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    Louisiana crab season likely limited for next three years

    Louisiana took another step toward a commercial crabbing season Thursday after the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission approved a proposal that would shut down crab fishing for 90 days over the next three years. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries crustacean biologist Jeff Marx told the commission Louisiana’s crab harvest is too high, and something needs […]

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    Vietnamese seafood exports to benefit from Trans-Pacific Partnership

      Vietnamese seafood exports to benefit from Trans-Pacific Partnership By Mike Urch, Contributing Editor Published on Monday, May 09, 2016   The Trans-Pacific Partnership is one of the most ambitious free trade agreements ever crafted and could create a new single market something like that of the E.U. When it comes to seafood, with nearly […]

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    Seafood report is typical Greenpeace – that’s not a good thing

    By Sean Murphy, SeafoodSource online editor Published on Friday, July 24, 2015   Greenpeace’s newest assessment of the world’s retail seafood contains praise for some companies and good advice concerning sustainable seafood, but what the report did wrong is impossible to ignore and will likely do little to improve the activist group’s credibility with the […]

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    Proposed Trade Deal Prompts Concern Over Imported Shrimp

    By James Andrews | June 18, 2015 Members of the U.S. shrimp industry are voicing concerns that elements of a major trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, could weaken the ability of regulators to reject unsafe seafood imports.The concern arises as more shrimp imports from Southeast Asia are testing positive for banned antibiotics and foodborne pathogens.More […]

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    Diving prices put La. shrimpers between a haul and a hard place

    Diving prices put La. shrimpers between a haul and a hard place By Madelyn Kearns, SeafoodSource associate editor Published on Thursday, May 28, 2015 var switchTo5x=true; stLight.options({publisher:’jm-335ae3d6-be81-a68a-7fb5-8b976803f01e’});         Prices are on the decline for shrimpers in Louisiana, some of whom are seeing their catch sell for less than half of what it was worth […]

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    Fish make comeback after catch limits imposed

    Fish make comeback after catch limits imposed WASHINGTON – U.S. fisheries are on a winning streak. A new government report Wednesday shows the number of key stocks off America’s coasts have continued to bounce back since 2007, when Congress imposed catch limits for overfished species.The report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s fisheries division […]

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    Federal Ruling on Allocation Favors Gulf Commercial Red Snapper Fishermen

    Federal Ruling on Allocation Favors Gulf Commercial Red Snapper Fishermen by News Editor/ Newsroom Ink on March 27, 2014

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    Consumer Reports Finds Potentially Harmful Bacteria and Illegal Antibiotic Residues in Tests of Frozen Shrimp

    Consumer Reports Finds Potentially Harmful Bacteria and Illegal Antibiotic Residues in Tests of Frozen Shrimp Findings raise public health concerns especially with imported, farmed shrimp; FDA needs to step up inspection at U.S. ports and overseas shrimp farms Consumer Reports recommends buying responsibly-caught U.S. wild shrimp when possible YONKERS, NY — Shrimp has surpassed tuna in […]

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    Coming USDA Catfish Inspections Raise Question: Could Shrimp Be Next?

    Coming USDA Catfish Inspections Raise Question: Could Shrimp Be Next? By Dan Flynn | April 23, 2015 If food safety put catfish under USDA inspection, can shrimp be far behind?That question is coming into focus this week after one of USDA’s top two food safety officials told a gathering of food policy wonks on Tuesday […]

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    Maryland is hungry for Louisiana crabs, but Louisiana can’t deliver

    Maryland is hungry for Louisiana crabs, but Louisiana can’t deliver   Bayou La Batre, Ala. — Terry Drawdy is no stranger to trouble. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina‘s massive storm surge engulfed this fishing village near the Mississippi-Alabama border, destroying the offices and processing facility of Drawdy’s Crab Co. But Drawdy contends that the spring and […]