Seafood News2018-01-08T23:39:48+00:00

Seafood News

US buyers paying more for seafood in 2018

Author: Christine Blank   The value of U.S. seafood imports increased significantly for the first six months of the year, while volume dropped slightly, according to new data from NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service. The overall value of seafood purchased by U.S. buyers spiked from around USD 10.4 billion (EUR 8.95 billion) for the first six months of 2017 to around USD 10.9 billion (EUR 9.4 billion) during the same timeframe in 2018, NMFS found. Meanwhile, the overall volume of imported seafood declined from 1.374 kilos last year to 1.371 kilos during the first six months of 2018. Fresh Atlantic [...]

August 12th, 2018|

Fooq’s Owner David Foulquier Is Bringing A Taste Of Tokyo To Manhattan, With $300 Omakase at Sushi Noz

Author: Alexandra Wilson, Forbes Staff David Foulquier, 28, made a name for himself cooking French-Persian cuisine. His Miami restaurant, Fooq’s, was inspired by his parents, who emigrated from France and Tehran, and serves the aromatic foods of his childhood. Now, he’s offering a new kind of eatery. In March, Foulquier opened Sushi Noz, an eight-seat, edomae-style sushi restaurant serving $300 omakase. And while the concept might seem like an abrupt departure from the nostalgic cuisine at Fooq’s, it’s a dream that has been many years in the making. In 2013, Foulquier was fresh out of college and determined to open [...]

August 5th, 2018|

Don’t Eat Endangered Fish and Seafood

Author: Hank Shaw Give These Fish a Break, Eat Sustainable Alternatives Some fish ought not to be eaten because we have so overfished them that these fish and other sea creatures are becoming endangered. Bluefin tuna, Atlantic cod, and Chilean sea bass are just a few popular examples. If you want to eat them again down the road, it's time to give them a break now -- here is a list of some especially endangered seafood along with some sustainable alternatives. Where I can, I will also give you the few exceptions where an otherwise threatened fish is being caught [...]

July 29th, 2018|

Before You Buy Seafood at a Supermarket

Author: Hank Shaw   Photo Courtesy of: Doug DuCap Not everyone has access to quality fish markets. Maybe you live in the Midwest, or a small town, or in a rural area. This means most of the fish and seafood you will buy will come from a mega-mart. All is not lost, however, as there is good seafood to be had at most supermarkets—if you know where to look and what to look for. Go to the Freezer Section When we're far away from the sea, we never bother with the "fresh" fish displayed in the supermarket. It will most [...]

July 22nd, 2018|

How to Freeze Fish – Tips and Methods

Author: Hank Shaw Air is Your Enemy fotofrog/Getty Images Any fish you are not planning on eating within a few days must be frozen. And properly freezing a fish does not mean tossing it will-nilly into the icebox. Here's what you need to know to have top-quality fish for months: Air is your enemy. Any air that touches your fish will destroy it. It's that simple. So you must prevent air from contacting the fish by vacuum-sealing it, glazing it or wrapping it tightly -- this is in order of preference. If you catch a lot of fish or buy [...]

July 15th, 2018|

5 Supermarket Seafood Secrets

Author: By Doug DuCap The Best Choices to Get Your Money's Worth and More! Echo / Getty Images Supermarket seafood counters can be a source of excellent products and first-rate advice. But, as with any purchase, caveat emptor applies. The following tips can help when choosing fresh fish and seafood. You Can't Beat Fresh -- Or Can You? Fresh is always better, right? That's a perfectly reasonable assumption, but in some cases, it may not be true. Fish and seafood are very perishable, and choosing local species over those that come from far away is the best starting point. But [...]

July 8th, 2018|

Consumers looking to feed fitness with seafood

Author: Madelyn Kearns Consumers are now more aware than ever that eating seafood is a healthy choice. That’s good news, but it’s also a challenge, according to Susan Marks, the sustainability director for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI). During a panel session at this year’s SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Barcelona, Spain, Marks spoke on the latest consumer insights ASMI has uncovered through its various campaigns and initiatives aimed at convincing communities around the world to indulge in Alaska seafood. Today’s consumers are a curious bunch hungry for details, Marks said. As such, it’s no longer enough to simply tell [...]

July 1st, 2018|

Stavis releases frozen organic mussel for retail

Author: Christine Blank A United States seafood supplier launched what it believes to be the first frozen organic mussels for retail and foodservice. Boston, Massachusetts-based Stavis Seafoods rolled out frozen Prince Edward branded Whole Organic Mussels, available in both a one pound retail-ready bag and two pound foodservice bag. “While there are other organic mussels out there, they are fresh, not frozen. Frozen really makes this a retail play, since most grocery shoppers don’t want to use their mussels right away,” Michael Lynch, vice president of marketing for Stavis, told SeafoodSource. Stavis already has orders for the mussels, from both [...]

