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Jun 24 - NFI Crab Council Meets in Maryland For Summer Working Group Meeting Series


Jun 22 - Blue Star Foods Finds Engineer for RAS Soft-Shell Crab Expansion


Jun 21 - Hokkaido Fishermen on Verge of Serious Loss Due to Russia’s Decision to Suspend Fisheries Agreement


Jun 15 - Multiple Snow Crab Processors Reportedly Halt Production Lines Citing Market Troubles


Jun 8 - Carthage Crabs and Seafood Join NFI Crab Council


Jun 8 - U.S. Imports of Russian King Crab Surge in May


Jun 7 - Over 87% Of Snow Crab Quota Caught in Gulf; 71% Caught in NL


Jun 6 - Irvington Seafood Recalls Crabmeat Products Due to Potential Listeria Contamination


Jun 3 - Inflation, Russia-Ukraine Crisis Loom Over Norwegian Seafood Exports


Jun 1 - Snow Crab Landings Update And Seasonal Closures As of May 31


May 31 - NL Snow Crab Producers Limited Production In Response to 2022 Market Challenges


May 31 - Russian Crab Sector to Face Dark Ages


May 31 - Frozen Russian Snow Crab Plummet 60% to $18.5/kg in Korea


May 31 - Nova Scotia Finds Success Promoting Lobster Online During Chinese Valentine's Day This May


May 31 - ANALYSIS: Blue Swimming Crab Meat Market Adjusts Lower


May 25 - Over 23 Seasonal Grid Closures In Place With 73% of Gulf Snow Crab Landed


May 23 - Seasonal Snow Crab Grid Closures Announced in Gulf of St. Lawrence Following NARW Entanglement


May 20 - FFAW Pushes Back On St. Mary’s Crab Plant Opposers With Their Own Facts


May 18 - More Snow Crab Grid Closures Announced in Gulf of St. Lawrence This Week


May 17 - Snow Crab Landings Update For the Gulf and NL as of May 17


May 17 - Russian Fish Sector to Face Shortage of Trawlers for its Needs in Years to Come


May 17 - These Are The Top 10 Seafood Items Consumed In The U.S. For 2020


May 16 - Spring/Summer Crabbing Rules Go Into Effect in Washington, Oregon as Whales Arrive


May 16 - Snow Crab Grid Closure Updates For the Gulf of St. Lawrence


May 16 - ASP Requests Reconsideration On Minimum Snow Crab Price; Price Setting Panel Announces Decision


May 13 - Oregon to Begin Spring Derelict Crab Pot Recovery Efforts Aiming to Prevent Entanglements


May 13 - Association of Seafood Producers Says Proposed St. Mary’s Crab Plant Won’t Support Industry


May 12 - The Winding Glass: Is the Crab Market a Bellwether or a Blip?


May 12 - AK 2022 Salmon Season Is Just Days Away; Lots Of Fishing Action Across The State


May 11 - Additional Temporary Snow Crab Grid Closures Announced May 10


May 10 - National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council Releases Statement On The Passing Of Dr. Hawis Madduppa


May 10 - More Than 50% Of Snow Crab Quota Caught In The Gulf


May 10 - New Temporary Snow Crab Grid Closures Announced May 9


May 6 - Harvesters, Processors At Odds Over Trip Limits, Scheduling in Snow Crab Fishery


May 5 - DFO Announces First Snow Crab Grid Closures For The Season After NARW Sighting


May 5 - U.S. Imports of Russian King and Snow Crab Plunge After Ban Announcement


May 5 - ANALYSIS: Snow Crab Market Seeing Lackluster Demand


May 3 - Gulf, NL Snow Crab Landings Update As Of May 1


Apr 27 - Florida’s Stone Crab Season Ending May 2


Apr 26 - Update on April Gulf, NL Snow Crab Landings


Apr 21 - DFO Delays April 24 Snow Crab Opening In Crab Fishing Area 3C


Apr 12 - DFO Announces Opening of Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence Snow Crab Fishery in Areas 12 and 12E


Apr 12 - What Seafood Items Are Part of the EU’s Fifth Round of Sanctions Against Russia?


