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
September 24, 2020

The U.S. government continued this year’s buying spree of Alaska pollock, awarding two major seafood processors a contract for around USD 2.1 million (EUR 1.8 million) worth of Alaska pollock nuggets ... 

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September 24, 2020

Kvarøy Arctic and Santa Barbara Smokehouse have teamed up to produce a novel smoked salmon that will soon be available at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide.

Kvarøy, Norway-based Kvarøy’s sustainable Atlantic Salmon is seasoned, cured, rope-hung, and then traditionally cold smoked at 82 degrees Farenheiht over locally-sourced wood chips to “naturally enhance the cured fish with flavor that will fill the mouth

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September 23, 2020

Soaring e-commerce grocery sales, along with continued strong sales of fresh and frozen seafood sold in traditional retail outlets, are pointing the way forward for U.S. suppliers and distributors.

Despite the loss of much of its foodservice business since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, the seafood industry has been compensated with huge boosts in sales through both online and traditional retail arenas.

Since March, fresh and

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Published on
September 22, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed new traceability rules as part of its implementation of the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act ... 

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Published on
September 21, 2020

Red Lobster is running another promotion to help grow its business after the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To celebrate National Lobster Day on 25 September, the Orlando, Florida-based restaurant chain is running a special from 21 through 25 September.

During the week, guests can receive 15 percent off Red Lobster’s Lobster Lover’s Dream entrée, which includes roasted rock lobster tail,

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Published on
September 21, 2020

Major Northeast United States seafood processors nabbed new federal government contracts to supply nearly USD 19 million (EUR 16 million) worth of frozen haddock, Atlantic pollock, and perch

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Published on
September 21, 2020

Bart van Olphen, celebrity chef and founder of the European sustainable seafood brand Fish Tales, is debuting his new Sea Tales brand in the United States market this month.

Initially launching its sustainable canned seafood line into Stop & Shop and Whole Foods Market stores, the recently-formed Sea Tales, based in New York City, is a multi-pronged fresh, frozen, and canned seafood brand.

“After working as a chef for years in Paris, I

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Published on
September 17, 2020

The Plant Based Seafood Company, a new seafood analog product venture formed by the owners of the Van Cleve Seafood Co., has nabbed significant pre-seed funding and purchased a new production facility to grow distribution of its Mind Blown brand.

Spotsylvania, Virginia, U.S.A.- based Van Cleve, a longtime supplier of value-added seafood products, first entered the plant-based seafood analog market last fall with its Wild.Skinny.Clean. line. But

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Published on
September 17, 2020

Thanks to increased demand for home deliveries of seafood due to COVID-19, Real Good Fish, a subscription-based, direct-to-consumer sustainable seafood supplier, is looking to expand more of its services nationwide ... 

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Published on
September 16, 2020

Kroger, Walmart, Target, Albertsons, and other major U.S. grocery chains are experiencing record e-commerce grocery sales. And while total grocery e-commerce sales declined in August, analysts expect stronger future growth.

U.S. grocery delivery and pickup sales for August totaled USD 5.7 billion (EUR 4.8 billion), down from their peak in June, according to the August 2020 Brick Meets Click/Mercatus Grocery Shopping Survey.

However, Americans

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