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 5, 2020

Blue Harvest has announced it is implementing new precautionary measures and hazard pay for hourly workers at its New Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.A., processing plant in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

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May 1, 2020

The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) and the Advocates for Public Interest Law (APIL) are calling for an investigation into a Chinese tuna longline vessel that crewmembers report denied medical care to four crewmates, who subsequently died.

The news comes from the account of Indonesian crew members, who tell of being forced to work 18-hour days, being subject to physical violence, and being forced to partake in illegal fishing. The

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Published on
May 1, 2020

The latest business update by Port Lincoln, South Australia, Australia-based yellowtail kingfish farmer Clean Seas indicates its year-to-date sales revenue is up 4 percent compared to 2019, but the impacts of COVID-19 hampered its results in the latest quarter.

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April 30, 2020

Nordic Aquafarms (NAF) has announced that its salmon recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) plans in Humboldt County, California have been expanded to equal the size of the project planned for Belfast Maine. The announcement is part of a “bi-coastal U.S. strategy” that NAF plans to employ …

Image courtesy of Nordic

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April 30, 2020

In a public notice posted to the Federal Register on 30 April, the U.S. Department of State announced that it is suspending the certification of wild-caught shrimp from China and Venezuela, making it ineligible to enter the U.S. for sale.

The suspension was in accordance with Section 609 of Public Law 101-162, which requires countries harvesting wild-caught shrimp in areas that contain sea turtles prove they have adequate laws regarding turtle

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Published on
April 29, 2020

Highland Park, Illinois-based Mazzetta Company has finalized the sale of a Gloucester, Massachusetts seafood processing facility to The Grossman Companies for USD 9.3 million (EUR 8.5 million) …

Photo courtesy of Mazzetta

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Published on
April 29, 2020

NaturalShrimp, the Texas, U.S.A.-based company developing commercial recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) shrimp production, announced on 29 April it is planning to get back on track in the wake of a fire.

The fire, which occurred on 18 March, destroyed the company’s LaCoste, Texas headquarters – along with the company’s production facility. According to a release by NaturalShrimp, that fire occurred just as the company was

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April 29, 2020
An assessment of the blue swimming crab industry in Indonesia by the Indonesian Blue Swimming Crab Association (APRI) has shown that the industry has been hit hard by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Indonesia is a large exporter of swimming crab, sending over 12.7 million kilograms of the product worth almost USD 260 million (EUR 240 million) to various countries in 2019. Of the export targets, the largest by far is the United States, with the… Read More
Published on
April 28, 2020

Two Senegalese fishing associations – the Association for the Promotion and Accountability of Actors in Maritime Artisanal Fishing (APRAPAM) and the Senegalese Association of Fishing Companies and Ship Owners (GAIPES) – are calling on their country’s government to deny license applications to 52 industrial Chinese fishing vessels.

The request, which was also highlighted in a press release by the Environmental Justice

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April 28, 2020

Corbion announced on 28 April that its AlgaPrime DHA product was named an honorable mention in the food category of Fast Company’s “2020 World Changing Ideas Award” …

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