Pivotal Progress: ICCAT Agrees On A Rebuilding Plan For Overfished Bigeye Tuna

This year’s crucial International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) negotiations in Palma de Mallorca concluded on 25 November with the landmark agreement by Contracting Parties to introduce a 15-year rebuilding plan for bigeye tuna, a species that’s currently being heavily overfished.

Seawatch: Homer Regains ‘Halibut Capital Of The World’ Title

November 29, 2019 Cristy Fry, Peninsula Clarion

As the 2019 halibut season wrapped up on Nov. 15, Homer reclaimed its spot at the top of the ports with a total of 2.51 million pounds landed, compared to Kodiak with 2.05 million pounds. Seward came in third with 1.97 million pounds, according to the National Marine Fisheries Service.

CFIA: Cilento Brand Mozzarella Di Bufala Campana Recalled

A.M. Berchicci is recalling Cilento brand Mozzarella di Bufala Campana from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described.

Tariffs May Make Americans Give U.S. Cheeses Another Look

Consumers lose with the tariffs because prices will go up, says Janet Fletcher, publisher of the blog Planet Cheese. And yet, because it will narrow the price differential between domestic cheeses and similar imports — American artisan cheeses, usually small and “boutique,” have tended to carry a higher price point due to lack of economies of scale — this development could make people give American cheeses a new look.

EU Sues Denmark for Labeling Their White Cheese as ‘Feta’

November 29, 2019 Greek City Times

The European Commission announced on Wednesday it was suing Denmark for exporting white cheese labelled as ‘Feta’ to non-EU countries, breaching the rules as Feta is a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) cheese of Greece.