"I've previously posted dumpling recipes made with kimchi and meat as the main ingredient. Here, I made shrimp dumplings, saewu mandu (새우 만두). I'm also going to show you how to make homemade dumpling wrappers. I must admit, I usually use store-bought wrappers to make my dumplings. I can find pretty good ones at Korean markets around here. When I make dumplings, I make a lot of them to freeze, so I go for a short cut to save time. " http://buff.ly/15DLVI0
Colombia's Aquaculture Industry Boosts Exports Latin American Herald Tribune The industry has benefited from the scientific work of the Colombian Aquaculture Research Center, or Ceniacua, which has helped improve the quality of species from its...
Hong Kong (AFP) Aug 25, 2013 - In a narrow Hong Kong street filled with the tang of dried sea creatures, shopkeepers are blaming China's recent corruption crackdown for falling sales of expensive banquet foods such as shark fin and abalone.
Verlasso® salmon today became the first and only ocean-raised farmed Atlantic salmon to receive the “Good Alternative” buy ranking fro (Verlasso® Becomes the First Ocean-Raised Farmed Atlantic Salmon to Receive a Monterey Bay Aquarium®...
More sickened in Conn. by tainted shellfish News & Observer "It is an outbreak, at this point," David Carey, director of the department's Bureau of Aquaculture, told The Stamford Advocate (http://bit.ly/1aaZF4l ).
Fish stocks off the U.S. coasts, restored to health over the past four decades by cooperation among competing interests and careful management, are threatened anew by warming and increasingly acidic waters, according to a new report and experts who are gathering in Washington this week for a conference on the future of fisheries.
The report, released Saturday by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Ocean Conservancy, hails the 1976 Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and subsequent amendments for bringing commercial and recreational fishermen, marine scientists and legislators together to ensure that fish populations would be sustained.
As Congress approaches another reauthorization of the law, the report says that salmon, scallop and other sea life populations have been brought back from the brink of collapse to a healthy and sustainable state, largely through enforced catch limits.
The “domestic harvest, export, distribution, and retailing of seafood in America . . . generates more than $116 billion in sales and employs more than 1 million people,” according to the report. “Recreational fishing adds nearly $50 billion and more than 327,000 jobs to that total.”
Connie Barclay, spokeswoman for NOAA Fisheries, said that acting administrator Sam Rauch had not yet read the report but “we welcome stakeholders’ input as we move toward reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act.” The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is hosting this week’s conference.
More complex problems loom, ones that cannot be solved area by area, experts say. “What we need to pay greater attention to is a changing world and a changing climate and what repercussions that will have,” Chris Dorsett, director of the Ocean Conservancy’s fish conservation and gulf restoration program, said in an interview.
Chief among those issues is the increasing temperature of the oceans, said Lee Crockett, head of Pew’s U.S. fisheries campaign. North Atlantic waters last summer were the warmest in 159 years of record-keeping, he said.
Off the coast of Maine, lobsters are molting six weeks to two months earlier than normal, and blue crabs, a Mid-Atlantic shellfish, have been found in New England waters as they and other sea life move toward Earth’s poles to escape warmer seas, Crockett said.
The sea today is 30 percent more acidic than it was during pre-industrial times. Increasing amounts of carbon in the water lowers the water’s pH and causes it to eat away at protective shells and the bony structures of coral, Dorsett said.
Conservationists say that fisheries managers must begin to adapt to such changes, primarily by managing whole ecosystems, according to the report.
Instead of the “fish first, ask questions later,” approach of the past, Crockett said, “let’s find out what’s appropriate and not appropriate before the fishing starts.”
Shrimp prices are skyrocketing to all-time highs, amid a disease that's plaguing the three largest prawn producers: Thailand, China and Vietnam. White shrimp prices are nearing $6 a pound, up 56% from a year ago, according to an Urner Barry index.
Interestingly though, the Cadillac of crustaceans is cheaper than it's been in a long time. Lobster prices, while still a lot higher than shrimp, have fallen recently. But more about that later.
The world is facing an "acute shrimp shortage," the worst of its kind since industrial shrimp farming emerged, say Rabobank analysts in a report aptly named "Shrimp in a crimp."
Thailand is the world's largest shrimp producer and has been hit hardest by the disease. The country alone supplies about 30% of the tropical shrimp in the United States and the European Union, and is expected to see its supply cut in half this year.
Each year Americans eat an average of four pounds of shrimp per person, but consumption will probably drop in 2013, the Rabobank analysts say.
