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
August 11, 2021

Despite labor shortages impacting the entire food supply chain and Sysco in particular, both Sysco and US Foods boasted higher quarterly earnings than expected ... 

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Published on
August 10, 2021

Frozen and fresh seafood continued their retail surge in July, with further strong sales predicted for the remainder of the year ... 

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Published on
August 10, 2021

As the prices of many foods – from dry goods to frozen seafood – continue to rise, U.S. supermarkets are stockpiling inventories ... 

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Published on
August 9, 2021

Sysco is pausing or delaying service in selected geographic areas of the United States due to labor shortages ... 

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Published on
August 6, 2021

The seafood analogs sector is getting busier, with increased investments, new product offerings, and expanded distribution.

Investment in plant-based seafood analogs reached USD 70 million (EUR 59 million) in the first half of 2021, according to the Good Food Institute, while U.S. sales of plant-based seafood analogs grew 23 percent to USD 12 million (EUR 10 million) last year.

Santiago, Chile-based NotCo recently raised USD 235 million (EUR 200

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Published on
August 6, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is asking food suppliers – including seafood purveyors – for input on how it can increase the amount of domestically-caught and -grown food used in its public programs ... 

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Published on
August 6, 2021

At an in-person meeting in Fraserburgh, Scotland, on 5 August, Scottish fisheries leaders urged United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson to help them build back the industry after the Brexit deal.

Scottish Seafood Association Chief Executive Jimmy Buchan told Johnson Brexit and COVID-19 have combined to create a “perilous situation” for companies, with production and export capacity severely reduced, especially due to a related

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Published on
August 5, 2021

New COVID-19-related vaccination and masking requirements at restaurants in some U.S. cities are raising concerns among restaurant groups and in the seafood industry.

New York City and San Francisco are now requiring citizens to wear masks indoors – including at restaurants – due to a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases, primarily sourced to the more virulent delta variant of the coronavirus. Customers at New York City restaurants and

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Published on
August 4, 2021

Nearly half of seafood samples in restaurants and grocery stores in four major Canadian cities were mislabeled, according to a new Oceana Canada report.

The NGO found that 46 percent of seafood samples it took in Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto were mislabeled. The results of Oceana Canada’s latest seafood fraud investigation are part of a national, multi-year DNA testing study.

“These results demonstrate yet again that

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Published on
August 3, 2021

Long John Silver’s is making history as the first major national seafood chain to embrace plant-based seafood analogs.

Last month, the Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.-based operator of more than 700 restaurants across the United States announced a partnership with Good Catch, partnering with  a New York City, U.S.A.-based maker of plant-based imitation seafood products. It will trial Good Catch's Plant-Based Breaded Fish-Free Fillet

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