National Sustainable Offshore Aquaculture Act To Improve Seafood Quality

December 23, 2009 Tim McHugh, Ocean Conservancy

This legislation establishes the first legally-binding national standards for how fish farming should be conducted in the open-ocean.

U.S. Shipper Sues Russian Crab Importer For $5.8M

Simar Shipping Limited just filed a USD $5.8 million complaint against Global Fishing, Inc. for Globals alleged breach of a maritime contract to pay for Russian crab.

Virginia Town To Launch Branding Program To Promote Local Seafood

Dare County is preparing to launch a branding program, “Outer Banks Catch,” to promote locally caught seafood.

Groups Form Global Fish Alliance To Promote Sustainable Seafood Practices

December 21, 2009 Global Fish Alliance

The USAID along with alliance partners AED and Darden Restaurants, Inc., has announced the Global FISH Alliance, a program that promotes sustainable fisheries and responsible aquaculture practices.

Maine Seafood Processor Lays Off 20, May Close Plant

One of the last large seafood processing plants in a city once known for them is laying off its 20-person work force and apparently shutting down its facility.