Tue. Aug 30 2016

Alaska's 2017 Bering Sea Opilio and Bairdi Fisheries May be in Jeopardy Due to Lower Stock Levels  


Iceland's Responsible Fisheries will become 2nd Certification Scheme to Meet GSSI Benchmarks


Plan is in Motion to Get Alaska's Pink Salmon Fishermen Disaster Funding (Fish Radio)  


Bristol Bay Sockeye Rebranding Campaign Targets Millennials


GAA's International Business Team to Focus on Developing BAP Program in EU Market


Massachusetts-Based LobstahBox Shipping Do-it-Yourself Live Lobster Dinners Directly to Consumers  


CP Group Developing Fresh Water Shrimp Aquaculture in Landlocked Hubei Province of China  


Skuna Bay Salmon Featured at US Open Tennis Tournament for Fifth Straight Year


Seafood.com News Summary Tuesday August 30, 2016


Mon. Aug 29 2016

California Discusses Potential Evisceration Order Options for Dungeness Crab  


Letters: Why Does President Obama Want to Eliminate Sustainable Commercial Fisheries?   (1)


Competing Proteins: Chicken Market Flat While Eggs and Pork Advance Last Week


Chile and Peru Agree to Improve Pacific Anchovy Management and Expand Direct Consumption Market


Western Pacific Council Says Papahānaumokuākea Marine Monument Extension Lacks Scientific Basis


New Zealand King Salmon Announces Intention to File Initial Public Offering


Seafood.com News Summary Monday August 29, 2016


Fri. Aug 26 2016

Surging Demand for Lobster Meat Changing Canadian Processing Patterns


Gorton's Seafood Hires Connelly Partners to Handle Marketing and Media


Orca Bay Now Offering Sales Directly to Consumers With New Online Store


Further Peer Review Again Delays FDA Update on How Pregnant Women Should Eat Seafood   (1)


Fishline's Mobile Application is Industry's First Directory of Community Supported Fisheries


Norway Royal Salmon Expands to Iceland, Buys 50% Stake in Arctic Fish


Seafood.com News Summary Friday August 26, 2016


Thu. Aug 25 2016

Thai Union Responds to Greenpeace; Publishes Questionnaire Greenpeace Won't Acknowledge


Lobster Ban Threat in Europe is Real, as Swedish and US Scientists Talk Past Each Other  


Consistent Supply is Key to Develop West Coast Rockfish Market Says Oregon Trawl Commission  


ISSF and Pacific Alliance for Sustainable Tuna in New Collaboration to Promote Sustainability Goals  


Seafood.com News Summary Thursday August 25, 2016


Wed. Aug 24 2016

Greenpeace Only Blesses 3 out of 14 Foodservice Companies - the Three that Agreed to Talk to Them


Gulf Shrimp Prices Spike in August on Low Volumes; Spread Widens Over Farmed Market  


Mothership and Shoreside Whiting Sectors Struggling This Year as Catches Fall Behind  


Continued Poor Salmon Harvests Forecast in Hokkaido this Autumn, with Less Than 40 Million Fish  


High Price of Salmon Continues in Japan Amid Dwindling Imports of Coho from Chile  


Supreme Crab and Seafood Launches Signature Catch Crab Meat as Flagship Brand  


Settlement Reached in Legal Action Against Sea Shepherd by Japanese Whalers


Poseidon Food Joins NFI's Crab Council as 27th Member, Second International Company


Large Portion of Fishmeal, Fish Oil Still Produced Using Fish from Poorly Managed Fisheries


Seafood.com News Summary Wednesday August 24, 2016


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Alaska's 2017 Bering Sea Opilio and Bairdi Fisheries May be in Jeopardy Due to Lower Stock Levels

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  by John Sackton and Peggy Parker  August 30, 2016

The summer survey results have not been good for either Bering Sea snow (opilio) or tanner (Bairdi) crab.

For 2015-16, snow crab landings from both the IFQ and CDQ fisheries were 40.61 million pounds, a 40% cut from 67.9 million lbs in 2014-15. For Bairdi the 2015-16 quota was 19.64 million ...

