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Shop the Dock debuts in Warrenton

The first ever “Shop the Dock” tours in Clatsop County highlighted Warrenton’s seafood offerings.  Despite the area’s long history of fishing and seafood processing — and even though the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean are right there — how to actually lay hands on freshly caught seafood can be a mystery for many residents without ties to the commercial fishing industry. The tour Friday was intended to show people what’s available and where.,,, Amanda Gladics of Oregon Sea Grant, who coordinated the two morning tours, said afterward that they had a great response from the community. click here to read the story 16:24

America’s lobster industry sending less lobster to Canada as processing grows

lobsterDM0811_468x521U.S. lobstermen, clustered in the coastal New England states, have long sent a large amount of their catch to Canada’s Maritime Provinces, where some two dozen companies process millions of pounds of lobster meat every year into everything from vacuum-sealed lobster meat packages to lobster pate. The processed lobster ends up in products like lobster ravioli and lobster pot pie that are growing in popularity with consumers. But the dynamics of the processing industry are slowly changing. America exported about 69 million pounds of lobster to Canada in 2014, and the 2015 figure was less than 67 million, federal data show. Read the rest here 11:13

Processing of Newfoundland and Labrador’s first half-shell scallops is currently underway.

half scallop shell productEmployees at Northern Lights Seafood, in Main Brook, are currently preparing 1,600 pounds of local product, as a test product for potential buyers. Unlike regular scallop processing, which is the white meat only and prepared by the harvester, the plant oversees the processing.  Read the rest here 12:16