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
April 10, 2024

Norway’s seafood export value declined in Q1 2024, ending a three year streak of year-over-year export value records.

According to the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC), Norway exported seafood worth NOK 40.2 billion (USD 3.7 billion, EUR 3.4 billion) in the first quarter of 2024, a decrease of NOK 1.2 billion (USD 112 million, EUR 103 million), or 3 percent, compared to the same period of 2023. That decrease in value was partially related

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April 8, 2024

Lithuania-based surimi producer Viciunai Group has found a buyer for its Russian business nearly two years after announcing it was leaving the country, Russian media outlet Kommersant has reported.

Kommersant reported that Russian authorities have approved a transaction giving 100 percent of the ownership of Viciunai-Rus LLC – the company’s Russia-based business arm – to the Ocean Group Management Company, which was

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April 5, 2024
Nova-Scotia, Canada-based recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) company Sustainable Blue has been granted its request to enter receivership as part of its efforts to continue operations and stave off euthanizing fish for lack of funds. The company filed for receivership in late March, revealing that the company, under the SFFC Group – which includes TCAS Holdings Limited, Sustainable Fish Farming (Canada), Sustainable Blue, and TCAS IP –… Read More
Published on
April 5, 2024

Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.-headquartered technology solutions provider John Bean Technologies Corporation (JBT) has executed a definitive transaction agreement to take over Garðabær, Iceland-based processing equipment manufacturer Marel in a deal valued at over EUR 3.6 billion (USD 3.9 billion).

The new agreement includes the terms of the offer for Marel, as well as governance, social, and operating items related to the new business

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April 3, 2024

The minority owners of Nova Scotia, Canada-based recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) company Sustainable Blue have requested the company be placed into receivership.

"An application for receivership has been filed. Beyond that, I can’t comment further at this stage as the matter is before the court," Sustainable Blue CEO Kirk Havercroft said.

The failure of its aquaculture systems due to filtration problems in November 2023 resulted in

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Published on
April 3, 2024

Cape Town, South-Africa based Oceana Group posted a 13.2 percent increase in revenue for the five months ending on 25 February 2024, the company said in a voluntary trading update.

The company said record prices for fish oil and fishmeal during the period benefited its subsidiary, Daybrook, which was the main driver behind the higher revenue. The subsidiary was carrying higher opening inventory levels from the end of the October 2023 fishing

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April 2, 2024

The Newfoundland and Labrador Standing Fish Price Setting Panel has settled on the minimum price that the Canadian province’s snow crab harvesters will be paid during the season, selecting the processors' suggested price over the Fish Food and Allied Workers Union's (FFAW) preferred price for the third year in a row. 

The price-setting panel has chosen a pricing formula created by the Association of Seafood Producers (ASP), which sets

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