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Slow crawl for crab: Seasonal delays stifle coastal economy

Price strikes, delays and poor weather have plagued the 2017-18 Dungeness crab season from the start. Roughly four weeks into the season, landings for the non-tribal coastal crab fishery in Washington were 5,574,792 pounds, only about 60 percent of the total catch during the first weeks of 2016-17 season. “It’s clear this season we are behind,” Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, said upon seeing the first official numbers of the season on Friday, Feb 16. >click to read<12:35

Fishing delays in Canada worsen EU coldwater shrimp shortage

Delays in the Canadian inshore coldwater shrimp fishing season are worsening the already tight market for cooked and peeled shrimp in the EU, with one UK supplier warning the sector is a “couple of weeks away” from de-listings. Coldwater shrimp shortages were predicted for 2014 at the International Coldwater Prawn Forum in November 2013. Shrimp stocks are migrating, becoming hard to find or moving out of availability regions, and increasing cod stocks are hitting shrimp fisheries too. Read more here 13:10