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seafoodsourceAn American staple making upscale inroads

By Melissa Wood

The canned seafood industry’s dollar sales increased year over year from 2009 to 2012 due to higher average retail prices. As sales volume decreases overall, the product is finding its way onto innovative restaurant menus.

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Tuna, crab share Billingsgate sustainability award

Damanaki urges ICCAT to stay course on bluefin

Scottish shellfish producer continues expansion

Cermaq restructures management team

Mexico challenges US on tuna labeling

US per-capita seafood consumption drops 4%

Mar-Lees sues former owner, alleges racketeering

Aggressive marketing paying off for cobia

Yihe placed in receivership

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Objections to Alaska salmon MSC recertification dismissed

An independent adjudicator has dismissed an objection to the proposed certification of the Alaska salmon fishery to the Marine Stewardship Council standard.

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Joe Bundrant named Trident CEO

Damanaki threatens trade ban on IUU-fishing countries

India shrimp prices up 50 percent

Giving restaurant experiences in retail settings

ASMI appoints Lotus UK to head marketing campaign

New England groundfish fishery ‘facing disaster’

Former Umami exec sentenced in fraud case

Cargill to hold EMS workship in Mexico

US per-capita seafood consumption drops 4%

Aggressive marketing paying off for cobia

Mar-Lees sues former owner, alleges racketeering

US shrimpers sue DOC over China imports

Morpol management shuffle

Luz Maria Hernandez, Immigrant Rights Activist


My name is Luz Maria Hernandez. I am 75 years old.

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My name is Luz Maria Hernandez. I am 75 years old. I am a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. It was my granddaughter who urged me to get involved in the immigration reform movement — and together, on September 12, we were arrested in Washington to demand Congress pass reform with a path to citizenship.

I was not afraid of facing arrest, because I face a much more real and desperate fear: missing out on the lives of my children. Although I’ve obtained my residency, my children have been waiting in Mexico for years to have their visas approved so that we might be reunited. Immigration reform is not about border security or jobs or “getting in a line” — it is about families who have been separated by deportations, or live each day dreading that, like me, they will be separated from their loved ones for years.

You have been a committed activist to the fight for immigration reform, and now I want to ask you to join us in shaping the next phase of the campaign by participating in a non-violent direct action training happening in your community. Together, our communities will make history for the rights and dignity of all immigrant families. Click here to join the below action. Send an RSVP email with your name, location, and the best number to reach you to my friend Grecia, a national field organizer.

Non-Violent Direct Action Training Saturday, October 26th, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Seattle, WA

I will do whatever it takes to help those that suffer as my family has suffered, but I am only one person. That is why I am asking you to take action with me, to make a difference.

Stand with me.

Sí se puede,

Luz Maria Hernandez Wisconsinite

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US professor builds new shrimp-farming systemBy Christine BlankA University of Missouri professor has invented a shrimp-farming system that not only grows shrimp quickly but also produces zero waste.Read more >

 

Today’s Headlines
SIRF produces new seafood consumer researchPescanova names new chairmanMacduff’s completes Young’s Seafood purchase AgriMarine to use loan to fund acquisitionsTexas Shrimp Association names new directorOcean Discovery study counters mislabeling severity 
Market Report
Gulf shrimp can’t replace decimated farmed stocksDisease has the industry bracing for near record-high prices andno idea yet when production will return to normal in disease-stricken areas of Thailand and Mexico.

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Shucks, there’s an “r” in the month

By Jason Holland

September is the month seasoned U.K. oyster lovers traditionally look forward to most. Fortunately, the increasing price trend of the past few years has slowed dramatically.

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Danish firm chases Norwegian salmon market in China

VASEP protests new DOC pangasius duties

GlobalG.A.P. standards reach India

South Korea bans Japanese imports

Speaker suggests EMS shrimp ban for India

Norway, Interpol issue purple notice to IUU vessel

Gulf shrimp can’t replace decimated farmed stocks

Disease has the industry bracing for near record-high prices and no idea yet when production will return to normal in disease-stricken areas of Thailand and Mexico.

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