Apr 12 - Canada Snow Crab Update: Over 70% Quota Landed in 3Ps 11E Area


Apr 11 - Russian Crab Suppliers Attach More Importance to China and South Korea


Apr 8 - New Report Outlines Trawl Impacts on Red King Crab at Bristol Bay


Apr 7 - Japan’s Russian Seafood Imports: 10% of Total Imports May Disappear


Apr 7 - Third Time's the Crab Closure Charm: CDFW Moves Quickly to Protect Humpback Whales


Apr 6 - U.S. Ban on Russian Crab and Seafood Creates a New World Order


Apr 4 - Standing Fish Price Setting Panel Makes Snow Crab Price Decision; Selects Position of ASP


Mar 31 - MSC Certification Awarded to Central Patagonian Southern King Crab Fishery For First Time in History


Mar 31 - 2022 Snow Crab Quota For Newfoundland and Labrador Announced; TAC Up 32%


Mar 31 - ODFW Releases Dungeness Crab Fishery Management Plan


Mar 31 - Rising Tensions in Newfoundland and Labrador: SEA-NL Calls For ASP Executive Director to Resign


Mar 28 - Asian Seafood Markets Get Into Trouble During the Russia-Ukraine War


Mar 28 - Central California Crab Fishery Closes Due to Whale Entanglement Risk


Mar 25 - Russian Seafood Import Ban Deadline Pushed From March 25 to June 23, 2022


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NFI Crab Council Meets in Maryland For Summer Working Group Meeting Series

What summer break? Members of the National Fisheries Institute’s (NFI) Crab Council met in Baltimore, Maryland earlier this week as part of their working group meeting series. The meeting, which took place from June 21-22, was the third of the policy and project focused meetings since 2019. Previous consultations have resulted in everything from development of detailed units of assessment, to track Fisheries Improvement Projects (FIP), to the adoption of the Spawning Potential Ratio (SPR) method to quantify and monitor progress...

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Blue Star Foods Finds Engineer for RAS Soft-Shell Crab Expansion

Blue Star Foods announced it will partner with HTH Engineering & Equipment LLC (“HTH”) as its Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (“RAS”) technology provider for its planned expansion of a Soft-Shell Atlantic Crab RAS farm in Jasper County, South Carolina.

The engineering contract will see HTH provide Blue Star with planning, design and consulting services to create a new facility that, when fully built, will be able to harvest over 220,000 dozen a year of Soft-Shell Atlantic Blue Crab.

The new facility will replace the company’s current operations in Beaufort County, South...

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Multiple Snow Crab Processors Reportedly Halt Production Lines Citing Market Troubles

A handful of snow crab processors in Newfoundland and Labrador have reportedly halted processing lines, per the Seaward Enterprises Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (SEA-NL).

The group said at least two companies, Notre Dame Seafood and Quinlan Brothers stopped buying crab this past Friday. The move has pushed SEA-NL to urge the provincial government to allow owner-operators to truck snow crab out of province given the situation.

“If processors will not buy crab then fishermen who can find mainland buyers must be able to truck out...

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U.S. Imports of Russian King Crab Surge in May

Overall U.S. consumer spending increased for a fourth straight month in April and is expected to grow at a 2.5% for all of 2022. This is quite different from 2021 when the U.S. realized a 5.7% pace. Mobility data from Google show that consumer spending changed from goods to an increase in the service segments of travel, eating out, and away from home entertainment. Inflation and economic issues are accelerating the spending on services as consumer goods have risen faster than services prices...

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Irvington Seafood Recalls Crabmeat Products Due to Potential Listeria Contamination

Irvington Seafood, an Alabama-based company has recalled its one-pound packages of "Crabmeat: Jumbo, Lump, Finger, and Claw meat" because they may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The recalled product was distributed to other distributors located in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

The product comes in a 1 lb. containers, package marked with license number AL 111-C with the company name “Irvington Seafood”, per the FDA. Please look for the following batch number written on the bottom of the container: 130, 131, 132, 134, 137, 139, 141...

