Boston Seafood Show preview: New products galore rolling out this year

We're just days away from the annual Boston seafood show. Check out what's coming up.

The Seafood Expo North America show begins this Sunday. The industry is gearing up with new announcements, product debuts and events.

We're updating this page live to let you know what's coming up and who's showcasing what on the showfloor.

We want to hear from you, too, so drop us a line and let us know if you have any new products, personnel, booth activities or other events you'd like to share with the industry.

See you in Boston!

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Hit the show prepared! Stop by the IntraFish booth #167 first thing to meet our editorial and sales staff or pick up the latest IntraFish newspaper.

Come to chat or share a news tip. Also talk to our sales staff about a limited-time subscription specials and advertising.

You can't miss us -- we're at the bottom of the escalator as you enter the hall.

 

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Brooklyn-based Acme Smoked Fish is introducing sashimi style smoked salmon under its Blue Hill Bay brand at the Seafood Expo. The group is at Booth #2806.

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Magallanes-based salmon producer Nova Austral will introduce its new farmed salmon premium brand Sixty South at the Seafood Expo in Boston.

The name Sixty South responds to the farm’s location and the origin of the salmon, raised free of antibiotic and pesticides.

“With Sixty South, we're offering a whole new class of sustainable salmon raised on natural terms," said CEO Nicos Nicolaides. 

Attendees are invited to visit booth #2117 -- where the product will be showcased -- or to arrange an appointment with the Nova Austral team to learn more about it.

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Regal Springs will donate five pounds of tilapia for every Tilapia Power Bowl sampled by an attendee during the Boston seafood show.

Attendees can also take a 360-degree tour of Regal Springs’ lake-farms, facilities and communities in Chiapas, Mexico at booth #621.

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The Norwegian Seafood Council will host a live Q&A with Norwegian salmon farmers at noon on Sunday and Monday at booth #951.

Also, Boston-based Blue Dragon Executive Chef Tom Woods will prepare samples of Asian-inspired specialties from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. each day during the expo.

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Tropical Aquaculture Products will host representatives from each of its tilapia farming and processing facilities in Brazil, Colombia, and Ecuador as well as Industrial Pesquera Santa Priscila, which is Ecuador's leading shrimp processor, producer and exporter.

Chefs Nicholas Calias and Danielle Dorcil will cook tilapia, organic salmon, shrimp and cod for attendees to sample. There will also be recipe cards available. Check them out at booth #333.

"New this year from Europe, Tropical will also be joined by Cesare Regnoli & Figlio S.r.l. to introduce a full line of retail-ready seafood salads featuring classic Italian flavors such as white anchovies, octopus, and mackerel," said the company.

The company will also encourage attendees to take a selfie in front of its"Think Tropical" island getaway display in the main lobby and use the hashtag #EatTilapia for a chance to win a gift bag.

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Fishpeople plans to feature its new "wildly delicious” Seafood Kits at the Boston Seafood show.

Read more about it here or go to booth #2745

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Processing equipment maker Linde will be showcasing two new products to support prepared seafood processors and aquaculture operators at the upcoming Seafood Expo North America.

The company’s Cryoline Crowave IQF freezer uses a patented rolling-wave action on the conveyor belt to keep seafood items separate as they are individually quick frozen (IQF).

And its new Solvox oxygenation system for aquaculture operations offers a simple drop-in solution for seawater species grown in fish tanks and sea cages that promotes fish health throughout the growth cycle.

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Greek seabass and seabream producer Selonda said recently it will sponsor 'My Greek Table' with Chef Diane Kochilas, airing in September in the US.

Kochilas will be at the Selonda booth #2617 at SENA offering dishes such as Greek sea bass and sea bream.

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Clearwater Seafoods launched several new products for the North American marketplace.

Clearwater will showcase Frozen Arctic Surf Clam Sushi-Ready Slices, Chopped Wild Arctic Surf Canned Clams, Rock Crab Claws and Norway Lobster at Seafood Expo North America.

Check them out at booth #2765.

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Attendance of Scottish companies will double this year at the Seafood Expo North America as firms join trade body Seafood Scotland in a bid to give Scottish seafood exports a boost in the North American market.

Attending for the first time will be Anderson Crab, Campbells & Co, Loch Fyne Oysters and Scottish Seas, among others.

“Shows such as the prestigious Seafood Expo in Boston are increasingly valued for their potential to establish new trade relationships between the UK and America," said Clare MacDougall, trade marketing manager at Seafood Scotland.

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Massachusetts-based processor and distributor Great Eastern Seafood is celebrating its 35th anniversary by returning to the Seafood Expo North America after not exhibiting at the show for 25 years.

It will showcase its “Best of Class” globally sourced seafood at booth #2781.

The company has personnel inspect seafood at the three New England fresh fish daily auctions located in Gloucester, MA, New Bedford, MA and Portland, ME. Its seafood is then transferred from the auction its customers or facility, which is SQF level 2 certified, HACCP and MSC Certified.

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Camanchaca Inc., the US-based division of Chilean salmon firm Camanchaca S.A., said Monday it will debut three new products at the upcoming Seafood Expo North America in Boston.

It is teaming with Spanish processor Krustagroup for the launch of one of the products.

Read more about it in this post.

