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 7, 2022

Rich Products’ new chair Mindy Rich is no stranger to the company’s innovation efforts.

Named company chair on 8 August, Rich has been with the family-led company –the owners of SeaPak, one of the largest frozen seafood retail brands in the world – since 1985. In her 37 years with the company, she has served in a number of different roles, including a post as the vice president of innovation.

In an interview with

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Published on
September 7, 2022

Dundee, Scotland-headquartered Ace Aquatec has appointed a partner to distribute the company’s equipment in the Americas, and a new sales manager to expand its efforts in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Ace Aquatec creates award-winning stunners for tilapia, trout, salmon, and sea bass, and has now partnered with Pisces Fish Machinery Inc. to increase the company’s distribution of its products in North, Central, and

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Published on
September 6, 2022

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch has released a new set of updated seafood ratings that place North American lobster and Canadian snow crab in the “avoid” category, primarily due to potential impacts the fishery could be having on North Atlantic right whales.

The updated Seafood Watch ratings, released in September 2022, reported the stock status of North American lobster (Homarus americanus) as “uncertain,”

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September 2, 2022

Australia-based yellowtail kingfish farmer Clean Seas posted higher revenue and a positive underlying gross profit and statutory net profit in the company’s FY 2022 ending 31 August.

The Port Lincoln, South Australia-headquartered firm posted revenues of AUD 66.1 million (USD 44.7 million, EUR 45 million), up 37 percent from the AUD 48.4 million (USD 32.8 million, EUR 32.9 million) earned in 2021 ... 

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Published on
August 31, 2022

Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based Innovasea announced the release of a new submersible fish pen the company has dubbed the “SeaProtean Pen.”

The new pen is made from high-density polyethylene and has a buoyancy system that can be operated by a single worker using a valve, the company said. By submersing the pen underwater, operators can avoid rough seas or storms that would impact surface pens.

“The SeaProtean Pen is a

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Published on
August 30, 2022

A proposal by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list multiple species of sturgeon on the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is being decried by the caviar industry and NGOs alike.

The proposal, posted by the Fish and Wildlife Service on 25 May, would classify four species of sturgeon as endangered: Russian sturgeon (Acipenser gueldenstaedtii), ship sturgeon (A. nudiventris), Persian sturgeon (A. persicus), and stellate sturgeon (A. stellatus). If

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Published on
August 29, 2022

The New Bedford Port Authority, which oversees the harbor activities in the city of New Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.A. – which boasts the highest value of landings of any fishing port in the United States – has selected Gordon Carr to serve as its new executive director.

Carr takes over as executive director after serving as the deputy director of real estate strategy and policy at the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport). He has

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Published on
August 29, 2022

Norway's government has introduced a new set of sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian regime, in line with the European Union’s package of sanctions adopted on 21 July.

“Once again, we are acting in concert with the E.U. to impose sanctions on Russia to maintain pressure on the Russian government and listed members of the Russian elite,” Norway Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt said in a

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August 26, 2022

Atlantic Sapphire released its 1H 2022 results on 26 August, 2022, indicating the company has narrowed its losses and improved its operational stability.

The company reported a loss on its earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of USD 12.3 million (EUR 12.33 million) on revenue of USD 9.6 million (EUR 9.62 million) for the H1 period ending 30 June, 2022. The company’s net loss stood at USD 14.4 million (EUR 14.44 million).

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August 25, 2022

Ocean Fleet Services has announced that Daniels Trawlers has completed the acquisition of five double-dredge scallop vessels from New Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based Blue Harvest.

The acquisition completes a reorganization of the company’s scallop fleet that Daniels Trawlers began in 2022, according to the company.

“As a result, these transactions have now increased Daniels Trawlers’ ownership position to 17

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