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Iceland's Responsible Fisheries will become 2nd Certification Scheme to Meet GSSI Benchmarks

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  by John Sackton August 30, 2016

Iceland's Responsible Fisheries Management Certification Scheme will become the second Certification scheme to meet the GSSI benchmarks.
 
Alaska's Responsible Fisheries Management Scheme has also been certified as meeting all GSSI requirements.
 
The Global Seafood Sustainability Initiative (GSSI) announced that a 30 day public comment period was now open on Iceland's benchmarking scores.
 
GSSI, after a rigorous evaluation, has said the program meets all of its requirements

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Plan is in Motion to Get Alaska's Pink Salmon Fishermen Disaster Funding (Fish Radio)

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fish Radio with Laine Welch] August 30, 2016 

This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch -- A push for help from Alaska’s pink salmon bust. More after this – 

Wheels are already turning to provide some relief for Alaskans clobbered by the biggest pink salmon bust in decades. 

"My first goal is to declare pink salmon component a disaster." 

Representative Louise Stutes of Kodiak officially requested that the Walker Administration pursue a disaster declaration last week....

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Bristol Bay Sockeye Rebranding Campaign Targets Millennials 

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] August 30, 2016

The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association is targeting Millennials in a Bristol Bay sockeye rebranding project that will launch on September 1 in Boulder, Colorado.

The BBRSDA has already revamped its website—www.bristolbaysockeye.org—to provide a more consumer-facing experience. The website offers a modern, east-to-navigate resource that educates consumers about the history of Alaskan sockeye, where it can be sourced and it can be prepared...

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California Discusses Potential Evisceration Order Options for Dungeness Crab

SEAFOOD.COM NEWS by Susan Chambers - August 29, 2016

California state health and fisheries managers are considering options for the upcoming Dungeness crab season should domoic acid be an issue, like it was for the 2015-16 season.

The executive committee of the California Dungeness Crab Task Force discussed Friday an Office of Environment and Health Hazard Assessment proposal that  includes allowing some limited fishing to continue under an advisory if the domoic acid levels in the meat...

 

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Letters: Why Does President Obama Want to Eliminate Sustainable Commercial Fisheries?

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Letters] August 29, 2016

We agree with everything Secretary Pritzker and Director Golfuss said.   

Yet on Friday, August 26, President Obama announced he was expanding the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating the world’s largest marine protected area. The fact sheet stated:  “Building on the United States’ global leadership in marine conservation, today’s designation will more than quadruple the size of the existing marine monument, permanently protecting pristine coral reefs, deep sea marine habitats, and important ecological resources in the waters of the Northwest Hawaiian Islands.”  

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Massachusetts-Based LobstahBox Shipping Do-it-Yourself Live Lobster Dinners Directly to Consumers

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] August 30, 2016

Two Massachusetts-based entrepreneurs announced the launch of LobstahBox, a lobster shipping company that deliver complete live lobster meals from suppliers in Maine directly to consumers nationwide. 

According to a press release LobstahBox sells the "full New England experience, from buying to cooking to eating." 

The company was founded by Annemarie Menelli and Jessica Chang. The service works by having consumers select their desired number of live lobsters, which are then shipped with all the necessary tools and food accomptants associated with a traditional New England lobster dinner...

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Competing Proteins: Chicken Market Flat While Eggs and Pork Advance Last Week
 
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Urner Barry Newswires] Jamie Chadwick - August 29, 2016 
 
Negative pressure hovered over the spot boxed beef market last week. The Choice cutout, which represents a composite value of the carcass based upon prices paid for primal cuts, fell 0.88% while Select was down 0.36%. Trading interest was reportedly unenthusiastic. 

In the pork market, appreciation in the ham, butt and loin markets contributed support to the cutout. The pork carcass cutout value rose...

