Christine Blank

Contributing Editor

Christine Blank, a veteran freelance writer and editor, covers all aspects of the seafood industry, from fishing to processing to selling and serving the final product. When she is not writing for SeafoodSource, Christine gets to taste scrumptious seafood dishes at U.S. restaurants for her food and travel blog, Flavorful Excursions (www.flavorfulexcursions.net). Christine loves to eat seafood of any kind, but lobster, crab and crawfish are among her favorites. In addition to SeafoodSource.com and SeaFood Business, Christine’s articles have been published in hundreds of leading magazines and newspapers, such as The New York Times, USA Today and Associated Press.

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Published on
October 31, 2023

Edmonds, Washington, U.S.A.-based Alaskan Leader Seafoods is steadily building a domestic market for black cod, capitalizing on increased availability and more affordable prices for the premium fish while it introduces the product to retail stores and restaurants across the country.

The quota allowance for Alaskan black cod has been steadily on the rise since 2019 with a “very healthy biomass,” Alaskan Leader Vice President of Sales

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October 31, 2023

Predictions on how much consumers in the U.K. will spend on groceries this holiday season are mixed.

U.K. research firm GlobalData said it expects consumers to spend more on food and non-food items in the fourth quarter, driving spending up 3.4 percent to GBP 109.7 billion (USD 133.5 billion, EUR 123 billion). 

While spending will be higher, it is barely half of the 6.2 percent growth achieved last holiday season, when people were able

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Published on
October 30, 2023

As part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-sponsored trade mission to Southeastern Asia, Alaska pollock will be showcased in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Singapore this week.

The Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers (GAPP) Chief Executive Craig Morris, USDA Under-Secretary for Trade Alexis Taylor, and other commodity marketing association leaders “will work to explore new opportunities for wild Alaska pollock in these

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October 30, 2023

Secret Island Salmon’s “F-word campaign,” which playfully refers to farmed salmon in taglines such as “F*** it,” is generating buzz and engagement throughout the seafood industry and with consumers.

Daniel Del Coro, the head of U.S. business development for Puerto Montt, Chile-based Salmones Austral, which owns the Secret Island Salmon brand, helped to create the campaign, along with the brand’s marketing

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October 26, 2023

The Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers (GAPP) has launched a new “Pollock People” campaign to help buyers and consumers better understand where wild Alaska pollock comes from and enhance transparency in the fishery.

The new campaign is the culmination of months of work by GAPP to capture real-time interviews and footage of more than 20 industry representatives at all levels of the wild Alaska pollock supply chain. The

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October 24, 2023

Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.-based restaurant chain TGI Fridays is rolling out Krispy Rice sushi offerings at more than 140 locations, capitalizing on an increasingly popular foodservice and retail trend across the U.S.

The operator of more than 700 restaurants globally, TGI Fridays’ new deal, stemming from a partnership with Miami, Florida, U.S.A.-based culinary and digital technology integration company C3, which has Krispy Rice as a client,

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October 24, 2023

Bucksport, Maine, U.S.A.-based Greenhead Lobster Products is recalling all frozen and refrigerated cooked lobster meat products produced from 9 May through 19 October 2023, due to the potential for the product to be contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes.

The lobster products, the company said, were directly distributed to Maine and New Hampshire and then sold nationwide through wholesale distributers and online via e-commerce.

The recalled

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Published on
October 23, 2023

Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based Legal Sea Foods has relocated its headquarters to the Boston Fish Pier and announced its intentions to open a 30,000-square-foot innovation center in early 2024, both of which will bolster Legal’s physical restaurant expansion and its growing e-commerce business.

When PPX Hospitality Brands, which operates the Smith & Wollensky and Strega Italiano restaurant chains, purchased Legal Sea Foods in 2020

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Published on
October 23, 2023

U.S. seafood sales continued to drop in September, but one grocery chain has defied these trends and is realizing high sales – particularly on crab and farmed salmon – with its new National Seafood Month promotions expected to further hike profits across its fresh and frozen seafood departments.

Downers Grove, Illinois, U.S.A.-based Fresh Thyme Market, which operates 70 stores across the U.S. Midwest region, saw an impressive 390

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October 20, 2023

Denny’s is one of several U.S. restaurant chains offering seafood specials for National Seafood Month in October, while others are promoting new fish and shrimp entrees for the entire fall season.

Spartanburg, South Carolina, U.S.A.-based Denny’s is partnering with Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) and its new “Fall in Love with Seafood” campaign to offer wild salmon supplied by Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.-based Trident

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