The winners of the 2017 Seafood Excellence Awards for the best new seafood retail and foodservice products said their products’ versatility and creativity for allowing them to stand out from the crowd.

At the 2017 Seafood Expo North / Seafood Processing North America event in Boston, Massachusetts on 19 March, Portland, Oregon-based Fishpeople Seafood won the “Best New Retail” award for its Seafood Meyer Lemon & Herb Panko Wild Alaska Salmon Kit, and Panama-based Open Blue won the...

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High Liner Foods has followed through on promises to revamp its retail offerings with the introduction of 10 new value-added products through its Sea Cuisine line, including tilapia, salmon, cod and scallops, all with bolder flavor profiles.

High Liner, with U.S. operations based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, has experienced lower sales volumes as North American consumers move away from traditional breaded and battered products. In the company’s year-end conference call, CEO Keith Decker said...

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Fresh off a series of wins at the 2017 Alaska Symphony of Seafood competition, Orca Bay Seafoods showed off its acclaimed new products during the 2017 Seafood Expo North America / Seafood Processing North America event in Boston, Massachusetts.

Among the winning products in the Symphony of Seafood competition for the Renton, Washington-based company were its Albondigas (Mexican Seafood Soup), which took home third place in the foodservice category, and its Jjamppong (Korean Seafood Noodle...

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Naeem Zafar, the co-founder and CEO of TeleSense, a developer of environmental monitoring technology based out of Sunnyvale, California U.S.A., has been a mainstay of Silicon Valley for many years, starting seven companies over the course of his career there.

TeleSense, Zafar’s seventh company, was envisioned to enhance the technological capacity and traceability of the food industry, a largely “untapped market,” the executive explained to SeafoodSource during the 2017 Seafood Expo North...

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The new processing facility that Dutch company Lenger Seafoods began building in Vietnam four years ago is now cranking out product for export worldwide.

Lenger Sales Director Igor Kint said the company attended the 2017 Seafood Expo North America with the hope of finding more buyers in the United States.

“We are here because the States is a good market for this product,” he said. “We are bringing a good product into the market that has the Lenger standard.”

The global supplier of shellfish...

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New England, U.S.A.-based culinary staffing agency SnapChef is joining the City of Gloucester, Massachusetts to support the use of sustainable seafood in modern cooking.

Through live cooking demonstrations at this year’s Seafood Expo North America, hosted at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center this past week from 19 to 21 March, the collective served up sustainable fishcakes to thousands of buyers and suppliers. SnapChefs alongside SnapChef interns from Johnson and Wales University...

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The Irish have a fabled history of coming to the United States and finding success. Andy Mulloy hopes his Irish mussels write the next chapter.

A fourth generation family business, Connemara Seafoods, based in Westport, Ireland, produces and processes 10,000 tons of premium mussels annually, with many carrying E.U. Organic certification.

While sold globally, including throughout Europe and Asia, Mulloy is hoping to make it big the United States, where the company is now selling its...

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HangarA wants to change the air cargo industry the same way Uber has upended the taxi business. With its Expedia-like Price Explorer, the Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.-based company may be on its way to doing just that.

Released in August 2016, the Price Explorer allows a shipper to compare rates, schedules, and connections between all major commercial airline cargo providers.

“Instead of having to rate, shop and call every airline, you can now do a search and, within 45 seconds, find out the...

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At least major U.S. seafood distributor will likely be unable to continue carrying its popular blue catfish if new inspection regulations go into effect in September as planned.

Samuels and Son has built up sales of blue catfish over the past few years and now moves around 2,000 pounds a week, according to Joe Lospragata, vice president of new product development for Samuels and Son Seafood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The new regulations would require United States Department of...

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Two squid Supply Chain Roundtables (SRs) involving more than 20 squid fisheries worldwide are banding together, the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) announced.

The merging of the squid SRs will help “to pave the way toward a more sustainable global squid industry,” according to the parties involved. The SRs, which cover squid production in Southeast Asia and South America, were joined together following fruitful discussions this past week during Seafood Expo North America 2017, held in...

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