Chris Chase

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
November 3, 2022

Shareholders of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia-based salmon-farming firm Tassal have voted overwhelmingly in favor of selling the company to Cooke Aquaculture, according to a release posted on the Australian Stock Exchange on 3 November.

Tassal shareholders approved a scheme-implementation deed that was decided in August, under which Cooke – via a wholly-owned Australian subsidiary – will acquire all outstanding shares of Tassal for AUD

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Published on
November 2, 2022

New Zealand King Salmon CEO Grant Rosewarne abruptly resigned effective immediately on 1 November, a release from the company posted to the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) states.

New Zealand King Salmon was established in 1996 with the privatization and merger of what were at the time New Zealand’s two largest salmon companies. Rosewarne has served as the company’s CEO since 2009 …

Photo courtesy of Grant

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Published on
November 2, 2022

Auburn, New York, U.S.A.-based LocalCoho has received new funding from Peter Pan owner Rodger May and Per Heggelund, the former owner and operator of a land-based coho farm.

LocalCoho, formerly known as Finger Lakes Fish, is currently working in a 43,000-square-foot recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) facility in Auburn, New York. The company received USD 4.6 million (EUR 4.6 million) in funding in 2020 to expand its operations, with notable

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Published on
October 28, 2022

A new, one-of-a-kind aquaculture operation in Norway is developing farming techniques for a new species, and Buena Vista Seafood is seeing success in the U.S. with imported fillets of the fish.

The spotted wolffish, Anarchichas minor, is a species being developed under the name “Arcticas” by Halsa, Norway-based Aminor. The bottom-dwelling species historically has been caught as bycatch of other fisheries, and according to Aminor, it

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Published on
October 27, 2022

Despite facing a slew of international sanctions, Russian seafood exports increased year-over-year first seven months of 2022 in both value and volume.

However, a slowing of its seafood trade in recent months could be a warning sign trouble lies ahead.

During the first half of 2022, Russia sold 1.1 million metric tons (MT) of seafood in overseas markets, up 18 percent compared to the corresponding period of 2021. In sum, Russia’s

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Published on
October 26, 2022

Salmon farmers in British Columbia, Canada appear to no longer be facing the imminent end of net-pen farming in the entire region following several tours of the region by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard (DFO) Minister Joyce Murray.

The tours were came after the Canadian government and Murray previously announced a plan to phase out salmon farming in the region. In late 2020, the Canadian government announced

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Published on
October 25, 2022

Russia's seafood industry is looking for ways to reroute its supply chain for modern fishing and processing equipment, which has been disrupted by the global sanctions it faces after its invasion of Ukraine.

The sanctions have halted sales, startup operations, and maintenance procedures in Russia in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Russia’s government is now pushing for an intense import-substitution program it is

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Published on
October 21, 2022

The U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife may have passed H.R. 4690 – the Sustaining America’s Fisheries for the Future Act, the latest attempt to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) – but U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman (D-California) believes the chances of it passing this session are slim.

The bill was approved by the committee on

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Published on
October 20, 2022

Beleaguered U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss has resigned after just six weeks as the country’s top official.

Truss, 47, secured the position in early September, beating out former U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak to secure leadership of the Conservative Party, which holds a majority in the U.K. Parliament. Truss replaced former U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who resigned in July 2022 after a series of scandals.

Truss entered

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Published on
October 19, 2022

In the wake of Atlantic Sapphire’s revised revenue expectations on Sunday, 16 October – which caused the company’s share price to plummet to its lowest level ever – the company is now reportedly expecting delays in its phase-two developments.

Atlantic Sapphire revised its revenue expectations downward and reported more salmon mortalities at the company’s recirculating aquaculture system

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