"After a decade of explosive growth, the global farmed shrimp industry has reached a turning point," they said.
Back in June, Darden Restaurants (DRI, Fortune 500), the parent company of Red Lobster, Olive Garden and other chains, noted higher food costs partly due to "shrimp supply disruptions" could cut into future sales. Seafood alone accounts for about a quarter of Darden's total cost of goods sold, of which shrimp is the most popular protein.
And the disease isn't the only thing pushing shrimp prices higher. In other news on the shrimp beat, the Commerce Department ruled Tuesday that China, Ecuador, India, Malaysia and Vietnam have all unfairly subsidized shrimp that's exported to the United States.
The ruling could lead the U.S. to enact duties on shrimp from some of those countries, leading to even higher shrimp prices.
It was welcomed by shrimpers in the Gulf Coast, who suffered setbacks from the BP oil spill three years ago and now struggle to compete with cheap shrimp farmed in Asia. American suppliers account for less than 10% of the shrimp consumed in the U.S.
Why lobster is so cheap
But back to lobsters. As of August, the average 4 oz. lobster tail cost $13.25, according to Urner Barry. That still costs more than 2 pounds of shrimp, but it's the lowest price in 11 years, as warmer water and fewer predators have led to an abundant supply of lobsters.
In fact, over-supply has become such a problem for Maine fisherman, the state recently approved a $2 million campaign to promote their lobsters both in the U.S. and abroad.
Chinese know-how to spur cage fish farming in Uganda SciDev.Net The metal cage fish technology is being introduced by Chinese scientists through a three-year China-Uganda cooperation in aquaculture research, according to Barry Kamira, a research...
Freshwater fish are dying in New Hampshire and Maine due to extreme weather events coupled with rising water temperatures from climate change, creating environmental and economic hazards, fishing experts say.
Harbour Breton Coaster Gray Aquaculture files for bankruptcy protection Harbour Breton Coaster Aquaculture company Gray Aqua has filed for bankruptcy protection, owing nearly $40 million to creditors, including taxpayers.
Brazil calls on Israeli technology to boost aquaculture Jewish Business News Brazil's Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture has agreed to work in close cooperation with Israeli company initially in the state of Parana, to develop fish farms that...
Brune has developed a sustainable method to produce shrimp, which will help meet the worldwide demand. David Brune, a professor of agricultural systems management at the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, developed the seafood production system at MU’s Bradford Research Center. The paddlewheel-driven raceways for the production system, or concrete basins that are similar to what is used in trout hatcheries, hold about one-twentieth of an acre of water and are stocked with Pacific white shrimp that Brune is growing
In the first half of 2013, red king crab imports into Japan grew drastically compared to those in the previous year while those of cheaper varieties of crab dropped. This situation takes place just after Russia and Japan signed an agreement on joint measures to put an end to fish and shellfish poaching.
According to Russia’s Federal Customs Service, Russian crab exports to Japan were only 600 tonnes while the Japanese official statistics for Russian imports state they proved to be 30 times higher, Kommersant reported....
Photos: W&T Seafood Last week, we visited our friends at Taylor Shellfish Farms to see their operations and learn how shellfish is farmed from seed to supper. For over 100 years since the 1880s, the Taylor family has been growing shellfish.
The Alabama Department of Public Health has closed all shellfish growing waters in Mobile and Baldwin counties. Areas I, II, III, IV, V and VI are closed. This includes Cedar Point, Portersville Bay, Grand Bay, Heron Bay, Dauphin Island Bay and Bon Secour Bay.
Peru exported jumbo flying squid (Dosidicus gigas) for USD 198.4 million in the first six months of 2013, a figure which shows an increase of 9.6 per cent over the same period in 2012, according to the Association of Exporters (ADEX).
The head of the Department of Services and Capture Industries of ADEX, Susana Yturry, the Peruvian squid reached 51 markets, among which Thailand stands out.
ADEX is considering the option of calling a commercial prospecting mission to the Thai market due to the big potential it has, the official stated.
"It has had an incredible upturn and all the fishing companies are focusing on that market. Its main demand is for raw frozen squid, in all its forms," she added
"I like to call this dish the South American cousin of Spanish seafood paella. When you look at this arroz marinero or seafood rice, it’s likely that the first thing you thought was, oh it’s a paella. Well, it’s very similar and has the same main ingredients: rice and seafood." http://buff.ly/12mVpdi
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