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Bamboo Sushi

Portland, Oregon U.S.A.-based restaurant chain Bamboo Sushi is in the midst of an innovative, eco-friendly, locavore movement, and is embracing sustainability in new ways through its partnership with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).

Bamboo Sushi, which calls itself "the first certified sustainable sushi restaurant in the world," is growing at a rapid rate to fulfill consumer demand for restaurants that offer sustainable seafood options. Much of the operation’s success rests on its...

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United States supermarkets and fish markets are making the most of the Thanksgiving holiday – not only with sales of seafood but also with turkey and other meats.

“A couple of years ago, we looked at the fact that Thanksgiving is not as much of a seafood holiday, and asked, ‘How can we bring more people into the store?’ ” said Jessica Zabel, marketing director for Cod & Capers Seafood Marketplace and Café in North Palm Beach, Florida. Partnering with a poultry farm in Virginia, the store...

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PME Millennial

A panel of millennial fishermen and seafood professionals offered tips and secrets of marketing their products to their generation during a forum at the 2016 Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle, Washington, on Saturday, 19 November.

Millennials require “a new direction” in marketing and sales efforts, according to Becky Martello, the executive director of the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association. Martello’s association recently launched a pilot project in Boulder, Colorado...

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Ockery cod fish cakes

Ockery – a new free-from brand from seafood company Scandia Foods – has debuted into U.K. retail with a range of frozen fishcakes and will soon follow with products targeted at the foodservice channel.

Its retail offering comprises fishcakes made from cod, salmon, smoked haddock and crab, made from sustainably-sourced fish coated in a gluten-free crumb. Available in 2 x 90g, 4 x 60g and 6 x 30g pack sizes with prices ranging from GBP 1.99 (USD 2.47, EUR 2.33) to GBP 3.79 (USD 4.70, EUR 4.43)...

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U.K. consumers are now spending more than GBP 6.3 billion (USD 7.9 billion, EUR 7.3 billion) annually on seafood, with more products coming from domestic production. Yet a new report compiled by the U.K. Seafish Authority confirms that consumption is only trending upward in one channel – foodservice.

According to Seafish’s figures, retail sales of seafood for in-home consumption totaled GBP 3.1 billion (USD 3.9 billion, EUR 3.6 billion) last year, which represented a drop of 0.6 percent. In...

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