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Snow Crab Landings Update And Seasonal Closures As of May 31

According to preliminary numbers for the Gulf of St. Lawrence, 81.08% of the snow crab quota has been landed as of May 31. Less than 20% of the quota remains as Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) continues to announce grid closures related to North Atlantic right whale sightings.

The initial quota for the Gulf was set at 28,065.198 metric tons and was revised to 27,937.778 metric tons. So far a total of 22,652.0002 metric tons have been caught, with 5,285.776 metric tons remaining...

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Russian Crab Sector to Face Dark Ages  

The Russian crab sector is on the verge of collapse due to the forthcoming introduction of the U.S. ban on the imports of crab from Russia and the lack of suitable alternatives for the re-direction of crab supplies from the country.   

According to the Russian Kommersant business paper, so far, several leading domestic crab producers have reported serious difficulties with the sale of frozen crab to the US market. According to them, serious problems with the deliveries to the US and the EU -  which together accounted for up to 48% of all...

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Nova Scotia Finds Success Promoting Lobster Online During Chinese Valentine's Day This May

Canada’s Nova Scotia province has inked a cooperation agreement with one Chinese e-commerce company Fishforever, and they have launched a two-month-long Canadian lobster festival from May to June on the virtual Tiktok platform. Live streaming is one key part of their marketing campaign, and great importance has been attached to the sales on the Dragon Boat Festival and that of another Chinese online shopping carnival on June 18, according to ifeng.com.

But even before these festivals...

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Over 23 Seasonal Grid Closures In Place With 73% of Gulf Snow Crab Landed

A little more than a month remains until the end of the snow crab season in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. According to preliminary data released by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), 73.04% of the quota in the Gulf has been landed. But with North Atlantic right whales in the area, the DFO has started closing grids from the season.

The DFO posted the latest closure on Tuesday, announcing 10 full grid seasonal closures and seasonal closures for a portion of two grids...

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FFAW Pushes Back On St. Mary’s Crab Plant Opposers With Their Own Facts

FFAW-Unifor wants to present their facts when it comes to the proposed crab plant in St. Mary’s.

As SeafoodNews previously reported, plant workers have voiced their opposition to the proposed new fish processing capacity, which would create 200 new jobs. Derek Butler, the Executive Director of the Association of Seafood Producers, released a statement this week saying that “if new processing capacity is approved, stability of the industry will come into question.”

“New capacity would mean fewer hours for existing workers...

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Snow Crab Landings Update For the Gulf and NL as of May 17

The snow crab season in Canada is underway. And despite some temporary grid closures due to North Atlantic right whales, crabbers are making good progress with landings.

According to preliminary data for the Gulf of St. Lawrence, as of May 17, 63.48% of the quota has been landed. The initial quota in the Gulf was 28,065.183 metric tons, with a revised quota of 27,690.338 metric tons. A total of 17,718.251 metric tons has been landed so far, with 10,193.696 metric tons remaining...

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These Are The Top 10 Seafood Items Consumed In The U.S. For 2020

Seafood consumption figures are in for 2020, revealing how the pandemic helped - and hurt - the industry.

When the coronavirus began spreading in the U.S. in early 2020, the government took extreme lockdown measures, shutting down all non-essential businesses. While restaurants were allowed to remain open, their dining rooms were closed. This was a major blow to the seafood industry, where fish and shellfish thrived at dine-in. However, retail seafood purchases did increase with many people using the lockdown to learn how to...

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Snow Crab Grid Closure Updates For the Gulf of St. Lawrence

Additional grid closures impacting the snow crab fishery were announced by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) on Friday and Saturday.

As SeafoodNews reported earlier this month, the first temporary grid closures were made by the DFO on May 4. But as North Atlantic right whales move along the waters, more closure announcements are being made. 

On Friday, May 12, the DFO closed the following three grids in the Gulf of St. Lawrence- Annex 1: GZ40, GZ41, GZ42. All gear had to be removed by...

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Oregon to Begin Spring Derelict Crab Pot Recovery Efforts Aiming to Prevent Entanglements

Vessels in Oregon will begin retrieving derelict commercial crab pots to reduce the potential for entanglements. According to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), the recovery program is a pilot project set up by the Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission (ODCC).

