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Candied Salmon Ice Cream, made by Coppa, a retailer in Juneau, Alaska, took home the grand prize in the Alaska Symphony of Seafood competition. Coppa and the other winners were announced at the Juneau Legislative Session and Awards Ceremony in Juneau on Wednesday, 22 February.

Coppa also took home the first place prize for its salmon ice cream in the foodservice division, as well as the Juneau’s People Choice Award. In the retail category, Dear North’s Alaska Salmon Bites made by Authentic...

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fish finger sandwich awards

The United Kingdom’s inaugural Fish Finger Sandwich Awards crowned its first champions with Gabrielle Sander from Enfield, London, and Chris Lanyon of Chapel Café, Cornwall, scooping the Public and Professional categories respectively.

The competition was organized by Birds Eye and the winners were chosen in a live cook-off final in London.

Sander’s winning fish finger sandwich comprised mayonnaise, smoked paprika, capers, lime juice, wasabi and rocket, while Lanyon presented a fresh Cornish...

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Thai Union logo

Thai Union Group (TU) achieved net profit (before one time expenses) of THB 5.3 billion (USD 151.2 million, EUR 143.5 million) for the full year 2016, down from the THB 6.1 billion (USD 174.1 million; EUR 165.2 million) posted for 2015, citing high raw material costs, particularly salmon and tuna, for the weaker margins.

Despite the fall in net profit, TU reported a 7.3 percent increase in consolidated sales last year, amounting to THB 134.4 billion (USD 3.8 billion, EUR 3.6 billion). This was...

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Irish whelk and Chilean king crab are top sellers for Ai Chen, a Chinese seafood premium gift box vendor operating on Tmall, the country’s leading e-commerce retailer.

The whelk and crab are the most popular, according to staff in charge of Ai Chen’s customer hotline.

Meanwhile, the firm’s leadership appears to be busy sourcing product – photos on the firm’s website show executives posing with the Irish agricultural minister and Ireland’s ambassador to China.

A red roughy fish and 360 grams...

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El Pollo Loco

Soon after McDonald’s launched its crab sandwich for the Lenten season in early February, a number of other restaurant operators introduced their own special seafood dishes.

Lent officially starts 1 March, but some United States restaurant chains rolled out new products beginning in late January.

Here are some of the top new launches by major national restaurants:

  1. Captain D’s is promoting new Home-Style Shrimp as part of a USD 4.99 (EUR 4.68) meal deal, along with two new apps: Seafood...
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