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 Sewer Spill Closes Shellfish Harvesting In South Carolina
by Associated Press
Posted: Friday, November 9, 2018 at 3:46PM EST

State shellfish sanitation manager Mike Pearson tells news outlets in a Wednesday statement the leak in North Charleston has shut down oyster and clam beds around the city. Pearson says harvesting in the Charleston Harbor area will reopen when water quality data indicate bacteria levels are safe.


 No Oyster Season This Year, Alabama Harvesters Told
by Lawrence Specker, AL.com
Posted: Friday, November 9, 2018 at 3:46PM EST

In a move with little to no precedent, Alabama conservation officials have told oyster fisherman there won’t be an oyster season in the year ahead, because there just don’t seem to be enough oysters in state waters to justify one.


 Maryland Could See Smaller, And Fewer, Oysters This Year. You Can Blame All That Rain.
by Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun
Posted: Friday, November 9, 2018 at 3:46PM EST

As shucking season begins, the forecast for Chesapeake Bay oysters is worrisome. Record rainfall has made the water less salty — and oysters need salt to thrive. Harvesters may find fewer of them this year, and many will be too small.


 Alaska Tanner Crab Fishery Opens Jan. 15 In Kodiak
by The Cordova Times
Posted: Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 4:13PM EST

Commercial fishing for Tanner Crab in the Kodiak district opens Jan. 15, unless delayed by weather, with a 500,000-pound guideline harvest level on the eastside section and 115,000 pounds in the southeast section.


 Tariffs Threaten To Take A Bite Out Of This VA Industry
by National Fisheries Institute
Posted: Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 4:13PM EST

Danell talks about trade and says without seafood imports he and his colleagues would not have as much work, and the company would probably not need as many workers. Watch to learn how big of a role global trade plays at Preferred Freezer Services in Norfolk, VA.



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