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Surging Demand for Lobster Meat Changing Canadian Processing Patterns

SEAFOODNEWS.COM   by John Sackton - August 26, 2016

If there was one thing lobster processors were thinking about during the first part of this year's lobster season, it was lobster meat.
 
Surging foodservice demand for lobster meat is changing lobster processing patterns, both in Canada and the US.

The government of PEI recently released a summary of the May-June lobster season.  Volume was down 13.5%, to 23.5 million pounds, vs. 27.2 million pounds last year...

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Western Pacific Council Says Papahānaumokuākea Marine Monument Extension Lacks Scientific Basis

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] August 29, 2016

The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council is disappointed with President Obama’s decision to expand the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Last week the White House announced an extension to the U.S. exclusive economic zone (out to 200 miles from shore) to encompass a total 582,578 square miles around the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

"We do not believe the expansion is based on the best available scientific information," said Kitty Simonds, Council executive director...

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Thai Union Responds to Greenpeace; Publishes Questionnaire Greenpeace Won't Acknowledge

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - August 25 2016

Thai Union published a statement responding to Greenpeace's comments about the company in their report on the US Foodservice Industry (Greenpeace Only Blesses 3 out of 14 Foodservice Companies - the Three that Agreed to Talk to Them  August 24th).  In addition to describing their global sustainability strategy, Thai Union published their entire response to the corporate questionnaire Greenpeace sent them, and urged customers to read it.  Greenpeace will not acknowledge any steps Thai Union is taking because it would undercut their campaign to paint a black and white picture to their donors,  where Greenpeace is the only organization preventing a collapse of the oceans.
 
Thai Union says they respect Greenpeace's vision for healthy seas, but cannot support the methods of its campaigns.
 
Thai Union Response to Greenpeace:
 
Thai Union and all of its brands around the world are committed to operating in an environmentally and socially responsible manner..

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Consistent Supply is Key to Develop West Coast Rockfish Market Says Oregon Trawl Commission

SEAFOOD.COM NEWS by Susan Chambers - August 25, 2016

The West Coast shoreside trawl industry came away from a rockfish marketing strategies meeting Wednesday with two critical messages: Commitment and consistency.

The Oregon Trawl Commission’s roundtable discussion was to brainstorm marketing ideas in light of markedly higher annual catch limits (ACLs) for several rockfish species beginning in 2017, many of which have been under tight restrictions since the early 2000s. 

The higher ACLs also will allow access to other key species, such as lingcod...

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Orca Bay Now Offering Sales Directly to Consumers With New Online Store

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] August 26, 2016

Orca Bay Seafoods announced the launch of a new online store Orca Direct that allows the company to sells its portfolio of seafood products directly to consumers across the US market. 

The store features over 15 frozen seafood products that Orca Bay will ship directly its customers from its facility in Renton, Washington.  The product line includes 5 oz. single serve filet portions, seafood burgers and crab selections...

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Fishline's Mobile Application is Industry's First Directory of Community Supported Fisheries 
 
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] August 26, 2016
 
FishLine, a mobile application for Fresh, Local Seafood, is the industry’s first mobile directory of Community Supported Fisheries, Fish Markets, and other Direct-to-Consumer suppliers. 
 
The FishLine mobile app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. There is no cost for suppliers to sign up for the directory. 
 
"We've taken our popular CrabLine Directory and merged it with the CSF listings of LocalCatch.org to create a mega-directory of local seafood sources," ...

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Greenpeace Only blesses 3 out of 14 Foodservice Companies - the Three that Agreed to Talk to Them

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [News Analysis] by John Sackton - August 24, 2016

Greenpeace released its first report on Foodservice companies use of seafood, saying "Ocean Destruction Comes from Foodservice."
 
The hollowness of the campaign is illustrated by the fact that only 3 out of 14 companies agreed to speak to Greenpeace, and those were the only companies given a "passing" grade. They were Sodexo, Compass, and Aramark.
 
The others -- Sysco, US Foods, Performance Group, Delaware North, Gordon Foodservices, Reinhart, Food Services of America, Shamrock Foods, Maines Paper and Foodservice, AVI Food Systems, Centerplate and Elior North America all refused to talk to Greenpeace.
 
