The promise and peril of manufactured seafood

Author: Rod Fujita Credit: Marco Verch via Flickr Creative Commons Today, there are only two ways to produce seafood: fishermen can catch wild fish, or fish can be farmed in a process called aquaculture. Both methods have many benefits, but also can have adverse impacts on the environment. A growing number of companies are trying to develop alternative ways to produce “seafood,” like “tuna” made by growing tuna cells in a lab. Will these alternatives make it commercially? If they do, will that result in big environmental benefits or contribute to food security? Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) recently looked into [...]

2019-08-19T21:36:43-05:00August 19th, 2019|News|0 Comments

US seafood eateries expanding

Author: Christine Blank   Two seafood restaurant chains based in the United States are quickly expanding. Miami, Florida-based Sushi Sake, a late-night Asian cuisine hotspot in South Florida for more than a decade, is planning to franchise its restaurants across the country. Meanwhile, Mesa, Arizona-based Angry Crab Shack, a full-service Cajun seafood restaurant specializing in boiled shellfish flavored with signature sauces, recently signed a multi-unit franchise agreement to bring three locations to Atlanta – breaking into the Georgia market. Angry Crab Shack plans to have 100 locations open and operating by 2023. Sushi Sake, which has 14 locations in Miami, [...]

2019-07-29T23:41:33-05:00July 29th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Captain D’s launches new “Lobster & Crab Celebration

Author: Christine Blank Captan D’s is launching a limited-time “Lobster & Crab Celebration” for the first time. Through 22 September, the restaurant chain is promoting several of its lobster and crab dishes, along with a new combination dish: The Ultimate Lobster & Crab Platter, which includes one crab cake, six Lobster Bites, two Batter Dipped Fish Fillets, and six shrimp. The Platter is served with a choice of two sides and hush puppies and starts at USD 8.99 (EUR 8.01). Other dishes featured in the promotion include: Fish, Crab Cake & Shrimp Meal; Fish, Lobster Bites & Shrimp Meal, which [...]

2019-07-20T23:43:02-05:00July 21st, 2019|News|0 Comments

Community Opens Hearts To Braun Seafood After Fire

Author: Lisa Finn, Patch Staff Community Opens Hearts To Braun Seafood After Fire Support from a caring community pours in as owners, staff work tirelessly to keep business open, make Braun "bigger and better than ever." (Lisa Finn.)   CUTCHOGUE, NY — It's a story that speaks to the heart and fiber of the North Fork community: After a fire ripped through a storage building at Braun Seafood in Cutchogue Wednesday, not only did owners and staff work tirelessly to open the business just hours later — but the love of the community came pouring in as sea of neighbors, [...]

2019-07-06T19:10:58-05:00July 7th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Whole Oceans’ quick progress has company aiming higher

Author: Chris Chase   Late last month, Maine, U.S.A.-based Whole Oceans officially closed a deal with AIM Development to purchase a plot of land once occupied by a former paper mill in Bucksport, Maine. The deal signified the culmination of years of work the company put in to its plan to build a large salmon recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) facility on the site. Whole Oceans announced the project in 2018, and has been undergoing permitting through both the state and Bucksport since. “Closing on the property is obviously a big milestone. It makes the project tangible and real, and it gives [...]

2019-06-28T20:16:01-05:00June 30th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Joanna Toole’s legacy honored with new Ghost Gear Solutions Award

Author: Madelyn Kearns As the 2019 SeaWeb Seafood Summit came to a close this week in Bangkok, Thailand, attendees remembered Joanna (Jo) Toole, a beloved campaigner for ocean welfare and the co-founder of the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI), who tragically passed away in March 2019. Toole was on board Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 en route to Nairobi to speak at a United Nations meeting about how to tackle ghost gear in the world’s oceans when the plane crashed on Sunday, 10 March, 2019. Joel Baziuk – head consultant at JRBBL Consulting, who works extensively with GGGI – accepted a [...]

2019-06-14T13:07:49-05:00June 16th, 2019|News|0 Comments

For World Oceans Day, Over 200 Chefs Want Travelers To Choose Sustainable Seafood

Author: Ali Wunderman   Chef Lukas Gurtner of the Sonora Resort in Canada has a message about sustainability Mark Yuen The news is out: if people don’t drastically change their relationship with the natural world, the human species could face extinction in as little as thirty years. If that seems dramatic, it’s because it is. In the scheme of the universe, three decades is no time at all, so the time to start making changes is now. That’s why this year on June 8th for World Oceans Day, over 200 chefs from Relais & Châteaux -- a collection of gourmet restaurants and boutique [...]

2019-06-08T11:47:10-05:00June 9th, 2019|News|0 Comments

ATTO Debuts Prime Meats and Seafood Act in Midtown Manhattan at The Tuscany

Author: BWW News Desk The latest addition to New York City's steakhouse brigade, Atto (act in Italian) just debuted at 120 E. 39 St. in the heart of Murray Hill with two intriguing attractions that distinguish the 108-seat restaurant from its bovine centric brethren. They are a six-stool a crudo bar in the 60-seat dining room and the ability to utilize the stunning 1500 sq. ft. Penthouse of The Tuscany, a Signature St Giles Hotel, with fireplace, che's kitchen and 1700 sq. ft wrap-around terrace boasting panoramic views of the Empire State and Chrysler Building, for Atto special events, such [...]

2019-05-31T19:29:07-05:00June 2nd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Maine Coast honored with prestigious presidential award for expanding US exports

Author: Madelyn Kearns U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross recognized York, Maine, U.S.A.-based lobster supplier Maine Coast with the President’s “E” Award for Exports on 23 May, for the company’s demonstrated national leadership in expanding export markets for the country. Forty-eight companies total were honored by Secretary Ross with the President’s “E” Award, “the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports,” Maine Coast said. The company’s commitment to sustaining exports and opening new markets made it an ideal recipient for the honor, according to Ross. “Maine Coast has demonstrated [...]

2019-05-26T11:33:12-05:00May 26th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Tuna will take center stage on Palau’s menu

Author: Bernadette Carreon   To celebrate World Tuna Day, Palau President Tommy Remengesau Jr. on 1 May signed a presidential directive calling for a “national commitment to reduce pressure on the reef, promote locally produce foods.” Under the directive, all government food service systems must serve pelagic fish such as tuna, with reef fish no longer allowed to be served at any government event or by any government-backed foodservice system. In his directive, Remengesau said the move was being made to ensure food security and increase the supply of tuna to the domestic market. “Tuna and tuna-like pelagic fish species [...]

2019-05-17T12:17:46-05:00May 19th, 2019|News|0 Comments