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  • Labor shortage leaves restaurants, distributors in the lurch

    Christine Blank April 20, 2021 There appears to be significant pent-up demand for Americans wanting to dine out, but restaurants and foodservice distributors face a weighty new dilemma: how to find enough employees to service returning customers. Food and seafood distributors are also facing a myriad of transportation and supply chain issues caused by the […]

  • Seafood category saw big gains in 2020 despite COVID-19 turmoil

    Seafood category saw big gains in 2020 despite COVID-19 turmoil By   Chris Chase   January 14, 2021 Share Even as the COVID-19 pandemic upended markets, forced restaurant closures, and changed the way society functioned, the seafood industry managed to see significant gains in the category. IRI data, combined with NPD data, shared during a […]

  • Fishing groups in West Africa, Latin America fighting back against Chinese incursions

    Fishing groups in West Africa, Latin America fighting back against Chinese incursions In West Africa, artisanal fishermen are banding together to defend themselves from Chinese fishing vessels, which they blame with creating an impending collapse of regional fishery stocks. And in Latin America, a new industry group has sprung up to defend local fisheries from […]

  • COVID-19 might be able to travel on food, preliminary study results indicate

    COVID-19 might be able to travel on food, preliminary study results indicate By Cliff White August 27, 2020 Share A new study exploring the potential that COVID-19 can linger on food, including frozen seafood, draws connections between recent outbreaks of the disease in China, Vietnam, and New Zealand. The study, “Seeding of outbreaks of COVID-19 […]

  • Shrimp Landings in 2019 Reported as 35% Below Historical Average

    The Fishery Monitoring Branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center has released preliminary shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for December 2019 and for the full year. At 5.5 million pounds, landings of shrimp in the Gulf of Mexico were the lowest reported for any December […]

  • Louisiana fishing industry suffers USD 258 million in losses

    Louisiana fishing industry suffers USD 258 million in losses By Christine Blank November 20, 2019 Share The Louisiana fishing industry suffered an estimated USD 258 million (EUR 233 million) in losses due to historic flooding this year and the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway, a new analysis said. The fisheries disaster economic impact analysis, […]

  • Acme Oyster house has temporarily stopped serving raw oysters at all seven of its regional restaurants.

    ‘Grim’ oyster season brings new tactics for New Orleans oyster bars, foreboding for future By Ian McNulty People queued up as usual outside Acme Oyster House in the French Quarter one recent day, while inside the aroma of oysters bubbling on the grill filled the dining room and servers whisked past with trays of po-boys. […]

  • Not Good News for US Shrimpers. Anti-dumping duty on Vietnamese shrimp Scrapped

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has temporarily removed the anti-dumping duty on Vietnamese frozen shrimp. Truong Dinh Hoe, general secretary of the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), said the preliminary duty of 4.58 percent has been scrapped on Wednesday for 32 local exporters following the 13th administrative review by the department of […]

  • More work, less fish: Amount of fish caught for effort expended has declined since 1950

    More work, less fish: Amount of fish caught for effort expended has declined since 1950 By Aaron Orlowski July 3, 2019 Share Global fishing fleets have exploded in size and power since the 1950s, even as it takes more and more effort to catch fewer fish, according to recent research.  And while reducing fishing effort […]

  • Governor John Bel Edwards Signs Seafood Bill

    By Josh Roberson | June 19, 2019 at 6:55 AM CDT – Updated June 19 at 12:06 PM NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) – Governor Edwards will sign the seafood labeling bill into law today after it passed unanimously in the legislative session. After it’s signed, the law will require that any permanent establishment labels the […]