Bhavana Scalia-Bruce

Bhavana Scalia-Bruce

Associate Editor

Bhavana Scalia-Bruce is the Portland, Maine-based associate editor of SeafoodSource. She attended the University of Maine studying journalism and Spanish. Before joining the SeafoodSource team, Bhavana worked for DownEast magazine as an editorial intern, as well as a columnist and business manager for UMaine’s student award-winning newspaper, the Maine Campus.

Published on
February 8, 2023

In order to combat increasing instances of illegal fishing in Australian waters, the Australian government is piloting unmanned vessels capable of long-distance marine patrols.

The vessels, known as Bluebottles, were developed by Randwick, Australia-based Ocius Technologies, according to the Australian Ministry of Defense, which said the solar-, wind-, and wave-powered vessels are being tested off the west coast of Australia.

“[They are]

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February 8, 2023

Siauliu, Lithuania-based Sirputis, a provider of seaweed-farming and -processing equipment, announced a partnership with Finnmark, Norway-based biotech firm Polar Algae on 3 February.

Together, the two companies will work to provide custom processing lines for Polar Algae's seaweed-processing facilities at its NorSea Polarbase in Rypefjord, Norway. 

The first line the companies will work to develop will be dedicated to dry seaweed

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Published on
February 7, 2023

Brookings, South Dakota, U.S.A.-based Prairie Aquatech is changing its name to Houdek. 

Founded in 2011 by the South Dakota Innovation Partners and researchers from South Dakota State University, the company has crafted fermentation technologies for plant-based ingredients for aquafeed. In 2019, it began production of its signature aquatic and terrestrial feed brand ME-PRO at its Volga, South Dakota, U.S.A.-based

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February 7, 2023

The Canadian federal government and the provincial government of British Columbia have formally endorsed the creation of a new marine protected area.

The announcement was made 5 February by Canada Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, Canadian Coast Guard Joyce Murray, Mamalilikulla First Nation Chief John Powell (Winidi), and B.C. Minister of Water, Land, and Resource Stewardship Nathan Cullen.

The Northern Shelf Bioregion is located off the

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February 7, 2023

Online platform for container logistics and data Container Availability Index (CAx) described January as a congested month for Chinese ports as the country re-opens after three years of its zero-covid policy just in time for Lunar New Year delays. 

According to the CaX index, indicators are showing container operator demand has increased by 9.7 percent from USD 513 (EUR 478) in week 1 to USD 563 (EUR 524) in week 5.

China’s

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Published on
February 6, 2023

Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.A-based Delight Foods USA has recalled catfish products that were imported from India, a country deemed ineligible to export such products to the United States.

The recall, announced 3 February, involves 2,961 pounds of raw, frozen catfish products sold in two-pound plastic bags.

The products do not contain a USDA mark of inspection and were shipped to retail locations across the U.S.

The issue with the products was

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February 6, 2023

Colombo, Sri Lanka-based Oceanpick renamed its barramundi hatchery after a pioneering figure in the world of aquaculture on 1 February.

Alain Michel, who passed in July 2022, paved the way for the global commercial success of the shrimp-farming industry and helped Oceanpick develop its commercial operations, according to the Daily Mirror

Michel died in June 2022 following a long and successful career in the aquaculture industry.

The

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February 6, 2023

Nordic Halibut's plan for constructing a land-based halibut farm in Torjulvågen, Norway, was approved by the Tingvoll municipal council on 2 February.

"The zoning plan approval and project progression strengthens the timeline for facility completion," the company said. "The company’s dedicated broodstock program and the advancements made in broodstock generations is the prerequisite for [Nordic Halibut's] growth plan through

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February 3, 2023

Bangkok, Thailand-based start-up Full Circle Biotechnology announced 3 February it has developed a waste-to-protein system to use insect larvae to create a low-carbon, high-protein alternative aquafeed.

The company will use improved technology, agricultural waste, insect larvae, and microbes in the feed, which it describes as a viable alternative to soy and fishmeal feed.

Full Circle Biotechnology’s fish feed allows for agricultural

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February 3, 2023

The Global Shrimp Forum will take place for the second time in Utrecht, The Netherlands from 5 to 7 September, 2023. 

The event, which is expected to draw around 400 seafood industry executives, will take place at the Van der Valk Hotel in Utrecht.

“We are delighted to share the news that the Global Shrimp Forum is returning for its second event in 2023 and that early-bird registration is now open! Preparations for this year’s

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