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Jun 23 - Canadian Fisheries Minister Announces 2-Year Renewal of Discovery Island Fish Farm Leases


Jun 23 - Mowi Earns Recognition at Compassion in World Farming's Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards


Jun 23 - Prince William Sound Red Salmon Takes Center of the Plate at HyVee Stores This Summer


Jun 22 - Scottish Salmon Company Takes on New Name: Bakkafrost Scotland


Jun 22 - Drought, Water Flows Force CDFW to Truck Salmon Smolts Around Adverse River Conditions


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


Jun 21 - Chile Environmental Body Hits Australis Seafoods with Overproduction Charge


Jun 16 - Aker BioMarine Lands FDA Approval for QRILL Aqua Protein Meal for Salmon Feed Use


Jun 15 - Andfjord Salmon Lands Approval for New Facility with 25,000 MT Production Target


Jun 14 - Nueva Pescanova Debuts “The Salmon Comeback” Campaign for Salmon Surimi Product


Jun 14 - Peter Pan Lands Majority of $20 Million USDA Canned Red Salmon Purchase


Jun 9 - Japan: Frozen Salmon Roe Imports Beat Previous Season Record of 19,535 Tons


Jun 8 - Norwegian Land-Based Salmon Farmer Launches North America Expansion, Boosts Capacity Goals


Jun 6 - Revo Foods Introduces Plant-Based Salmon Fillet Produced With 3D Technology


Jun 6 - Russia Expects Low Salmon Catch This Year


Jun 3 - Ice Fish Farm Confirms ISA at Pair of Sites


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


Jun 2 - Salmar, Norway Royal Salmon to Merge, Become Largest Farmer in Central, Northern Norway


Jun 2 - April Salted Fish Roe Sales at Tokyo Central Wholesale Markets Better Than a Year Ago


Jun 1 - Vega Salmon Plant Becomes First in Germany to Land Seafood Processing Standard Certification


Jun 1 - USDA Eyeing Canned Red Salmon Purchase


May 31 - Ice Fish Farm Wraps up Acquisition of Laxar


May 27 - Prepare For Grilling Season With Seafood Burgers And Dogs


May 26 - Norwegian Salmon Farmers to Pay $85 Million Settlement in Price-Fixing Lawsuit


May 25 - EPA Proposal Moves to Block Pebble Mine, Citing Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon Fishery


May 24 - Salmones Multiexport SA Confirms Massive Mortality Event At San Luis Farm in Los Lagos Region


May 24 - USDA Buys Nearly $8 Million Worth of Salmon Products; Plus a Walleye Purchase


May 20 - White Cane Sockeye Salmon Issues Recall Over Undeclared Allergens


May 20 - Class Action Targeting Retailer ALDI’s Salmon Sustainability Claims Moves Forward


May 19 - Green Plains, Key U.S. Trout Producer Partner to Expand Aquafeed Production in Idaho


May 19 - Sanford Credits Post-COVID Recovery for Boosted First Half Results


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


May 16 - Alaska Anticipates Limited Salted Salmon Roe Production and Air Freight to Japan


May 12 - Samherji to Use $26 Million to Build 40,000 MT Salmon Farm with Former Mowi CEO Backing


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


May 11 - Norwegian Food Safety Authority Confirms ISA At Fish Farm in Hitra Municipality


May 11 - Mowi Credits Salmon Price Surge, Increased Demand for Record Q1 Earnings


May 11 - USDA Eyeing Salmon, Walleye in Latest Purchase Requests


May 10 - Balancing Act: California Agency Find New Ways to Support Salmon During Drought


May 9 - Camanchaca Resumes Operations After Truck Strike Caused Company to Temporarily Halt Production


May 9 - Japan’s March Chilean Coho Imports Slide By 19.9% To 14,277 Tons


May 6 - Mowi Canada East Confirms ISAv Detection at Newfoundland Site


May 6 - AquaBounty Continues to Increase Harvest of GE Salmon


May 6 - Sernapesca Releases Report on Antimicrobials in Salmon Farming, Industry Reacts


