Expo News

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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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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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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Christine Blank

Published on
March 13, 2018

While smoked fish is popular on crackers and bagels, it has traditionally not been considered an ingredient in ready-to-eat meals. 

However, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.-based Acme Smoked Fish Corp. is aiming to change that with its new Blue Hill Bay Smoked Fish Poke Bowls. The new bowls come in two varieties: smoked salmon and smoked ahi tuna.

Adam Caslow, co-CEO of Acme, told SeafoodSource the bowls are intended to bring a new type of

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Christine Blank

Published on
March 13, 2018

Blue Star Foods is rolling out a line of grab-and-go seafood items, which feature QR code traceability, at Seafood Expo North America in Boston, Massachusetts.

Blue Star’s new Grab and Go line includes two four-ounce Crab N Go foil pouches – one with claw crab meat and one with lump crab meat – and a four-ounce Shrimp N Go pouch, according to Blue Star CEO and CSO John Keeler.

“The population is moving at a fast pace. We

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SeafoodSource Staff

Published on
March 12, 2018

UPDATE: Due to worsening travel conditions, shuttles returning to hotels from the BCEC on the last day of Seafood Expo North America 2018 will depart at 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. only. There will be no shuttle service after the 1:30 p.m. departure, Diversified Communications announced.

Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America 2018 will remain open for regular hours on Tuesday, 13 March, from 10 a.m to 3 p.m., the expo's

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