The report is largely focused on tuna, and on attacking the Thai Union Group.  Greenpeace is involved in other campaigns to shut down purse seine and longline tuna fishing, including all tuna caught using FADs.

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ISSF and Pacific Alliance for Sustainable Tuna in New Collaboration to Promote Sustainability Goals

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - August 25, 2016 

Washington, D.C. – The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) and the Pacific Alliance for Sustainable Tuna (PAST) announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishing a framework for mutual cooperation on conservation and sustainability goals.

The agreement creates a mechanism for working closely together on activities to promote the sustainability of tuna fisheries and ecologically healthy marine ecosystems in the Eastern Pacific Ocean (EPO).

The activities the two groups will work on include:
·        Improved electronic reporting and electronic monitoring, including for purse seine vessels as well as other fisheries such as longline
·        Binding implementation of improved harvest strategies by the IATTC for EPO tropical tunas
·        Capacity management for the EPO purse seine fisheries; PAST and ISSF will explore mechanisms...

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Continued Poor Salmon Harvests Forecast in Hokkaido this Autumn, with Less Than 40 Million Fish

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Japan Reports] - August 24, 2016

The stock size of salmon migrating to Hokkaido this autumn is foreseen to stay below 40 million, a stagnant level that had continued in the last two years.

A Hokkaido prefectural salmon research institute recently estimated that the salmon runs to Hokkaido this season would be 39,015,000 fish, a modest increase of 6% over the previous season.
 
By sea area, salmon runs to the Sea of Okhotsk is forecast to show a 10.8% growth to 17,849,000 fish, accounting for 45% of all the salmon runs to Hokkaido...
 
 

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High Price of Salmon Continues in Japan Amid Dwindling Imports of Coho from Chile

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  [Japan Reports]   August 24, 2016

Tokyo - High prices of salmon show no signs of halt in Japan.
 
Salted coho slices (fillets) from Chile are now traded at Y920 per kilo at Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market, which is 20-30% higher than a year ago.  
 
The average monthly wholesale price of salted coho (imported and domestic products included) at Tsukiji had exceeded the year-before level for five consecutive months until June this year.
 
In Chile there occurred massive plankton blooms...
 

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GAA's International Business Team to Focus on Developing BAP Program in EU Market

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] August 30, 2016

The Global Aquaculture Alliance is going to focus on developing its Best Aquaculture Practices program in the EU market.

The GAA is shifting the BAP’s international business development team to Europe as Marco Moya, the program’s supply development manager, relocates from Vancouver, Canada to Spain.

In Europe, Moya will work with BAP’s market development team, including UK-based Mike Berthet, to assist BAP’s retail and foodservice partners, existing and future, with sourcing responsibly farmed and processed seafood...

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CP Group Developing Fresh Water Shrimp Aquaculture in Landlocked Hubei Province of China

 

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [fishfirst] Translated by Amy Zhong  August 30, 2016

The Charoen Pokphand Group is spending a great deal of effort building Qianjiang’s first large-scale industry chain of white shrimps. Qianjiang of Hubei is renowned for its crayfish and now Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group) intends to build another famous shrimp brand for this place. 

Some people in Hubei have tried to cultivate white shrimps in fresh water during the past few years owing to the declining success rates of white shrimp aquaculture in coastal areas and the promising market situation for these shrimps. But the white shrimp farming here is still at the exploratory stage and there is still a lack of comprehensive industry infrastructure...

 
 

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Skuna Bay Salmon Featured at US Open Tennis Tournament for Fifth Straight Year

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] August 30, 2016

For the fifth straight year, the US Open tennis tournament in Flushing Meadows, NY is serving attendees Skuna Bay Salmon.

Restaurateur Ed Brown has incorporated Skuna Bay Salmon into the menu at ACES the US Open’s signature seafood restaurant. The salmon is also available at various food kiosks throughout the Open venue. Skuna Bay joins brands like, Moet & Chandon, Grey Goose, Heineken and Evian that will be offered at the elite US Open...

