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Jun 24 - QDOBA Adds Citrus Lime Shrimp Option for Limited Time


Jun 24 - Xinpangao International Trade Corporation Recalls Shrimp Dumplings Due to Undeclared Allergen


Jun 13 - Aquaculture Stewardship Council Shares Line-up for Inaugural Global Shrimp Forum


Jun 13 - White Shrimp Suffer in Chinese Market


Jun 8 - ANALYSIS: April Shrimp Imports March Higher Driven by Most Top Trade Partners


Jun 7 - FDA Flags 2 Companies For Shrimp Refused for Antibiotic Residues in May


Jun 3 - NL Fisherman Threatens to Dump 50,000 Pounds of Shrimp If Processors Not Prepared to Buy


Jun 1 - Alabama Opens State Waters for Shrimping


Jun 1 - Contradiction Surrounds Ecuador, Mexico on Inclusion of Shrimp in Potential Trade Deal


Jun 1 - Latest China Customs Agency Suspensions Target Companies From Russia, Ecuador and More


Jun 1 - Prices of Large Shrimp Rising in China, Though Small Ones Struggling


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


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


May 23 - Ecuador White Shrimp Widely Received in China and Expecting An Even Better Tomorrow


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


May 13 - Shrimping in Federal Waters off Texas to Close on May 15


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


May 11 - Ecuadorian Shrimp to Re-Enter Thailand Market Following Safety Protocol Implementation


May 10 - China’s Customs Agency Suspensions Update: Shrimp Imports from Ecuador and More


May 6 - ANALYSIS: March Shrimp Imports Continue Record Surge


May 4 - Taco John’s Offering New Mango Shrimp Street Tacos For A Limited Time


May 4 - China Importing More White Shrimp to Meet Demand, But Also Turning Down Large Amounts Due to Quality


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


Apr 28 - Aquaculture Stewardship Council Says Shrimp Standard, RAS Revisions Will Expand Footprint of Program


Apr 27 - Ecuador Announces New Processes to Regulate Shrimp Farms


Apr 25 - Del Pacifico Seafoods Named Nordstrom Restaurant Group Supplier of the Month; Launch Shrimp Specials


Apr 25 - Quotas Cut For Gulf of St. Lawrence Shrimp Fishery; FFAW Responds


Apr 22 - California OKs New Coldwater Pink Shrimp Management Plan


Apr 20 - China's Customs Agency Announces Additional Suspensions on 15 Companies From Ecuador, 12 Vietnam


Apr 19 - Russia to Face Shortage of Salmon and Other Premium Fish in Domestic Market This Year


Apr 19 - Shrimp Run Into Trouble Since Their Larva Stage in Chinese Market


Apr 14 - Ecuador Runs into Trouble Exporting White Shrimp to China


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


Apr 12 - C.P. Foods Products Lands Sustainability Award from Walmart for its Seafood Production


Apr 8 - Canadian Shrimp Coalition Calls for Fisheries Minister to Set 2022 Gulf Shrimp Quotas


Apr 6 - ANALYSIS: February Shrimp Imports Continue to Surge


Apr 6 - White Shrimp Face a Market Downturn in China


Apr 5 - Hendrix Genetics Expands in India With Formation of New Company


Apr 1 - Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Introduces Brunch With Seafood Offerings


Mar 30 - California Seeks to Modify Coldwater Pink Shrimp Management


Mar 29 - China Customs Agency Suspends More Shrimp Imports From Ecuador


Mar 28 - ANALYSIS: Is Ecuador Returning to China as Shrimp Prices Stagnant to Start 2022 in U.S.?


Mar 28 - VIDEO: Watch Us Eat Chicken of The Sea's Award Winning Crispy Stuffed Shrimp


Mar 25 - Mexico Announces Shrimp Fishing Closure in Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of California


Mar 25 - VIDEO: Most Favored Nation Treatment; Fresh Tilapia Update; China Suspends Shrimp Importers


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QDOBA Adds Citrus Lime Shrimp Option for Limited Time

A new protein will be on the menu at QDOBA for a limited time with the fast casual Mexican chain’s new Citrus Lime Shrimp option.

The shrimp is sustainably sourced featuring AP (Best Aquaculture Practices) rated shrimp, all freshly sauteed in-house in a tangy citrus lime sauce.

