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  • US Customs vows to block imports of seafood and goods from North Korea workers

    10/07/2017 8:55:24 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies
    WQAD ^ | OCTOBER 6, 2017
    US Customs vows to block imports of seafood and goods from North Korea workers POSTED 10:11 AM, OCTOBER 6, 2017, BY WQAD DIGITAL TEAM U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it is ready to block U.S. imports of seafood — as well as any other goods — produced by North Korean laborers who work in China. An Associated Press investigation tracked salmon, squid and cod processed by North Koreans working at Chinese factories and shipped to American stores, including Walmart and ALDI. The North Korean workers found in Chinese factories aren’t allowed to leave, and receive only a fraction of...
  • [N. Korea] NKorean workers prep seafood going to US stores, restaurants

    10/04/2017 5:42:54 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    AP ^ | 2017/10/05 | TIM SULLIVAN, HYUNG-JIN KIM AND MARTHA MENDOZA
    NKorean workers prep seafood going to US stores, restaurants By TIM SULLIVAN, HYUNG-JIN KIM AND MARTHA MENDOZA HUNCHUN, China (AP) — The workers wake up each morning on metal bunk beds in fluorescent-lit Chinese dormitories, North Koreans outsourced by their government to process seafood that ends up in American stores and homes. /snip This means Americans buying salmon for dinner at Walmart or ALDI may inadvertently have subsidized the North Korean government as it builds its nuclear weapons program, an AP investigation has found. Their purchases may also have supported what the United States calls “modern day slavery” — even...
  • NATIONAL FRIED SCALLOPS DAY October 2

    10/02/2017 11:25:31 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 51 replies
    Enjoy these Fried Scallop recipes on National Fried Scallops Day: Pan Fried Sea Scallops Pan Fried ScallopsNational Fried Scallops Day is observed annually on October 2nd. A scallop is a common name which is applied to many species of marine bivalve mollusks in the family Pectinidae. Scallops are a cosmopolitan family and are found in all of the world’s oceans.
  • Lobster Weighing Over 20 Pounds Spotted In Logan Luggage [Boston]

    06/26/2017 2:20:07 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies
    boston.cbslocal.com ^ | 06-26-2017 | Staff
    BOSTON (CBS) – TSA agents have found a number of strange things in luggage over the years, but their latest unusual discovery is uniquely New England. A spokesman shared a photo Monday of a lobster weighing more than 20 pounds. The crustacean was detected in a checked bag in Terminal C (JetBlue) on Sunday morning. Lobsters can travel in either carry-on or checked bags. They’re a common sight at New England airports, but this one was notable because of how large it is. The TSA tells WBZ-TV that the lobster was traveling in a cooler and was alive and well....
  • Maine lobster catch tipped the scale at a record 130 million pounds in 2016

    The Maine lobster industry is bigger and more lucrative than ever, with fishermen landing more than 130 million pounds of lobster valued at $533.1 million in 2016. That is a record for both landings and industry value, according to Commissioner Patrick Keliher of the Department of Marine Resources, who announced the results Friday at the annual Maine Fishermen’s Forum. Related Headlines Chinese appetite for lobster helps prices climb as catch drops Global demand for lobster keeps surging despite record-high prices photo-store Search photos available for purchase: Photo Store → “This is a critical industry for Maine, so these record highs...
  • How Banned North Korean Seafood Could End Up on Your Dinner Table

    12/23/2016 6:33:44 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 21, 2016
    How Banned North Korean Seafood Could End Up on Your Dinner Table Reuters Updated: Dec 21, 2016 7:58 AM UTC (YANJI, China) — The brightly colored packages advertising "Walleye Pollock" at the West Market in Yanji, a Chinese city near the border with North Korea, say the fish came from China. But 15 vendors interviewed at the market say the fish came in from North Korea to be processed, packaged and mostly sold in China. They say they buy the fish from Chinese wholesalers who deal with their North Korean counterparts at the border. The packaged fish is also exported...
  • China’s Seafood Is Seriously Plagued by Superbugs

