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 25, 2018

Biotechnology company KnipBio announced on 23 April that it has entered into a Joint Development Agreement with ICM Inc. in order to scale up production of their product KnipBio Meal. 

KnipBio announced that it hopes the partnership will allow it to increase production of it KnipBio Meal product – a single-cell protein meal product used as an aquaculture feed ingredient. ICM’s expertise in bio-refining technology and

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April 24, 2018

Seamark announced that they’re entering into the world of ready-to-cook seafood with multiple prawn based products. 

Three products: “King Prawn Stir Fry,” “King Prawn Pak Choi,” and “King Prawn Quinoa” were all unveiled on 24 April at SEG. All three are freshly frozen, prawn and vegetable dishes that can be quickly cooked and eaten. 

The stir fry is a “wok-ready mixture of peeled king

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April 23, 2018

Following a development process of more than a year, seafood supplier Culimer is launching a new line of retail skinpack packaging at Seafood Expo Global 2018. 

The skinpacked products will include a range of seafood, including Marine Stewardship Council-certified tuna steaks, raw lobster, and a sushi at home starter pack. All told, the new line will feature more than 15 different products, and more than five seafood

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April 19, 2018

Norway-based Nordic Aquafarms cleared the first major hurdle on the way to building the world’s largest indoor salmon farm in Belfast, Maine, U.S.A.

Belfast’s city council voted unanimously on 17 April to approve the zoning changes necessary to allow the facility to be built. The company is proposing to build a USD 150 million (EUR 121 million) aquaculture facility in the small city, which has a population of just over

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April 19, 2018

The New England Fishery Management Council narrowly approved a plan that could allow vessels in New Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.A. the means to start earning an income once more, after their operations were frozen in the wake of the Carlos Rafael case.

The NEFMC voted seven to five, with five abstentions, to accept extensive changes in vessels allocated between sectors VII and IX. Vessels in sector IX have been prohibited from fishing

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April 17, 2018

Maine, U.S.A.’s scallop season came to a close on 15 April amidst signs that the fishery is in a rebound from its historic collapse in the mid-2000s. 

The season runs from December to April every year. The few divers in the fishery that harvest by hand were allowed to fish through 15 April. Overall, in the 2017-2018 year, harvesters snagged more than 790,000 pounds (358,000 kilograms) of scallops in Maine. 

While that catch from

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April 17, 2018

For the past few years, a mystery has been developing in the Gulf of Maine off the east coast of the United States: Where, exactly, are all the baby lobsters? 

Scientists first started sounding the alarm in 2016, when they noticed that the intermediary stage of lobster growth was missing for unknown reasons. The population of mature, egg-laying females was, and still is, relatively high. Surveys in the water column also showed that the

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April 13, 2018

The legislature in the U.S. state of Maine approved a bill on 9 April to continue funding for the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative.

The collaborative, which promotes the Maine lobster brand in the media and restaurant business, is funded via fees paid by members of the state’s lobster industry. The bill, which is now law, extends the fee structure through 2021. 

“We are incredibly pleased with Maine’s decision to

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April 12, 2018

Two companies based in the Northeast U.S. have jointly entered the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification process for the Atlantic loligo (longfin) squid fishery. 

Lund’s Fisheries, in Cape May, New Jersey, U.S.A., and the Town Dock in Point Judith, Rhode Island, U.S.A., have begun the multi-step certification process needed for the East Coast loligo. If successful, they would be the first squid fishery to receive MSC

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April 11, 2018

A group of commercial fishermen sent a letter on 9 April to the governor of Massachusetts, U.S.A. asking for more direct involvement in the state’s plans for offshore wind development. 

The letter, signed by 25 commercial fishermen and 228 fishing vessels and sent to Governor Charles Baker, was coordinated by the National Coalition for Fishing Communities (NCFC) in response to planned offshore wind projects. Three companies have bid

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