Imports & Rising Costs Concerns For LA Seafood Board's Keith Watts

Competition from imports and the rising costs of doing business are just two of the pressures facing Louisiana crabbers, said Keith Watts as he prepares to represent the state’s crabbing industry on the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board.

Lobster Prices Up Sharply

Stormy seas in March drove Atlantic Canadian lobster prices sky-high, according to Scotiabank’s commodity price index released Monday.

UF Oyster Recovery Team Issues Findings: Drought & Salinity Major Issues

There is no evidence that pollutants from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill contributed to the “unprecedented” decline in recent Apalachicola Bay oyster populations, according to a report released this week by the University of Florida. Instead, the report by UF’s Oyster Recovery Team cites drought, insufficient rainfall and increased salinity in the bay as factors contributing to the dramatic drop-off in oyster landings.

Retail Council Of Canada Grocery Members' Commitment On Sow Housing

April 30, 2013 Retail Council of Canada

Over a number of decades, most sow housing in Canada has converted to more intensive, non-bedded, indoor systems.  While these stalls have allowed for easier management of sows through more consistent feeding and less injuries from aggression, the restriction in movement has led to concerns that this system inhibits natural behaviours.

National Turkey Federation Refutes Alarmist 'Study' On Ground Turkey

The National Turkey Federation (NTF) strongly disputes the misleading findings of a Consumer Reports article about ground turkey, which makes a number of alarming claims based on an extremely small sampling of ground turkey products.