During the crabbing season, fishers try their best to track their valuable pots throughout the season, some gets moved and lost due to a variety of reasons including heavy storms, natural drifting debris, or vessel traffic and is then considered derelict gear...

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The Winding Glass: Is the Crab Market a Bellwether or a Blip?

In the U.S., snow crab outperformed every other seafood product during the pandemic. Yet today, the snow crab market is crashing at the fastest pace since the spring of 1995. That year, between May 1995 and May 1996, the price fell 46%.

This year, Urner Barry quotations from last summer until this May are down 33%, and the bottom has not been set. This is already the largest percentage decline in price since 1995. Since February the market has been going down around 50 cents per week...

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Additional Temporary Snow Crab Grid Closures Announced May 10

North Atlantic right whales are in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. And with less than 350 of the endangered whales in existence, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is taking action to help protect them. 

When North Atlantic right whales are sighted or acoustically detected this time of year, the DFO temporarily closes grids for fishing. The first grid closures were announced on May 4, with the DFO temporarily closing six full grids and a portion of three in Annex of the Gulf of...

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Hokkaido Fishermen on Verge of Serious Loss Due to Russia’s Decision to Suspend Fisheries Agreement

The Japanese fishermen from the island of Hokkaido are on the verge of massive bankruptcies due to the recent decision of the Russian government to suspend the existing Fisheries Agreement with Japan.  

According to analysts, the biggest negative impact of such a move will be on Japanese fishermen from the island of Hokkaido, which is located in close proximity to the Kuril Islands. These waters were traditionally used by Japanese for the annual catch of hundreds tonnes of cod, octopus and crabs annually...

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Carthage Crabs and Seafood Join NFI Crab Council

The National Fisheries Institute (NFI)’s Crab Council welcomed Carthage Crabs and Seafood to the group on June 8, becoming the 34th member of the pre-competitive, crab sustainability collaboration.

Carthage Crabs is located in Manalapan, New Jersey and New York, NY and partners with communities in n Greece, Tunisia, Albania, Bahrain, Angola and the Philippines to catch, process and export its full line of products to the U.S and internationally, per the NFI...

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Over 87% Of Snow Crab Quota Caught in Gulf; 71% Caught in NL

The quota in the Gulf of St. Lawrence is nearly caught. According to preliminary data from the DFO, as of June 7, 87.66% of the quota has been landed.

The initial quota in the Gulf was set at 28,065.198 MT, and revised to 27,951.588 MT. A total of 24,503.006 MT has been caught, with 3,448.582 MT remaining. These updates come as the DFO continues to place grids in the Gulf into seasonal closures due to repeat detections of endangered North Atlantic right whales. A total of...

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Inflation, Russia-Ukraine Crisis Loom Over Norwegian Seafood Exports

The Norwegian Seafood Council shared that Norway exported seafood worth NOK 12.4 billion ($1.3 billion), just shy of a 50 percent jump from May of last year.

Acting CEO of the Norwegian Seafood Council, Børge Grønbech said demand remained strong for Norwegian seafood and it led to the second-highest ever export value for a single month. Grønbech said export prices were higher for salmon and a boost in the price for trout, cod, saithe, haddock and herring led to the growth.

Still, the Council said the war...

 

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NL Snow Crab Producers Limited Production In Response to 2022 Market Challenges

Snow crab producers in Newfoundland and Labrador are limiting production in response to market uncertainty.

The Association of Seafood Producers (ASP) explained in a news release that “serious concerns” have compelled producers to respond.

“There are real market challenges all through this process for my members,” explained ASP Executive Director Derek Butler. “The market simply is not operating as usual.

According to ASP, U.S. and Japanese buyers have been reluctant to place orders for snow crab. They’ve also reportedly slowed their crab purchases week after week...

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Frozen Russian Snow Crab Plummet 60% to $18.5/kg in Korea

This year's first Russian frozen opilio snow crab auction was held on May 20 in Busan, South Korea. According to the trading company sources, Tsukiji Kanisho of Tokyo made a successful bid for cooked section products at $18.5/kg, a single price for L to 4L sizes, 60% lower than the first auction in the previous year. The sales price in the Japanese market is likely to be about 3000-3500 yen/kg ($23.59-27.53/kg), 30-40% cheaper, for the air blast...