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Whole Foods Market gathered a group of industry experts and NGO leaders to discuss its new canned tuna sourcing policy during SENA.

Read more about the policy in this article.

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The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is hosting an event during the Boston show to give updates on its program "including the upcoming ASC Feed Standard and a panel discussion on the progress in sustainable feed with:"

  • Michael Tlusty, Director of Ocean Sustainability Science at the New England Aquarium,
  • Avrim Lazar, Facilitator for the Global Salmon Initiative,
  • Blake Lee-Harwood, Communications & Strategy Director for the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership,
  • Michiel Fransen, Standards and Certification Coordinator for the ASC
  • Chris Ninnes, Chief Executive Officer for the ASC.

The discussion will be followed by a Q&A moderated by Scott Nichols, Founder & Principal of Food’s Future, LLC.

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Ecuadorian shrimp producers are kicking off their 'First Class Shrimp Seafood Show Tour' in Boston.

Companies Cofirmar, Edpacif, Expalsa, Langosmar Organic, Negocios Industriales Real, Omarsa, Quirola Group and Sociedad Nacional de Galápagos Songa will be exhibiting together at booth #633.

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Mexican company Omega Azul is launching Baja kampachi in Boston. The sashimi-grade fish is now available for domestic and international markets.

Click here for more information.

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The finalists in the Boston seafood show's new products contents have been announced. They are as follows:

  • Annasea Brand poke kits contain cubed fish and proprietary seasoning mixes inspired from traditional Hawaiian flavor profiles.
  • Aqua Star honey glazed shrimp with walnuts contains crispy golden battered shrimp with a creamy, sweet honey sauce and candied walnuts.
  • Bantry Bay America’s mussels in a spicy sauce pairs mussels with an iconic sauce.
  • Azuma Foods’ shrimp swirl pops are two shrimp locked together to form a lollipop-like appearance.
  • Cheating Gourmet’s cilantro lime shrimp rice bowl is an all-natural, gluten-free and preservative free, 8-ounce, microwavable meal.
  • CP Foods hand wrapped shrimp wontons with ramen noodle and yu choy are authentic Asian-style wontons made with shrimp supplied directly CP’s farms.
  • Fishpeople’s Meyer lemon and herb panko wild Alaskan salmon kit uses two sustainable and traceable wild Alaskan salmon fillets that can be topped and baked with Meyer Lemon & Herb Panko.
  • King & Prince’s jumbo buttermilk shrimp features premium tail-on shrimp tumble dusted in a light, perfectly seasoned, southern-style flour recipe accented with creamy buttermilk. 
  • Open Blue’s frozen IVP cobia fillet is a premium fish raised responsibly in deep pure waters far offshore in the open ocean.
  • Handy Seafood’s Oyster Collection is on trend and makes entertaining easy. The oysters (Crassostrea virginica) on the half-shell are handpicked.

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The San Pedro Fish Market will be filming for its reality show Kings of Fi$h during the Seafood Expo North America in Boston on the first day of the show.

The show has nearly 5.5 million online views and will be filming at booth #2949.

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The Saucy Fish Co. has secured two new listings for its ready to eat range of salmon fillets with complementary sauces in the United States.

US retailers Mariano’s and Hannaford will both list a range of three ready to eat single portion products including: Smoked & Roasted Salmon with Sticky Maple Sauce, Sweet Chili Roasted, Salmon with Tomato & Chili Chutney and Steamed Salmon with Lime & Cilantro -- all in 5.6oz servings.

Stop by booth #2554 to check out the new products.

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Fisherman-owned co-op Scottish Seas said it will officially launch at SENA 17. They "seek retail and foodservice partners in North America."

Founded last year, the co-op unites three Scottish fish producers’ organizations: Aberdeen, Orkney and West of Scotland.

Find them at the Scottish Pavilion, Booth #2253

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Massachusetts-based Mariner Seafood said it will debut its GO WILD brand of super chilled, grab-and-go seafood at the Seafood Expo in Boston.

The ready-to-prepare line uses vacuum skin packaging (VSP) technology for wild-caught seafood, including Alaskan salmon, cod, haddock, flounder, pollock, Golden Redfish, domestic Gulf shrimp and sea scallops.

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Air Products will introduce its new Freshline IQ cryogenic tunnel freezer at Seafood Expo North America in Boston in March.

The Freshline IQ freezer offers food processors continuous high throughput for a broad range of products with easy clean-up and minimal up-front capital investment, the company said.

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Maine-based live lobster wholesaler Maine Coast completed its new Boston Fish Pier facility last June and to celebrate, the company is hosting tours and a reception on Day 1 of the show.

Stop by booth #2033 for more information.

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Jamestown Seafood said it will debut its new Sequim Bay oysters by doing a wine pairing in Boston. 

The company operates in the Jamestown S’Klallam tribal lands and is commited to conservation and sustainability. The two oyster varieties are Sequim Bay Jades, which are beach farmed (Pacific - Crassostrea Gigas) and the Sequim Bay Opals, which are tumble farmed (Pacific - Crassostrea Gigas).

Stop by booth #1555 to meet owners Kurt and Terri Grinnell.

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US President Donald Trump's executive order to ban people from seven nations to enter the United States hasn't affected Seafood Expo North America (SENA), Diversified Communications' Liz Plizga told IntraFish.

Read more about it in this article.

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