Cape Ann Seafood Exchange Wins $363,604 To Upgrade Facility

For the second consecutive year, the Cape Ann Seafood Exchange on Rogers Street is the lone local recipient of a Saltonstall-Kennedy grant award.

International Seafood Sustainability Foundation Releases Annual Report

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) released its annual report today Driving Change through Collaboration, which outlines progress and achievements for tuna sustainability in 2014 and lays out the various needs for continuous improvement of global tuna fisheries through collaboration and advocacy. The report also emphasizes efforts to encourage industry engagement, including efforts by ISSF participating companies to comply with ISSF conservation measures and commitments.

G.U.L.F. Publishes Action Plan For Texas Blue Crab

Audubon Nature Institute's Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries (G.U.L.F.) has spent the last year working with the blue crab industry in Texas to create a Marine Advancement Plan (MAP). MAPs are a collaborative effort between G.U.L.F., management, and industry to advance the fishery towards greater sustainability.

$20.6 Million USDA Meat Processing Plant Planned At Watertown, NY Business Park

A $20.6 million meat processing facility certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been planned at the Jefferson County Corporate Park by a local developer and a group of farmers.

Meat Institute President & CEO Testifies At COOL Hearing

Meat Institute President and CEO Barry Carpenter last week testified before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry in a hearing to address the implications of country-of-origin labeling (COOL) and trade retaliation for America's farmers, ranchers, businesses and consumers.