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
October 17, 2022

The share price of Atlantic Sapphire plunged on the Oslo Børs following a Sunday, 16 October announcement by the company revising its revenue expectations downward.

Soon after the market opened on Monday, the company’s share price dropped from NOK 10.95 (USD 1.04, EUR 1.50) to a low of NOK 6.80 (USD 0.64, EUR 0.65) in just under three hours. As of market close, the price settled at NOK 6.99 (USD 0.66, EUR 0.67). The price drop puts

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Published on
October 11, 2022

New Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based Blue Harvest Fisheries is defending its business practices amid pressure about the fisheries’ legal structure, and signs of a potential antitrust probe by the U.S. Department of Justice.

The concerns were kicked off in July 2022 by a story published in ProPublica via a partnership with The New Bedford Light highlighting the growing influence of foreign equity in U.S. fishing interests as a result of

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Published on
October 7, 2022

The Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea (PNG) doesn’t just want to fish sustainably – it wants to be at the forefront of sustainability globally.

Speaking with SeafoodSource during Seafood Expo Asia – which ran from 14 to 16 September, 2022, at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre – representatives of Papua New Guinea’s Fishing Industry Association (FIA) said the country is aiming to go above

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Published on
October 6, 2022

San Diego, California, U.S.A.-based BlueNalu is planning to build a large-scale facility to scale up its cell-cultured seafood production 

The company has “cracked the code to significant profitability” and that the new facility will be critical to its projection of 75 percent gross margins once it is completed and online. That estimate is based on the company’s premium product and market focus and new

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Published on
October 6, 2022

Two U.S. representatives of the state of Maine – U.S. Senator Angus King and U.S. Representative Jared Golden  have introduced a bill that would pull federal funding from the Monterey Bay Aquarium in response to its decision to red list Maine lobster.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch released a new set of updates in September 2022 that criticized the North American lobster fishery by placing it in the

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Published on
October 5, 2022

The Russian government is extending restrictions on foreign investments in its seafood industry through amendments to existing legislation.

The Russian government already limits the size of foreign investments in certain seafood sectors, and is now planning expand the scope of those limits. The tightening of control comes as Russia has classified its seafood industry as critically important to national food security amid

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October 4, 2022

AquaBounty Technologies announced on 4 October that it has been awarded a permit for water usage related to its planned salmon recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) in Pioneer, Ohio, U.S.A.

Awarded by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Water Resources, the new withdrawal and consumptive use permit will allow the company to withdraw water for use in its RAS. According to AquaBounty, the permit will allow it to withdraw up

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Published on
October 3, 2022

Nordic Aquafarms, which is planning a land-based salmon RAS in Humboldt County, California, U.S.A., has successfully overcome an appeal of an environmental report it submitted to the Humboldt County Planning Commission.

And Oslo, Norway-based aquaculture firm AquaCon faced hostility at a meeting it hosted in Federalsburg, Maryland, to detail its plan to build a 1.2 million-square-foot RAS facility in

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September 29, 2022

The New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) has decided to halt plans to potentially amend its Atlantic sea scallop fishery management plan to allow leasing scallop permits between boats.

The move came as new stock surveys have revealed scallop biomass has fallen in the waters of the U.S. Northeast in the past few years ... 

Photo courtesy of the New England Fishery Management

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Published on
September 29, 2022

The U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife has 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).

The bill was approved by the committee on Thursday, 29 September, in a party-line vote. U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Arkansas), the committee's ranking

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