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.


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Published on
October 17, 2023

Ocean 14 Capital announced on its LinkedIn  that it has added WellFish Tech to its portfolio of investments.

WellFish Tech, based in Scotland, is a startup working to improve fish health and welfare using data and blood-based clinical analysis. The company, according to Ocean 14, uses blood biomarkers and AI to determine the health status of fish, allowing aquaculture operations to improve the health of the fish in their stock.

Founded by

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October 16, 2023

Multiple members of the North Atlantic Pelagic Advocacy Group (NAPA) including Skretting, Asda, Biomar, and Young’s have vowed to stop buying pelagic species sourced from the Northeast Atlantic if coastal states can’t reach an agreement on sustainable total allowable catches.   

NAPA, a collective of 50 retailers and supply chain businesses including wholesalers, foodservice businesses, aquaculture producers, feed

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October 13, 2023

Cape May, New Jersey, U.S.A.-based Lund’s Fisheries has ceased its business relationship with a Chinese supplier in the wake of a report by the Outlaw Ocean Project on the use of Uyghur laborers at seafood companies in China.

Lund’s Fisheries, in a statement released on 13 October, said that upon hearing questions and criticisms about Rongcheng Haibo – one of several Chinese companies named by the Outlaw Ocean Project in its

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October 13, 2023

Gigante Salmon, the company currently building a land-based salmon aquaculture facility Lille Indre Rosøya, Norway, has successfully raised another NOK 200 million (USD 18.2 million, EUR 17.3 million) through a private placement.

The private placement is intended to help pay for an expected cost increase of NOK 200 million for its flow-through salmon aquaculture system. The company announced the cost increase in September, and

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Published on
October 13, 2023

AquaBounty Technologies’ board of directors has approved a 1-for-20 reverse stock split of its common stock, to be executed at 12:01 a.m. on 16 October.

The company, which plans to build a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) facility in Pioneer, Ohio, U.S.A. to raise genetically engineered salmon, announced it would pursue a reverse stock split in early September after the company’s stock continued to remain below the USD 1.00

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October 13, 2023

Bioriginal Food and Science Corp., a subsidiary of Cooke Inc., has continued to expand with the acquisition of Pflanzenölmühle Kroppenstedt, which operates as Kroppenstedter Ölmühle.

Kroppenstedter Ölmühle is a family-owned mill specializing in the pressing of plant-based oil products from conventional and organic sources. The Kroppenstedt, Germany-based firm was established in 1922 and develops and produces

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Published on
October 13, 2023

Bluegreen Group, which recently launched its first “Marine Donut” enclosed aquaculture system concept in Norway, has gained environmental approval to bring the concept to Newfoundland, Canada.

The company submitted environmental documentation for the project on 19 July, seeking to install a Marine Donut at an existing marine industrial site. The company announced in early October that it has successfully navigated the approval

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October 12, 2023

Seafood Expo Asia producer Diversified Communications confirmed the exhibit hall of the 11th edition of the expo grew in its second year in Singapore, resulting in the largest edition of the event in its history.

Diversified confirmed that 362 exhibiting companies from 41 countries participated in the show over an exhibit space that was 86 percent larger than in 2022. Over the three days of the expo – which ran from 11 to 13 September

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Published on
October 12, 2023

Global seafood companies and retailers are reacting to a recent report by the Outlaw Ocean Project detailing the use of state-sponsored forced labor, as defined by the U.S. Uyghur Forced Labor Protection Act of 2021, by some Chinese processing firms.

The report, published in The New Yorker magazine on 9 October, led Albertsons Companies to drop flounder and yellowtail sole products from High Liner Foods in early September – before the news

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October 11, 2023
Nordic Aquafarms received a necessary National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for its planned recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) facility in California, roughly a month after it lost access to land it needed for a similar planned facility in Maine. The company announced in a release that the North Coast Regional Water Quality Board, one of nine regional water quality boards in the U.S. state of California, granted the… Read More