June 24th, 2018|

Oliver Luckett hopes to bring Disney magic to new seafood brand Niceland

Author: Nicki Holmyard Niceland, a new brand of seafood from Iceland, will hit the shelves of several major retailers in the U.S.A. next week. Flown in directly from Reykjavik, Niceland Seafood’s initial offering will be fresh wild-caught, Marine Stewardship Council-certified haddock, cod, redfish, wolfish, and plaice, plus farmed Arctic char. The initiative is the brainchild of tech mogul and branding expert Oliver Luckett, the former head of innovation at The Walt Disney Company and founder and chief executive officer of social media management company theAudience. Luckett is working closely with his founding partner and CEO, Heida Helgadottir, an Icelandic politician [...]

June 17th, 2018|

Canada’s Maximum Seafood expands into US market

Author: Madelyn Kearns Source:   Ontario, Canada-based company Maximum Seafood is expanding into the United States with the launch of Maximum Seafood USA, the firm announced on 1 June. A division of Medex Fish Importing and Exporting Co. Ltd., Maximum Seafood was founded in 2001 by siblings Max and Leo D’Elia, alongside their brother-in-law, Tony D’Angelo. The D’Elias were first introduced to the seafood industry by their father, an Italian immigrant and entrepreneurial fishmonger, who inspired his sons and extended family to build a business valuing supreme quality, honesty, and top-of-the-line service above all, according to the company’s website. [...]

June 10th, 2018|

Bernt Bodal retiring from American Seafoods after more than 25 years of service

Author: Madelyn Kearns   After more than 25 years of service, American Seafoods’ Bernt Bodal is retiring, the company announced on 31 May. Bodal will step down from his role as chairman of American Seafoods’ Board of Directors as part of his exit, but, as an equity holder in the firm, he will remain a member of the board once his retirement goes into effect. A noted leader and innovator, Bodal was responsible for leading American Seafoods through an era of immense change, including the formation of fishing cooperatives in both the U.S. Pacific hake and Alaska pollock fisheries. Such [...]

June 3rd, 2018|

Young’s introduces new premium products, including Argentinian red shrimp

Author: Chris Chase Grimsby, United Kingdom-based Young’s Seafood announced the launch of three new premium products on 21 May, including the company’s first foray into using Argentinian red shrimp. The new products are intended to appeal to a more “discerning frozen food shopper,” according to a release from the company. “The products meet the consumer need for a premium, chunkier product, targeting both discerning ‘foodie’ shoppers, and smaller households, with the best quality, chunky cod fillet displayed in a two per pack format,”  the release stated. The new Gastro Jumbo Beer Battered Argentinian Red Shrimp, which comes with 220 grams of [...]

May 27th, 2018|

Shake it up: The Shake Seafood debuts in Northeast Philly

Author: Hoodline A new spot to score seafood and more has made its debut in the neighborhood. The fresh arrival to Northeast Philly, called The Shake Seafood, is located at 2141 Cottman Ave. The menu is simple: choose a type or combination of seafood, including crawfish, steamed oysters, snow crab legs and more. Next, flavor your choice with Cajun sauce, garlic butter, lemon pepper or the house sauce, which combines all of the above. Finally, pick a spice level. Looking for an even simpler option? Baskets of fried seafood and chicken are available, as well as an array of side [...]

May 24th, 2018|

Northern Wind hires 35-year industry veteran as VP of new product development

Author: Madelyn Kearns New Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based seafood supplier and processor Northern Wind has hired industry veteran Kenneth Loud as its vice president of new product development, the company announced 15 May. Loud, who has over 35 years of experience in the seafood industry, comes to the role most recently from Kendell Seafood – a provider of Chilean sea bass from Patagonia – where he had been working for the past four years. With Northern Wind, Loud will be “involved on both the procurement and sales side” of the company’s new product expansion lines, which are comprised of vessel direct [...]

May 20th, 2018|

Bumble Bee CEO Indicted in California for Tuna Price Fixing

Author: NewsMax (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File) The president and chief executive of Bumble Bee Foods LLC has been indicted by a federal grand jury in California on charges he conspired to fix prices for packaged seafood sold in the United States, the Justice Department said on Wednesday. Christopher Lischewski, the fourth person to be charged in a federal price-fixing probe, was indicted in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco, the department said in a statement. Attorney John Keker said Lischewski was innocent. "When the facts are known and the truth emerges, Mr. Lischewski [...]

May 17th, 2018|