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 30, 2021

Cowansville, Quebec, Canada-based Gosselin Smokehouses is recalling its Gosselin Smokehouses brand Maple Smoked Salmon in Quebec due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination ... 

Photo courtesy of Canadian Food Inspection

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September 30, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded seafood suppliers in the U.S. state of Louisiana nearly USD 25 million (EUR 22 million) worth of wild-catch shrimp contracts under its Section 32 program ... 

Photo courtesy of Jennifer White

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Published on
September 29, 2021

Outback Steakhouse, known for its fried Bloomin’ Onion appetizer, is featuring a new Bloomin’ Shrimp appetizer ... 

Photo courtesy of Bloomin’

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September 29, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded contracts worth nearly USD 15.5 million (EUR 13 million) to suppliers of Pacific rockfish, whiting, and shrimp ... 

Photo courtesy of Pacific

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Published on
September 28, 2021

Canned and pouched salmon product sales were the lone bright spot for the seafood industry in new retail data from research firms IRI and 210 Analytics ... 

Chart courtesy of IRI/210

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Published on
September 28, 2021

Ready Seafood, one of the largest lobster wholesalers in the U.S., is debuting the first of several value-added lobster products.

Saco, Maine-based Ready is rolling out frozen Ready Brothers Mini Lobster Grilled Cheese Sandwich appetizers. Made with fresh claw and knuckle lobster meat, the new product will first launch in Giant Eagle grocery stores in November.

Ready Seafood Director of Business Development Jack Lombard told SeafoodSource his

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Published on
September 28, 2021

Plant-based seafood analog firms in Sweden and Ireland have nabbed major investments.

Stockholm, Sweden-based Hooked Foods, producer of plant-based tuna alternative Toonish, raised EUR 3.8 million (USD 4.4 million), which it said it will use to accelerate its product innovation and international expansion. Investors include Brightly Ventures, Oyster Bay Venture Capital, and Swedish pop star Danny Saucedo.

“The funds will chiefly be used to

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Published on
September 27, 2021

U.S. restaurant sales continued to strengthen in August, but Americans have begun to dine in less due the spread of the delta variant of COVID-19 ... 

Photo courtesy of Sundry

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Published on
September 24, 2021

To celebrate the record-setting wild salmon fishing season in Bristol Bay, Alaska, several Washington, D.C., U.S.A. restaurants are featuring salmon from the area this week.

From 20 through 24 September, select Washington, D.C. restaurants are participating in the second Bristol Bay Salmon Week, sponsored by the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association. 

Bristol Bay is home to the world’s

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Published on
September 24, 2021

The latest in a long line of transportation snags affecting the seafood industry is gridlock at ports in the U.S. state of California, which has created supply chain woes for importers of products from China and other major seafood-supplying nations.

A record-breaking 73 ships were waiting at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on 20 September, according to the Marine Exchange of Southern California, per The Wall Street Journal, with

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