Portland Restaurant’s Lawsuit Accuses Atlantic Salmon Producers of Price-Fixing

A Portland restaurant is suing a consortium of Atlantic salmon producers, alleging that the companies, most of them based overseas, engaged in price-fixing.

Processors Post $1.35 As Base Price For Sockeye

August 12, 2019 Sage Smiley, KDLG News

The following processors have posted a 2019 base price of $1.35 per pound for sockeye: Silver Bay, Icicle, Leader Creek, Alaska General Seafoods, Red Salmon (a subsidiary of North Pacific Seafoods), Peter Pan and Ocean Beauty.

Aquaculture Stewardship Council: New Salmon Sea Lice Treatment Threshold Serves Industry Not Oceans

July 17, 2019 SeaChoice

The amendment to Aquaculture Stewardship Council’s parasiticide treatment index to manage sea lice allows a dramatic increase in the total number of chemical treatments permitted under the Salmon Standard — up to 350 per cent in some regions — and introduces the concept of ‘conditional’ certification.

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.

First Genetically Modified Salmon to Hit Canadian Stores as Ottawa Gives the Nod

Genetically modified salmon raised in Prince Edward Island are poised for the leap to grocery shelves, a Canadian first that has left traditional producers concerned about setting their farmed fish apart.