"In our successful market test, we learned that our guests want a lighter protein alternative they can feel good about eating," said QDOBA's Chief Marketing Officer Karin Silk. "Our Citrus Lime Shrimp is tossed in a tangy lime sauce and sauteed right...

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Xinpangao International Trade Corporation Recalls Shrimp Dumplings Due to Undeclared Allergen

Xinpangao International Trade Corporation recalled its Shrimp dumpling with fish wrapper products due to undeclared egg, per a recall notice posted on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website on June 23.

The recalled product has been sold in Ontario and Quebec and may have been distributed in other provinces or territories, the CFIA wrote.

The recall was triggered by CFIA test results and the department is currently conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products.

The CFIA recommended the following...

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White Shrimp Suffer in Chinese Market

During late May, despite a shopping frenzy around the coming festivals like the Dragon Boat, China’s white shrimp prices have been in decline. In Rudong, for example, prices of shrimp weighing about 30 shrimp/jin (1 jin=0.5 kilo) dropped from 26 yuan/jin to less than 23 yuan/jin within 2 days and they even further decreased in that weekend, said one local farmer Deng, according to a report from Fishfirst.

Similar-sized ones were priced at around 23 yuan/jin in Fujian where prices on average dropped by 2 yuan/jin...

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FDA Flags 2 Companies For Shrimp Refused for Antibiotic Residues in May

Refusals for May 2022 were released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Saturday, revealing a total of 74 seafood entry line refusals. 

Of those 74 refusals, five of them were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. An additional 22 entry lines were for shrimp, but those for refusals related to salmonella or for being found to be filthy.

According to the Southern Shrimp Alliance, from January 2022 to May 2022 the FDA has refused a total of 36 entry lines of shrimp...

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Alabama Opens State Waters for Shrimping

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR), Marine Resources Division announced that Wednesday, June 1 marks the opening of the shrimping season in state waters.

Shrimpers can now fish in Mobile Bay, Bon Secour Bay, Mississippi Sound, Perdido Bay, Arnica Bay, Wolf Bay and Little Lagoon, per a post on ADCNR’s Outdoor Alabama website...

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Latest China Customs Agency Suspensions Target Companies From Russia, Ecuador and More

Companies from Russia, Ecuador, Peru, Vietnam, Myanmar and South Korea are the latest to be targeted by China’s customs agency.

The General Administration of Customs has been strict when it comes to coronavirus and has been testing the packaging for seafood imports for traces of the virus. As a result, numerous companies from all over the world have received suspensions ranging from one week and up. 

In the latest round of announcements made on May 27, the General Administration of Customs has taken urgent preventative measures against...

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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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Ecuador White Shrimp Widely Received in China and Expecting An Even Better Tomorrow 

These past few months have been rewarding for Ecuador shrimp. They have gained great popularity in the Chinese market during Q1, and such an upward trend is expected to continue in Q2. Moreover, this April they have regained access to the Thailand market, of which they were previously banned entry for one year.

In this Q1, Ecuador’s white shrimp export to China ballooned by 133%. The total has only increased by 44% to 0.238 million tons, according to statistics from FCCfood...

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Shrimping in Federal Waters off Texas to Close on May 15

NOAA Fisheries announced that shrimping in federal waters from 9 to 200 nautical miles off Texas will close 30 minutes after sunset, local time, on May 15, 2022, corresponding to the time Texas closes its state waters to shrimp trawling.

NOAA explained that the shrimp fishery closes annually to allow brown shrimp to reach a larger and more valuable size before harvest and to prevent waste of the species that might be discarded due to the smaller size.

The closure ranges from 45 to 60 days...

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Ecuadorian Shrimp to Re-Enter Thailand Market Following Safety Protocol Implementation

The Ecuadorian government shared that those in the shrimp sector will again have access to the Thai market after the country formalized safety and biosafety protocols that are followed during the export process.

The Department of Fisheries for Thailand has allowed the entry of shrimp from 36 farms in Ecuador and Thailand will look to authorize more processing plants for export in the future.

Back in March 2021, Thailand temporarily suspended the imports of shrimp from Ecuador. Shortly after, the Undersecretary of Quality and Safety, of the Ministry...

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ANALYSIS: March Shrimp Imports Continue Record Surge

Shrimp imports were released yesterday, and to no one's surprise the record setting surge continued. March shrimp imports registered at 168.474 million pounds, or 22 percent above last year. In a recurring theme, this was the largest March total in history. March 2021 saw 138.105 million pounds sent to the United States.