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Chile and Peru Agree to Improve Pacific Anchovy Management and Expand Direct Consumption Market

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] August 29, 2016

Chile and Peru signed a five-point plan to work together in order to improve commercial management of Pacific anchovy stocks in the Humboldt Current.

On August 9, fishery ministers from each country signed the Strategic Action Programme (SAP) for the Humboldt Current Large Marine Ecosystems.

The agreement was designed to promote a multi-sector approach to the management of the area. Chile and Peru want to expand Pacific anchovy production to fill the direct human consumption market. 

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New Zealand King Salmon Announces Intention to File Initial Public Offering

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] August 29, 2016

New Zealand King Salmon Investments Limited (NZKS), confirmed its intention to undertake an initial public offering of shares in New Zealand and a listing on the NZX Main Board and ASX.

The company generated revenues of $114.1 million and earnings of $16.0 million as of the end of its most recent fiscal year in June.  New Zealand King Salmon expects to declare dividends of $5.0 million, about 50 percent of forecast profits after tax, and $5.6 million in 2018. It anticipates dividends will be fully imputed.

The proceeds of the offer will be used to repay debt, fund future investment and working capital, and to enable investor Direct Capital and some other shareholders to realise some or all of their investment...

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Lobster Ban Threat in Europe is Real, as Swedish and US Scientists Talk Past Each Other

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  by John Sackton August 25, 2016
 
Most US industry and government reaction to the proposed ban of sales of live lobster in Europe has been highly critical of the lack of science and data in the Swedish request to impose a ban under invasive species control laws.  The US and Canadian scientists have argued that the establishment of a population of Homarus Americanus is extremely unlikely.
 
However, the response of the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management, which is now public, shows that the Swedes believe the precautionary principle trumps the lack of scientific consensus.
 
"There is a major difference between assessing the likelihood that establishment will occur and assessing the risk that establishment may occur. ...

 

 

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Gorton's Seafood Hires Connelly Partners to Handle Marketing and Media

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] August 26, 2016

Gorton's Seafood has hired Connelly Partners to marketing and media duties, including its social, digital, content development, media planning and buying, public relations and shopper marketing efforts.

Gorton's is consolidating much of its marketing assignment under this new partnership, although incumbent agency Burns Group will continue to work with Gorton’s on creative and strategy Gorton's said in a press release.

The other incumbent shops were Assembly for media and Rink for PR...

 

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Further Peer Review Again Delays FDA Update on How Pregnant Women Should Eat Seafood

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - August 26, 2017

An updated advisory on how much seafood pregnant women should consume will likely not be ready this year due to another peer review initiated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The FDA and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft update to their joint advisory two years ago, but the document has yet to be finalized. It was criticized by environmentalists who said it encouraged women to eat more fish without providing enough guidance about how to avoid methyl mercury.

The new FDA peer review is of "[t]echnical information on development of fish consumption advice," according to a plan...

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Norway Royal Salmon Expands to Iceland, Buys 50% Stake in Arctic Fish

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] August 26, 2016

Norway Royal Salmon is expanding its operations to Iceland through an agreement to acquire 50 percent of Arctic Fish in a deal worth EU29 million.

The other half of the company will continued to be controlled by Bremesco Holding Ltd and Novo EHF.

“Norway Royal Salmon considers Iceland to be an exciting area for additional growth, and will following the transaction, be in a position to take a more active role in the development of the Icelandic salmon farming industry,” the company said in a statement...

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Gulf Shrimp Prices Spike in August on Low Volumes; Spread Widens Over Farmed Market

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by Michael Ramsingh - August 24, 2016

Gulf shrimp prices are up significantly in August because of supply concerns since landings in July fell to their lowest level since 2010.  The summer spike has quickly widened the spread between Gulf shrimp prices and the imported farmed market.

According to NMFS, about 6.6 million pounds of shrimp were landed in July. The figure is down 36 percent from last year—a difference of nearly 4 million pounds...

