Expo News

Published on
March 26, 2018

With up to 35 percent of all seafood products going to waste before they can be consumed, the seafood supply chain has a real opportunity to make a far greater contribution to protein availability, panelists attested at a special conference session at the 2018 Seafood Expo North America event in Boston, Massachusetts.

The world’s population is forecasted to surpass nine billion people by 2050, and the global demand for food –

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
March 22, 2018

With demand for vacuum-packed seafood products on the rise, business is good right now for Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio-based Becker Pumps Corporation. And thanks to an unlikely customer segment, the future could be even brighter still for the subsidiary of Germany’s Gebr. Becker GmbH.

Becker Pumps Corp., which was founded in 1885 and established stateside in the late 1970s, is a premier supplier of vacuum pumps to the seafood,

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
March 16, 2018

Technology company Seafood Analytics has launched its new Fishboard electronic fish-monitoring device, which allows for researchers, seafood farmers, processors, at-sea observers, fishermen, and other seafood industry professionals to efficiently measure and store important electronic information about the fish they acquire, process and sell. 

Implementers of Fishboard will be able to use the device to “quickly and easily assess

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Cliff White

Published on
March 15, 2018

Kiliç Deniz, one of Turkey’s leading aquaculture and seafood companies, is sensing a meagre opportunity in the United States.

Kiliç exports its products to 65 countries, but its growth strategy is pointed firmly in the direction of the United States, Kılıç Holding Vice President Sinan Kızıltan told SeafoodSource at Seafood Expo North America in Boston, Massachusetts on 11 March.

The fully-integrated aquaculture

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
March 14, 2018

Boston, Massachusetts-based supplier Slade Gorton and Company celebrated 90 years in the seafood industry at this year’s Seafood Expo North America event by launching its new retail-ready Fish n’ Chips meal kit, featuring fresh, all-natural Icelandic cod lightly-coated with crunchy, toasted crumbs. 

The meal kits feature 10 ounces of Marine Stewardship Council-certified Icelandic cod portions, as well as five ounces of fresh-cut

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
March 14, 2018

Reykjavic, Iceland-based seafood company Iceland’s Finest is hoping that its award-winning product line, Icelandic Seafood Starters, will persuade younger generations to choose seafood more often, according to the company’s export manager, Jóhannes Egilsson. 

“What we would really like to do is help the younger generation, the millennials, to consume seafood,” Egilsson told SeafoodSource at Seafood Expo North

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Cliff White

Published on
March 13, 2018

Open Blue, a Panama City, Panama-based aquaculture firm specializing in cobia, introduced a new range of premium frozen cobia products for both foodservice and retail applications at Seafood Expo North America on Monday, 12 March.

The new line includes IVP fixed-weight cobia portions, buffet cuts, and taco strips. Open Blue is also expanding its portion range with a branded 10-ounce retail pack and a two-pound IVP club-pack format.

“For

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Cliff White

Published on
March 13, 2018

A new initiative led by the Ecuadorian seafood industry is aiming to improve the country's reputation as a source of safe and sustainable shrimp.

The Sustainable Shrimp Partnership was launched by seven founding members from Ecuador on Monday, 12 March at Seafood Expo North America. The SSP is a certification based on Aquaculture Stewardship Council standards, but with augmentations for water quality, traceability, and antibiotic

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Christine Blank

Published on
March 13, 2018

Seaweed is the new kale.

The buzz around seaweed products is growing louder by the day, as they make their way into mainstream grocery and club stores, and are featured on restaurant menus across the United States.The deeply nutritious greens, which are mineral-rich, contain essential amino acids, and are good sources of high-quality protein, are considered by many to be the new “superfood.” More consumers around the globe are

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
March 13, 2018

“BAM!”

The signature catchphrase of beloved celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse could be heard up and down the many aisles of Seafood Expo North America on Monday, 12 March, when the culinary master arrived in Boston, Massachusetts to support his wife Alden Lagasse’s growing caviar business.

Louisiana Caviar Co., which was purchased by Alden Lagasse and her business partners, Amy Hollister Wilson and Alison Vega-Knoll, almost two

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