Record Low Gulf Coast Supply Could Jolt Oyster Prices

This spring’s record-shattering flooding from the Mississippi River has wreaked historic havoc on oyster production in the Gulf of Mexico, which could reverberate for years to come with scant supply and hard-to-digest prices.

Fishpeople Seafood to Leave Port of Toledo

October 11, 2019 Newport News Times

Fishpeople Seafood, a business tenant of the Port of Toledo for the past five years, will close their Toledo operations this month and has terminated its lease with the port.

New Report Shows Increasing Momentum Behind Sustainable Seafood

October 11, 2019 Marine Stewardship Council

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), responsible for the world’s leading sustainable seafood ecolabel and certification programme, has today published a report showing continued growth in the demand for and supply of sustainable seafood.

Walmart to put Indian Shrimp on the Blockchain

October 10, 2019 CoinIdol.com

Walmart is collaborating with IBM’s Food Trust initiative to improve the supply of delicious seafood shrimp from India. Walmart also promised to help small seafood exporters to attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification to improve product competitiveness on the global market.

How to Breed a Better Oyster

Oyster hatcheries already try to breed animals with characteristics that make them more marketable, like meatier bodies or specific shell shapes. But the briney bivalves currently face threats from warming oceans and several parasitic diseases. The traits that could help them survive are harder to spot.