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 19, 2022

Apia Export Fish Packers, a Samoa-based tuna fishing company that employs only local residents, is working to get back in the export game post-COVID.

Apia Export Fish Packers Co-Owner Steve Cleverly told SeafoodSource that part of that effort was rooted in attending Seafood Expo Asia - which ran from 14 through 16 September in the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre – for the first time. The relatively small company, formed

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September 19, 2022

Riga Gold, a Latvia-based canned fish production and can-making company, is hoping the quality of its various canned fish products will give it a leg up in Asia.

Riga Gold Senior Export Representative Igors Puzs told SeafoodSource during Seafood Expo Asia – which ran from September 14 through 16 at the at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre – that the unique packaging the company uses is a part of its business

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September 16, 2022

Vietnam-based Hoang Long Seafood Processing is working to find more buyers for the company’s pangasius in Asia, as demand from Europe has fallen due to the weaker Euro. Hoang Long is a vertically-integrated pangasius farming and processing company, and is one of the top 10 exporters of pangasius in Vietnam.

Hoang Long Seafood Processing Sales Manager Jane Hoa Tra Quynh told SeafoodSource during Seafood Expo Asia – running from 14 to

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September 16, 2022

As raw material prices continue to increase, Sea Wealth Frozen Food Co. Vice President Vichittra Aramwattananont told SeafoodSource the Bangkok, Thailand-based company sees value-added products as the key to continued sales growth.

Sea Wealth is a part of the Bangkok-based Wales Group, a manufacturer of frozen seafood, value-added, and ready-to-eat products including seafood, chicken, and plant-based products. The company’s main business

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September 16, 2022

French oysters continue to have a positive reputation in Asia, and unlike other seafood types the industry saw an uplift amid COVID-19.

Nicolas Brossard, speaking with SeafoodSource on behalf of Marennes Oleron Oysters during Seafood Expo Asia – running from 14 to 16 September in the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre – said the COVID-19 pandemic was a positive influence on they oyster business in France.

“COVID

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Published on
September 15, 2022

The supply-chain challenges facing international air freight are multi-faceted, and likely won’t end until the COVID-19 situation in China eases, according to a panel of experts.

Speaking during the conference program at Seafood Expo Asia in Singapore, running from 14 to 16 September at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre, Auslink Marine Director Anthony Chung said China’s zero-covid policy, coupled with certain

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September 14, 2022

Tonga-based Pacific Sunrise Fishing had been on a steady upward trajectory since its humble beginnings until the nearby Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted in January 2022, resulting in a tsunami that caused half of its six longliner boats to end up on the rocks.

Founded in 1998 by husband-and-wife team Eddie and Rosemarie Palu, Pacific Sunrise Fishing started with just one small boat and what Rosemarie calls “a scale on a

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September 14, 2022

Seafood Expo Asia (SEA), a seafood industry event drawing companies from 42 countries, kicked off the first day of the three-day expo in Singapore on 14 September, 2022.

The event, held in the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre, runs from 14 to 16 September and is the 10th edition of SEA. It also represents the first in-person SEA event that Diversified Communications – which also owns and operates Seafood Expo North America

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September 9, 2022

Nordic Aquafarms, which is seeking to build a land-based Atlantic salmon farm in the U.S. state of Maine, won a court victory on 1 September that ended a challenge to the permitting of its proposed recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) farm.

Waldo County Superior Court Justice Robert Murray ruled in favor of Nordic Aquafarms, quashing a request by nonprofit and project opponent Upstream Watch, to require an official review of the

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September 8, 2022

Elected representatives from the U.S. state of Maine have derided a recent Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Program listing that downgraded North American lobster (Homarus americanus) from a “good alternative” to a species to “avoid.”

The revised ranking came due to potential risks the fishery poses to the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale, a decision that Seafood Watch proposed making in February

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