Clean Seas Tuna Launches Hiramasa Recipe Contest
by Melanie Young, M. Young Communications
Posted: 2009-10-15 18:24:23 EST

New York, October 15, 2009 – Clean Seas Tuna Ltd., Australia's leading aquaculture company, in partnership with the Milestone Culinary Arts Center in Dallas, has launched a recipe contest in the U.S. and Canada open to any working chef or culinary student age 18 years or older. Applicants are asked to submit an original recipe using raw, cooked or smoked preparations of CleanSeas Yellowtail Kingfish (Hiramasa).

According to organizers, this will be an "East versus West Competition" with three prize winners in each region: first prize: $2000, second $1000 and third $500. A grand prize winner will be determined by a cook- off between the two first place winners that will take place January 31 and February 1 before a panel of judges at the Milestone Culinary Arts Center in Dallas. The grand prize winner from the cook-off will receive an expense-paid trip to Australia to visit Clean Seas Tuna Ltd. The winner will also appear and cook at the International Boston Seafood Show in March. For a complete list of rules and an entry form, go to www.cleanseas.com.au. Telephone: 443-928-4718. The deadline for submissions is November 30.

Located in Port Lincoln, South Australia, Clean Seas Tuna Ltd. is one of the world leaders in sustainable aquaculture. More than 20 years ago, a tuna ranching pioneer, Hagen Stehr, had a vision to develop a fully sustainable Bluefin tuna farm. To achieve his goal, Hagen Stehr focused on developing the technology of spawning and raising Australian Yellowtail Kingfish (Hiramasa) and Mulloway (Suzuki).

"As Australia's leading aquaculture company, Clean Seas Tuna Ltd. is at the forefront of environmental best practices," said Hagen Stehr, company founder. "Our state- of- the- art hatchery facilities in Arno Bay produce the highest quality fingerlings which are transformed to open water cages. We have a team of aquaculture professionals who manage their growth in the Spencer Gulf, which is supplied by the cool, pristine waters of the Antarctic. In these pure waters, the fish enjoy a stress free existence created through low stocking densities, daily monitoring and a pollution free environment. The fish are fed all natural feeds and no artificial ingredients or antibiotics. We like to say our fish are Australian born with Japanese quality, and culinary excellence.'"

CleanSeas Yellowtail Kingfish (Hiramasa), Suzuki Mulloway and Southern Bluefin Tuna are sold nationally throughout the U.S.A., Canada, and around the world. www.cleanseas.com.au

Source: M. Young Communications