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Mothership and Shoreside Whiting Sectors Struggling This Year as Catches Fall Behind

SEAFOOD.COM NEWS by Susan Chambers - August 24, 2016

The 3-sector Pacific whiting fishery so far this year seems to be a mixed bag of slow production, concerns about rockfish bycatch and a little bit of worry about small fish.
 
So far, the catcher-processor sector is the only one of the three that has exceeded its 2015 whiting catch, harvesting 47,416.77 mt of whiting this year compared with 27,660.38 last year. Still, that's only 46 percent of its 72,415 mt allocation.
 
The mothership co-operatives and the shoreside sector are still behind, both relative to last year's landings and their percentage of annual allocation.
 
"The only constant about any given whiting season is that we know it will be different than the last one..

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Alaska's 2017 Bering Sea Opilio and Bairdi Fisheries May be in Jeopardy Due to Lower Stock Levels 

The summer survey results have not been good for either Bering Sea snow (opilio) or tanner (bairdi) crab. Raw survey data just released by Dr. Bob Foy of the Kodiak Fisheries Science Laboratory shows that legal male biomass has declined in all of the major crab fisheries. The bottom line is whether the analysis of the survey numbers shows there is a sufficient stock to meet the trigger thresholds for the state of Alaska to open the season for both opilio and bairdi. The ADF&G is expected to make a final announcement about the 2016-2017 Alaskan crab season in early October. If Alaska's minimum threshold of crab population has not been met, both the Opilio and Bairdi fishery will remain closed. "The 2017 Alaska crab season for opilio and bairdi is looking difficult, and under the worst case scenarios, the two fisheries might not open at all," write John Sackton and Peggy Parker in today's story.

Iceland's Responsible Fisheries Management (IRFM) Certification Scheme will become the second such scheme to meet the Global Seafood Sustainability Initiative's (GSSI) benchmarks. An evaluation of the IRFM showed that the scheme meets the GSSI's standards in all three areas: governance, operational management, and fisheries standards. The full recognition of Iceland Responsible Fisheries Management will come after the 30 day comment period, and a board vote of GSSI to accept the benchmarking report. At that time, Iceland will become the 2nd scheme to be certified, joining Alaska's Responsible Fisheries Management Scheme.

In other news, ratification of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) free trade deal between Canada and the EU keeps getting more elusive. The deal, which was expected to get final approval this fall, faces mounting delays because of a growing anti-globalization movement in the EU. The worry now is if the CETA deal can get approved at all in its current form given the political atmosphere in the EU and abroad. “If you can’t, after all those years of negotiation, complete an agreement between Canada and Europe…then it’s pretty hard to see how and where you are going to get a free-trade deal done,” said John Manley, a former Canadian finance and foreign minister who now heads the Business Council of Canada, an Ottawa-based lobby group.

Meanwhile, Alaska Department of Commerce is putting together a plan to provide funding for the state's salmon fishermen that are struggling from historically poor pink landings. "They are on it. Plan to move forward with it," said Representative Louise Stutes of Kodiak. "They are realizing this is a disaster not just for Kodiak but for a lot of communities around the state. And by declaring it a disaster it allows the avenue for financial aid to become available." Rep. Stutes filled the petition with Alaskan Gov. Bill Walker's office that asked to declare the pink salmon season a disaster.

Finally, the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association is targeting Millennials in a Bristol Bay sockeye rebranding project that will launch on September 1 in Boulder, Colorado. A range of branded point of sale materials; an online ad campaign; and retail training will be used promote the Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon brand to Millenial consumers. The Boulder project will serve as the test market for the rest of the year. A year-end project report will be prepared along with strategic recommendations for launching the campaign nationwide in 2017.

We also want to note the launch of our Seafood News Podcast channel on iTunes and Google Play. Subscribe to the podcast to listen to weekly recaps of our top stories straight from your phone. We'll also publish exclusive interviews with Urner Barry's seafood market reporters. Feedback on the content is welcome.

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