Feds and Walmart allege canned-tuna prices fixed

Executives of the most popular tuna brands in the U.S. — Chicken of the Sea, Bumble Bee and StarKist — conspired regularly to keep prices high for consumers with a taste for one of America’s favorite sandwich ingredients, according to criminal and civil court records updated this week. A typical can of tuna today costs about $1.50 and the U.S. Department of Justice says that price may be the result of price fixing by Thai, South Korean and U.S. seafood dealers… Read more (seattletimes.com)

NOAA Fisheries Releases Fisheries Economics of the U.S. and Status of Stocks Reports

Today, NOAA Fisheries announced the release of two new reports: the Annual Report to Congress on the Status of U.S. Fisheries and the 2015 Fisheries Economics of the United States Report. These reports highlight the continued rebuilding and recovery of U.S. fisheries and the broad economic impact of commercial and recreational fisheries on the U.S. economy.
Read more (fisheries.noaa.gov)

One-by-one tuna triumphs in the Greenpeace USA guides

Update on the latest tuna guidance from Greenpeace USA

American Tuna, IPNLF Member
Greenpeace USA recently released their canned tuna guides, comparing 20 well-known brands that can be found in stores nationwide, based on how sustainable, ethical and fair their tuna products are. Coming up trumps were brands selling pole-and-line caught tuna products, including IPNLF Member American Tuna….
Read more (ipnlf.org)

FishNews – May 3, 2017 – New Northwest Science Center Director, Fisheries Innovation Fund Request for Proposals, and More

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HIGHLIGHTS

New Northwest Fisheries Science Center Director

Fisheries Innovation Fund 2017 Request for Proposals

Unusual Humpback Whale Mortality on the East Coast

Q & A with Research Biologist Dr. Jeremy Sterling

2016 Annual Report of the National Seabird Program

Alaska

New Study Observes Juvenile Sablefish Movements 

Southeast

2017 Federal Gulf Red Snapper Recreational Seasons 

Greater Atlantic

2017 Northeast Groundfish Regulations and Updates