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.

Published on
May 3, 2021

Miami, Florida, U.S.A.-based Blue Star Foods Corp. has announced that it has submitted a formal application to be listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ).

The application is subject to approval based on a number of factors, according to the company, which include meeting the minimum listing requirements – something the company said “it intends to satisfy.” During the application review the company’s common stock will

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April 30, 2021

Blue Harvest and Quinn Fisheries have filed a lawsuit alleging that the trustee of Carlos Rafael’s fishing fleet and three arbitrators have blocked a multimillion-dollar transaction that would have seen Blue Harvest receive multiple vessels and fishing permits.

The lawsuit – initially filed in Bristol County Superior Court and later transferred to the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts – alleges that the sale, which was

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April 29, 2021

San Diego, California, U.S.A.-based BlueNalu – a company developing cell-cultured seafood products – has announced the signing of two different memorandums of understanding (MoU) with Mitsubishi Corporation and Thai Union.

BlueNalu said the independent agreements are focused on market development strategies for the company’s cell-cultured products, “specifically in Asia, where there is high demand for quality

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April 28, 2021

Mowi Consumer Products (Mowi CP) has announced that it is introducing its Mowi Essential salmon line at brick-and-mortar stores across the U.S.

Mowi CP initially launched its global consumer salmon brand in 2020, and launched its Mowi Pure brand on AmazonFresh in March 2020. Now, its Mowi Essential product line – Atlantic salmon packaged in transparent skin-packs – is being introduced to Target's more than 1,800

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April 27, 2021

Boston-based Innovasea has announced that its plankton monitoring software is now being used by two major salmon producers in Canada to detect algae levels in the water …

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April 23, 2021

U.S. President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that he has nominated Rick Spinrad, a professor of oceanography at Oregon State University and the former chief scientist for NOAA, for the position of NOAA administrator.

The nomination comes as NOAA is amidst the longest period without a Senate-confirmed administrator since its creation in 1970. Former U.S. President Donald Trump had nominated Barry Myers – the former CEO of AccuWeather

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April 23, 2021

As the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden approaches its one-hundredth day in charge, its early actions are laying the groundwork for the country’s stance on trade.

Speaking during a National Fisheries Institute Global Seafood Market Conference webinar covering the first 100 days of the Biden administration, NFI Vice President for Government Affairs Robert DeHaan predicted the new administration will likely take a

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April 20, 2021

The Global Aquaculture Alliance announced on 20 April that it has officially changed its name to the Global Seafood Alliance, following a vote by its board of directors and the board of directors of its sister organization, Global Seafood Assurances.

GAA launched Global Seafood Assurances in 2018 as a nonprofit addressing marketplace expectations and assurance involving environmental responsibility, social responsibility, food safety, and animal

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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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