Possible big biomass increase raises hopes for Peruvian hake players

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Scientists find biomass could exceed 500,000t, raising hopes of possible quota hike for next fishing season and of potential assessment towards MSC certification (more…)

US scallop quota now expected to be stable

Quota for Atlantic sea scallop 2014 season is likely to be line with last year’s, says council coordinator, dispelling fears that catches could be in for second consecutive cut

NGO accuses Joe’s Crab Shack of producing food ‘swimming in artificial trans fat’

Entrees at Joe’s Crab Shack are swimming in artificial trans fat, according to the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest

Invermar hires Landmark in hopes of merger result

Chilean salmon farmer hires adviser to analyze its position and execute a financial restructuring, which could result in asset sales or mergers (more…)

Surimi buyers come in early for US whiting as tropical shortage continues

Surimi buyers make early deals on Pacific whiting from US catchers, with demand for hake and pollock strong in Asia, EU and US, on shortage of tropical raw material

Chicken of the Sea names brand icon mermaid: Catalina

After seafood fans submitted more than 49,000 entries in a nationwide $10,000-prize contest to christen the brand’s icon, the company announced one name floated to the top (more…)

Retail prices affordable for 23% of fish species, says Mexico

Mexico’s national fishing and aquaculture commission released price figures of some of the most popular seafood species for human consumption saying at least 70 out of 300 fish types can be shopped by the average consumer

Rabobank Chile head: Salmon sector home to fewer but better lenders

Head of Dutch bank’s Chile branch believes future of Chilean sector is more promising than it was a few months ago, pointing to rising prices and better sanitary control

Global surimi production could face 50,000t or more shortfall this year

Low inventories, combined with demand growth in Asia and stable production will mean demand will outstrip supply this year, says Future Seafood director Pascal Guenneugues

Cook Inlet Aquaculture buys defunct hatchery

Pink salmon fishing in Lower Cook Inlet could be revitalized as the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association finalized its purchase of the Port Graham Hatchery

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