May 6 - AK 2022 Salmon Season Officially Starts on May 16


May 4 - Norwegian Food Safety Authority Warns of Potential ISA At Knutshaugfisk AS


May 4 - Norwegian Salmon Prices Up in April Behind Increased Demand, Less Access to Volume


May 4 - Deep Branch and BioMar Team Up With Mission to Redefine Aquaculture Feed


May 4 - Pair of Fish Farmers Join Cargill’s SeaFurther Sustainability Initiative


May 4 - Tokyo Central Wholesale Market Salted Fish Roe Sales Up In Pollock Roe, Down In Salmon Roe Products


May 2 - Russia Considering Taking Measures for Prevention of Fish and Seafood Shortage in Domestic Market


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Canadian Fisheries Minister Announces 2-Year Renewal of Discovery Island Fish Farm Leases

Progress is being made to transition from open-net pen salmon aquaculture in British Columbia. 

Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced on Wednesday that the Government of Canada is committed to transition from open-net pen salmon aquaculture in British Columbia’s coastal waters in a manner that “protects wild salmon, the environment and the economy.” As part of that commitment, the government agency is introducing draft framework for the transition. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be relying on input from...

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Mowi Earns Recognition at Compassion in World Farming’s Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards

Salmon farming giant Mowi achieved a special recognition award at Compassion in World Farming (CIWF)’s Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards.

The awards were presented in London last week and showcase the work of food businesses around the world “that make genuine and meaningful improvements to the lives of farmed animals and the sustainability of their supply chains.”

Receiving the Special Recognition Award at the ceremony was Gordon Ritchie, Group Manager Fish Health and Welfare...

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Scottish Salmon Company Takes on New Name: Bakkafrost Scotland

The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) announced on June 21 that it will rename its operation in Scotland to Bakkafrost Scotland.

SSC was acquired by Bakkfrost in 2019 and the corporate focus of the company for the past two years was to “align the businesses and develop its core capabilities in Scotland.”

Bakkafrost said the renaming will help ensure that its Group operates as “One Company” with two regions of production.

“The ambition is to become Scotland’s leading most sustainable salmon producer and our sustainability strategy will totally...

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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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Aker BioMarine Lands FDA Approval for QRILL Aqua Protein Meal for Salmon Feed Use

Aker BioMarine said that after a decade-long process, the company has finally received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of its QRILL Aqua and QRILL High Protein (QHP) products in freshwater and marine salmonids on June 15.

The move has been a goal for the company, and the fish farming industry for years, according to AkerBiomarine. It cited the importance of the North American salmon industry to have access to “sustainable, safe and highly nutritious ingredients for their feeds...

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Nueva Pescanova Debuts “The Salmon Comeback” Campaign for Salmon Surimi Product

Nueva Pescanova has debuted a new advertising campaign for its latest Norwegian salmon surimi products.

The new campaign features a commercial that depicts people on the go, looking for a stress-free meal that keeps the whole family happy. The idea of the “La Remontada del salmon” shows the parallels of everyday stress that life throws at you, similar to the stress that salmon face when swimming upstream.

The products, per a translated press release, are marketed under Salmon Delights (frozen or chilled sticks) and Grated Salmon...

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Japan: Frozen Salmon Roe Imports Beat Previous Season Record of 19,535 Tons

The season import volume of frozen salmon and trout roe from the United States and Russia, the main ingredient for processing soy seasoned ikura salmon caviar and sujiko salmon roe, has been confirmed in Japan. According to the import customs clearance statistics from May 2021 to April this year, the total quantity approached 20,000 tons. The import value exceeded 60 billion yen ($446.89 million), more than three times the previous year, Suisan Keizai reported.

According to the monthly statistics...

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Revo Foods Introduces Plant-Based Salmon Fillet Produced With 3D Technology

The future is here. On May 30, Revo Doods, an Austrian 3D and food technology startup, introduced their ultra realistic plant-based salmon fillet at the company’s “Have a Taste of the Future” tasting event.

