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
September 28, 2022

Maynard, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-headquartered AquaBounty Technologies has big ambitions for the future of the company.

During a “Virtual Analyst Day” presentation by the company, AquaBounty CEO Sylvia Wulf and CFO David Frank overviewed the company’s future plans – which include significant expansion in both North America and overseas. According the company, it plans to construct new land-based recirculating aquaculture

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September 28, 2022

Russia has adopted a new Agriculture and Fishery Development Strategy, after its previous strategy was rendered obsolete by the geopolitical upheaval caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in late February.

The new strategy is part of a larger economic plan geared toward achieving higher domestic growth rates following sanctions leived by European Union, United Kingdom, and the U.S levied against Russia. Another key part of

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September 27, 2022

NOAA Fisheries has disapproved new permit measures on Amendment 22 to the mackerel, squid, and butterfish fishery management plan (FMP), measures which would have potentially changed the makeup of the illex squid fishery.  

The proposed changes to Amendment 22 would have created a three-tiered trip-limit system for the illex fishery, which takes place on the U.S. East Coast. The fishery has been steadily growing in

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September 23, 2022

The Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST), launched in February 2020, has already gained the support of some of the largest seafood companies in the world, and that trend is likely to continue as seafood companies focus on increased sustainability, according to Thai Union Group Sustainability Director Adam Brennan.

Brennan said traceability is the linchpin holding the entire sustainability movement together. Speaking during a conference

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September 22, 2022

Phuket, Thailand-based Tuna Paradise recently established a new program it has dubbed “PFP,” or People Feeding People, to help give back to the hungry in Southeast Asia.

A seafood processing company, Tuna Paradise processes and sells multiple seafood species including hamachi, marlin, swordfish, tuna, and mahi. Founded in 2004, the company started from a small rental facility and 20 part-time workers and has grown into a significant

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September 21, 2022

As the COVID-19 pandemic kicked off, in-person meetings between seafood producers and seafood buyers abruptly became impossible.

Suddenly, the industry was forced to change how it did business and adopt technical solutions, according to DealBoard Director Steve Engdahl. Speaking during a panel at Seafood Expo Asia – which ran from 14 to 16 September, 2022, at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre – said

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September 21, 2022

The National Fisheries Institute (NFI), National Restaurant Association (NRA), National Retail Federation (NRF), National Council of Chain Restaurants (NCCR), and over 150 fishing companies have come out in opposition to an effort to renew the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA).

The Maine Lobster Dealers’ Association, At-Sea Processors Association, and other industry groups penned a a letter to U.S. House of Representatives

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September 21, 2022

Pontevedra, Spain-based Cíes Pasteurizados is capitalizing on the growing popularity of ready-to-eat and at-home meal-kits.

The company was the first in the country to produce a pasteurized mussel, according to company representative Ana Fernandez. Speaking at Seafood Expo Asia, which ran from 14 to 16 September 2022 at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre, Fernandez said Cíes

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September 20, 2022

The Pacific Urchin Harvesters Association, representing sea urchin fishers in the Northwest U.S. and Western Canada, are hoping to increase their exports to Singapore.

Pacific Urchin Harvesters Association Executive Director Geoff Krause told SeafoodSource during Seafood Expo Asia (SEA), which ran from 14 to 16 September 2022 at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre, his members have been increasing their exports to a number

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September 20, 2022

Vigo, Spain-based Atunlo is planning to expand its presence in Singapore to retail products after successful meetings at Seafood Expo Asia (SEA), the company told SeafoodSource.

The company presented a range of its retail products in Southeast Asia for the first time at SEA, which ran from 14 through 16 September, 2022, at the at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre. Atunlo, a joint venture between the Spanish fishing firms

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