On Tuesday, US retailer Whole Foods Market announced the winners of its annual Supplier Awards, where 32 of the company's suppliers were recognized. Three seafood companies were recognized: Icicle Seafoods, Pacifico Aquaculture and Inverawe Smokehouse.

Scottish traditional smokehouse Inverawe partnered with Whole Foods Market for an exclusive launch in 2018, and it was given the title "Rookie of the Year."

Icicle Seafoods received an award in the retailer's "Raising the Bar for Quality" category. The release cited the company's "leadership in improving the quality of sockeye salmon in Bristol Bay."

The retailer gave Pacifio Aquaculture a special recognition for its three-year relationship with Whole Foods, providing ocean-raised striped bass farmed in Isla Todos Santos, Ensenada, Baja California.