Expo News

Published on
March 8, 2016

Irish seafood companies have arrived in force at Seafood Expo North America in search of entering the U.S. market with a slate of premium products.

Karen Devereux of Bord Bia, the Irish food board, said after being absent from the show for a number of years, her organization decided to host a pavilion at SENA in response to a recent surge in the growth of Irish seafood exports into the U.S. market. Ten Irish companies were exhibiting as part of

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Published on
March 7, 2016

Canadian exports grew once again in 2015, with total sales reaching CAD 6 billion (USD 4.5 billion; EUR 4.09 billion), Canada’s Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Hunter Tootoo recalled at the 2016 Seafood Expo North America event on 7 March.

Those trade figures represent a 21 percent increase over the year prior, a record-high growth rate. The United States continues to be Canada’s largest export market, claiming 65

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Michelle McNickle, Digital Product Manager

Published on
March 7, 2016

James Geoghegan took home the first place win at this year's Oyster Shucking Competition at Seafood Expo North America. This was the 10th annual competition at the show.

Geoghegan now has the title of the fastest shucker in the East over second place competitor Deborah Pratt, third place finisher Steve Boreen, fourth place finisher Eddie Bell, and fifth place finisher Gardner Douglas.

This year's competition was judged by Skip Bennett of

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Michelle McNickle, Digital Product Manager

Published on
March 7, 2016

A delegation of about 10 national companies represented Morocco at this year’s Seafood Expo North America and all had the aim of marketing the country’s range of seafood products, including canned fish, semi-perishable products, fresh products and frozen fish.

During the show, all Moroccan products are branded specifically under “Moroccan Seafood,” which serves as a common baseline labeling aimed at improving the exposure of Moroccan

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Michelle McNickle, Digital Product Manager

Published on
March 7, 2016

It’s a badge of honor to know where your food came from in today’s millennial marketplace, according to one panelist at a session titled #Millennials: What will it take to sell to seafood to generations Y & Z?, today at the Seafood Expo North America show.

Millennials are into “extreme sharing,” panelists continued, whether that be face to face with their food or through social media. Attitudes about sustainability and activism

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March 7, 2016

A new report released by Oceana on 7 March at the Seafood Expo North America (SENA) event in Boston promotes the value and successes associated with seafood traceability, as relayed from 15 companies located all along the supply chain.

The various perspectives of grocers, fishers, distributers and restauranteurs are all showcased in the “Fish Stories” report. These testimonials serve to highlight the feasibility of traceability in seafood,

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Published on
March 7, 2016

The Frontier Harvest Alaskan Jack’s Seafood Corporation has seen a fair amount of success over the years, garnering a 2015 Seafood Excellence Award win for its Wild Alaska Keta Salmon and launching a new premium product line at the start of this year: the Frontier Harvest Alaskan Jack’s Gold line.

Alaskan Jack’s became a finalist once more for the Seafood Excellence Awards in 2016, this time for its Frontier Harvest Alaskan Jack’s

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Michelle McNickle, Digital Product Manager

Published on
March 7, 2016

Taylor Shellfish Farms has become the first US grower to achieve responsible aquaculture certification for a farming operation in Washington State, The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) announced Tuesday at Seafood Expo North America.

“Taylor Shellfish Farms is dedicated to providing our customers with the freshest, highest quality shellfish available and doing so in ways that respect the environment, our communities and the people who

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Published on
March 7, 2016

National Fish and Seafood, a U.S.-based division of Pacific Andes Group, announced on Monday, 7 March at at Seafood Expo North America the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Minh Phu Seafood to seek four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification for 800 shrimp farms in Vietnam.

“We are proud of leading this initiative and excited to see this milestone become a template for small-scale farms around the world to thrive,

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Published on
March 6, 2016

The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has released a new report detailing the status and trends effecting the snapper and grouper seafood sectors as well as recommendations regarding how the sectors can improve with respect to basic data collection and management.

The report, which is based partially on data collected from the SFP’s fisheries database FishSource, was unveiled at the Seafood Expo North America (SENA) in Boston on 6

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