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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May 4, 2018

A bill proposing to ban the sale and purchase of shark fins across the United States continues to get pushback from advocates who say the bill would end up doing the opposite of what it intends. 

The Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act (H.R. 1456), sponsored by U.S. Representatives Ed Royce (R-California), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (I-North Marianas Islands), was introduced back in

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May 4, 2018

A poor winter on the east coast of the United States and increasing demand has caused lobster prices to increase significantly

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May 3, 2018

Nonprofit FishChoice, a free service providing seafood buyers and producer current information on sustainability within the industry, hit a milestone in April of covering 5,000 seafood projects across 500 different species. 

Founded in 2008, FishChoice finds sourcing details on seafood including harvest origin, harvest method, and sustainability information from various seafood ratings and certifications. The nonprofit now includes an

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May 2, 2018

The doubling in price of 5 to 7 ounce pangasius fillets imported to the United States has led to an increase in pollock sales

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May 2, 2018

For the first time in the company’s history, StarKist is venturing outside of the realm of seafood with a new line of chicken-based products. 

The company announced a new line of “Chicken Creations pouches,” which consist of small pouches featuring flavored white-meat chicken with a price-point of USD 1.75 (EUR 1.45) per unit. The new product is available in four flavors, and comes ready-to-eat. 

“After 100

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May 1, 2018

The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership announced on 25 April that a new Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) has been formed in Mauritania to promote sustainable octopus fishing. 

The FIP’s work plan is targeting a sustainability certification from the Marine Stewardship Council. The MSC has worked with the fishery since 2010, and assisted with developing the new FIP. 

At Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium, the SFP signed a

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April 30, 2018

Greenland Seafood is joining in the new trend of old-style, traditional vegetables with their latest line of products. 

The company recently added three new dishes featuring Alaska Pollock fillets topped with three different kinds of vegetables: Kale, savoy cabbage, and pumpkin, tomato and ginger. Their new pumpkin-based topping earned them a spot in the finals at Seafood Expo Global’s Seafood Excellence

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April 26, 2018

Government officials and nonprofit leaders from Argentina gave a review of their ongoing fisheries improvement project at Seafood Expo Global 2018, and announced that they hope to pursue Marine Stewardship Council certification for Argentine red shrimp by the end of 2019. 

Fished by both near-shore and off-shore vessels, landings of Argentine red shrimp have been steadily increasing over the past several years. The 2017 catch was among

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April 26, 2018

GlobalG.A.P., a certification program that ensures sustainability in the entire supply chain of aquaculture projects, announced at Seafood Expo Global 2018 that it has created a non-genetically modified add-on in collaboration with VLOG e.v.

The new add-on is designed to allow producers that already meet GlobalG.A.P. standards to more quickly get the “VLOG seal,” which signifies that the producer has been certified as not using any

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April 26, 2018

A panel of key industry members, NGOs, and Marine Stewardship Council officials met on 25 April to discuss what the future has in store for the MSC. 

MSC CEO Rupert Howes was on hand to discuss the future of the program and the challenges it will need to face – and is already facing – after over 20 years of existence. Key to the discussion was the United Nation’s framework known as Sustainable Development Goals, and how

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