The top five trade partners once again sent significantly more shrimp to the U.S. than last year, but many other countries followed suit as well. With other markets challenged by a variety of factors...

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China Importing More White Shrimp to Meet Demand, But Also Turning Down Large Amounts Due to Quality

China’s white shrimp import volume in March increased by 15.48% from that of February and 37.74% compared with last March, according to Foodspath.com. And the import value has gone up by 17.79% from February and 71.22% compared with last March. This shows the oriental market’s increasing demand for such shrimp.

Despite Chinese increased appetite, not all foreign suppliers are able to reap more profits. Some have found their white shrimp denied entry into this Asian country...

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Aquaculture Stewardship Council Says Shrimp Standard, RAS Revisions Will Expand Footprint of Program

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) published revisions to its ASC Shrimp Standard and new requirements for Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) farms which will expand the program's reach.

The revision to the Shrimp Standard will lead to freshwater crayfish and freshwater shrimp farmers having the chance to achieve ASC’s stringent requirements for responsible farming, with the addition of new species. Other updates have been made to the Standard to ensure best practices too.

New requirements for RAS operations will ensure the ASC certification takes into...

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Del Pacifico Seafoods Named Nordstrom Restaurant Group Supplier of the Month; Launch Shrimp Specials

Nordstrom Restaurant Group cannot get enough seafood! Currently the restaurant group, which has over 200 locations, including specialty coffee bars, quick service and full service restaurants, is offering two limited time Wild Alaska Pollock dishes. But come May Nordstrom Restaurant Group will be serving up specials featuring their supplier of the month: Del Pacifico Seafoods.

Nordstrom’s current menu already includes Del Pacifico Shrimp in a Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad, Chilled Shrimp & Crab Lois, Spicy Wild Shrimp Pomodoro, and the Nordstrom Bloody Mary...

 

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California OKs New Coldwater Pink Shrimp Management Plan

Next year will bring changes to California's pink shrimp fishery that will make the fishery's rules better align with both Oregon and Washington and improve its management.

California's Marine Life Management Act requires fishery management plans be developed for the state's fisheries. Those FMPs must provide the basis for managing the fisheries. Since 2018, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife has been reviewing the pink shrimp fishery's management needs and developing a proposed management plan. The draft plan was presented to the California ...

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Russia to Face Shortage of Salmon and Other Premium Fish in Domestic Market This Year  

Russia may face a significant reduction of fish and seafood range in the domestic market this year as unprecedented sanctions imposed on the country lead to a significant decline of fish imports.

According to a recent study conducted by the Russian Pollock Association, only in the case of red fish, this year its imports to Russia will be reduced by 30%.

In addition to Atlantic salmon and trout, there is a possibility of a significant decline of foreign supplies of mackerel...

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Aquaculture Stewardship Council Shares Line-up for Inaugural Global Shrimp Forum

The line-up for the Inaugural Global Shrimp Forum was released by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) on June 10.

The Forum is set to take place in Utrecht, the Netherlands between September 6-8 and will bring together senior business leaders from around the world to address important questions facing the shrimp industry.

Willem van der Pijl, joint founder of the Global Shrimp Forum said, “This is a long-anticipated event which will finally bring together the biggest names and some of...

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ANALYSIS: April Shrimp Imports March Higher Driven by Most Top Trade Partners

April U.S. shrimp imports were released yesterday and were higher again, but the pace of gains slowed from early year levels. There were 146.828 million pounds sent to the United States, 9.4 percent above last April. Despite the slowdown under double digit growth, this was still a record monthly total. The year-to-date total now sits 17 percent above last year at 633.753 million pounds...

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NL Fisherman Threatens to Dump 50,000 Pounds of Shrimp If Processors Not Prepared to Buy

Ryan Cleary, the Executive Director of SEA-NL, is sharing the story of a Newfoundland and Labrador fisherman who is threatening to dump 50,000 pounds of shrimp back in the water if processors are not prepared to buy it.

Cleary posted in a blog post this week about Terry Ryan of La Scie, who operates the F/V Atlantic Bluefin Too with his son Josh. Ryan says that the boat will be out fishing for shrimp this weekend, but “if there’s no buyer for the...

