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
March 28, 2024

Russia’s catch across its fisheries is averaging ahead of 2023's numbers.

Russia’s Federal Fishery Agency (Rosrybolovstvo) is reporting fishermen have, as of 28 March, caught 1.38 million metric tons (MT) across multiple species – 2.3 percent ahead of 2023. 

The current catch volume, according to Rosrybolovstvo, is largely thanks to the amount caught by fishermen in Russia’s Far East. So far, fishers in the Far East

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March 27, 2024

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) is planning to hit shrimp exporters in Ecuador, India, and Vietnam with higher countervailing duties once it posts its preliminary determinations to the Federal Register.

The DOC released its preliminary determinations on 26 March, finding the three countries, as well as individual companies in those countries, benefited from subsidies that gave them an unfair advantage in the U.S. market between 1 January

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March 26, 2024

Just before the 6 April starting date of the Newfoundland and Labrador snow crab fishery season in eastern Canada – a slight delay from the originally announced 1 April starting date – harvesters are celebrating policy changes that came in the wake of widespread protests and ineffective pricing negotiations between the harvester union and processors.

The Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW) celebrated a victory on 22 March

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March 20, 2024

Tenyu Foods Co., a Taiwanese company specializing in fish cake products, is working to capitalize on the Taiwanese-style shabu and hotpot trend to further its expansion into the U.S. market. 

Tenyu has been producing products for oden, hotpot, and Taiwanese-style shabu restaurants for over 30 years, and Tenyu Foods Account Manager Chi Wang told SeafoodSource the company's products have grown popular in Asia.

Wang told SeafoodSource at

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March 19, 2024

Indonesia-based e-commerce and supply chain integration platform Aruna has partnered with North Coast Seafoods to bring blue swimming crab caught within its network of fishermen to the U.S.

Aruna, a startup founded in 2016, works to create a fair trading environment for Indonesian fishermen to improve their livelihoods while simultaneously enhancing the traceability of the country's blue swimming crab fishery.

Aruna CEO and Co-Founder Farid

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