Foodservice & Retail

Published on
September 19, 2018

Blue Ocean Mariculture’s Hawaiian Kanpachi – a premium marine finfish lauded by chefs throughout North America – is serving as key partner at this year’s Chef Fest, currently underway at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. 

Chef Fest brings together some of America’s most accomplished chefs for a celebration of high-profile dinners, interactive cooking classes, and culinary and wine

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Published on
September 13, 2018

Product submissions for the 26th annual Alaska Symphony of Seafood contest are now being accepted, the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF) announced on Monday, 10 September. 

Entry forms and fees for the competition, which highlights value-added products made from Alaska seafood, will be collected until 19 October, the AFDF said. As in years past, competing products for the Alaska Symphony of Seafood will be grouped into four

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
September 10, 2018

Flavors and functionality may be key to pushing sales of processed seafood in Asia, a region more associated with consumption of fresh product.

Sales of seafood products are inching up across the huge Asia-Pacific region, thanks to an appeal to ageing societies in key markets like Japan, and due to a new emphasis on innovative flavors and packaging, according to research by market research consultancy Euromonitor. 

Overall growth in

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Christine Blank

Published on
September 7, 2018

After People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) targeted Maryland’s blue crab industry in an ad campaign last month, seafood restaurant Jimmy’s Famous Seafood is fighting back to protect its livelihood.

“It’s our livelihood and the Maryland blue crab is the bloodline of Maryland.…Tens of thousands of jobs depend on the Maryland blue crab economy on a daily basis,” John Minadakis, owner of

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Christine Blank

Published on
September 5, 2018

A group of U.S. non-governmental organizations have begun a nationwide campaign urging the nation’s three largest foodservice management companies to buy more local and community-based products, including seafood.

The Community Coalition for Real Meals, which includes the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA), Friends of the Earth, and Real Food Challenge, say that Aramark, Compass Group, and Sodexo need to reorient their business

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Christine Blank

Published on
August 31, 2018

As American children head back to school, experts have a number of tips to help parents prepare quick seafood meals.

“Serving seafood in familiar dishes like tacos, enchiladas, soups, salads, burgers and baked dishes can be a beneficial way for kids to eat more seafood,” said Joe Urban, director of food and nutrition services for Greenville County Schools in Greenville, South Carolina, in a Seafood Nutrition Partnership press

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Jason Holland

Published on
August 31, 2018
foodservice

The 12 semi-finalists in the United Kingdom’s 2018 Seafood Restaurant of the Year competition have been confirmed. 

Launched in 2015 by seafood trade body Seafish, the competition was created to find the finest restaurants in the country that not only cook and serve exceptional fish and shellfish dishes, but who are able to demonstrate their commitment to responsible sourcing and customer service. 

Following initial judging, this

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Christine Blank

Published on
August 30, 2018

Timed with the Labor Day holiday in the United States on 3 September, Red Lobster is bringing back its Endless Shrimp promotion.

For the current Endless Shrimp promotion, Red Lobster is featuring two new dishes: Crunchy Fiesta Shrimp, which entails crispy tortilla-crusted shrimp that is topped with a three-cheese sauce and pico de gallo; and Sesame-Ginger Grilled Shrimp, which is grilled shrimp drizzled with a savory soy-ginger sauce and topped

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Published on
August 22, 2018

Grimsby-based seafood supplier JCS Fish has scored a national distribution contract with British online retailer Ocado, the company announced on 20 August. 

Ocado’s platform will feature JCS Fish’s range of BigFish Brand Salmon Bites and Goujons, products conceptualized with the fast-growing, booming breaded fish market in mind. Three products from the range currently have listings on Ocado per the contract: Salmon Bites and

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Ben Fisher

Published on
August 22, 2018

U.S. mega-retailer Target has decided to resume its sale of farmed salmon, nearly a decade after it shifted to selling exclusively wild-caught Alaskan salmon. 

A year after Target made its decision to sell only wild salmon in 2010, the retailer announced that it would only sell sustainable and traceable seafood. Now, the Minneapolis-based retail giant seems to have shifted gears, claiming in a recent release that farmed salmon can be

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