Strong winds and heavy rain continue to wreak havoc across parts of the South today as Hurricane Michael meanders out of Georgia and heads up the mid-Atlantic Coast.

The storm posted historic numbers when it slammed into Florida about 1:30 p.m. EDT yesterday as a Category 4 hurricane. The National
Continue Reading Flooding from Hurricane Michael creates food safety issues across South

Seafood safety, legal fishing, and proper labeling of fish might all benefit from presidential task force recommendations now open to public comments. Scheduled for publication on Dec. 18 in the Federal Register, the “Recommendations of the Presidential Task Force on Combating Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing and Seafood Fraud” cover
Continue Reading Recipe for Better Seafood Safety Opened to Public Comments

In mid-December, U.S. Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) introduced a bill that would move the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its seafood inspections to the U.S. Department of the Interior. More broadly, the act transfers all functions of the U.S. Departments of Labor and Commerce to a newly established
Continue Reading Senate Bill Would Send NOAA’s Seafood Inspection Program to Interior