AFDF to present seafood competition awards

All winners in 2020 Alaska Symphony of Seafood competition will be honored on Feb. 24 at the annual legislative reception in Juneau co-hosted by Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation and United Fishermen of Alaska.

This year’s first place winners in each category include: Bullwhip Hot Sauce by Barnacle Foods in the retail division; Alaska Wild Wings—Southern Style by High Liner Foods in the foodservice division; and Alaskan Fin Fish Earrings by WILD by Nature in the Beyond the Plate division.

Wild Alaska Cod Fish & Chips Meal Kit by Alaskan Leader Seafoods won the Seattle People’s Choice competition during the symphony gala in Seattle on Nov. 20.

The winner of the Juneau People’s Choice award is to be announced at the Juneau reception.

The annual competition for new value-added products made from Alaska seafood enlists a panel of chefs, seafood writers, seafood buyers and other industry experts to pick the best entries of the year. First place winners in each category and the grand prize winner will receive booth space at the Seafood Expo North America in Boston in March, with airfare provided by Alaska Air Cargo, plus entry into the Boston event’s new products contest, the Seafood Excellence Awards.

Major sponsors of this year’s events include: Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, Bristol Bay Regional Development Association, Northwest Fisheries Association, Alaska Air Cargo, At-Sea Processors Association, Lineage Logistics, Marine Stewardship Council, Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Association, Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation, Marel, Kwik’Pak Fisheries LLC, Trident Seafoods, Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers, UniSea and United Fishermen of Alaska.