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.

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April 15, 2021

Like other parts of the mollusk category – such as oysters – mussels saw a heavy drop in sales and imports in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic …

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April 14, 2021

Of all the categories of seafood impacted by COVID-19 – both positively and negatively – mollusks appear to have borne the brunt of foodservice closures. The sector experienced a 60 percent decline in sales during the height of the pandemic last spring.

The mollusk market has also had one of the slowest recoveries, according to NPD Supplytrack data shared during a National Fisheries Institute’s Global Seafood Market Conference

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April 14, 2021

BioMar has won another victory in an ongoing fight over a European patent obtained by STIM, which the latter company claimed BioMar is infringing upon

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April 13, 2021

Mowi CP of the Americas has announced its hiring of Spencer McDonald to the position of director of sales, with the mission of incremental program expansion across the company’s seafood categories in the Americas.

McDonald joins Mowi with 25 years of experience in sales, business strategy, and development. His most recent role was as senior director of grocery sales and alternative channels for Turkey Hill LLC. That experience,

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April 13, 2021

Israel-based AquaMaof – which specializes in recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) technology for land-based aquaculture – has announced the hire of Guy Alon to the position of division manager for its customer service and support division.

Alon, AquaMaof said, is a “prominent figure” in the Israeli aquaculture industry, and brings with him almost 30 years of experience in the field. Alon will bring that experience to

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April 12, 2021

A reduced supply of domestic scallops has members of the industry predicting that already high prices aren’t going to change much soon …

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April 5, 2021

Bristol Bay Seafood Investments (BBSI) President and CEO Amy Humphreys appears to have left the role, according to an update on her Linkedin profile.

Humphreys was hired for the position by the Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) in January 2020, and was hired alongside BBSI Senior Vice President Everette Anderson. The former president and CEO of Icicle Seafoods, Humphrey serves as a board member of American Seafoods, and also serves on the

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April 5, 2021

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Canada has announced that an agreement in principal has been reached between Canada and France to cut the quota for cod in the 3P zone off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador by 50 percent.

The cut to the quota, announced on 1 April, comes after the Fish Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW), Atlantic Groundfish Council (AGC), and the Association of Seafood Producers (ASP) withdrew from quota

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April 5, 2021

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation’s (ISSF) “Status of the Stocks” report covering the status of the world’s tuna fisheries has found that most catch continues to be sourced from stocks at “healthy” levels of abundance.

The twice-yearly report by the ISSF – a cooperative program involving scientists, the tuna industry, and the World Wildlife Fund – breaks down the status of the

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March 31, 2021

A recent paper that represented the first in-depth study of Myanmar’s southern offshore fisheries in 60 years has found that between 2009 to 2018, Myanmar’s fisheries management scheme was ineffective and resulted in a drop in catch across the five gear types studied.

The paper – authored by Gilles Hosch of DIATOM Consulting, Ben Belton of Michigan State University, and Gareth Johnstone of WorldFish – analyzed over

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