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.


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Published on
February 5, 2024

To keep up to date with the latest personnel changes across the seafood industry, SeafoodSource is compiling a regular round-up of hiring announcements and other personnel-related shifts worldwide. If you have an announcement, please send it to [email protected].

-Gonzalo Vial Vial (pictured), the founder of Chilean food supplier Agrosuper, has died at 88. 

Vial founded the company as an egg production business in 1955, In 2019,

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February 2, 2024

 SeafoodSource is closely following seaweed innovation by compiling a regular round-up of updates from the sector.

-Biddeford, Maine, U.S.A.-based seaweed company Atlantic Sea Farms launched its kelp-based Sea-Veggie Burgers at Whole Foods Market locations across the U.S. 

“We thought it fitting to start this demo program during Healthy Eating Month, with a product that brings regeneratively grown sea greens to the center of the

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February 2, 2024

To keep up to date with the latest personnel changes across the seafood industry, SeafoodSource is compiling a regular round-up of hiring announcements and other personnel-related shifts worldwide. If you have an announcement, please send it to [email protected].

- Ribe, Denmark-based Nordic Aqua Partners hired Tom Johan Austrheim as CFO, taking over for Hjalti Hvitklett, who will resume his previous finance director role, with an

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January 31, 2024

Norwegian salmon prices increased in the fourth week of 2024 after declining at the beginning of the new year.

According to the Nasdaq Salmon Index, the average per-kilogram price of Norwegian salmon in the fourth week of 2024 reached NOK 105.42  (USD 10.14, EUR 9.32), which was up NOK 7.89 (USD 0.76, EUR 0.70), or 8.09 percent, on week 4 of 2024.

The index provides weekly sales updates and a weighted average price for fresh, head-on

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Published on
January 31, 2024

Karkkila, Finland-based food technology company Hailia has developed a system to push more fish-processing byproducts go toward value-added use, rather than their traditional lower-value applications. 

The process turns leftover fish chunks, strips, bites, and patties into valuable protein. The result of its system resembles a cooked fish fillet and a “mouthfeel characteristic of fish,” according to Hailia.

"For instance, after

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Published on
January 31, 2024

Lerøy Seafood CEO Henning Beltestad has responded to a report linking a company slaughterhouse in Sandstad, Norway with more than 700 reports of listeria contamination between August 2022 and November 2023. 

The slaughterhouse is operated by Lerøy subsidiary Lerøy Midt. 

"Food safety is Lerøy's top priority, and we have several measures in place to prevent listeria in our raw materials and finished

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Published on
January 30, 2024

Oversupply and major price declines continue to plague the global shrimp industry, but promoting consumption remains a top priority for the sector, as an increase in consumption could lead to drastically needed price stabilization, according to the latest industry report from the Global Shrimp Forum Foundation (GSFF).

Compiled by GSFF Marketing and Branding Consultant Arnd Jan Gulmans, “The Future is in High Demand” found that in

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Published on
January 30, 2024

Puerto Natales, Chile-based salmon producer AquaChile has officially opened a new processing plant and employee administrative office building.

Construction on the project began in January 2022, and the finished structure is approximately 1,800 square meters. AquaChile employs more than 600 people, with around 430 planned to operate out of the new facility, the company said in a release. 

“Every company in the world tends today to

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Published on
January 29, 2024

SeafoodSource is closely following the plant-based and cell-based seafood alternatives market by compiling a regular round-up of updates from the sector.

-Kerala, India-based Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has signed a memorandum of understanding to introduce plant-based seafood to India and to embark on the development of cell-cultured fish in India.

The institute signed a memorandum of understanding with New Delhi,

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January 29, 2024

SeafoodSource is closely following seaweed innovation by compiling a regular round-up of updates from the sector.

- Henderson, Nevada, U.S.A.-based Asparagopsis seaweed-harvesting company CH4Global has begun the formal construction of its commercial-scale facility for producing the genus that will be put mainly toward use in cattle feed.

The edible red seaweed (pictured), which is native to South Australia, will be cultivated in large-scale

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