New Orca Protections in Canada Include Fishing Reductions and Sanctuaries Closed to Vessel Traffic

Canada has adopted a suite of measures intended to improve orcas’ access to food by reducing commercial and recreational fishing for chinook salmon and quieting vessel noise and disturbance that can interfere with orcas’ foraging.

The Nature Conservancy and Encourage Capital Release Global Sustainable Aquaculture Impact Investment Report

May 15, 2019 Encourage Capital

The jointly-authored white paper represents an open-sourced ‘best practice’ manual for impact investors, philanthropists and other key stakeholders interested in supporting the development of sustainable marine aquaculture. The report’s unique pairing of relevant environmental considerations for assessing aquaculture operations, with the financial considerations investors need to evaluate aquaculture deals from an investment standpoint, will help to build a more sustainable seafood industry for the future.

Biltmore Smoked Sockeye Salmon Product Recall

May 14, 2019 Publix

Biltmore smoked sockeye salmon is being recalled by Seven Seas International LLC USA St. Petersburg, FL because Listeria monocytogenes may be present in some product.

Alaska Seafood Industry Making Plans For China Tariff Impact

May 14, 2019 Associated Press

Alaska’s seafood industry is exploring strategies to reduce damage from the Trump administration’s trade dispute with China, officials said.

CFIA Notice: Testing of Whole Scallops for Marine Toxins

Please be advised that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has aligned its laboratory testing of marine toxins in whole scallops to ensure procedures are carried out consistently at the national level.