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Contradiction Surrounds Ecuador, Mexico on Inclusion of Shrimp in Potential Trade Deal

As Ecuador and Mexico wrapped up their ninth round of negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) between the new nations, the National Chamber of Aquaculture (CNA), a group representing Ecuador’s shrimp industry said shrimp has not been excluded from the negotiations.

A translated announcement from Ecuador’s Ministry of Production, Foreign Trade, Investment and Fisheries (MPCEIP) stated:

“Ecuador and Mexico continue with the negotiations of the Productive Integration Agreement. Neither shrimp nor bananas have been excluded from the agreement...

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Prices of Large Shrimp Rising in China, Though Small Ones Struggling

During this mid-May, large shrimp prices have raised in China compared with the previous week. In Rudong, for example, those weighing about 30 shrimp/jin (1 jin=0.5 kilo) are priced at 29 yuan/jin with an increase of 2 yuan/jin, according to Fishfirst. And similar-sized ones are sold at 32 yuan/jin in some places of Guangxi and around 30 yuan/jin in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) region.

Such increase mainly results from lower supplies but higher demand. Most farmers have encountered...

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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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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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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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China’s Customs Agency Suspensions Update: Shrimp Imports from Ecuador and More

China’s General Administration of Customs started off the week with a staggering 24 import suspensions.

As SeafoodNews has been reporting, China’s customs agency has been suspending imports from certain seafood companies and vessels if the packaging of their products tests positive for coronavirus. From May 8 through May 10, the government agency announced that they have taken emergency preventative measures against 12 Russian fishing vessels, 11 seafood companies, and one cold storage company. A run through of all the latest suspensions...

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Taco John’s Offering New Mango Shrimp Street Tacos For A Limited Time

Get in the car! Taco John’s has added a mouthwatering new item to their menu … but it’s only available for a limited time.

The fast food restaurant, which has more than 380 restaurants in 22 states, is introducing a bold new taco: the Mango Shrimp Street Taco. The taco features crispy golden shrimp with mango pico de gallo, chimichurri sour cream and lettuce, all wrapped in a soft corn-flour blend tortilla. 

“At Taco John’s, we’re dedicated to offering our guests the fresh ingredients and...

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

Russia is considering taking measures for the prevention of fish and seafood shortages in the domestic market, which could be the result of unprecedented sanctions, imposed on the country.

According to recent statements of Alexey Buglak, head of the Russian Pollock Association, which were made in an interview with the local RBC business paper, the deliveries of certain fish and seafood species to the domestic market, such as shrimp, Atlantic herring and mackerel can be partially replaced by domestic products, as Russian fishermen produce them...

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Ecuador Announces New Processes to Regulate Shrimp Farms

To improve how shrimp farms are regulated in Ecuador, President Guillermo Lasso, signed an Executive Decree on April 25, that will allow small and medium-sized shrimp farmers to carry out their activity legally and regularize 18,900 hectares of land.

Ecuador’s Ministry of Production, Foreign Trade, Investments and Fisheries described the move, which took place at the Divacci shrimp farm, located in Pedernales, Manabi province, as a “key and firm step” for the company that will lead to “greater social and economic contribution in this important industry on a national scale.”

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Quotas Cut For Gulf of St. Lawrence Shrimp Fishery; FFAW Responds

Last week Fisheries and Oceans Canada amended the Conservation Harvesting Plan for Northern Shrimp Areas 8, 9, 10 and 12 for the 2022 season. The amendment cut the quotas for the shrimp fishery, with Shrimp Fishing Area (SFA) 8 in the Gulf of St. Lawrence hit with a 19% reduction. SFA 9 received an 18% reduction and SFA 12 received a 13% reduction. SFA 10 received a slight increase in quota.

Newfoundland harvesters only have access to SFA 8. FFAW-Unifor issued a response following the news...

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China's Customs Agency Announces Additional Suspensions on 15 Companies From Ecuador, 12 Vietnam

The suspensions just keep coming. China’s General Administration of Customs announced that they’d be taking additional emergency precautionary measures after packaging of seafood products from Ecuador and Vietnam tested positive for COVID-19.

A total of 15 Ecuadorian companies have been targeted in the latest round of import suspensions, which were posted by China’s customs agency on Wednesday. The agency took 29 outer packaging samples and nine inner packaging samples from 22 batches of frozen vannamei shrimp that were imported from 14 aquatic product manufacturers in Ecuador...

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