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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Published on
March 8, 2024

Sea Harvest Group reported higher revenue and earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) in FY 2023, but lower operating profits as high costs hit the company’s bottom line. 

The Cape Town, South Africa-based seafood company reported a 6 percent increase in revenue to ZAR 6.2 billion (USD 331.5 million, EUR 302.8 million) for the financial year ending 31 December 2023, up from ZAR 5.87 billion (USD 313.9 million, EUR 286.7 million) in FY

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March 8, 2024

A British non-governmental organization has filed a legal petition to the United Kingdom government requesting formal sanctions against seven Chinese companies named by the Outlaw Ocean Project as having employed Uyghur labor at their seafood-processing plants.

The United Nations has accused China of arbitrary detentions of the Uyghur ethnic minority inside the country, along with serious human rights violations in the Xinjiang province. A U.N.

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March 7, 2024

Emil Andreassen was involved in salmon farming before he could walk. 

Growing up in rural Norway, Emil was raised alongside his father Johan Andreassen’s fish-farming business – which itself was a project born out of the family’s longstanding connection with the ocean. Johan’s grandfather was a commercial fishermen and helped inspire him to follow the same professional path from a young age.

Johan had Emil when he

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March 7, 2024

Salmon farmers in British Columbia, Canada, are remain in the dark on whether necessary salmon farming licenses will be renewed in June.

In June 2022, Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) announced it was renewing licenses for marine finfish aquaculture facilities outside the Discovery Islands – located in British Columbia – for two years. The decision impacted salmon farms run by Mowi, Grieg, Cermaq, and

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March 6, 2024

High Liner Foods has finalized a settlement in a lawsuit it initiated against Brian Wynn for what it claimed were false representations and warranties in connection with its purchase of Rubicon Resources.

High Liner completed the purchase of Rubicon Resources a shrimp importer and distributor located in Culver City, California, U.S.A. in 2017. The sale closed for USD 107 million (then EUR 98 million) – with 70 percent

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March 5, 2024

Nine years after starting the planning process to farm salmon in the open ocean off the coast of New Zealand, New Zealand King Salmon (NZKS) has received full governmental permission to proceed.

NZKS produces premium king salmon sold through multiple brands, including Ōra King, Regal, Southern Ocean, and Omega Plus. The latest approval will allow it to farm king, also known as Chinook salmon, seven kilometers off the coast of Cape Lambert, New

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March 5, 2024

Private equity fund Summa Equity, the parent company of value-added salmon company Milarex, has acquired aquaculture and fish health service provider STIM from its parent Nordly Holding for an undisclosed amount.

Nordly Holding is owned by STIM Chairman and Founder Jim-Roger Nordly, who announced in October 2023 that he had initiated the sale process for STIM. At the time Nordly predicted a H1 2024 closing date – which proved true

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March 4, 2024

The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) is calling for the Thai government to curtail the practice of pair trawling, which it called envrionmentally destructive.

EJF's recent “Scourge of the Seas” report attributed much of the country’s catch declines to trawling vessels, especially those using pair trawling – a type of bottom trawling involving two vessels pulling a net that can stretch as much as a kilometer wide.

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March 4, 2024

Aquaculture feed manufacturer BioMar reported record revenue and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) in FY 2023, surpassing its own guidance to the market. 

The company achieved revenues of DKK 17.9 billion (USD 2.6 billion, EUR 2.4 billion) in FY 2023, up slightly from the DKK 17.8 million (USD 2.5 billion, EUR 2.3 billion) it posted last year. Over the same period, the company posted an EBITDA of DKK

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