Prominent sea scallop supplier announces processing promotions
Massachusetts U.S.A.-based Atlantic Capes Fisheries (ACF) has promoted two of its own into managerial roles dedicated to its processing division, the company announced on 20 June.
Chris Brown will step into the role of operations manager, and will oversee the operations at the ACF’s scallop processing and IQF custom packing plant. He will assume responsibility for all aspects of fresh and frozen seafood processing, said ACF, while also continuing on as the category manager for fresh seafood sales, building the company’s fresh sales and customer base.
Having worked in various capacities throughout the seafood industry, including fishing, processing, sales and cultivation, Brown will use his expertise to drive ACF’s success forward, according to Danny Cohen, the company’s owner.
“I’m very pleased to promote Chris to operations manager. His hard work and dedication to quality have played a huge role in the success of our business. Chris is extremely knowledgeable in all areas of scallop harvesting, processing and marketing, and his keen business sense has helped propel our fresh scallop sales. He has tremendous respect for the commitment ACF has made towards sustainability and fisheries management, making him a great fit for this new role,” Cohen said.
Flavio Biscaia has also been promoted – he will assume the role of company controller moving forward. As company controller, Biscaia will act as the liaison between ACF’s plant and the financial management staff, assisting in the effective management and control of income and expenses associated with plant operations. He will be in charge of inventory control, cost analysis, forecasting and reporting at the plant level, while also managing the production of value-added items and other fresh and frozen seafood, said ACF.
“I’m very happy to promote Flavio to controller,” Cohe said. “He has proven himself to be a hard worker and focused project manager, and has been a valuable member of our production team for several years, often times wearing many hats to ensure all orders are fulfilled in a timely manner. Flavio has an eye for detail and keen judgement when making financial decisions, making him a great fit for the controller position.”
With locations in Cape May, New Jersey and Fall River, Massachusetts, ACF prides itself as an established, vertically integrated harvester, processor and marketer of Marine Stewardshiop Council (MSC)-certified sea scallops and other North Atlantic seafood species. The company owns and operates a dedicated fleet of 17 sea scallop vessels, and is able to process and market 22 percent of U.S. domestic sea scalloping landings. What’s more, the company owns the largest hand shucking MSC-certified surf clam plant in Bristol, Rhode Island, as well as Galilean Seafoods, and Cape May Salt Oysters in New Jersey.
Alongside sea scallops, surf clams, and salt oysters, the company also supplies North American lobster, snow crab, Jonah crab, domestic and imported crawfish, imported bay scallops, catfish and alligator through its long-term supply relationships.