Seafood News2018-01-08T23:39:48-05:00

Seafood News

A labor of love: How Martha Stewart and True North created their new seafood product line

Author: Madelyn Kearns   It was like the first day of school when Martha Stewart's culinary director, Thomas Joseph, arrived at the 2019 Seafood Expo North America event in Boston, Massachusetts on its opening day. Joseph, who is a 2017 James Beard Award winner, pulled up to the continent’s largest seafood trade event with the four initial offerings under the Martha Stewart brand’s latest seafood product line in tow, ready for their debut. The products were created in partnership with Cooke Inc.'s True North Seafood. “We’re super-excited,” Joseph told SeafoodSource on Sunday, 17 March, as SENA19 roared to life. “Today was [...]

March 24th, 2019|

Ocean Beauty to debut new portions, salmon candy at Seafood Expo North America

Author: Christine Blank   Ocean Beauty Seafoods will debut new products under its Ocean Beauty and Echo Falls brands at Seafood Expo North America 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts, 17 to 19 March. In addition, after the Seattle, Washington-based supplier announced last month that it has become the U.S. distributor for Findus, a brand of Nomad Foods in Sweden, it said it will display Findus’s frozen portions, breaded and value-added seafood, and steamable flavored cod loins at the expo. Ocean Beauty’s new retail line of skin-packed seafood portions under its Ocean Beauty brand includes Alaska sockeye salmon, Alaska halibut, Alaska cod, [...]

March 10th, 2019|

Aller Aqua debuts specialty feed for recirculating aquaculture systems

Author: Cliff White   Christiansfeld, Denmark-based aquaculture firm Aller Aqua has debuted a new aquafeed specifically designed for recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS). Its PowerRAS feed line is based upon Aller Aqua’s proprietary research on raw material nutrient digestibility for fish at different life stages and under varying environmental conditions, the company said. “The PowerRAS concept meets the high demands towards feed for RAS in terms of feed efficiency, optimal water quality, and subsequent fish growth,” Aller Aqua said in a press release. “The concept is the result of continuous research and trial work at Aller Aqua research in combination with [...]

March 3rd, 2019|

Jet, Fulton Fish Market Team For Seafood Delivery

Author: PYMNTS In an effort to deliver sustainable and fresh seafood to customers in New York City, Jet.com and Fulton Fish Market are teaming up for Jet’s City Grocery experience. The offering will allow customers to buy fresh yellowfin tuna and wild Chilean sea bass, among other products, Deli Market News reported. Jet President Simon Belsham said, according to the outlet, “Jet customers will now be able to order nearly 25 varieties of sustainably sourced seafood straight to their door, and know that the product is being provided by a trusted source. It is yet another convenience Jet is bringing to [...]

February 24th, 2019|

How Often Should You Be Eating Fish?

Author: Sally Wadyka New guidelines reassert the heart-healthy benefits of seafood New guidelines from the American Heart Association published today in the journal Circulation cement the importance of eating fish to help protect your heart. The panel of experts who produced the AHA’s new scientific advisory on fish consumption reviewed the research that has emerged in the decade and a half since the AHA’s last issued recommendations for eating fish in 2002. “We looked at several more cardiovascular disease-related endpoints [related to seafood consumption], including congestive heart failure, stroke, and hypertension,” says Eric B. Rimm, Sc.D., chair of the AHA’s writing [...]

February 17th, 2019|

8 Curious Facts About Fish

Author: Wendy Stokes Fish is an inseparable part of a healthy lifestyle and more specifically a balanced eating regime. As we all know, there are dozens of studies that would back that claim up. Nutritionists and doctors recommend an average intake of 2 fish to be at least 2 times a week. Among most consumers’ preferred choices are white fish, salmon, mackerel, herring, carp, tuna, trout and more. No matter which species you prefer when you’ve set your sights on cooking seafood, you should get an effective fish scaler to help you deal with the processing of a fish as fast [...]

February 10th, 2019|

Experts question value of “premium” seafood

Author: Cliff White At the beginning of the panel on premium finfish at the 2019 Global Seafood Market Conference in Coronado, California, on 15 January, moderator Derek Figueroa, the chief operating officer of Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.-based Seattle Fish Company, flashed a slide with the definition of both “premium” and “premium seafood.” Premium: Noun – a high-value or a value in excess of that normally or usually expected. Adjective – of exceptional quality or amount. Premium seafood: Species or product form whose attributes drive product preference over and above the norm. Figueroa clarified that the second definition had been created by [...]

February 3rd, 2019|

Wife and husband duo crowned fish and chips champions

Author: Nicki Holmyard   Husband and wife team Tim and Kelly Barnes, from Krispies Fish and Chips located in Exmouth, Devon, United Kingdom, joined an elite team in January, as they were announced winners of the National Fish & Chip Awards 2019. Their new title makes them one of just 31 fish and chip shops to have been awarded the title since 1988, when the competition began. Today, there are around 10,500 specialist fish and chip shops in the U.K. They dramatically outnumber popular international fast food outlets such as McDonalds, which has 1,200 outlets, and Kentucky Fried Chicken with [...]

