Chris Chase

Associate Editor

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
May 13, 2021

Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, the global lead for nutrition and public health at WorldFish, has been named the 2021 World Food Prize Laureate for her research into developing nutrition-sensitive approaches to aquatic food systems, including fisheries and aquaculture, and integrated food production from land and water.

Sometimes referred to as “the Nobel Prize for food and agriculture,” Thilsted’s research has been praised

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Published on
May 12, 2021

St. Andrews, Scotland-based Xelect Genetics, a company providing genetic services for aquaculture operations, has announced the launch of a new service it calls a “one-stop genetic broodstock health check” for aquaculture operations producing trout.

The new GeneXpertise service gives smaller aquaculture companies access to detailed genetic information on trout populations, along with guidance on which crosses to avoid and which

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Published on
May 11, 2021

Sturbridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based New England Cold Storage (NECS) has announced it has secured financing for a new 120,000-square-foot public refrigerated warehouse for food producers, processors, wholesalers, and importers, and plans to break ground on 21 May …

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Published on
May 11, 2021

Copenhagen, Denmark-based Unibio has announced the signing of a partnership agreement with Stafilies, the holding company of Protelux, to continue collaboration on the company’s “Uniprotein” product at Protelux facilities …

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Published on
May 10, 2021

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based Premium Brands Holdings Corporation posted record first-quarter revenues in 2021, surpassing CAD 1 billion (USD 827 million, EUR 680 million)

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May 10, 2021

Thai Union Group posted strong profits for the period ending on 31 March, 2021, boosted by increased revenue on exports to the U.S. Thai Union reported just over …

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May 5, 2021

More than 60 leading seafood organizations have signed a letter to congress to support appropriations to resurrect the National Seafood Council in the United States.

The letter has been delivered to members of Congress, with a request that appropriations  be made to support a national seafood marketing campaign, as recommended by NOAA’s Marine Fisheries Advisory Council (MAFAC). The initial request is for USD 25 million

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Published on
May 4, 2021

Red Bluff, California, U.S.A.-based Mt. Lassen California Steelhead and Trout has announced a partnership with Aquacraft Brand Portfolio to enhance the company’s market presence as it plans to make a push into the seafood market.

Founded in 1949, Mt. Lassen farms both steelhead and trout in the foothills of the mountain that gave the company its name in Northern California, using freshwater springs as a water source. The company sources

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Published on
May 4, 2021

Brunswick, Maine, U.S.A.-based Coastal Enterprises Inc. (CEI) has announced it has acquired and plans to share competitive national seafood industry sales information with Maine’s seafood industry to help businesses expand sales.

The sales information consists of syndicated broadline sales data for key species harvested in Maine, with breakdowns of regional and metropolitan markets in the U.S. CEI said it purchased the data as part of its

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May 3, 2021

Miami, Florida, U.S.A.-based Blue Star Foods Corp. has announced that it has submitted a formal application to be listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ).

The application is subject to approval based on a number of factors, according to the company, which include meeting the minimum listing requirements – something the company said “it intends to satisfy.” During the application review the company’s common stock will

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