Foodservice & Retail

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
September 9, 2008

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. is partnering with Rubicon Resources to market the concept's oven-ready seafood entrées and appetizers, including Chipotle BBQ Shrimp and Soy-Ginger Shrimp & Noodles, at retail outlets nationwide.

The meals will be available at most supermarkets and club stores by year's end. The deal was announced on Sept. 5.

"This project represents an important step in the extension of the brand beyond our core restaurant

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Published on
September 9, 2008

Certain seafood chains are still performing well despite the lackluster economy and seafood dishes are taking center stage in full-service restaurants, according to new research presented at the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show in Orlando this past weekend.

For example, in the varied menu segment - the fastest growing full-service concept with a 24 percent share of the full-service industry in 2007 - fish tacos are a "hot catch," says

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
September 8, 2008

California Department of Fish and Game says the Klamath River salmon population is showing signs of rebounding.

Since Aug. 6, a Fish and Game crew operating six days per week on the lower Klamath has counted 274 adult fall chinook salmon harvested below the state Route 96 bridge in Weitchpec, Calif., and 76 harvested below the U.S. Route 101 bridge.

The total Klamath basin quota for 2008 is 22,500 fish.

"The adult chinook are starting

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
September 3, 2008

Joey's Only Seafood Restaurants this month is conducting its annual fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Society of Canada: Joey's customers who make a $1 contribution to the organization will receive a $1 coupon for any Joey's entrée.

Customers will also receive a yellow "Fat Fish" cutout on which they sign their name and display on the walls of Joey's restaurants.

Since 1999, Joey's has raised more than $800,000 in the battle against

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
September 3, 2008

After years of financial struggles, Shells Seafood Restaurants today declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy in a regulatory filing. The restaurant will continue to manage and operate as a "debtor-in-possession" under the jurisdiction of U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

Also, Warren Nelson, president and CFO, resigned his position last week. He had been president since February.

Shells has struggled financially over the past nine years, posting an annual

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Published on
August 29, 2008

Overall sales of seafood in traditional supermarkets dropped 3.3 percent for the quarter ending June 28, according to a recently released survey.

In tracking seafood sales from 13,000 grocery stores nationwide, Perishables Group of Chicago also found that average retail prices on many seafood items increased during the 13 weeks ending June 28, compared to last year.

"Other research we have done shows that consumers really do believe that

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
August 28, 2008

The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) and The Ocean Foundation (TOF) yesterday commended Whole Foods Market for requiring its farmed seafood suppliers to undergo an independent, third-party audit against new internal aquaculture standards to ensure the product it sells is raised in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.

However, the environmental groups, which evaluated Whole Foods' standards against its recently published Gold

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
August 27, 2008

Shares of Darden Restaurants tumbled yesterday after same-store sales at Red Lobster and LongHorn Steakhouse dropped, causing the country's largest casual-dining company to forecast a softer-than-expected fiscal first-quarter profit. Shares fell $4.01, or 12 percent, to $28.25, but remain up about 15 percent so far this year.

The Orlando, Fla., company also cut its full-year profit outlook and said that while preliminary first-quarter U.S.

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
August 26, 2008

Jack in the Box yesterday rolled out a line of snack-sized sandwiches that includes a fish fillet.

Pita Snacks are available for $1.99 each in three varieties: fish fillet, grilled or crispy chicken strips and marinated sirloin steak strips. Each sandwich is topped with cheddar cheese, shredded lettuce and a smoky chipotle sauce and wrapped in a pita made with whole grain.

The San Diego-based quick-service chain debuted the sandwiches in

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
August 22, 2008

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute has teamed with Alton Brown, host of Food Network's "Good Eats," "Feasting on Asphalt," and "Iron Chef American" to create a five-minute video on sustainability.

The goal of the video, ASMI announced today, is to help clear up consumer confusion on sustainability and explain how the concept has guided the Alaska seafood industry.

The video was shot on location in Alaska and provides an insider's look

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