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SeafoodSource Associate Editor Madelyn Kearns keeps tabs on the latest seafood industry news from around the world, with a focus on new initiatives and innovations. Check back here for the latest seafood graphics, seafood app updates and more.

MasterChef

Chef Gordon Ramsay is known for bringing out the best in amateur cooks on hit TV series including MasterChef, Hell’s Kitchen and MasterChef Junior. It’s hardly surprising, then, that he’s able to squeeze the most out of a lobster, too.

On a recent episode of the reality TV show MasterChef, in which a handful of home cooks from across the United States compete against one another for USD 250,000 (EUR 226,240), a cookbook deal and the title of MasterChef – Ramsay demonstrated optimal...

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Red Lobster

Red Lobster sales were given quite the boost thanks to a rather unusual source – popular recording artist Beyoncé.

In her latest single “Formation” – which was released on 6 February – “Queen Bey” mentions the popular seafood restaurant chain. As the video for the song surpassed 13.3 million views on YouTube, Red Lobster’s sales jumped by 33 percent on Super Bowl Sunday compared to the same timeframe last year.

"We are absolutely delighted with what we saw over the weekend, particularly the...

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Catfish

A man fishing in the polluted waters of the Gowanus Canal – which travels alongside the New York City borough of Brooklyn – has come across what appears to be a mutated catfish with three eyes.

The fisher in question hooked his tri-spectacled prey near to a local Whole Foods supermarket, and plans to eat the fish, affectionately named Brooklyn “Blinky” in a homage to a three-eyed cartoon fish character from the TV show “The Simpsons,” reported the Gothamist.

This is by no means the first the...

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P.E.I. International Shellfish Festival

How many lobstermen does it take to carry a lobster roll measuring nearly 23 meters in length?

Around 32 – with a police escort – as members of the Prince Edward Island Fisherman’s Association and other volunteers proved on 20 September, when a small army hoisted the behemoth sandwich into the main tent of the P.E.I. International Shellfish Festival.

It was the hope of the P.E.I. fishermen and chefs that their super-sized seafood sub – which measures in at aprroximately 79 feet and one inch...

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Leucothoe eltoni

A new species of shrimp-like crustacean has been named after the Pinball Wizard himself: Sir Elton John.

Known scientifically as Leucothoe eltoni, the recently-discovered species can be found swimming among the remote coral reefs of Raja Ampat, Indonesia. James Thomas, a researcher from Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, noticed that the species’ “greatly enlarged appendage” mirrored the shoes sported by a character Elton John played in the film “Tommy,” hence the...

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