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Jun 17 - FFAW, ASP Submit Summer Shrimp Prices to Standing Fish Price Setting Panel


Jun 17 - White Shrimp Are Seeing Price Decline and Uncertain Future in Chinese Market


Jun 14 - PODCAST: April 2021 Shrimp Imports; Haddock Market Update; Former NOAA Head's New Job


Jun 10 - ANALYSIS: Indian Shrimp Share Values on the Up Despite Supply Concerns


Jun 10 - ANALYSIS: Ecuador Shrimp Producers Appear Committed to Value Adding


Jun 9 - ANALYSIS: April Shrimp Imports Surge Led By Ecuador Growth


Jun 8 - CFIA: Pair of Companies Recall Black Tiger Shrimp Due to Undeclared Sulphites


Jun 8 - Alaska Fishing Updates For June 2021


Jun 4 - USTR Announces and Suspends 25% Tariffs on Certain Seafood Items From India, Italy and Spain


Jun 4 - FDA Issues A Surprising Warning For Those With Seafood Allergies


Jun 2 - Georgia Shrimp Season to Open June 8; Oyster Season Closed Until Fall


Jun 2 - JAPAN: April Preliminary Report Shows Stalling Imports Again


Jun 1 - This Year Marks a New Beginning for Both Imported Warmwater and Coldwater Shrimp in Chinese Market


May 28 - ANALYSIS: Mother Nature Adds Another Layer of Uncertainty to the Indian Shrimp Industry


May 28 - Gulf Shrimp Landings Beat Historical Averages Through April 2021, Reach Highest Mark in 4 Years


May 27 - Cyclones Wreak Havoc on India and Bangladesh


May 25 - CP Foods Launches Sustainable Strategy For Water Management


May 24 - FFAW Frustrated with Inshore Northern Shrimp TAC, Decision DFO Argues Stock in ‘Critical Zone’


May 24 - Uncertainties Haunting China’s Live Shrimp Market, While the Frozen Market Looks Rosy


May 21 - NaturalShrimp Begins Shrimp Transfer to Iowa Grow-Out Tanks; Acquire Assets of Aquaculture Tech Firm


May 20 - 6 Highlights From the 2019 Fisheries of the United States Report


May 14 - Most Shrimp and Tilapia Prices Increase in China During May’s Labor Day


May 13 - USDA Makes Historic Seafood Purchase for Food Assistance Programs


May 12 - Mexican Authorities Launch Workshops to Regain Shrimp Certification to U.S.


May 10 - PODCAST: America the Beautiful; Push for a National Seafood Council; March Shrimp Imports and More


May 7 - VIDEO: Mexican Shrimp Ban; China Buying Pressure; Call for Biden to Revoke EO; Mother’s Day Spending


May 6 - U.S. Allows Riverbank Shrimp From Mexico After Wild Shrimp Import Ban


May 6 - Japan’s Discharge Announcement Triggers More Ripple Effect in China


May 6 - Alaska Fishing Update For May 2021


May 5 - Shake Shack to Debut Shrimp Burger in New York City Location


May 5 - FDA Surpasses All of 2020’s Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp Refusals in Four Months


May 5 - ANALYSIS: March Shrimp Imports Surge Against Low 2020


May 3 - U.S. Bans Wild Shrimp Imports From Mexico


Apr 30 - VIDEO: Snow Crab Closures; BlueNalu Seafood in Asia; Q1 Shrimp Landings; Surf’N Turf Sandwich


Apr 29 - NFI, FMI Launch New Seafood Forms To Improve Buyer Process


Apr 27 - Gulf Shrimp Landings Continue Above-average Trend in 2021


Apr 26 - JAPAN: February Shrimp Imports up 17%


Apr 26 - ANALYSIS: Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Landings 32 Percent Higher in Q1


Apr 19 - ANALYSIS: Commodity Prices Surging Higher; Is This the Next Supercycle?


Apr 19 - ANALYSIS: Strength in Shrimp Market Accelerating, Demand Robust and Supply Constrained


Apr 19 - PODCAST: Frozen Lobster, Tilapia, Argentine Red Shrimp Market Updates and More


Apr 16 - White Shrimp Facing Different Fates in China’s Regions


Apr 16 - ANALYSIS: Supply Speculation Continues to Influence the Argentine Red Shrimp Market


Apr 15 - Soline Trading Recalls Elephant Brand Black Tiger Shrimp Due to Undeclared Sulphites


Apr 13 - PODCAST: Area 12 Snow Crab Quota; Harmful Algae Blooms in Chile; Fire at FFAW Headquarters and More


Apr 9 - Russia Ready to Increase Shrimp Catch in Years to Come


Apr 8 - Blue Apron Partnership With Roy Yamaguchi Introduces Hawaii-inspired Shrimp and Scallop Recipes


Apr 8 - FDA Nears 2020 Shrimp Refusal Totals in First Quarter of 2021


Apr 7 - Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds Tours NaturalShrimp Plant


Apr 7 - Conservation Groups Sue NMFS Over Trump-era Gulf Shrimp Boat Sea Turtle Rule Changes


Apr 7 - Alaska Fishing Updates for April 2021


Apr 5 - China’s Demand for Some Imported Seafood Rebounds


Apr 5 - South Atlantic Shrimp Fishery Posts Above-Average Harvest Year in 2020


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FFAW, ASP Submit Summer Shrimp Prices to Standing Fish Price Setting Panel

The Standing Fish Price Setting Panel is holding a hearing today regarding the summer price for shrimp.

FFAW said in an update that negotiations regarding the price were held this week, but that after three days they remained too far apart from the Association of Seafood Producers’ (ASP) offer. The two organizations ultimately submitted their prices to the Standing Fish Price Panel. FFAW submitted a price of $1.22 per pound, which they say “accurately reflects the current...

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White Shrimp Are Seeing Price Decline and Uncertain Future in Chinese Market

White shrimp have suffered from continuous price contraction from May to early June. With increasingly large aquaculture scale in recent years, some insiders have worried if farmers will be able to earn satisfying profits or not, considering factors like greater supplies, higher disease incidence and uncertain seed qualities.

Shrimp prices plummeted to great extents in China’s Jiangsu province in late May, and some traders complained that it is difficult to continue their business. And there are few signs of market rebound...

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ANALYSIS: Indian Shrimp Share Values on the Up Despite Supply Concerns

While Indian shrimp production is contending with a mixture of challenges including sporadic lockdowns, institutional investors continue to see growth opportunities.    

PRODUCTION PROSPECTS 

According to recent estimates, around 60% of India’s economy is subject to mobility curbs, with key economic hubs such as Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan seeing rising COVID-19 cases. 

Despite ongoing hurdles, some remain optimistic about the country’s shrimp sector. A recently published advisory report suggests that Indian shrimp sales are set to benefit from a revival in international demand and...

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ANALYSIS: April Shrimp Imports Surge Led By Ecuador Growth

April’s shrimp import totals were released today and continued the trend of large year-over-year gains. April 2021 imports were 134.257 million pounds versus a pandemic ravaged 113.822 million pounds last year. This represented an 18 percent increase, widening the year-to-date gap to 11.8 percent higher.

The problems in India (-16.4%) persist, which has affected imports from that country tremendously. While India remained our number one trade partner, the gap to second and third shrunk significantly. Imports accounted for... 

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Alaska Fishing Updates For June 2021

This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – There’s lots of fishing going on besides salmon.

Salmon fisheries are opening nearly every day across Alaska and as always, lots of other fishing are gearing up or ongoing.

Southeast Alaska’s Dungeness fishery opens June 15 and crabbers are hoping for another good season. Combined catches for last year’s summer and fall fisheries totaled nearly 6.7 million pounds, more than double the 10 year average, and just shy of the record 7.3 million pounds taken in 2002...

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FDA Issues A Surprising Warning For Those With Seafood Allergies

Shrimp? Yum. Lobster? Yes, please. Cicadas? Um… 

Cicadas emerge every 17 years and 2021 is the lucky year that we’ll see them make their way back above ground. While most probably want to avoid the insect, earlier this week the FDA issued a warning for people not to eat cicadas if they’re allergic to seafood.

“Yep! We have to say it!” the government agency tweeted.

Believe it or not, cicadas share a family relation to shrimp and lobster, which is why...

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JAPAN: April Preliminary Report Shows Stalling Imports Again

According to the April preliminary trade report released by the Ministry of Finance on May 20, the quantity of seafood imports (excluding non-edible marine products) decreased again. The value continued a positive increase for three months in a row but remained at the same low level as the previous year when it plummeted due to the COVID.

Imports of seafood in April were 173,336 tons, or 132,370 million yen ($1205.14 million); a decrease of 3.6% and an increase of 1.9% compared to the same month of the previous year...

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ANALYSIS: Mother Nature Adds Another Layer of Uncertainty to the Indian Shrimp Industry

Storm Yaas —a severe cyclonic storm of the 2021 North Indian Ocean cyclone season—has devasted parts of West Bengal and Odisha, inundating hundreds of low-lying villages in the process. Official and unofficial reports estimate anywhere from 1,000 to 5,000 hectares of shrimp farms are flooded.    

With shrimp exports from Andhra Pradesh already jeopardized, the latest flooding of farms along the Bay of Bengal has put a major question mark over India's supply capacity over the coming months...

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Cyclones Wreak Havoc on India and Bangladesh

Cyclone Tauktae formed in the Arabian Sea and made landfall in the Indian state of Gujarat earlier this month. The storm brought 120 mph wind to India’s western coast, killing over 170 people and causing approximately $2.1 billion in damage. And unfortunately, human activities like port developments and shrimp farming intensified its impact.

“The nature and severity of Cyclone Tauktae indicate that the Arabian Sea will witness more such severe storms in the coming days, especially during late monsoon season, due to climate change...

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FFAW Frustrated with Inshore Northern Shrimp TAC, Decision DFO Argues Stock in ‘Critical Zone’

Following the DFO’s decision for the 2021 total allowable catch for the Northern shrimp in Newfoundland's SFA 6, where most of the inshore fleet fishes, FFAW-Unifor shared its disappointment and frustration in the move.

Although the DFO increased the quota by 15% at 9,534 metric tons, the harvester’s union felt the increase should have been greater, sighting signs of stock growth in recent years.

The union said that the stock had grown by over 40% from 2020 to 2021. The DFO designated the stock in...

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NaturalShrimp Begins Shrimp Transfer to Iowa Grow-Out Tanks; Acquire Assets of Aquaculture Tech Firm

U.S.-based RAS shrimp farmer NaturalShrimp has begun transferring shrimp from nursery to grow-out tanks at its facility located in Webster City, Iowa.

The Blairsburg, Iowa nursery contains one-hundred and twenty 500-gallon tanks, 20 of which were stocked with postlarvae (PL) shrimp. The PLs were then trucked 20 miles to the Webster City plant which is home to two-hundred and forty (240) 10,000-gallon grow-out tanks, of which six were stocked with the Nursery PLs...

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Most Shrimp and Tilapia Prices Increase in China During May’s Labor Day

During holiday shopping, most seafood prices increase in the Chinese market. And this Labor Day is no exception for many, which have been widely received among enthusiastic buyers. Shrimp, for example, are one of the stars in the oriental market within this period, and tilapia prices have also increased in most regions. But not all are so lucky, and there are some shrimp and tilapia which have suffered price contraction during this festival.

China’s shrimp market has been hustling during this May Day. According to farmers in the...

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Mexican Authorities Launch Workshops to Regain Shrimp Certification to U.S.

Mexico is wasting no time in trying to regain their shrimp certification to the U.S. This week heads of the National Aquaculture and Fisheries Commission (Conapesca) came together to provide an update on actions being taken after the U.S. banned wild shrimp imports late last month.

The agency revealed that they will not only be providing permanent technical supervision, but also hosting workshops in the main fishing spots in the country to train for the efficient operation of the Turtle Excluder Devices (DET) and Fish Excluder Devices...

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VIDEO: Mexican Shrimp Ban; China Buying Pressure; Call for Biden to Revoke EO; Mother’s Day Spending

Join SeafoodNews Weekly Video co-hosts Amanda Buckle and Lorin Castiglione as they talk about the U.S. banning wild shrimp imports from Mexico; U.S. Senator Susan Collins requesting that the USTR turn the pressure up on China; PETA's call for Biden to revoke the Executive Order Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic Growth; and Mother's Day spending.