    12/16/2016 2:32:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | December 15, 2016 | Clint Rainey
    The food supply has already shown itself to be alarmingly adept at vectoring superbugs into the human body, but a new report suggests maybe China really wants to see if it can push this to the next level. While the rest of the world finally understands antibiotics in meat are causing an epidemic of multidrug-resistant bacteria, China’s aquaculture industry apparently remains a place that, to quote Bloomberg’s story, “exposes the fish to almost the same doses of medicine the livestock get,” plus whatever drug cocktail gets tossed into the water to fight aquatic disease. This industry currently accounts for about...
  • DIVING FOR DINNER: HOW TO HUNT AN OCTOPUS IN GREECE

    11/07/2016 6:44:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Saveur ^ | KATHERINE WHITTAKER
    Trident gun fishing is only for the bold; we follow one young hunter on the path to catch the smartest prey in the seaMy friend Danai keeps all her fishing supplies in one corner of her beach house. There are things like flippers, snorkels, and masks; a buoy that you wear around your waist to alert incoming boats that you’re in the water; and...a trident gun? “What do you do with that?” I asked her. It was probably a stupid question, but was the gun even real? Was this some kind of staple for every Greek beach house, like the...
  • Column: Maine should be known for exporting lobster, not guns

    10/21/2016 10:01:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    centralmaine.com ^ | 10/18/2016 | Paula D. Silsby
    During my time as the U.S. Attorney for Maine, particularly during the Bush administration, prosecuting gun crimes — including gun trafficking — was a high priority. A loophole in Maine law allows dangerous people to buy guns from unlicensed sellers without a background check. Since 1998, background checks performed by licensed Maine dealers have kept guns out of the hands of more than 5,500 people who are prohibited by law from them. And while it is true that background checks occur when ordering a gun from a licensed internet dealer as well as at brick-and-mortar gun shops, there are no...
  • 2 Arrested After Dispute Over Crab Legs Turns Violent

    04/04/2016 9:46:31 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 104 replies
    NBC Connecticut ^ | 4/4/2016 | Staff
    Police in Manchester, Connecticut arrested a husband and wife after an argument at Royal Buffet got out of hand on Saturday night.Manchester police say they were called to 410 West Middle Turnpike for a dispute that started as an argument over crab legs at the buffet table and escalated into a physical confrontation. During the scuffle, a 21-year-old man was punched in the face and lost a tooth.That man's mother jumped in and used pepper spray on her son's attackers. Her actions were in self-defense and she is not facing any charges, according to police. Police arrested Clifford Knight, 45,...
  • Issaquah Restaurant Patron Finds Rare, Gem Quality Pearl in Food

    02/26/2016 11:20:54 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Komo News ^ | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD 2016 | MATT MARKOVICH
    Lindsay Hasz and her husband were recently enjoying a rare evening without kids when they decided to dine at Issaquah's Montalcino Ristorante Italiano. Hasz ordered the frutti di mare, a traditional Italian medley of seafood and shellfish. Then she bit into something unexpected. "It was quite jarring," she said. "In fact, I thought I almost broke my tooth it was so hard." Inside the meat of a clam on her dish she found what looked like a pearl. "I thought maybe it was an earring from an employee in the kitchen and it fell into my dish," Hasz said. She...
  • Red Lobster Sees Sales Surge After Beyonce Song Mentions Taking Man To Seafood Chain After Sex

    02/11/2016 4:17:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    CBS New York ^ | February 9
    Red Lobster says it's feeling the "Beyonce Bounce." The seafood chain says sales surged 33 percent Sunday, compared with last year's Super Bowl Sunday. The increase came after the release of "Formation," a song in which Beyonce says she took a man to Red Lobster after sex. The halftime show -- seen by an estimated 112 million people -- is drawing praise from her fans and consternation from critics.
  • What happens to seafood, game seized by LDWF?

