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
September 21, 2022

Richmond, British Columbia, Canada-based seafood company Ocean Brands has introduced a new sardine line into the U.S. market.

The new products in the line are: Mediterranean Style Wild Brisling Sardines; Wild Brisling Sardines in Olive Oil; Wild Mackerel Filets in Korma Curry; Wild Mackerel Filets with Olive, Red Pepper, and Herbs; Smoked Wild Mackerel with Juniper and Coriander, Sweet Smoked Wild Mackerel in Sunflower Oil, Wild

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September 21, 2022

Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.-based Varcode recently received USD 3.5 million (EUR 3.5 million) from the National Packaging Group (NPG) to allow it to develop so-called "smart-packaging" solutions. 

The company plans to begin by developing and launching two product categories: Corrugated SMART Cases and SMART Packaging Kits

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September 20, 2022

Atarraya has created a solution that can turn practically any location into a shrimp farm, and practically anyone into a shrimp farmer.

Its invention, the Shrimpbox, is essentially a shipping container that has been converted into a small commercial shrimp farm. The Shrimpbox requires minimal water exchange and contains an automated feeding system and biofloc waste-removal system, minimizing the work involved in farming shrimp in

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Published on
September 15, 2022

The SUSHI (Sustainable Use of a Safe Hemp Ingredient) project has concluded its first year of the five-year USDA-NIFA Sustainable Agriculture Systems Grant (SUSHI) to investigate hemp grain viability as a sustainable feed for aquaculture, focusing on

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Published on
September 14, 2022

Embarking on a business trip in 2013 to South Pacific, Pescavore co-founders Clarice and Matt Owens had yet to realize they would return to create a product that would seek to make an impact in the seafood snacking marketplace.

In the Marshall Islands, Matt and Clarice Owens ate dried marlin made by families on of the Islands’ Marine Resource Authority. They returned home to the U.S. state of California to ponder the question of why the

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September 13, 2022

On 12 September, 2022, Vienna, Austria-based Revo Foods released three new plant-based seafood analog products, introducing the world’s first-ever plant-based salmon spread and gravlax ... 

Photo courtesy of Revo

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September 9, 2022

The United States imported a total of 148.9 million pounds, or 67,557 metric tons (MT), of shrimp in July 2022. India, Ecuador, and Indonesia ranked as the top three exporters of shrimp to the U.S. in the month, as has been the case throughout each month of 2022 thus far.

The cumulative total of U.S. shrimp imports decreased in the month from July 2021, when the U.S. imported a total of 167.7 million pounds (76,080 MT) ... 

Photo courtesy

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September 9, 2022

Beit Kama, Israel-based Forsea Foods is getting closer to launching cell-cultivated eel products, the company said in a 6 September announcement.

Forsea Foods Co-Founder Iftach Nachman said the company decided to focus on cell-cultivation of eels as they are considered an endangered species due to overfishing. Due to limited supply, there is higher demand, with consumers willing to pay a premium for eel products, Nachman said.

“The market

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September 8, 2022

The Alaska Mariculture Initiative, launched under the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF), is continuing to carve a path for the industry in the state, according to AFDF Executive Director Julie Decker.

Decker highlighted the organization's efforts during a presentation at the first-ever International Seagriculture conference, running from 7 to 8 September, 2022, in Portland, Maine, U.S.A.. The conference expands on Seagriculture's

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September 8, 2022

The first edition of theseaweed mariculture conference Seagriculture opened on 7 August, 2022, in Portland, Maine, U.S.A. with keynote speaker Charles Yarish highlighting the opportunities the sector has to grow.

Yarish, a professor emeritus at the University of Connecticut said the potential for seaweed aquaculture in the U.S. is enormous.

"We really have a problem in the U.S. We have such an extensive coastline, the very largest

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