U.S. Commerce Department Announces Appointments To Regional Fishery Management Councils For 2018

June 29, 2018 NOAA Fisheries

The U.S. Commerce Department today announced the appointment of 30 members to the eight regional fishery management councils that partner with NOAA Fisheries to manage ocean fish stocks. Twenty-nine of the new and reappointed council members will serve three-year terms from August 11, 2018 through August 10, 2021. One appointed member is filling an at-large seat recently vacated on the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council and this member will serve through August 10, 2020.

Report: Early In The Season, Alaska Commercial Salmon Harvests Are Lagging

Early in the season for most Alaska salmon fisheries, commercial harvest numbers are well below where they were at the same time in 2017, according to data put out on Thursday by Anchorage consulting firm the McDowell Group and the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.

After Rains, Shellfish Harvesting Closed In Part Of Rappahannock River

June 29, 2018 Richmond.com

State health officials have closed a portion of the Rappahannock River to shellfish harvesting, saying recent rains may have washed sewage and animal waste into the river.

California Beef Council & IHeartMedia San Francisco Announce Debut Of 12-Episode Podcast Series Feed Me!

June 29, 2018 California Beef Council

The California Beef Council (CBC) and iHeartMedia San Francisco announce the debut of Feed Me!, a new original podcast series featuring tips and tutorials from renowned food and lifestyle bloggers and cooking experts. Hosted by Star 101.3 morning show host Marcus D., the podcast debuted June 25 on iHeartRadio.

Beyond Meat Triples Production Footprint: Increased Capacity For Growing Demand

June 29, 2018 Beyond Meat

Demand for Beyond Meat’s innovative plant-based products continues to skyrocket. To serve this rapidly increasing demand, Beyond Meat has more than tripled its manufacturing footprint from 30,000 to 100,000 sq. ft. This expanded capacity will help support Beyond Meat’s popular line of plant-based fresh meat products that include The Beyond Burger and Beyond Sausage, as well as provide for increased growth across new product launches moving forward.