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
February 2, 2021

Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.-based NaturalShrimp has cut the ribbon on a Webster City, Iowa-based facility it acquired from Alder Aqua in August 2020.

The facility previously produced barramundi under the VeroBlue brand, and was acquired by NaturalShrimp for USD 10 million (EUR 8.3 million). Involved in the deal was the purchase of tanks, rolling stock, inventory, permits, customer lists, and contracts.  

Now NaturalShrimp has begun the

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Published on
January 29, 2021

The New England Fishery Management Council approved Framework Adjustment 33, setting the guidelines for the scallop fishery for 2021 …

Photo courtesy of NEFMC/UMass Dartmouth School for Marine Science and

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January 28, 2021

The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) has approved a rollover of 2020’s total allowable catch (TAC) for western Atlantic bluefin tuna.

In response, non-governmental organizations including The Pew Charitable Trusts have warned the move will likely lead to overfishing of the stock.

The ICCAT approved a TAC of 2,350 metric tons (MT) for 2021, a rollover of the quota used last year. Of that, the

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Published on
January 27, 2021

Global shrimp production was significantly lower than projected in 2020 as it took an unexpected hit from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Before the pandemic, experts were predicting that the shrimp industry would see a slight increase in production in 2020, as is typical every year barring any emerging diseases. As Charoen Pokphand Foods Executive Vice President Robins McIntosh shared during a recent Global Seafood Market Conference (GSMC) webinar,

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Published on
January 27, 2021

The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden announced on 27 January that the president plans to sign an executive order that commits to a “30 by 30” goal first envisioned in the Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act that was introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2020.

The “30 by 30” plan aims to commit 30 percent of lands and oceans to conservation by 2030, which in the House version of the bill entails a

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January 25, 2021

Hong Kong-based Avant Meats – specializing in cell-based “cultivated” fish fillets – today announced that Vinh Hoan Company (VHC) has agreed to purchase Vinh Technology Pte Limited, a Singapore-based company with a minority interest in Avant …

Photo courtesy of Avant

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Published on
January 22, 2021

Recently inaugurated U.S. President Joe Biden announced – just hours after he was sworn in – that he plans to perform a review of the Trump administration’s actions regarding a number of national monuments, including the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts monument.

The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts National Monument is the first national monument in the Atlantic Ocean, and one of just five marine monuments in the U.S. Located

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Published on
January 21, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic’s drastic impact on foodservice may have severely hampered sales in that category, but retail saw a massive uptick – and higher-end seafood was the biggest winner …

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Published on
January 21, 2021

An group of residents of the U.S. state of Maine have announced their opposition to an American Aquafarms proposal to grow up to 30,000 metric tons (MT) of Atlantic salmon in closed net-pens located near the town of Gouldsboro.

American Aquafarms President and CEO Mikael Rones told SeafoodSource soon after the project’s announcement he chose Maine due to its natural resources and the aquaculture industry’s potential in the

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Published on
January 21, 2021

The Russian Fishery Company (RFC) has announced it has begun to expand its exports of deep-processed pollock fillets into China and Japan …

Photo courtesy of the Russian Fishery

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