Leading US Seafood Industry Trade Groups Call for Independent Review of Washington DNR Decision

In response to the November 14 announcement that the State of Washington’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will not renew the leases for Cooke Aquaculture Pacific’s steelhead farms in Washington waters, three leading US trade groups–the Northwest Aquaculture Alliance (NWAA), National Fisheries Institute (NFI), and the National Aquaculture Association (NAA) are calling for an independent review of DNR’s decision by one or more third parties such as the University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.

New Wave Foods Announces Partnership with Restaurateur, Influencer and Television Personality Chef Brian Duff

November 16, 2022 New Wave Foods

New Wave Foods, an innovator in sustainable plant-based seafood, has partnered with Chef Brian Duffy, known to many for his appearances on Bar Rescue, The Today Show, Food Network, HGTV and more, to spread the word on New Wave Foods’ plant-based shrimp to foodservice operators.

Alaska’s Salmon Worth $720.4M this Year

November 15, 2022 Angela Denning, CoastAlaska

It looks like Alaska’s commercial salmon industry is pulling itself out of a pandemic rut. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game released its preliminary statewide summary for the year on Thursday. The harvests for all five salmon species in all fisheries equaled $720.4 million. That’s $76.5 million more than last year and $425.2 million more than two years ago. 

Washington Won’t Renew Leases For Puget Sound Fish Farms

November 15, 2022 Associated Press

The Washington state Department of Natural Resources said Monday it will not renew a fish-farming company’s last remaining leases on net pens in Puget Sound.

Royal Greenland Appoints New CEO

November 14, 2022 Royal Greenland

After 15 years in the Asian business community, Susanne Arfelt Rajamand has agreed to become the new CEO of Royal Greenland. She comes from a position as Managing Director of the dairy giant Fonterra’s division in Southeast Asia, an organisation with more than 2,500 employees.