Foodservice & Retail

Published on
April 19, 2019

The 13th annual BC Seafood Festival is scheduled to take place in Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, Canada, from 7 to 16 June, 2019, event organizers confirmed on 15 April. 

The event, considered to be the largest seafood festival in Western Canada, will once again be situated in the Comox Valley region, the top production area for oysters in Canada. Festival features for 2019 include the “Signature Weekend,” comprised of

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Christine Blank

Published on
April 19, 2019

Chef and television personality Andrew Zimmern, executive producer and host of the Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods” and “The Zimmern List,” was recently enlisted by the Verlasso brand, owned by AquaChile, to document the company's production methods at is salmon production facility in Chile. The project is part of the development of a documentary being spearheaded by Zimmern's production company that

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Christine Blank

Published on
April 19, 2019

Chefs from 40 leading restaurants across Australia have pledged to no longer serve unsustainable seafood as part of the Australian Marine Conservation Society’s new GoodFish Project.

All the restaurants have agreed not to source or serve seafood that is red-listed as “Say No” in Australia’s Sustainable Seafood Guide, an independent scientific analysis of seafood production from Australian Marine Conservation

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Cliff White

Published on
April 19, 2019

Russian Fishery Company’s Nordeco-branded products made from Alaska pollock have arrived on retail shelves in Russia.

Fillets, mince, and fish sticks made with Alaska pollock are now being sold in the Caviar and Fish outlet in Saint Petersburg and in the Samberi store in Primorsky Krai.

“We hope that Nordeco products will become for Russians the standard of quality and true taste of pollock – wild white fish, a rich source of

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Christine Blank

Published on
April 12, 2019

Three seafood suppliers were recognized by Whole Foods Market (WFM) at its seventh annual Supplier Awards, held in Austin, Texas, U.S.A., on 10 April.

Luke’s Lobster was named WFM’s Global Supplier of the Year for 2018 and received the retailer’s Purpose Driven Empowerment Award. Luke’s received the distinction for “working hand in hand with WholeFoods Market to build a process that guarantees that all their

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Sally James

Published on
April 12, 2019

Seafood is a great way to get kid’s developing brains, bones, and hearts the nutrition they need – studies have shown that oily fish in particular are chock-full of nutrients that help with the development of all three. But it’s not just about getting kid’s to make healthier choices, it’s also about their impact on the meal choices of their families. 

In cultures where fish is a part of life – Greece,

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Christine Blank

Published on
April 11, 2019

Three major grocery chains in the United Kingdom are doing their part to help end illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing as well as slavery and human rights abuses.

Tesco, Sainsbury’s, and Co-op are the first to sign the Environmental Justice Foundation’s Charter for Transparency, which was designed to help supermarkets ensure their seafood supply chains are free from illegal fishing and human rights abuses. The three

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Christine Blank

Published on
April 10, 2019

Fishpeople Seafood is rolling out new several new seafood products aimed at making meals more flavorful and easier to prepare.

Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.-based Fishpeople produces seafood kits, seafood jerky, and soups. Its products are sold in more than 5,000 retail stores in the U.S., including Safeway, Albertsons, and Whole Foods. 

The company unveiled three new flavors of its Wildly Delicious Seafood Kits at Seafood Expo North America in

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Chris Chase

Published on
April 8, 2019

Less than 10 years ago, Chris Avery and Matt Baumann – co-founders of Boston Smoked Fish – were both practicing attorneys who had burned out on the legal life. 

Baumann, who originally hails from the Midwest, had gotten into smoking fish as a hobby, and at the time was thinking of taking it from a hobby to a full-time occupation after experimenting with some recipes. In January 2013, Baumann approached Avery in a bar and pitched

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Jason Holland

Published on
April 8, 2019

Akshay Borges, chef at The String restaurant in Shetland, has been named the inaugural winner of the #PrideofPlate seafood competition. 

The new contest, which was devised by trade body Seafood Scotland and run via Seafood from Scotland’s Instagram account, asked professional chefs to share a seafood dish of their own creation. The campaign is part of Seafood Scotland’s ongoing work to increase the use of Scottish seafood on

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