Alaska Symphony of Seafood – Meet the Entries for 2023

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation has announced the entries in the 2023 Alaska Symphony of Seafood.

    Since 1994, the foundation has organized the “Symphony”, a competition for commercial-ready value‐added products made from Alaska seafood. The Symphony encourages companies to invest in value-added product development, helps promote those new products and competitively positions Alaska seafood in national and global markets.

    AFDF said product development is critically important to the entire industry and the fishing communities that depend on it. Innovative new products allow the industry to remain relevant to consumers, encourages full utilization, and helps diversify markets.

    The first of this year’s events, the Seattle Open House, will be held on the evening November 16, co-hosted with Northwest Fisheries Association, at Bell Harbor Conference Center. Here, all products will be prepared and displayed by professional culinary staff. Following the judging, an Open House will be held for all entrants, seafood industry invitees, sponsors, the press and the judges.

    The next event will be an awards ceremony in Juneau on February 23, 2023, co-hosted by United Fishermen of Alaska, allowing the display and sampling of products by the Alaska Legislature and other special guests. The AFDF website has more information about the Symphony, including sponsorship opportunities and upcoming dates.

    Meet the Entries for 2023

    The following companies entered their innovative value-added products into this year’s Symphony. Visit the AFDF website for photos of each product:

    • Ocean Beauty Seafoods - Grill House Burger
    • Alaskan Leader Seafoods – Wild Caught Crispy Beer Battered Cod
    • Salmon Sisters – Wild Alaska Sockeye Salmon Cakes
    • Peter Pan Seafoods – Wild Caught Alaska Salmon with Ribbon Kelp Chimichurri
    • Kelptastic Farms – CBD Kelp Brownies
    • Thunder’s Catch – Wild Salmon Chowder
    • Marativa Seafoods – Ranchero Salmon Meal Kit
    • Barnacle Foods - Kelp Chili Crisp

    • Alaskan Leader Seafoods – Wild Alaska Cod Burgers
    • Ocean Beauty Seafoods - Grill House Burger
    • Trident Seafoods – Takoyaki Style Wild Alaska Pollock Bites
    • Trident Seafoods – Wild Alaska Pollock Breaded Potato Portions

    • Trident Seafoods – Pure Catch Omega-3 Triple Strength
    • Trident Seafoods – Alaska Naturals 100% Wild-Caught Alaska Pollock Dog Jerky

    The Symphony will feature six separate special awards: Grand Prize, Salmon, Whitefish, Seattle People’s Choice, Juneau People’s Choice and the Bristol Bay Choice, in addition to the categories of Retail, Food Service and Beyond the Plate.

    The new special awards will allow more opportunities for promotion and recognition, including increased exposure for value-added products out of Bristol Bay, AFDF said.

    The first-place winners from each category, plus the Bristol Bay Choice, will receive booth space at the distinguished SENA in Boston and entry into their national new product competition, the Seafood Excellence Awards, as well as airfare to and from the show provided by their sponsor, Alaska Air Cargo.

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