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
July 19, 2022

Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.-based NaturalShrimp reported it its Texas facility suffered a fire on 3 July, 2022 that damaged its water-treatment plant. The fire, which started at an external source, damaged the filtration equipment within the building, the company reported in a shareholder update 

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Published on
July 19, 2022

Cooke Aquaculture and owner Glenn Cooke have purchased another stake in Tasmania, Australia-based aquaculture firm Tassal, bringing its investment into the company up to 10.49 percent …

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Published on
July 19, 2022

The price of salmon has dropped significantly in the past few weeks, breaking months of record-high prices.

Salmon prices in 2022 have soared, with the average price for both fresh and frozen salmon sitting much higher than normal. At the beginning of 2022, fresh Norwegian salmon was NOK 68.38 (USD 6.77, EUR 6.68) per kilogram, while prices for frozen salmon was NOK 59.02 (USD 5.86 EUR 5.78), according to figures published by Statistics Norway.

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July 18, 2022

Fortune International announced on 18 July it has acquired New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.-based New Orleans Fish House, a seafood wholesaler and supplier operating in the U.S. Southeast.

New Orleans Fish House was founded in 1990, and provides a variety of Gulf of Mexico-sourced seafood to chefs and restaurants in New Orleans and the surrounding area. The company has become one of the largest purchasers of yellowfin and bluefin tuna from the

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Published on
July 18, 2022

AKVA Group has entered into an estimated EUR 14.3 million (USD 14.5 million) contract with Cooke Aquaculture for a land-based smolt facility …

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Published on
July 18, 2022

Menlo Park, California, U.S.A.-based Calysta, which manufactures a bacterial protein fishmeal called FeedKind, has appointed Herman Sloot to serve as the company’s new vice president of commercial development.

Calysta’s FeedKind has gone through multiple trials to determine whether it can serve as an adequate replacement for fishmeal in feed, and so far it has proven effective in yellowtail, salmon, trout, and shrimp. According to

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July 15, 2022

Kostroma, Russia-based aquaculture company Volgorechenskiy rybkhoz is planning to increase its output by nearly 20 times to fill a niche for premium fish left free of foreign competitors due to sanctions stemming from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine …

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Published on
July 15, 2022

Russia’s ability to transport temperature-controlled cargo is in danger, and may soon face a significant decrease, due to a lack of refrigerated containers (reefers) caused by sanctions against the country in the wake of its invasion of Ukraine.

Authorities are trying to avert a crisis by eliminating all customs duties on imported reefers, and pushing for boosted domestic production – but those efforts may be insufficient in staving

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July 14, 2022

After over a year of historically high prices that netted the lobster industry national attention – and articles questioning whether consumers could stomach USD 34.00 (EUR 33.78) for a lobster roll – the wharf price for the species has reportedly dropped all the way back down to “normal” levels and even beyond.

The price lobstermen were getting at the dock in 2021 was historically high, with fishermen in Maine getting

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Published on
July 14, 2022

Utrecht, the Netherlands-based Aqua-Spark announced it has hired Lissy Smit, the head of credit approvals at the Rabobank Group, to serve as the fund’s CEO ...

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