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 13, 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.

- San Francisco, California, U.S.A-based seafood analog company New Wave Foods has ceased operations.

After closing its doors in November 2023, New Wave Foods has entered into assignments for the benefit of credits, pursuing this path as an alternative to bankruptcy proceedings, according to AG

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February 12, 2024

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

- Puerto Montt, Chile-based Skretting Chile has achieved Aquaculture Stewardship Council feed certification for two of its mills.

The certification was officially opened in January 2023. Skretting Chile is the first salmon feed mill in the world to obtain the certification. The company was audited

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February 8, 2024

The United States imported less shrimp year-over-year in 2023.  

Overall, U.S. shrimp imports were approximately 114 million pounds or 52,000 MT lower than the 2022 total. The U.S. imported 1.7 billion pounds (785,837 MT) of shrimp in 2023, lower than the 1.8 billion pounds (837,786 MT) it imported in 2022. 

The U.S. imported 144 million pounds of shrimp, or 65,169 metric tons (MT), in December 2023, lower than the 155 million

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Published on
February 8, 2024

The 30th edition of Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global will be the largest version of the event in its history, according to Portland, Maine, U.S.A.-based organizer Diversified Communications on Thursday, 8 February. 

For the event’s third edition at the Fira Barcelona Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain, taking place from 23 to 25 April 2024, Diversified Communications has sold more than 50,530 square meters of exhibit space,

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February 8, 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].

- El Segundo, California U.S.A.-based seafood company Chicken of the Sea hired three new members to its leadership team.

Tiffany Hicks has been appointed as the senior vice

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February 7, 2024

Norwegian salmon prices gently increased in the fifth week of 2024, continuing a trend seen in the week prior.

According to the Nasdaq Salmon Index, the average per-kilogram price of Norwegian salmon in the fifth week of 2024 reached NOK 106.37 (USD 10.04, EUR 9.32) from last week’s NOK 105.42 (USD 10.14, EUR 9.32), which was an increase of NOK 0.95 (USD 0.001, EUR 0.001), or 0.9 percent, week over week.

The index, which provides weekly

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February 6, 2024

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

- Stockholm, Sweden-based international research center Nordregio has released a report on gender equality in the Nordic blue economy, providing data and recommendations to diversify the sector.

The report, “Ensuring Gender Equality in the Nordic Blue Economy” was

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Published on
February 6, 2024

Averøy, Norway-based Pure Norwegian Seafood (PNS) has been selling frozen salmon unsuitable for human consumption, in violation of company protocols and Norwegian law.

Frøya, Norway-headquartered salmon farmer Måsøval, which has owned 65 percent of PNS since 2021, discovered irregularities in the company’s operations in October 2023. Since Måsøval’s acquisition of a majority stake in PNS in

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February 5, 2024

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

- Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.-based seafood processing company Carsoe recently received a contract to provide advanced processing services to Nunavut, Canada-based Qikiqtaaluk Fisheries Corporation's (QFC) commission of its largest factory fishing trawler: the Saputi II.

”Carsoe was a natural choice for

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February 5, 2024

Catfish, lobster, haddock, pollock, and crab each have regional strongholds in the U.S. But a few species have broken through to national popularity, with shrimp, salmon, and cod leading the charge. 

Shrimp was ranked the most popular species of seafood in every region of the U.S. for 2023. Salmon also made an appearance in the top five seafood species in all nine regions of the U.S., as identified by a Circana SupplyTrack survey done

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