January 27th, 2019|

Seafood processor conference set in Baton Rouge

Author: WAFB   BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Experts will meet in late January to discuss the latest trends, best practices and new equipment in micro-processing. Representing the LSU Sea Grant College Program and LSU AgCenter, the experts will present information at Seafood Processors Conference on Jan. 30, according to a release from the LSU AgCenter. “The world of seafood is changing, especially for our harvesters, and we believe micro-processing could be the path to economic sustainability,” said Thomas Hymel, AgCenter and Sea Grant extension agent and director of the Louisiana Direct Seafood program. The one-day event will be held [...]

January 20th, 2019|

Rare ‘Calico Lobster’ Found at Maryland Seafood Counter

Author: Jessica Anderson   A rare "calico lobster" named Eve remains in a special tank at Ocean City Seafood until she’s expected to be relocated to an aquarium. (Courtesy of Ocean City Seafood)   Unloading a shipment from Maine, the owner of Ocean City Seafood distributor in Silver Spring made a one-in-30-million discovery. Among the dark bluish and greenish brown crustaceans, the owner found a rare “calico” lobster with a mottled orange and black shell in a delivery last month. “We knew she was special we didn’t even know why,” said Rita Montoya, a spokeswoman for Ocean City Seafood. Montoya [...]

January 13th, 2019|

Stir: Oldest underwater restaurant looks at seafood’s underside

Author: Joanna Fantozzi At Ithaa, located in the Maldives, guests enjoy ocean-view dining   Aside from white sandy beaches and a tropical climate, the Maldives islands are especially well known for one peculiar tourist attraction category: the underwater restaurant. At Ithaa — which touts itself as the world’s oldest underwater restaurant — guests dine on astronomically priced seven-course dinners or four-course lunches 16 feet below the surface of the Indian Ocean with 180-degree views of schools of tropical fish, sting rays and sharks swimming above their heads. But guests won’t find the marine wildlife swimming just outside the windows anywhere [...]

January 6th, 2019|

With Prices Low, US Grocers Push Shrimp for the Holidays

Author: Christine Blank   Cheaper farmed shrimp prices are benefitting American retailers and consumers this holiday season. Prices for imported farmed shrimp have dropped significantly since the summer, and fallen an additional USD 0.30 to 0.40 (EUR 0.26 to 0.35) per pound over the last month. There are a variety of reasons for the steep drop in prices. Overproduction, heavy inventory in United States’ cold storage, rejections of imported shrimp by the U.S.A., and close competition for vannamei from other suppliers are all impacting shrimp pricing. Shrimp from India, which is the largest supplier to the United States, is especially [...]

December 30th, 2018|

New Australis Barramundi product to debut at Whole Foods

Author: Christine Blank Australis Aquaculture will debut its frozen Garlic Teriyaki Barramundi portions at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide starting in mid-January 2019. Australis, which is based in Greenfield, Massachusetts, U.S.A. and farms its barramundi in ocean pens in Vietnam, said its new sweet and savory pre-glazed frozen barramundi portions “are designed for health-conscious consumers who crave the great flavor and nutritional value of sustainable seafood, without the fuss." The portions are sold in a 12-ounce bag and retail for a suggested USD 9.99 (EUR 8.72) each. "We know our shoppers are coming to the Whole Foods Market seafood department [...]

December 23rd, 2018|

Follow These Rules For Safer Seafood

Author: Rachel Riederer Quinn Dombrowski / Flickr Seafood can be an iffy choice depending on the season and day of the week. With that said, you should be wary of these foods 24/7 - just in case. No one wants to get food poisoning, so take heed of these fishy food tips. Do you really need to take the entire summer off from shellfish? And is the old saw about avoiding sushi on Mondays still accurate? We decided to check in on some of the old and new guidelines for seafood-eating to see what's out of date, what new rules [...]

December 16th, 2018|

IKEA Rolls Out Salmon Meatballs in US Stores

   Author: Christine Blank Global retailer Ikea has introduced new Aquaculture Stewardship Council-certified salmon meatballs to its U.S.-based stores, with plans to expand the offerings to other international markets soon. Sweden-based Ikea, which operates restaurants in its home furnishings stores, first tested the “salmon balls” in Portugal, and then added them to its U.S. stores’ restaurants this fall. Ikea stores also offer responsibly-sourced salmon fillets, cured salmon, cold smoked salmon, and hot smoked salmon. In its U.S. salmon ball rollout, announced via YouTube, Ikea said that its unnamed, “carefully selected” suppliers provide ASC-certified salmon “from the icy fjords of northern [...]

December 9th, 2018|