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.

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January 25, 2023

Argentine red shrimp is just a little bit of education and an improved supply chain away from becoming a staple species, according to Matthew Fass.

Fass, the president of Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.-based seafood company Maritime Products International, said the fishery developed significantly over the last decade. However, misunderstandings about the product and lingering challenges with its supply chain are still holding it back, Fass said

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January 24, 2023

The global supply of haddock in 2022 held at just over 300,000 metric tons (MT), and the supply for 2023 will likely remain at that level as well.

“We see very little change in the catch from 2022 to 2023,” Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers Director of Industry Relations, Partnerships, and Fishery Analysis Ron Rogness said during a panel on whitefish at the National Fisheries Institute Global Seafood Market Conference, held from 15 to

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January 23, 2023

China's salmon-processing capacity and expertise was missed the last two years as the country shielded itself from the pandemic with its zero-Covid policy.

But with the ending of that policy in November 2022, U.S. seafood companies are set to resume their processing contracting in China.

OBI Seafoods International Sales Manager Ron Risher told the audience at the National Fisheries Institute Global Seafood Market Conference – held from 15

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January 23, 2023

The global supply of cod is likely to contract in 2023, with supplies of Atlantic cod projected to come in at under 1 million metric tons (MT).

The data, shared during the National Fisheries Institute Global Seafood Market Conference – held from 15 to 19 January in Palm Springs, California, U.S.A. – indicates landings of Atlantic cod will sit at 929,000 MT in 2023 as the catch falls in the key countries of Norway and

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January 20, 2023

The topsy-turvy nature of the past three years have made it tough to predict what’s going to happen in the whitefish market, Endeavor Seafood Vice President and Partner Todd Clark told SeafoodSource. 

Speaking after a panel on the state of the whitefish industry at the National Fisheries Institute;s Global Seafood Market Conference – which ran from 15 to 19 January in La Quinta, California, U.S.A. – Clark said the normal

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January 20, 2023

A lower Alaska pollock quota in 2022 didn’t dent the production of deep-skinned pollock fillets and pinbone-out (PBO) fillets. 

According to data shared during the National Fisheries Institute's Global Seafood Market Conference – held from 15 to 19 January in La Quinta, California, U.S.A. – producers actually increased the amount of deep-skinned and PBO fillets produced in 2022. That production was in spite of a relatively

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January 20, 2023

Two decades ago, the global shrimp market was a different place. 

For decades, black tiger shrimp was sold in much higher quantities than white, or vannamei, shrimp, with the majority of the black tiger supply being sourced wild. Both species were sold at much lower amounts than they are now, but black tiger was at the roughly 500,000-metric-ton (MT) mark while vannamei was far behind.

Then, a dramatic shift occurred in 2002, with the

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January 20, 2023

U.S. Department of Commerce data indicates imports of tilapia in 2022 will likely remain flat when final numbers come in, while imports of pangasius have rebounded from 2019.

The data, shared during the National Fisheries Institute Global Seafood Market Conference – which ran from 15 to 19 January in Palm Springs, California, U.S.A. – shows the combined total of whole frozen and frozen fillet tilapia imports was at 136,000 metric

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January 19, 2023

The gap in spending between the top 20 percent of seafood buyers and the bottom 50 percent of buyers is a sign of how seafood should try appealing to infrequent shoppers, according to IRI Executive Vice President and Practice Leader Chris DuBois.

DuBois, speaking during the National Fisheries Institute Global Seafood Market Conference – held from 15 to 19 January in La Quinta, California, U.S.A. – highlighted the massive gap in

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January 19, 2023

The latest projections from market data firm Kontali indicate the global supply of farmed Atlantic salmon will remain relatively flat in 2023, even as demand is projected to increase. 

The data, revealed during a panel at the National Fisheries Institute Global Seafood Market Conference – running from January 15 to 19 in La Quinta, California, U.S.A. – indicates farmed Atlantic salmon will see a roughly 1 percent increase in

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