Foodservice & Retail
Russian seafood chain Rybset (Fish Network) will be filming a series of educational videos to fill the gap in Russian consumers’ knowledge about fish, aquaculture, shrimp, and other products.
Rybset Business Development Director Polina Kirova told SeafoodSource each of the 12 videos to be shot will be seven to eight minutes long. Each film will be devoted to a different kind of seafood, with subjects including wild whitefish, river… Read More
The Seafood Nutrition Partnership is kicking off National Seafood Month on 1 October with a “Celebration of Sustainable Seafood” event featuring top chefs.
The celebration will be held at Ivy City Smokehouse in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S.A., from 6 to 9 p.m on 1 October, SNP said.
Some top chefs from the D.C. area will offer signature seafood bites to around 200 guests, and Michael-Ann Rowe, the Fishionita and… Read More
A Canadian grocery chain’s new live seafood bar is a hit with shoppers.
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada-based T&T Supermarket, the largest Asian supermarket chain in Canada, recently opened its first seafood bar at its new store in Richmond. The 70,000-square-foot store is also the chain’s largest.
At the new store, customers can order “instant-cooked” live seafood, including lobsters and prawns.
“Not… Read More
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.-based fast casual seafood chain Captain D’s is rolling out new catfish-centric menu items as part of its latest “Catfish Craze” campaign, the company announced on 24 September.
These new “Catfish Craze” offerings include Catfish Dippers, which can be served in a meal with D's Signature Batter Dipped Fish or as a Giant Catfish Sandwich. Consumers can also opt for Southern-style and… Read More
Red Lobster is offering free Lobster and Langostino Pizza to its customers on United States National Lobster Day, today, 25 September.
Customers who purchase two adult entrees can receive a free pizza, which is topped with Maine lobster, Norway lobster, and langostino, as well as mozzarella cheese and basil.
Several other restaurants are also getting involved in celebrating the holiday, which is actually held twice annually in the U.S.
The… Read More
A Maine, U.S.A.-based lobster restaurant will temporarily hold off on its tests of sedating lobsters with medical marijuana before cooking them after the state said it is investigating the eatery.
The Maine Health Inspection Program State is investigating Southwest Harbor-based Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound after discovering that owner Charlotte Gill, a state licensed medical marijuana caregiver, sedates some lobsters with medical… Read More
A gold-colored sea cucumber from New Zealand is proving a winner for a China-focused exporter of wild seafood who hopes to certify the species as organic.
New Zealand Wild Catch Limited, which holds approximately half of New Zealand’s national quota for wild sea cucumber catches, is marketing the new catch as part of its focus on China’s high-end market for sea cucumbers, according to CEO James Parfitt.
“Things are going… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More