-tech food company at the forefront of the cultivated meat industry, today announced that it has developed a process that has achieved 50 times more growth in cell production yield than previously. This breakthrough process uses a filtering system integrated with the company's growth method and is expected to result in greater outputs.

Achieving a high growth yield with minimal use of growth media is an industry-wide goal, due to the current high...

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Santa Monica Seafood Expanding to East Coast With New Facility Near Baltimore, Maryland

Santa Monica Seafood is making a move for the East Coast. The 84-year-old privately owned company already has facilities in 15 locations across the Southwestern and Midwestern U.S. Now, the company has secured a lease for a 26,000 SF facility near Baltimore, Maryland. The new facility will serve as the third location for their skin-pack operations.

“Since launching our skin-packed seafood program in 2016 in Los Angeles and again in 2018 in Chicago, we have seen explosive growth and tremendous support from...

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NOAA Denies Emergency Action Request from Bering Sea Crabbers Association to Close Fishing Areas

NOAA Fisheries denied a request for emergency action to close the red king crab savings area and red king crab savings subarea to all fishing gears from January 1, 2023, to June 30, 2023.

The petition was submitted by the Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers in September 2022 with the aim of protecting the Bristol Bay red king crab and its habitat.

NOAA said the red king crab savings area was established in 1996. It is permanently closed to bottom trawling...

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Iceland Seafood Sees Another Deal for UK Operations Fall Through

Iceland Seafood International (ISI) announced that another potential deal for its UK subsidiary, Iceland Seafood UK, has come to an end.

On December 30, 2022, ISI announced that it signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to sell Iceland Seafood UK and those negotiations have since stalled. The deal will not happen.

“The board and management of Iceland Seafood will now evaluate their options and will communicate on next steps in the process when appropriate,” the company wrote in a press release.

The first deal fell through...

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Slapfish Partners with The Culinary Edge to Debut New Restaurant Concept

Seafood restaurant chain Slapfish, in partnership with foodservice brand solutions firm The Culinary Edge (TCE), will debut a new restaurant concept in the Salt Lake City market on January 30.

According to TCE, the new restaurant will “deliver on the whitespace for approachable and elevated seafood in the fast-casual space.” This comes via Slapfish’s offerings of “fearless flavors, fan-favorite forms, and responsibly sourced seafood that guests can't find anywhere else.”

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News Summary January 25, 2023

Today's Top Story: Russian Frozen King Crab Half Price, Tsukiji Kanisho Securing 1,000 Tons

The price of frozen king crab from the Russian Far East, which was caught at the end of last year, has dropped significantly. According to Tsukiji Kanisho, the price of frozen king crab purchased from Russian producers from October last year to mid-January this year was between $30 and $40 per kilo. This price range is 50 to 60% cheaper than the previous year's auction price in Busan, South Korea. The company chairman Tadaaki Nakamura said, "Last year, we secured about 1,000 tons of king crab from the Far East of Russia," Minato Shimbun reported...

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News Summary January 23, 2023

PODCAST: Global Seafood Market Conference Recap!

Join SeafoodNews Managing Editor Amanda Buckle and Urner Barry Seafood market reporter Lorin Castiglione as they talk about the National Fisheries Institute’s recent Global Seafood Market Conference...

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