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2013 Maine Wild Seafood Value

Published: March 8, 2014
Recently issued 2013 reports for Maine’s commercially harvested marine resources reveal an increase in value of more than $2 million over 2012 but a decrease in pounds landed by over 15 million.

Rainbow Trout Processor Earns BAP Certification

Published: March 7, 2014
The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) recently announced that Truchas Belmira S.A.S. is the world's first rainbow trout processing plant to earn Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification.

2013 Alaska Salmon Harvest

Published: January 6, 2014
Alaska fishermen harvested record numbers of salmon in 2013, according to preliminary values for the 2013 commercial salmon fishery from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G).

2013 Northern California Dungeness Crab Season

Published: December 7, 2013
The Northern California commercial Dungeness crab season opened on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 north of the Mendocino County line.

North Atlantic Swordfish

Published: November 20, 2013
North Atlantic swordfish, a species caught by U.S. fishermen, remains rebuilt at a sustainable population level, according to the latest stock assessment conducted in September 2013 by the scientific committee of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT).

2012 USA Seafood Statistics

Published: November 2, 2013
According to Fisheries of the United States 2012, U.S. commercial fishermen landed 9.6 billion pounds of fish and shellfish in 2012, valued at $5.1 billion.

Newfoundland and Labrador Mussel Marketing Campaign

Published: July 4, 2013
The Newfoundland and Labrador mussel industry will engage in a new promotional campaign aimed at increasing sales in Canada, the U.S.A., and China with support from the Provincial Government’s Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Program.

2012 North Carolina Seafood Landings

Published: June 3, 2013
In 2012, major North Carolina commercial seafood harvests included blue crabs, shrimp, oysters, and a variety of finfish.

Scottish Salmon Exports to Far East at Record Levels

Published: January 19, 2013 | Updated: January 19, 2013
Exports of Scottish salmon to the Far East are at record levels following the third consecutive year of increases, according to the Scottish Salmon Producers' Organisation.

1 Million Metric Tons of Certified Aquaculture Seafood

Published: November 20, 2012
At the end of October 2012, the combined annual output from BAP-certified processing plants exceeded 1 million metric tons, up from 763,000 metric tons at the end of October 2011.

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