SENA Panel: Alternative Approach: Where the Seafood Industry Stands on Plant-Based Analogs

Published on
January 23, 2023
A panel from the 2022 SENA conference.

The 2022 Seafood Expo North America, which took place 13 to 15, March in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., and the 2022 Seafood Expo Global, 26 to 28 April, 2022, in Barcelona, Spain, featured a comprehensive conference program of live panel events focusing on topics chosen to be of vital interest to the seafood industry.

The 28 individual presentations from SENA and the 21 sessions from SEG featured exclusive information and insight from seafood industry experts, including economic forecasts and analysis on the trends and topics impacting the global seafood industry as it navigates issues of trade, food safety, traceability, aquaculture, sustainability, and consumption trends. Now, a video recording of each of these sessions is available for on-demand replay.

Featuring SeafoodSource Special Projects Manager Maddie Kearns, Former National Fisheries Institute President John Connelly, and Southwind Foods/Great American Seafood Import CEO Sam Galetti, “Alternative Approach: Where the Seafood Industry Stands on Plant-Based Analogs” is available free for SeafoodSource Premium members, or for individual purchase to non-Premium members for USD 40. It was presented on Monday, 14 March, with the following description:

Plant-based seafood analog products are proliferating in North America and globally. Some traditional seafood suppliers have looked upon the emerging product segment as an opportunity for new growth, while others in the industry remain skeptical of its classification and positioning in the marketplace. This panel session explores these various viewpoints, from seafood suppliers stepping into plant-based analog product development themselves to those partnering with alternative protein food-makers. How might seafood and plant-based alternatives coexist? Where do the categories connect, and where do they diverge? What kind of labeling is needed for this analog?

The entire package of videos from SENA and the entire package of videos from SEG can each be purchased for USD 250, but all are free to SeafoodSource Premium members.

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