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
August 10, 2023

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

- Cell-cultured seafood company Steakholder Foods announced it has regained compliance with Nasdaq Stock Market for a minimum bid requirement. 

On 8 August, the Rehovot, Israel-based company received a letter from Nasdaq confirming their share price was high enough. In order to qualify for

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Published on
August 10, 2023

India, Ecuador, and Indonesia maintained the spots as the three leading shrimp exporters to the U.S. in NOAA's recent update, covering June 2023.

The United States imported a total of 136 million pounds, or 61,816 metric tons (MT) of shrimp in June 2023, down from 169 million pounds (76,848 MT) in June 2022. Year-to-date, U.S. imports are at 360,426 MT, down from 439,232 MT in 2022.

India, remaining the largest exporter of shrimp to the U.S.,

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August 9, 2023

Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.-based Clearly Clean Products has launched its new, fully recyclable Rolled Edge food tray for grocery retailers and wholesalers, marketing the product as a sustainable, cost-effective alternative to traditional packaging materials.

The trays, made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) – the same material used to make recyclable water bottles – are ideal for poultry, meat, produce, seafood, and deli

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August 9, 2023

Norwegian salmon prices have continued to decline in the 31st week of 2023.

Nasdaq Salmon Index reported the average price of a kilogram of Atlantic salmon farmed in Norway dropped NOK 2.59 (USD 0.25, EUR 0.23), or 3.18 percent, week-over-week to NOK 78.88 (USD 7.72, EUR 7.03) compared to week 30.

The index 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
August 9, 2023

Cologne, Germany-based grocery chain Penny recently conducted its annual, week-long “true cost” campaign, raising the prices of eight products to bring awareness to the environmental and climate consequences of producing particular food staples.

The supermarket chain, owned by the retail co-ope Rewe, originally partnered with the University of Augsburg nearly three years ago to launch the campaign, which ran across Penny's 2,150

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Published on
August 8, 2023

U.S. ports are predicted to see their highest cargo volumes since 2022 this August, in advance of the holiday season.

In its monthly shipping update, the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates found  the logistics environment in the second half of 2023 is normalizing.

“Port and package-delivery labor negotiations that threatened the supply chain at the beginning of the summer have been resolved and retailers are now focused

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August 8, 2023

SeafoodSource is closely following the sustainable seafood movement by compiling a regular round-up of sector updates pertaining to eco-certifications.

-Tommy’s Seafood, a raw and frozen shrimp processor and distributor headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana U.S.A., has achieved Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification. 

The certification provides assurances about the company's food safety management systems, Tommy's

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August 4, 2023

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

- On 1 August, plant-based seafood company Konscious Foods announced it  raised USD 26 million (EUR 23 million) in its first round of seed funding. 

Konscious Foods recently launched its frozen plant-based sushi line across Whole Foods grocery stores nationwide. The company predicts

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Published on
August 3, 2023

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].

 - Singapore-based Barramundi Group, which has been facing significant financial struggles, has replaced its chief financial officer. Incumbent group CFO Helen Chow and

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August 2, 2023

Prices of Norwegian salmon continued to decline in the 30th week of 2023.

According to the Nasdaq Salmon Index, the average price of a kilogram of Atlantic salmon farmed in Norway dropped NOK 3.79 (USD 0.37, EUR 0.34), or  4.44 percent, week-over-week to NOK 81.47 (USD 7.98, EUR 7.28) compared to week 29.

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

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