Austrian Michellin Chef Siegfried Kröpf presented journalists and gastronomy experts with a three-course meal in Zoku, Vienna. The meni included Revo Foods’ popular plant-based smoked salmon slices and their upcoming fish spreads. But the main course was Revo Foods’ “game changing” plant-based salmon fillet...

 

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Ice Fish Farm Confirms ISA at Pair of Sites

Iceland-based salmon farmer Ice Fish Farm confirmed the detection of infectious salmon anemia (ISA) at a pair of its farming sites, which hold a combined 2 million fish on June 2.

The two impacted sites were Hamraborg site and Svarthamar. The Hamraborg site consists of approximately 890,000 fish with an average weight of 2.137 kilograms. The Svarthamar site consists of approximately 1,100,000 fish with an average weight of 0.798 kilograms.

“The consequences of the disease are difficult to estimate now, but it will probably reduce expected...

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Salmar, Norway Royal Salmon to Merge, Become Largest Farmer in Central, Northern Norway

Norwegian salmon farmer SalMar and fellow salmon producer Norway Royal Salmon (NRS) have entered into a merger agreement, per a May 30 announcement.

The deal will see SalMar acquire NRS. SalMar said the rationale behind the move is to “increase value creation in the regions where the companies operate and enable the realization of synergies between the companies.”

According to a presentation on the merger, the move would make SalMar the largest salmon producer in both central and northern Norway...

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Vega Salmon Plant Becomes First in Germany to Land Seafood Processing Standard Certification

Denmark-based Vega Salmon was the first company to have a processing plant achieve the Global Seafood Alliance’s Seafood Processing Standard (SPS) certification in Germany, per a May 31 announcement.

Vega Salmon’s plant is located right across the Denmark border in Handewitt, Germany, and its Atlantic salmon is farmed by its partners in Norway, the GSA explained.

“We are very pleased to be part of the Global Seafood Alliance, in connection with our successful Best Aquaculture Practices audit and performance. We want to be BAP...

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Ice Fish Farm Wraps up Acquisition of Laxar

Ice Fish Farm, an Iceland-based salmon farmer completed its acquisition of fellow company Laxar Fiskeldi ehf. ("Laxar") on May 30 for NOK 1.36 billion (US$144.26 million).

According to Ice Fish Farm, this deal will create “significant synergies” and lead to improved diversification of production as farming activities will be spread across 15 sites and four fjords.

“Furthermore, increased scale is expected to increase negotiation position for procurement and have other benefits on the production cost per kilo (e.g. well boat, service vessel, harvesting costs),” per IFF...

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Norwegian Salmon Farmers to Pay $85 Million Settlement in Price-Fixing Lawsuit

A settlement has been preliminarily approved by the plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit claiming that major Norwegian salmon farmers fixed prices. The companies will pay a total of $85 million, per a May 25 filing in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Florida.

“This sum not only provides the Settlement Class with ample relief but also comes at a relatively early stage in the litigation, which is particularly significant in an antitrust case because such cases often last for years. This resolution...

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Salmones Multiexport SA Confirms Massive Mortality Event At San Luis Farm in Los Lagos Region

Salmones Multiexport reported to the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (Sernapesca) on May 18 that their San Luis farm located in the Los Lagos region has experienced a massive mortality event. 

According to the company, around 300,000 Atlantic salmon of approximately 4.3 kg are affected by the mortality event, which is associated with a decrease in dissolved oxygen content. Salmones Multiexport has already activated its action plan in the event of mass mortality contingency and has started the extraction and storage of all mortality in...

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White Cane Sockeye Salmon Issues Recall Over Undeclared Allergens

White Cane Smoked Salmon, an Idaho-based firm, recalled Wild Alaskan Cooked and Smoked Salmon because it contains undeclared Wheat and Soy, a pair of undeclared allergens on May 19.

