Tagged seafood imports

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 29

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the U.S. imported more seafood in 2017 than any prior year; the Department of Commerce announces regional council appointments; Canada conducts capelin study; changes in intensity and number of storms to hit fishing industry; and an environmental group plans lawsuit calling for ban on lobster ropes. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 27

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, a new study suggests changes in forage fish abundance may have contributed to controversy surrounding cod stock assessments; the Washington Post responds to President Obama’s protection of Pacific marine habitat; Cape fishermen applaud the Council’s herring decisions; Regional Fishery Management Council appointments are announced; great white sharks are rebounding off the eastern US; Cape Pond Ice looks to diversify; Maine considers a referendum to support lobster processing capacity; a New York Times opinion piece calls for sourcing more of our seafood domestically; the Council hears a positive report on individual scallop quotas; NMFS approves an experimental fishery for barndoor skates. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 2

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NOAA releases two reports on the status of U.S. fisheries; NOAA publishes rules for sector and common pool groundfish vessels for the 2014 fishing year; a new study finds evidence of pteropods dissolving due to ocean acidification; a Boston Globe editorial calls for stronger scrutiny of seafood imports; river herring return to Connecticut rivers, but are still at risk at sea; fluke fishermen say states should coordinate to reduce discards; GMRI’s sustainable seafood program partners with thirteen restaurants; a blog considers whether NOAA should develop a seafood certification program; an op-ed says Cape Cod anglers should voluntarily cut their striped bass catch. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 25

Interesting stories this week: Boston brings local and fresh fish to its farmers markets; disconcerting news about Thailand’s seafood export industry; and recipes for healthy fish stocks. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the news – Friday, March 16

This week’s roundup of interesting fish stories: a stop-motion video of where your sushi is coming from; fish is high on the list of disease-causing imported foods; a federal district court judge rules to protect river herring; and groundfish populations may have been overestimated in the 2008 stock assessments. … More Info »

Some thoughts from the Boston Seafood Show

The Seafood Show is an important business opportunity for seafood buyers and sellers, and it was also an interesting way for a casual observer like me to spend the afternoon. It reminded me, though, of how important it is to put our seafood purchasing power to work at home and support the US fishermen who are working hard to produce sustainable fisheries under some of the strictest harvest and processing rules in the world. … More Info »