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
July 29, 2022

Now entering the second half, Russia’s salmon season in the country’s Far Eastern region is posting better-than-expected numbers.

Russian harvesters had pulled in 63,000 metric tons (MT) of salmon through 18 July, according to the Russian Federal Agency for Fisheries, 2.3 times higher than what was caught in 2020, the most-recent comparable year, as Russian salmon runs come in two-year cycles. The catch also running higher than

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Published on
July 26, 2022

American Aquafarms, the company with plans to build a salmon farm in Gouldsboro, Maine, U.S.A., has withdrawn a lawsuit it initiated against the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR).

In April 2022, American Aquafarms’ planned aquaculture project was dealt a major setback after the Maine DMR decided it would no longer process the company’s lease applications. The DMR denied the application, citing a lack of an approved

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Published on
July 26, 2022

Newfoundland and Labrador Minister of Environment and Climate Change Bernard Davis announced the launch of an independent review on how the Canadian province sets prices for seafood, as conflicts between fishermen and processors in the region have continued to sharpen.

Newfoundland and Labrador sets minimum prices paid to harvesters for certain seafood species via a price-setting panel whenever fishermen, represented by the Fish Food and

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Published on
July 25, 2022

An ongoing investigation into the Section 301 tariffs by the U.S. International Trade Commission is holding public hearings, the National Fisheries Institute is advocating for relief for the seafood industry …

Photo courtesy of the National Fisheries

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Published on
July 22, 2022

Following successful trials in Mexico, Regal Springs has decided to partner with aquaculture technology specialist Ace Aquatec and use the latter company’s Humane Stunner Universal System …

Photos courtesy of Regal Springs/Ace

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Published on
July 22, 2022

A team of researchers form the Science Center for Marine Fisheries, an organization with a number of partners and collaborating scientists from universities like the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, is examining how warmer waters will impact shellfish species harvested in the United States.

The research, centering on ocean quahogs and surfclams, is examining how the two species will begin to interact as changing ocean conditions cause the

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Published on
July 22, 2022

For six years since its founding in 2016, WSI – the International Organization for Women in the Seafood Industry – has advocated for greater gender equality in the seafood industry, led by founder and president Marie-Christine Monfort.

At the start of 2022, Monfort stepped down from her role, and Camille Cherques, previously the organization’s head of programs, stepped in to serve as director of WSI. Now, Cherques said she is

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Published on
July 21, 2022

The Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association (ACFFA), Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association, and PEI Aquaculture Alliance have written an open letter thanking Canada’s Atlantic premiers for their recent commitment to maintaining aquaculture as-is in the Atlantic Ocean.

The Council of Atlantic Premiers met in late June to discuss working together on a number of issues facing the

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Published on
July 21, 2022

The Kingfish Company is moving forward with its plan to build a land-based recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) in Jonesport, Maine, after town residents overwhelmingly voted against a proposed moratorium on all aquaculture ... 

Photo courtesy of The Kingfish

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Published on
July 20, 2022

The Fishery Shipowners Association (FSA), an association of 28 fishing companies in Russia, has received further Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for its walleye pollock fishing.

The FSA previously had MSC certification for its pollock-fishing activities in the Sea of Okhotsk and the Bering Sea for all of the association’s members. Now, the certification has been extended to sustainable fishing in the East Sakhalin sub-area,

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