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 11, 2024

After publication, SeafoodSource added information clarifying the recalled scallops are raw, whole, live scallops and not the more popular shucked product. 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning restaurants, retailers, and consumers within the states of Illinois, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania that certain live scallops up for sale were believed to be harvested from a prohibited area in Massachusetts,

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Published on
January 11, 2024

Norwegian salmon prices continued to increase in the first week of 2024, picking up where they left off at the end of the previous year.

According to the Nasdaq Salmon Index (NQSALMON), the average per-kilogram price of Norwegian salmon in the first week of 2024 reached NOK 114.14 (USD 11.04, EUR 10.09), which was up NOK 14.40 (USD 1.39, EUR 1.27), or 14.44 percent, on week 52 of 2023.

NQSALMON, which provides weekly sales updates and a weighted

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Published on
January 10, 2024

U.S. shrimp imports dropped in November 2023 compared to October but were up significantly year over year.  

The U.S. imported a total of 155 million pounds, or 70,680 metric tons (MT), of shrimp in November, a 10.9 percent increase from the 117 million pounds (63,534 MT) imported in November 2022 – but down from the 167 million pounds (76,187 MT) the country purchased in October 2023.

Between January and November 2023, the U.S.

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Published on
January 10, 2024

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

- Stirling, Scotland-based Scottish Sea Farms has paused its Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification. 

The halt in the company's participation of the ASC program is due to changes made to the ASC salmon standard in Scotland that the company said are not in

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Published on
January 9, 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].

- Statt Torsk has appointed Rune Eriksen as CEO and Martin Kværnstuen as CFO.

In September 2023, Statt Torsk, a cod-farming company based in Stokkeneset, Norway,

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Published on
January 8, 2024

The New York Times has confirmed all species of salmon contain valuable health benefits and that it is unnecessary for consumers to agonize over species selection when purchasing the fish, despite varied perceptions regarding the nutritional differences between wild-caught and farmed salmon.

The article, published in the newspaper’s 8 January edition, quoted researchers expounding on the health benefits that all species of salmon contain,

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Published on
January 5, 2024

Copenhagen, Denmark-based shipping giant Maersk has paused all transit through the Red Sea, declaring it too dangerous following continuous attacks from the Houthi militia group in late 2023.

In early December, a Maersk vessel was attacked in the Red Sea by the Houthi militia, who claim to be caryying out these attacks in response to Israel's response to Hamas following the latter group's offensive into Israel on 7 October. This attack on a

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Published on
January 4, 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].

- Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A-based Bristol Bay Seafood Development Association (BBRSDA) announced that Andy Wink (pictured) has stepped down as executive

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Published on
January 3, 2024

Norwegian salmon prices continued to rise in the last days of 2023.

According to The Nasdaq Salmon Index, the per-kilo price of Norwegian salmon in the first week of 2024 reached NOK 99.75 (USD 9.62, EUR 8.81) in week 52, up NOK 15.14 (USD 1.46, EUR 1.34), or 17.9 percent, from the previous week.

The index, which provides weekly sales updates and a weighted average price for fresh, head-on gutted Atlantic superior salmon from Norway,

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Published on
January 3, 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 Steakholder Foods announced the launch of the world's first 3D-printed eel product (pictured). The eel analog is made from plant-based ingredients run through a 3D-printing layering and combination process.

“The launch of our printed eel marks a pivotal moment in

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