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ANALYSIS: Blue Swimming Crab Meat Market Adjusts Lower

The crab meat market for blue swimming crab continues to adjust lower. The market has trended lower across the complex on most grades since the beginning of 2022. We appear to be watching a market correction lower.  

Several factors are attributing to this correction, the main being increased supply and reduced demand. As crab meat rose throughout 2021, users began to buy more cautiously and take crab meat off of their menus.  

Imports are also much higher than previous years. In the first...

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Seasonal Snow Crab Grid Closures Announced in Gulf of St. Lawrence Following NARW Entanglement

A search is underway for an entangled North Atlantic right whale that was spotted on May 19 near Gaspé, Quebec.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) announced last week that they are trying to locate the whale, who has been identified as Sundog, a 14-year-old female that was last seen near Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in March. According to the agency, marine mammal response partners are on stand-by to attempt to disentangle the whale if weather and sea conditions permit...

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More Snow Crab Grid Closures Announced in Gulf of St. Lawrence This Week

Right whale sightings and acoustic detections have temporarily closed additional grids in the Gulf of St. Lawrence this week.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) announced on Monday that two full grids and a portion of two other grids would be closing on May 19, 2022 at 5 p.m. Full grids HE39 and HE40, as well as a portion of HF39 and HF40 are the latest to be impacted as part of the DFO’s 2022 North Atlantic right whale management measures. Those closures...

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Russian Fish Sector to Face Shortage of Trawlers for its Needs in Years to Come  

Russian fishermen will face a shortage of trawlers for their needs as unprecedented sanctions imposed on the country significantly complicate the construction of the majority of ships for local fish producers both in the local and foreign shipyards.  

As the current situation in the Russian economics and its fish sector continues to deteriorate, the country’s government has extended the construction period for fish trawlers for two years, as part of the existing investment quota program. 

According to recent statements made by...

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Spring/Summer Crabbing Rules Go Into Effect in Washington, Oregon as Whales Arrive

Whales are migrating along the West Coast, which means Dungeness crabbers have to adjust their fishing behavior to avoid whale entanglements at a time when ex-vessel prices are favorable to fishermen.

In Oregon, the Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission has contracted with six vessels coastwide to recover derelict pots outside 40 fathoms in an effort to help decrease the risk of entanglements. The spring in-season derelict crab pot recovery is a pilot project set up by the Crab Commission in partnership with ...

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ASP Requests Reconsideration On Minimum Snow Crab Price; Price Setting Panel Announces Decision

Editor's Note: This story was updated at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, May 16 to reflect the Stnading Fish Price Setting Panel's decision.

Last week the Association of Seafood Producers (ASP) submitted a price reconsideration request to the Standing Fish Price Setting Panel for snow crab. 

As SeafoodNews reported in early April, the Standing Fish Price Setting Panel selected ASP’s position of $7.60 per pound, which was a rollover of the price last year. At that time FFAW had put...

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Association of Seafood Producers Says Proposed St. Mary’s Crab Plant Won’t Support Industry

A trade group representing seafood producers in Newfoundland and Labrador said a proposed crab plant in St. Mary’s “would result in fewer hours of work for those in existing facilities, and is the wrong way to build stability in the industry.”

“What a new license means, in short, as the proponents of the application have said, is 200 new jobs in St. Mary’s. Well, that’s 200 jobs out of other communities in the province,” said Derek Butler, Executive Director, The Association of Seafood Producers (ASP)...

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AK 2022 Salmon Season Is Just Days Away; Lots Of Fishing Action Across The State

Alaska’s 2022 salmon fishery officially begins in just a few days and lots of other fishing action continues or gears up from Southeast to the Bering Sea.

The first 12-hour opener on Monday, May 16, at the Copper River near Cordova kicks off Alaska’s salmon season. The total harvest forecast for the famous fishery calls for 716,000 reds and 7,000 kings.

The total statewide, all-species salmon harvest for 2022 is projected at 160.6 million fish, down 32% from the 2021...

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