This episode of the SeafoodNews Weekly Video is brought to you by Urner Barry Consulting. Urner Barry Consulting provides tailored solutions to identify...

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Japan’s Discharge Announcement Triggers More Ripple Effect in China

Japan’s plan to discharge waste water into the ocean is more than a domestic issue. And it is believed to not only exert great influence on its own seafood industry, but also impact other countries to different extents. For example, China, one of its neighbors, intends to stop its seafood imports and search for other substitutes.

Japan was never a main seafood supplier to Chinam which tends to source seafood from all over the world, said one insider. The country is not even among the top 10 suppliers whose exports are...

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Shake Shack to Debut Shrimp Burger in New York City Location

Popular burger chain Shake Shack will debut a shrimp burger at one of its New York City locations on May 6 as part of its collab series, marking just the second time seafood has hit the menu at Shake Shack.

Shake Shack and esteemed executive chef Junghyun “JP” Park and his team at Atoboy have teamed up to create “the Atobruger,” qsrmagazine reported. The burger will be dressed with the famous fermented pepper sauce featured across the Atoboy menu.

Limited quantities will be available at Shake Shack’s Madison Square...

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PODCAST: April 2021 Shrimp Imports; Haddock Market Update; Former NOAA Head's New Job

Join SeafoodNews Podcast co-hosts Amanda Buckle and Lorin Castiglione as they talk about April 2021 shrimp imports; what's going on in the haddock market; and former NOAA head Chris Oliver's new job at American Seafoods.

This episode is brought to you by Urner Barry Consulting. Urner Barry Consulting provides tailored solutions to identify growth opportunities within the fast-paced protein commodity sectors. Combining the expertise of our analytical team, our warehouse of proprietary and trusted data, and unparalleled insight into market forecasting...

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ANALYSIS: Ecuador Shrimp Producers Appear Committed to Value Adding

The growth in the category in recent years is not going unnoticed. Shipments of peeled shrimp from Ecuador to the U.S. were up 12 percent in 2018, 16 percent in 2019, and 51 percent in 2020. In this short time, the volume has nearly doubled—going from 52 to 101 million pounds.

More recently, in just the first quarter of 2021, shipments of peeled shrimp from Ecuador to the U.S. surged 88 percent. While India is still the dominant supplier— shipping 55 percent of all...

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CFIA: Pair of Companies Recall Black Tiger Shrimp Due to Undeclared Sulphites

Two companies have recalled Black Tiger shrimp products from the marketplace due to undeclared sulphites, per notices from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

The first recall was initiated by Midland Food Products on June 1. Midland recalled its Triple Crown brand Black Tiger Shrimp which was distributed in Ontario, Canada through hotel, restaurant, institutional and retail channels.

The product description was “Frozen black tiger shrimp raw E-Z peel headless shell-on, 26/30.

Searay Foods Inc. followed with a recall of its Searay...

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USTR Announces and Suspends 25% Tariffs on Certain Seafood Items From India, Italy and Spain

On Wednesday United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai announced the conclusion of the one-year Section 301 investigations of Digital Service Taxes (DSTs) adopted by Austria, India, Italy, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

An investigation into DSTs was initiated by the USTR on June 2, 2020. According to the USTR, the final determination of the investigation is to impose additional tariffs on certain goods from those countries, but suspend the tariffs for up to 180 days...

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Georgia Shrimp Season to Open June 8; Oyster Season Closed Until Fall

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced the state’s shrimp season will begin on June 8 at 8 a.m.

The DNR Commissioner Mark Williams signed an administrative order setting the opening date after the DNR’s Coastal Resources Division (CRD) and an advisory panel comprised of commercial and recreational shrimpers, independent scientists, and other stakeholder’s recommendations.

"Data collected by CRD indicate strong numbers of shrimp in coastal waters, with catches averaging well above long-term averages,” said Eddie Leonard, a CRD marine biologist who monitors shrimp populations...

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This Year Marks a New Beginning for Both Imported Warmwater and Coldwater Shrimp in Chinese Market

Under the influence of COVID-19, some shrimp last year encountered great challenges in the Chinese market, while others performed surprisingly well considering the great damage brought by the pandemic. As available statistics show, China’s warmwater shrimp imports contracted by 16% in 2020, while that of coldwater ones increased by around 16.4%.

