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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
The seafood economy should embrance, not fear, the future, political economist, author, and professor Mark Blyth said in his keynote address at Seafood Expo North America in Boston, Massachusetts on 11 March.
Blyth, a professor at Brown University explained in his address, titled, “What Does Globalization 3.0 Look Like? Global Trade in a World of Local Populism,” said that to-date, two waves of globalization have shaped the… Read More