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
January 25, 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].

- Kevin Bixler is stepping down as CEO of Bellevue, Washington, U.S.A.-based Peter Pan Seafoods. 

“He will remain at his post until the transition to his replacement

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January 24, 2024

Norwegian salmon prices declined further during week 3 of 2024, continuing trends seen the week prior.

According to the Nasdaq Salmon Index (NQSALMON), the average per-kilogram price of Norwegian salmon in the third week of 2024 hit NOK 97.53 (USD 9.93, EUR 8.56), down NOK 6.99 (USD 0.67, EUR 0.61), or 6.69 percent, on week 3 of 2024.

NQSALMON, which provides weekly sales updates and a weighted average price for fresh, head-on gutted Atlantic

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Published on
January 24, 2024

SeafoodSource is closely following the sustainable seafood movement by compiling a regular round-up of sector updates about sustainability initiatives and certifications.

- Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands-based alternative aquafeed company Protix signed a financing agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) – the lending arm of the European Union – to support the construction of a production plant in Poland.

The EIB has issued

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Published on
January 23, 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.

-Rehovot, Israel-based seafood analog startup Forsea Foods announced it has unveiled its eel analog (pictured). 

The cell-cultivated eel analog is designed to replicate traditional Japanese unagi eel and is made using its organoid technology. 

"This milestone marks a major leap in our

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Published on
January 23, 2024

SeafoodSource is closely following seafood processing and equipment innovation by compiling a regular round-up of updates from the sector.

- Madrid, Spain-based fisheries solutions technology company Satlink announced the acquisition of Xeos Technologies.

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada-based Xeos has more than 20 years of experience developing asset-tracking solutions and communication services for high-value marine devices. The acquisition aims

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Published on
January 19, 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].

- Per Grieg Sr. (pictured), the founder of the eponymous Norwegian seafood company Grieg Seafood, died at 91. He was born in Berge, Norway, in January 1932, and later

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Published on
January 19, 2024

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

- Kerala, India-based Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) announced that two of its seaweed-based products will hit the market soon.

CMFRI signed a license agreement with Pioneer Pharmaceuticals, a Kochi, India-based wellness commercialization and production company, for the seaweed-based products, one of which aims

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Published on
January 18, 2024

SeafoodSource is closely following the sustainable seafood movement by compiling a regular round-up of sector updates about sustainability initiatives and certifications.

- Finland-based biotech startup Enifer has announced it has been approved for a grant of more than EUR 12 million (USD 13 million) from Business Finland to commercialize its first factory that aims to produce PEKILO mycoprotein,  a fungi-based, nutrient-rich protein source

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Published on
January 18, 2024

Norwegian salmon prices declined in the second week of 2024 – a change from its continuous increase in prior weeks.

According to the Nasdaq Salmon Index (NQSALMON), the average per-kilogram price of Norwegian salmon in the second week of 2024 reached NOK 104.52 (USD 9.92, EUR 9.13), which was down NOK 9.81 (USD 0.93, EUR 0.86), or 8.58 percent, on week 2 of 2024.

NQSALMON, which provides weekly sales updates and a weighted average price

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Published on
January 17, 2024

Tokyo, Japan-based maritime shipping operator Nippon Yusen (NYK) has suspended sailing through the Red Sea and is considering route changes in the near future.

The announcement, made on 16 January, according to Reuters, follows Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd’s decisions to reroute earlier this month. In December 2023, a Maersk vessel was attacked in the Red Sea by the Yemen-based Houthi militia, who claim to be carrying out these attacks

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