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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Bakkafrost confirms ISA at salmon farming site

The suspected presence of pathogenic infectious salmon anaemia (ISA) virus at the farming site A-73 Hvannasund Nordur operated by Faroese Atlantic salmon producer Bakkafrost Group has now been confirmed.

Site A-73 Hvannasund Nordur has been under increas… Read More

Seafood Expo North America a hit, thanks to salmon ice cream and other tasty treats

With a plethora of scrumptious seafood samples in my belly after Seafood Expo North America which took place in Boston, Massachusetts from 19 to 21 March, I am fondly recalling some of the most flavorful - and successful - products at the show.

Undeniably… Read More

Maine officials, lobster industry fret over Canada-EU trade deal

Maine Governor Paul LePage has called for a challenge to the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) trade deal between the European Union and Canada, which he said will create a competitive trade disadvantage for lobster and other seafood expor… Read More

Retailers predict buoyant seafood sales this year

A new survey by U.S. magazine Progressive Grocer, shows more than half of American retailers in a buoyant mood, with 55.8 percent predicting an upturn in seafood sales this year. A further 40.4 percent believe sales will remain at the same level as 2016.… Read More

Aquaculture feed database to aid shift away from fishmeal and fish oil

A database of aquaculture feed formulas and fish nutrient requirements could help feed manufacturers as they shift away from feeds made of fishmeal and fish oil.

And that database, called the International Aquaculture Feed Formulation Database, is broade… Read More