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Low sockeye salmon returns lead to Fraser River fishery closure

CANADA | Thursday, July 27, 2017
The Pacific Salmon Commission's Fraser River Panel decided to close the Fraser River sockeye salmon fishery, in British Columbia, after lower than expected returns from two early runs.


Salmon and trout producer plans to increase production
Russian Federation | 00:50 | Salmon and trout farming company Russian Aquaculture plans to widen its production capacity thanks to its profit growth last year and to consumption recovery. Full Story
Canned fish producer plans public offering
Brazil | 00:30 | Food producer Camil Alimentos submitted a request to the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering. Full Story
Vard deepens losses in second quarter
Norway | 23:50 | Norwegian specialist shipbuilder and designer Vard Holdings reported a loss of USD 8.6 million for the second quarter, which it attributed to restructuring and other costs as well as a foreign exchange hit. Full Story
Gfresh Partners with JD.com to Smash Single Day Sales Record of Live Lobsters
An international sales promotion at JD achieved single day record-breaking sales of live lobsters, many of these lobsters were purchased in partnership with Gfresh, the world's largest online seafood marketplace.
Ny-Fiskur Invests in Another FleXicut System
Icelandic fish producer Ny-Fiskur has announced it is investing in a second FleXicut system from Marel for its processing facility in Sandgerdi, Iceland.
AS PRFoods Sales Revenue Increase by 34%
In the Q2 2017 the unaudited consolidated sales revenue of PRFoods increased by +33.9% - EUR +3.3 million - reaching the level of EUR 13.1 million.
Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation Announces the 25th Alaska Symphony of Seafood 2018
The Alaska Symphony of Seafood is a competition for new value-added products made from Alaska seafood, its goal is to inspire innovative ways to fully utilize and increase the value of Alaska’s seafood.
Zebrafish embryo cryopreservation achieved by using gold nanotechnology and laser
United States Researchers at the University of Minnesota and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute have been able to provide the first-ever reproducible evidence for the successful cryopreservation of zebrafish embryos.
PSPA requests probe into foreign steel vessel construction
United States The Pacific Seafood Processor's Association is challenging a request for an exemption to a federal law limiting the amount of foreign steel allowed in fishing vessel construction.
Greenland halibut latest research survey starts in NAFO zone
Spain The fishing and oceanographic research vessel Vizconde de Eza set sail from the port of St. John's in Newfoundland to begin the "Greenland halibut 3L 2017" survey in the ?Flemish Pass, Division 3L zone.
Europêche requests further diplomatic support to renew Guinea-Bissau agreement
European Union The European long-distance fleet has requested the EU Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries diplomatic support at the highest level to renew the agreement with Guinea-Bissau.