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UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019

FDA food testing finds contamination by ‘forever chemicals’

The Food and Drug Administration found substantial levels of a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds in some grocery store meats and seafood and in off-the-shelf chocolate cake, according …


100 years ago in Spokane: Sash company turns production to war work

The White Pine Sash Co. of Spokane announced that it would be devoting itself entirely to war work.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018

Milford’s Fish House closes after nearly four decades in business

Milford’s Fish House abruptly closed its doors Saturday, serving its last customers after nearly four decades in business. The Spokane seafood establishment announced it had closed in a statement on …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017

New England shrimp fishing closed for at least 1 more year

New England shrimp will be unavailable to seafood consumers for at least another year as the fishery struggles with environmental changes, regulators decided on Wednesday.


Nuclear-armed North Korea profits from U.S., EU seafood sales

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.


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 …


UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017

Researchers seek better ways to farm sablefish, a popular Pacific fish

At a federal marine research station near Seattle, scientists are studying sablefish genetics and investigating ways to make it easier and more efficient to commercially grow the fish.


Seattle-based seafood processor, EPA settle on Alaska clean air violations

A Seattle-based seafood processing company operating in Alaska will be assessed a $1.3 million civil penalty for violating clean air rules under a proposed settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection …


U.S. issuing new rules to curb illegal fishing, seafood fraud

The Obama administration is issuing new rules it says will crack down on illegal fishing and seafood fraud by preventing unverifiable fish products from entering the U.S. market.


Crabbing halted from northern Oregon to California border

State agriculture officials in Oregon have shut down commercial and recreational crabbing in coastal waters from Tillamook Head along the northern coast to the California border because of high levels …


European Union backs off banning North American lobster

Officials with the European Union said Friday that the 28-nation bloc is backing off a Swedish proposal to ban imports of American lobster into member countries.


Controversial seafood supplier buys $575 million stake in Red Lobster

Controversial seafood supplier Thai Union has bought a $575 million stake in Orlando-based Red Lobster, the companies announced Monday.


European proposal to ban American lobsters to move forward

An arm of the European Union says there’s enough scientific evidence to move forward with a review of Sweden’s request to declare the American lobster an invasive species.


Seattle-based Icicle Seafoods to be bought by Cooke Aquaculture

One of the biggest players in East Coast salmon farming has announced plans to acquire one of the largest seafood processors in Alaska. Officials with Cooke Aquaculture said they have …


Williams Seafood, a Spokane institution since the 1940s, to close Saturday

Williams Seafood Market and Wines, a longtime seafood and gourmet foods store in the area, is closing Saturday.


Maine seafood, buoyed by lobsters, broke value record in ‘15

Maine officials say the state’s lifeblood commercial fishing industry once again broke records for the value of marine species at the dock in 2015.


Obama bans imports of slave-made goods

President Barack Obama signed a bill Wednesday that includes a provision banning U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia, gold mined by children in Africa and garments …


Christmas crab arrives, at much higher price

Fresh Dungeness crab is a Christmas feast tradition for many, but this year Northwest residents will pay a premium for the crustaceans – if they can find them at all. …


The Rail: Louisiana vs. Washington seafood on the line

NFL: When the New Orleans Saints play the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, there’s more on the line than just which team moves on in the playoffs. The Port of New …


Anthony’s bid highest

The company that owns Anthony’s restaurant in downtown Spokane has submitted the highest bid to buy the city-owned building the restaurant occupies overlooking Spokane Falls. But some Spokane City Council …


Do Your Part: This summer, grill healthier meats, seafood

Summer is in full swing. School is winding down, and the barbecue grills are firing up. Before you put that burger, chicken, or seafood over the flame, ask yourself what …


Fishing for fakes

SEATTLE – When a waiter at your favorite restaurant hands you the “fresh sheet” and you order dinner, do you know if you’re getting what you’re ordering? According to state …


Dinner in Minutes: Seafood makes tasty stew

Seafood and San Francisco are a great combination. The Italian residents there paired the area’s abundant fresh seafood with tomatoes and basil to make cioppino, a light dish perfect for …


$400,000 worth of Seattle-bound crab disappears

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle-bound truck and driver with a cargo of Russian king crab worth $400,000 have disappeared, and industry officials say it was part of a well-organized scam.


Mussels good for the body

Mussels may boost your mood as well as your heart. When cooked, mussels open up and reveal a morsel of sweet meat that ranks as a top food for omega-3 …


Northwest oyster farmers eye sea change

The oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico could turn into a boon for Puget Sound shellfish companies. Inquiries about Puget Sound oyster supplies have started to come in …


Seafood industry faces murky future after spill

NEW ORLEANS – As a giant oil slick lapped at southeastern Louisiana’s ecologically sensitive coast, chefs, restaurant owners and seafood dealers were certain it would squeeze the state’s $2.4 billion …


The classic Clambake

NEWPORT, R.I. – Every corner of the United States seems to boast a meal that represents the people, history and flavor of the city or region. Philadelphia has its cheese …