The affected Alaskan Cooked and Smoked Salmon had been sold at farmer’s markets Green Valley, Udall Park, Oro Valley, and Rillito Park in Arizona. The affected product was last sold on 5/15/2022.

The affected Alaskan Cooked and Smoked Salmon is packaged in vacuum bag, sold frozen, and there is no...

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Green Plains, Key U.S. Trout Producer Partner to Expand Aquafeed Production in Idaho

Green Plains announced a partnership with the Riverence Group, owner of Riverence Farms LLC and Riverence Provisions LLC, collectively the largest trout producer in the Americas, to expand aquafeed production in Idaho.

The new joint venture will lead to trout and salmon feed production for the Riverence Group, utilizing wholesome, sustainable ingredients including the 60%+ fermented protein product recently announced after the success of the development trial at Green Plains Wood River.

“This partnership is yet another validation of our transformational path, creating...

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Prince William Sound Red Salmon Takes Center of the Plate at HyVee Stores This Summer

Throughout the heartland this summer HyVee grocery stores will be featuring Alaska’s Prince William Sound sockeye (red salmon) as the perfect protein for outdoor grills and other quick to fix summer meals.

Prince William Sound, just west of the Copper River, supports several sockeye runs, most notably from the Coghill and Eshamy areas. The annual return of salmon is forecasted to be about average this year by Alaska’s Fish and Game biologists, but there is nothing average about the taste and nutritional value of these ...

 

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Drought, Water Flows Force CDFW to Truck Salmon Smolts Around Adverse River Conditions

Smolts, be gone! Go out into the Pacific Ocean and grow! The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is nearing the completion of its efforts to transport 19.7 million hatchery-raised fall-run and 960,000 spring-run juvenile Chinook salmon -- smolts -- to the San Pablo Bay, San Francisco Bay and seaside net pens this spring and summer.

CDFW raises the fish at Feather River, Nimbus, Mokelumne and Merced salmon hatcheries and monitors river conditions carefully to estimate the smolts’ chances of successful ...

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Chile Environmental Body Hits Australis Seafoods with Overproduction Charge

Chilean Salmon farmer Australis Seafoods’ Australis Mar branch was hit with multiple charges from Chile’s Environmental Superintendency (SMA).

The SMA charged the company with overproduction of over 3,000 tons between January 22, 2018 and December 22, 2019. Another minor charge was also mentioned regarding the surpassing of the maximum parameters of total suspended solids, fecal coliforms, among others, of the effluent from the center's Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The charges are focused on the "Estero Retroceso" Salmon Farming Center (CES), located west of Isla Riesco -inside the Kawésqar National...

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Andfjord Salmon Lands Approval for New Facility with 25,000 MT Production Target

Land-based salmon farmer Andfjord Salmon was approved by a local Norwegian municipality for the development of a new facility at Breivik, Andøya (Andøy Industripark Breivik), Norway.

The company wants to build a land-based farming facility at Breivik, targeting a production volume of 25,000 tonnes HOG.

“Developing and operating fish farming facilities in harmony with the local environment, while capitalizing on the natural advantages of being located at Andøya, is at the core of Andfjord Salmon’s business plan. We are really pleased that...

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Peter Pan Lands Majority of $20 Million USDA Canned Red Salmon Purchase

Peter Pan Seafoods took home the majority of a $20 million U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) purchase of canned red salmon.

In total, 152,000 cases of canned red salmon were purchased for $20,225,576, per a June 10 USDA Purchase Award Description.

Peter Pan Seafoods was awarded $19,002,128 of the contract and it is set to sell 142,880 cases. While OBI Seafoods took a small chunk of the contracts, selling 9,120 cases for $1,223,448...

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Norwegian Land-Based Salmon Farmer Launches North America Expansion, Boosts Capacity Goals

Salmon Evolution, a land-based salmon farmer headquartered in Norway has begun the process of an expansion into North America.