    12/11/2015 3:45:32 PM PST · by BBell · 11 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 12/11/15 | Todd Masson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Anglers and hunters often wonder if the fish and game seized by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries during busts and raids ends up stuffed in zipper bags in agents' freezers. That would be a nice fringe benefit of the job, but it's not the case, according to Adam Einck, media relations director for the department's enforcement division. Actually what's seized in the woods and on the water is tightly regulated, and ends up in different places depending on the type of bust. In a commercial case, like the one involving shrimpers Monday on Lake Pontchartrain, the seized goods...
  • Fresh Salmon Cakes Recipe - Salmon Patties with Fresh Wild Salmon

    11/20/2015 6:23:04 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sep 17, 2014 | Food Wishes
    Fresh Salmon Cakes Recipe - Salmon Patties with Fresh Wild Salmon [VIDEO]
  • House votes to repeal country-of-origin labeling on meat (Republicans repeal country-of-origin)

    06/11/2015 6:42:36 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 100 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Under threat of trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico, the House has voted to to repeal a law requiring country-of-origin labels on packages of beef, pork and poultry. The World Trade Organization rejected a U.S. appeal last month, ruling the labels that say where animals were born, raised and slaughtered are discriminatory against the two U.S. border countries. Both have said they plan to ask the WTO for permission to impose billions of dollars in tariffs on American goods. The House voted 300-131 to repeal labels that tell consumers what countries the meat is from — for...
  • 6 Toxic Chinese Products found in the US (VIDEO)

    06/02/2015 3:54:20 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 15 replies
    China Uncensored ^ | June 2nd, 2015
    The United States is being flooded with potentially dangerous, toxic imports from China. Between 2006 and 2010, the FDA blocked 9,000 unsafe Chinese products from entering American borders. But the FDA also inspects less than 1% of all goods seeking entry into the US. So how much is getting through? From tainted milk to toxic pet food, the answer is costing American lives. Think twice about made in China.
  • Sea Lion Kidnapped From Los Angeles Beach: Witness

    04/21/2015 2:32:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC ^ | Monday, Apr 20, 2015
    A sea lion pup was kidnapped on a Los Angeles beach Sunday morning, a witness told police officers. Now, an investigation is underway to find the missing pup and its kidnappers. Two pups that made their way onto Dockweiler State Beach were being harassed by a group of people at about 3:30 a.m., the witness said, according to Los Angeles Police Department officers. Reports stated that the group was throwing things at the sea lions, including cinder blocks. They took a blanket out of a car, wrapped up one of the sea lions and took off with the animal in...
  • US lets in Thai fish caught by slaves despite law

    04/21/2015 1:00:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2015 1:03 PM EDT | Martha Mendoza
    In its first report on trafficking around the world, the U.S. criticized Thailand as a hub for labor abuse. Yet 14 years later, seafood caught by slaves on Thai boats is still slipping into the supply chains of major American stores and supermarkets. The U.S. has not enforced a law banning the import of goods made with forced labor since 2000 because of significant loopholes, The Associated Press has found. It has also spared Thailand from sanctions slapped on other countries with weak records in human trafficking because of a complex political relationship that includes cooperation against terrorism. The question...
  • Slaves Used To Catch Fish That End Up On U.S. Tables

    04/03/2015 5:30:46 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 65 replies
    Times Union / AP ^ | 24 March 2015 | Margie Mason, Martha Mendoza and Robin McDowell, Associated Press
    Benjina, Indonesia ___ The Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of their locked cage, hidden on a tiny tropical island thousands of miles from home. Just a few yards away, other workers loaded cargo ships with slave-caught seafood that clouds the supply networks of major supermarkets, restaurants and even pet stores in the United States. Here, in the Indonesian island village of Benjina and the surrounding waters, hundreds of trapped men represent one of the most desperate links criss-crossing between companies and countries in the seafood industry. This intricate web of connections separates the...
  • Nova Scotia aquaculture fish killed by superchilled water

    03/05/2015 11:50:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    CBC News ^ | Mar 03, 2015 3:15 PM AT | Staff
    Cooke Aquaculture sites in Annapolis Basin, Shelburne Harbour, Jordan Bay reporting mortalities Fish at three aquaculture sites in Nova Scotia have died and a so-called superchill is suspected, the provincial Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture said Tuesday. Cooke Aquaculture's sites in the Annapolis Basin, Shelburne Harbour and Jordan Bay are reporting mortalities, officials said. A fish health veterinarian visited the Annapolis Basin and Shelburne Harbour sites and is expected to visit the Jordan Bay site in the next few days to investigate the cause of death, Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell said in a statement. "Our provincial fish health...