FDA Investigation of Shigella Illnesses Linked to Imported Raw Oysters

June 24, 2019 FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local partners investigated a multistate outbreak of foodborne illnesses associated with the consumption of raw oysters harvested in Estero El Cardon, Baja California Sur, Mexico between the dates of February 12, 2019 and April 9, 2019.

U.S. Atlantic Skate Achieves MSC Certification

The U.S. Atlantic Winter Skate (Raja ocellata) fishery in the Northwest Atlantic has been certified sustainable against the MSC fisheries standard. The assessment, executed by independent conformity assessment body MRAG Americas, Inc. was requested by the Sustainable Fisheries Association whose members include: Cape Ann Seafood Exchange, Inc.; Marder Trawling, Inc.; and Seatrade International. The assessment was completed as part of a scope extension under the U.S. Atlantic spiny dogfish fishery certificate.

Surf Clams Adapting to Climate Change, Study Finds

East Coast surf clams – and the industry that relies upon them – look to be successfully adapting to rising ocean temperatures as clam larvae survive in newly hospitable waters, according to a newly published study.

Whole Foods Closing Pigeon Cove Fish Plant

For the second time in little more than a month, one of the city’s shoreside seafood processing companies said it is closing operations and sending a locally-based workforce to the unemployment line.

Storied Seafood Seller M. Slavin & Sons Sinks Beneath Waves

M. Slavin & Sons — a century-old fishmonger that was long one of New York’s most dominant and sharp-elbowed — is finally going belly-up.