SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 17, 2022
BLUE STAR FOODS CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
3000 NW 109th Avenue
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (305) 836-6858
|(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)|
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, $0.0001 par value||BSFC||
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
(Nasdaq Capital Market)
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Item 3.01. Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing
On November 17, 2022, Blue Star Foods Corp. (the “Company”) received a notice letter (the “Notice”) from the Listing Qualifications Department of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) notifying the Company that, based upon the closing bid price of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Common Stock”), for the last 30 consecutive business days, the Company is not currently in compliance with the requirement to maintain a minimum bid price of $1.00 per share for continued listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market, as set forth in Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) (the “Minimum Bid Requirement”).
The Notice has no immediate effect on the continued listing status of the Company’s Common Stock on The Nasdaq Capital Market, and, therefore, the Company’s listing remains fully effective.
The Company is provided a compliance period of 180 calendar days from the date of the Notice, or until May 16, 2023, to regain compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2). If at any time before May 16, 2023, the closing bid price of the Company’s Common Stock closes at or above $1.00 per share for a minimum of ten consecutive business days, Nasdaq will provide written notification that the Company has achieved compliance with the Minimum Bid Requirement, and the matter would be resolved.
If the Company does not regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Requirement during the initial 180 calendar day period, the Company may be eligible for an additional 180 calendar day compliance period. To qualify, the Company would be required to meet the continued listing requirement for market value of publicly held shares and all other initial listing standards for The Nasdaq Capital Market, with the exception of the Minimum Bid Requirement, and would need to provide written notice of its intention to cure the deficiency during the second compliance period, by effecting a reverse stock split, if necessary.
The Company will continue to actively monitor the closing bid price of its Common Stock and will seek to regain compliance with all applicable Nasdaq requirements within the allotted compliance periods. If the Company does not regain compliance within the allotted compliance periods, including any extensions that may be granted by Nasdaq, Nasdaq will provide notice that the Company’s Common Stock will be subject to delisting. The Company would then be entitled to appeal that determination to a Nasdaq hearings panel.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
|Date: November 23, 2022||
BLUE STAR FOODS CORP.
|By:||/s/ John Keeler|
Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer