Chris Chase

Associate 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
May 18, 2021

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has announced the adoption of a new conservation member for participating companies aimed at reducing the annual sourcing of Indian Ocean yellowfin tuna.

Called ISSF Conservation Measure 1.3 IOTC Yellowfin Tuna Rebuilding, the measure will take effect if the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) doesn’t take action at its June 2021 meeting to safeguard the stock. The IOTC delayed any

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Published on
May 17, 2021

Dundee, Scotland-based Ace Aquatec has announced the expansion of its North American team with the addition of two senior employees in Canada …

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May 17, 2021

Copenhagen, Denmark-based Unibio announced on 17 May that it has appointed David Henstrom to the position of CEO, effective June 2021.

The decision comes as the company’s current CEO – and member of the company’s founding family – Henrik Busch-Larsen announced he is stepping down from his role to “pursue other business interests,” the company said.

Henstrom joins Unibio from Cargill, where he served most

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May 13, 2021

Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, the global lead for nutrition and public health at WorldFish, has been named the 2021 World Food Prize Laureate for her research into developing nutrition-sensitive approaches to aquatic food systems, including fisheries and aquaculture, and integrated food production from land and water.

Sometimes referred to as “the Nobel Prize for food and agriculture,” Thilsted’s research has been praised

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May 12, 2021

St. Andrews, Scotland-based Xelect Genetics, a company providing genetic services for aquaculture operations, has announced the launch of a new service it calls a “one-stop genetic broodstock health check” for aquaculture operations producing trout.

The new GeneXpertise service gives smaller aquaculture companies access to detailed genetic information on trout populations, along with guidance on which crosses to avoid and which

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May 11, 2021

Sturbridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based New England Cold Storage (NECS) has announced it has secured financing for a new 120,000-square-foot public refrigerated warehouse for food producers, processors, wholesalers, and importers, and plans to break ground on 21 May …

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May 11, 2021

Copenhagen, Denmark-based Unibio has announced the signing of a partnership agreement with Stafilies, the holding company of Protelux, to continue collaboration on the company’s “Uniprotein” product at Protelux facilities …

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May 10, 2021

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based Premium Brands Holdings Corporation posted record first-quarter revenues in 2021, surpassing CAD 1 billion (USD 827 million, EUR 680 million)

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May 10, 2021

Thai Union Group posted strong profits for the period ending on 31 March, 2021, boosted by increased revenue on exports to the U.S. Thai Union reported just over …

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May 5, 2021

More than 60 leading seafood organizations have signed a letter to congress to support appropriations to resurrect the National Seafood Council in the United States.

The letter has been delivered to members of Congress, with a request that appropriations  be made to support a national seafood marketing campaign, as recommended by NOAA’s Marine Fisheries Advisory Council (MAFAC). The initial request is for USD 25 million

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