During the past few years China has ranked first worldwide in view of importing coldwater shrimp, a large proportion of which are said to be northern prawns. Though its import value has...

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Gulf Shrimp Landings Beat Historical Averages Through April 2021, Reach Highest Mark in 4 Years

The latest shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico from April showed that 2.3 million pounds of shrimp were landed in the Gulf of Mexico, up slightly from 2.2 million pounds in April of 2020. That mark is 15% below the historical average of 2.7 million pounds for the month.

When taking a look at the data from the Fishery Monitoring Branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center, through the first third of the year...

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CP Foods Launches Sustainable Strategy For Water Management

It’s all about the 3Rs principle for Charoen Pokphand Foods: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

The Thailand-based company announced this week that they’ve launched a sustainable strategy applying the 3Rs principle in order to optimize water-use efficiency. Thanks to this new strategy, 36% of water withdrawal per production unit was reduced in 2020 compared to the base year of 2015. 42% of that water was reused or recycled.

Looking specifically at their seafood sector, Pairoj Apiruknusit, CP Foods’ Executive VP for aquaculture business, said that the...

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Uncertainties Haunting China’s Live Shrimp Market, While the Frozen Market Looks Rosy

China’s shrimp farmers have encountered great challenges this May due to worsening weather conditions. At the same time, shrimp in about 50% of ponds in Zhuhai city have been found to be infected with diseases at the start of the month. Meanwhile, the incident rate has even exceeded 60% in some places of Guangxi.

By mid-May, some other farmers in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) region have also complained about their shrimp getting sick. Like those in Guangxi, local shrimps are said to show symptoms of various...

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6 Highlights From the 2019 Fisheries of the United States Report

On Thursday NOAA Fisheries released their 2019 Fisheries of the United States Report, which provides fisheries statistics for the nation, including commercial landings and value. According to the latest figures, in 2019 U.S. commercial fishermen landed 9.3 billion pounds of seafood valued at $5.5 billion. This was on par with 2018, representing a less than 1% decline in volume and 2% decline in value. Find five more highlights from the report below:

Highest Value Species Groups

Of all species caught by U.S. fishermen...

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USDA Makes Historic Seafood Purchase for Food Assistance Programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced it will purchase up to $159.4 million in domestically produced seafood, fruits, legumes and nuts as part of the Section 32 food assistance funding program.

The products will be distributed to a variety of domestic food assistance programs, including charitable institutions, the USDA said in a press release. These purchases are being made utilizing funds under the authority of Section 32 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act, as amended. It is one of the ...

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PODCAST: America the Beautiful; Push for a National Seafood Council; March Shrimp Imports and More

Join SeafoodNews Podcast hosts Amanda Buckle and Lorin Castiglione as they talk about the Biden Administration's "America the Beautiful" report; the push to develop a National Seafood Council; March shrimp imports; and much more!

This episode is brought to you by Urner Barry Consulting. Urner Barry Consulting provides tailored solutions to identify growth opportunities within the fast-paced protein commodity sectors. Combining the expertise of our analytical team, our warehouse of proprietary and trusted data, and unparalleled insight into market forecasting, Urner Barry Consulting will...

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U.S. Allows Riverbank Shrimp From Mexico After Wild Shrimp Import Ban

Riverbank shrimp from Mexico will continue to be imported into the U.S. following the ban on wild shrimp that was announced late last week.

As SeafoodNews previously reported, the U.S. announced that they would be banning wild caught shrimp imports from Mexico and only allowing shrimp harvested from aquaculture to enter the country. 

“The Department suspended the certification of Mexico because its sea turtle protection program is no longer comparable to that of the United States,” the notice in the Federal Register explained...

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Alaska Fishing Update For May 2021

This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch –

Managers are set to announce any day when the famous Copper River fishery near Cordova will open for sockeyes and kings, signaling the official  start of Alaska’s 2021 salmon season. 

Alaska’s biggest herring fishery at Togiak kicked off on May 3 with two buyers and about a dozen boats on the grounds. They have a roughly 85 million pound quota, the largest since 1993. (42,639 tons).

Herring fishing continued around Kodiak for a nearly 16 million pound catch, the largest ever...

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