Chris Chase

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Chris Chase is the Portland, Maine-based associate editor of SeafoodSource. Previously, he worked covering local issues at the Coastal Journal in Bath, Maine, where he won multiple awards from the Maine Press Association for his news coverage and food reviews. Chris is a graduate of the University of Maine, and got his start in writing by serving as a reporter and later the State Editor of The Maine Campus, an award-winning campus newspaper.

Published on
January 27, 2022

The setbacks Atlantic Sapphire suffered in 2021 haven’t deterred the company from reaching its goal of farming 220,00 metric tons (MT) of salmon a year in its Miami, Florida, U.S.A.-based recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) facility by 2031, Atlantic Sapphire Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Damien Claire told SeafoodSource.

Atlantic Sapphire faced a challenging year in 2021, with the company’s Miami operation suffering a mass

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Published on
January 26, 2022

Emerging opportunities in Southeast Asia could be missed by businesses in the U.S. if the country continues to avoid multilateral trade agreements, according to a panel of experts at the National Fisheries Institute Global Seafood Market Conference …

Photo courtesy of Kirill

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Published on
January 26, 2022

Miami, Florida-based Blue Star Foods has announced it has entered into a securities purchase agreement with Lind Global Fund, an investment entity managed by The Lind Partners

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January 26, 2022

San Diego, California, U.S.A.-based cell-based seafood startup BlueNalu has announced a new partnership with Food and Life Companies (F&LC), the largest sushi-restaurant operator in Japan.

F&LC operates restaurant brands including Sushiro and Kyotaru, with over 1,000 restaurants in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, and China. BlueNalu said the two companies plan to collaborate on product development and marketing,

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January 24, 2022

Mexican, Latino, and Hispanic restaurants became the dominant seller of shrimp among foodservice operators in 2021, according to data shared at the National Fisheries Institute’s 2022 Global Seafood Market Conference …

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January 21, 2022

As China’s economy continues to evolve and its trade relationship with the U.S. remains strained, it is likely other countries in Southeast Asia will take a larger role in processing seafood, according to a panel of experts at the National Fisheries Institute’s Global Seafood Market Conference.

Trade relations between the U.S. and China became suddenly more volatile when the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump implemented

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Published on
January 20, 2022

The Marine Stewardship Council announced during the National Fisheries Institute’s Global Seafood Market Conference that the Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers (GAPP) has won a 2021 Ocean Champion Award.

“Even during sort of normal times, it’s important to celebrate accomplishments,” MSC Americas Regional Director Erika Feller said. “To me, that makes it so much more important to take a moment to pause

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Published on
January 20, 2022

Global shrimp production has continued to trend upward, with a panel of experts at the National Fisheries Institute’s Global Seafood Market Conference predicting that global shrimp production will exceed 5 million metric tons (MT) in 2022.

Current predictions put the production at 5.011 million MT in 2022, a significant increase over the 4.569 million MT grown in 2021, which itself was an increase over the 4.086 million MT produced in

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Published on
January 20, 2022

New predictive data from Kontali Analyse indicates that global production of farmed Atlantic salmon will remain relatively flat in 2022, even as demand continues its expected increase in pace.

The data, shared during the National Fisheries Institute’s Global Seafood Market Conference, predicts that the global supply of farmed Atlantic salmon will increase by roughly 1 percent in 2022. Of that total, North American production is expected to

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Published on
January 20, 2022

Pangasius is back on an upward trajectory for both 3-5 and 7-9 ounce boneless skinless frozen fillets, as prices reach new record highs, according to data shared during the National Fisheries Insitute’s Global Seafood Market Conference …

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