Aquaculture Methods Prompt Resurgence Of Virginia's Oyster Industry

In a series of large gray tanks along an inlet off the Chesapeake Bay, groups of oysters no bigger than the tip of a pinky finger have begun to cling to empty oyster shells.

New Sustainable Seafood Reporting Application Available For Businesses

September 30, 2015

Powered by, in partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program and Seattle Fish Co., the new Sustainable Seafood Calculator application enables businesses to self-assess and track the sustainability of their seafood.

NFI Crab Council Recognized By United Nations For Sustainability Work

September 30, 2015 National Fisheries Institute

The National Fisheries Institute’s (NFI) Crab Council is being recognized by the U.N. Global Compact for its industry-led sustainability programs. Throughout five Southeast Asian nations, the Crab Council supports Fisheries Improvement Plans (FIPs) aimed at improving the blue swimming crab resources and bringing effective management to the fishery.

NAMI: Senate Passes Mandatory Price Reporting

September 30, 2015 North American Meat Institute

The Senate last week approved the Agriculture Reauthorizations Act of 2015 (HR 2051), which reauthorizes the mandatory price reporting program, the National Forest Foundation Act and the U.S. Grain Standards Act. The legislation, which will now proceed to the U.S. House of Representatives for consideration, would renew price reporting and grain standards until September 30, 2020. These measures are set to expire on September 30. he Senate bill would require meat packers to inform USDA about the prices they pay livestock producers for cattle, hogs and lambs, and the prices they receive for wholesale meat cuts.

Live Cattle Futures Fall Daily Limit On Signs Of Weaker Beef Demand

September 30, 2015 Kelsey Gee, MarketWatch

A deeper slump in wholesale-beef prices has renewed worries about demand in the U.S. live-cattle futures market, with the front-month contract flirting again with fresh two-year lows early Tuesday.