Alongside its move to expand across the Atlantic, the company also raised its production capacity target to 100,000 metric tons HOG by 2032.

Currently, Salmon Evolution is eyeing potential production sites in the continent. The company expects to use the remainder of the year to lock down a site and land initial site verifications.

The company expects the pre-construction phase, including the regulatory approval process...

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Russia Expects Low Salmon Catch This Year 

Russia officially begins salmon fishing season in the Far East with Kamchatka expected to account for up to 50% of the planned overall catch.

For the current year the recommended volume of salmon catch in Russia is 322,000 tons, of which 150,000 tonnes will be produced in the Kamchatka Territory. That, however, will be the lowest level of projected catch for the region in the last five years, especially when compared with the record 2018, when the catch exceeded 440,000 tons of salmon.

As Andrey Tabolin, head of the fisheries department...

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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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April Salted Fish Roe Sales at Tokyo Central Wholesale Markets Better Than a Year Ago

Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market sales of salted fish roe in April increased from the same month of the previous year, except for ikura salmon caviar, which remained high. In particular, salted Pollock roe and spicy Pollock roe continued to expand as their handling increased despite the high unit price, reported Suisan Keizai.

Sujiko salted salmon roe

Sales centered on high-cost carry-over inventory, but in April, there was a slight increase in sales...

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USDA Eyeing Canned Red Salmon Purchase

Shortly after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) purchased almost $8 million worth of pink salmon, it is again eyeing other salmon products.

This time around, the USDA wants to purchase 152,000 cases of canned red salmon products for use in the National School Lunch Program and other Federal Food and Nutrition Assistance Programs.

The solicitation began on May 25 and the USDA said it was issued under the Build Back Better Initiative. Acceptances will be announced by midnight, June 6, 2022. Deliveries are to be made between...

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Prepare For Grilling Season With Seafood Burgers And Dogs

While the first day of summer isn’t technically until June 21, the real kick-off is this Memorial Day Weekend. And that means grilling season is officially on! But don’t reach for that hamburger just yet. There are plenty of seafood options out there, like Del Pacifico’s Shrimp Burgers.

Central Market shoppers will be happy to learn that Del Pacifico has brought their Fair Trade Certified Shrimp Burgers to the frozen section. Del Pacifico’s Wild Blue Mexican Shrimp Burgers are made with sustainable wild-caught whole shrimp...

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EPA Proposal Moves to Block Pebble Mine, Citing Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon Fishery

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a proposal to protect the Bristol Bay watershed, and its vital sockeye salmon fishery, a move that would ban the controversial Pebble Mine.

“If finalized, EPA’s Section 404(c) determination would help protect the Bristol Bay watershed’s rivers, streams, and wetlands that support the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery and a subsistence-based way of life that has sustained Alaska Native communities for millennia,” the EPA wrote in a news release.

The EPA cited the Clean Water Act to...

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USDA Buys Nearly $8 Million Worth of Salmon Products; Plus a Walleye Purchase

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) invited offers to sell walleye and salmon products for use in the National School Lunch Program and other Federal Food and Nutrition Assistance Programs.

On May 19, the USDA announced it has purchased $7,861,472.25 worth of salmon products. Altogether, the USDA bought 290,480 pounds of product.

Trident Seafoods sold most of the product for 7,219,074.65 and OBI Seafoods rounded things out by netting $642,397.60 from the USDA for canned pink salmon.

According to the...

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Class Action Targeting Retailer ALDI’s Salmon Sustainability Claims Moves Forward

A class-action lawsuit that targets marketing claims made by retailer ALDI for its fresh Atlantic salmon products will move forward following a decision by District Judge Jorge L. Alonso in the U.S. District Court of Illinois on May 17.

Alonso tossed ALDI’s motion to dismiss the class action that alleges the supermarket “falsely and deceptively markets its Atlantic Salmon products as sustainably sourced.”

The law firm representing the plaintiffs on the case, Richman Law & Policy, which is involved in several seafood sustainability-linked lawsuits, said this was...

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