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Shrimp landings increased to the highest volume on record since the state began its current measurement program in 1994. The state reports that the value of the shrimp was nearly $30 million.

   Shrimp Rise As Overall North Carolina Commercial Catch Dips
by Associated Press
Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 3:56PM EDT

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. — North Carolina officials say commercial fishing in the state declined by weight last year even as shrimp volume increased to a record high.

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries issued a release this month saying fishermen sold about 54 million pounds (24 million kg) of fish and shellfish to North Carolina dealers in 2017. That's down about 9 percent from the previous year and below the five-year average.

But the $96.5 million estimated value of the catch was slightly higher than the previous year.

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 Many Maryland Crab Houses Expect To Go Without Immigrant Workers This Summer After Again Losing Visa Lottery
by Scott Dance, Washington Post
Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 3:56PM EDT

Many Eastern Shore crab ­houses hoping for a lucky break from the federal government are instead now expecting to remain mostly idle through the summer, without laborers to do the painstaking work needed to produce tubs of jumbo lump meat.

 Finless Foods Raises $3.5M For Cultured Bluefin Tuna
by Catherine Lamb, The Spoon
Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 3:56PM EDT

A cultured seafood company Finless Foods CEO & Co-founder Mike Selden wrote a piece on Medium announcing that they had closed a $3.5 million seed round. The round was led by Draper Associates, with participation from Softmatter VC, Blue Horizon, Hemisphere Ventures, Yakumi Investment and more.

 Chef Ryan Trahan Crowned 2018 King Of Louisiana Seafood
by Louisiana Seafood Board
Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 3:32PM EDT

Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board (LSPMB) crowned Chef Trahan of Blue Dog Café in Lafayette as the King of Louisiana Seafood at the 11th annual Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off, held this evening at the Cajundome Convention Center in conjunction with A Taste of Eat Lafayette.

 Stavis Seafoods Unveils Prince Edward Frozen Organic Mussels
by Stavis Seafoods
Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 3:32PM EDT

Stavis Seafoods unveiled its new frozen Prince Edward Whole Organic Mussels, available in both a one pound retail-ready bag and two pound foodservice bag. Prince Edward Whole Organic Mussels are certified as an organic seafood item by Global Trust and an as ocean-friendly seafood choice by OceanWise.

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