B.C. Salmon Abundance ‘A Sixth’ of What It Was Half-a-Century Ago: Study

Catches of wild pacific salmon on the Fraser, Skeena and Nass Rivers are only a sixth of what they were half a century ago, according to a new study from UBC.

Atlantic Canada to Host GSA’s GOAL 2023 Conference

GOAL: The Responsible Seafood Conference, the largest international seafood business conference of its kind, will bring 500 seafood industry leaders from around the world to the host city of Saint John, New Brunswick. This is only the second time GOAL will have been held in Canada, with Vancouver being the host city in 2015. GOAL has been held in 18 cities on four continents (North America, South America, Europe and Asia) since 2001 and is being held in Seattle in the fall of 2022 and Scotland in the fall of 2024.

NFI’s Top 10 List Offers a Look Back in Time

In 2020, Americans ate 19 pounds of seafood per capita, down slightly from 19.3 pounds in 2019. The onset of COVID-19 brought significant disruption to traditional business operations and consumer behaviors. While restaurants were forced to shutter, there was an impressive up-tick in seafood purchases at retail but apparently not enough to find an equilibrium in the first full year of the pandemic.

Sullivan, Murkowski Welcome Signing of American Fisheries Advisory Committee Act

President Joe Biden this week signed the American Fisheries Advisory Committee Act into law, bipartisan legislation authored by U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and cosponsored by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) that will create an industry-led committee to assist in the administration of federal fisheries marketing, research, and development grants. 

2022 Commercial California King Salmon Season Off to a Great Start

Only available now through the summer months, fresh, wild-caught California King salmon is here to enjoy, just in time for outdoor entertaining and summer celebrations. Officially kicking off at the beginning of May, California’s commercial fishermen are reporting a good season start despite some restrictions due to continued conservation efforts.