Fri. Jun 18 2021

Richard W. Spinrad Confirmed As 11th NOAA Administrator

Alaska Dungeness Crab Fetching Higher Prices  

FDA Updates Some Seafood Processing Hazards and Controls Guidance Documents

REPORT: Chilean Salmon Production May Be Impacted By Upcoming Holidays  

BOEM to Open 30-day Comment Period on Potential Impacts of Empire Wind Project on the East Coast

NOAA Administrator Talks Recent U.S.-Canada Meeting on North Atlantic Right Whale Mortalities

Atlantic Canada Ministers Says Region is Ready for Aquaculture Growth Summary Friday, June 18

Thu. Jun 17 2021

U.S., UK Reach Agreement Regarding Large Civil Aircraft; Will Not Impose Tariffs Related to Dispute

OSHA Updates Guidance For Protecting Workers From Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace

Alaska Scallop Fishery Opens July 1  

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

Wildfish Cannery and Barnacle Foods Launch Limited Release Octopus in Bullwhip Kelp Hot Sauce  

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

Top Chilean Soccer Player to Star in Campaign Showcasing Country’s Salmon, Other Top Exports  

Pebble to Conduct Field Program During Bristol Bay Salmon Harvest

Samherji, HS Orka Agree to Develop Land-based Salmon Farm with 40,000 MT of Capacity  

DFO Provides Update Following Lobster Science Partnership Roundtable  

Senator Chuck Schumer Introduces Fluke Fairness Act of 2021 Summary Thursday, June 17

Wed. Jun 16 2021

Some Relief For Seafood Industry Thanks to Airbus-Boeing Deal

USDA Announces Additional $700 Million in PPE Grants to Small Businesses, Seafood Processors

Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Draws Ire of Nations, Industry, and NGOs on Yellowfin Tuna

H-2B Returning Worker Exception Act of 2021 Introduced To Ease Issues Related to Visa Cap

Commercial Fishermen Push CDC to Continue Mask Guideline Updates

Arthur Treacher Ready to Expand With New Franklin Junction Partnership

Salmon Fishing Season Gaining Momentum in Russia  

ASC Introduces New Feed Standard Aiming to Solve Aquaculture Supply Chain Issues

Nova Scotia Approves Hatchery License for First Nation, Cooke Aquaculture’s Salmon Division  

Alaska Mariculture Alliance Invites Founding Members Summary Wednesday, June 16

Tue. Jun 15 2021

China's Customs Agency Temporarily Suspends Imports of Certain Seafood Items After COVID Detection

Southeast Alaska Dungeness Crab Fishery Opens Today

JAPAN: May Sales Of Imported Fresh Tuna Down 26.5% to 725; Lowest Record At Toyosu Market  

A Higher Quality Requirement is a Way Out for China’s Tilapia Industry

BOEM and USACE Collaborate in Atlantic to Meet Offshore Wind Goals

Three U.S. Military Branches Partner in Bristol Bay to Support Salmon Fleet for a Safe Season Ahead

Stop & Shop Follows Local Seafood Program With Consumer Survey on Seafood Preferences, Sourcing

GAA 2020 Annual Report Notes Work with Members and Certifications During Pandemic

Maine’s A.C. Inc. Acquires a Pair of Shellfish Businesses

US Foods Unveils ‘Summer Scoop’ Lineup to Help Restaurants Battling Labor Shortage

New Organization SEA-NL Forms to Serve Newfoundland and Labrador Inshore Fish Harvesters

North Carolina Workers Can Now Get Groceries Delivered To Their Office Thanks to New Partnership Summary Tuesday, June 15

Mon. Jun 14 2021

Copper River Opens For First Time in Three Weeks  

CDC Updates Guidelines as Mask Mandate Now Lifted for Commercial Fishermen

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

Seafood Worker, Fully Vaccinated, Tests Positive for Virus in Dillingham

Pacific Council Executive Director Announces Retirement This Year

First Study Aims to Assess Economics of All Pacific Halibut Users  

City Pier Seafood Introduces New Program To Encourage Kids to Eat More Seafood Summary Monday, June 14

Pokeworks to Enter 14 New Markets in U.S. as Expansion Continues

StarKist Teams Up With Feed the Children to Serve 400 Families in Indiana

Feed Producer BioMar Sets 2030 Sustainability Ambitions

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Neptunus Seafood B.V. received a Closeout Letter on June 7 from the FDA for correcting issues the Administration found at its processing facility during a 2019 inspection.

The inspection resulted in an FDA Warning Letter for serious violations of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation. The Netherlands-based processor addressed the violations the Warning Letter brought forth and the FDA noted that further inspections regulatory activities will further assess the adequacy and sustainability of the corrections...

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