2023 Seafood Excellence Awards Finalists Announced

Portland, ME – The 11 finalists for the 2023 Seafood Excellence Awards, the prestigious Best New Products competition at Seafood Expo North America, have been announced. Winners of the competition will be revealed on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at 3:30pm in the Demonstration Theater during Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America. The three-day Expo takes place March 12-14, 2023, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, USA.

The Seafood Excellence Awards annually recognize the product leaders in the North American seafood market. Each year, exhibitors have the opportunity to submit their new products for consideration. Products are evaluated by three seafood industry experts based on their uniqueness and appropriateness to the market, taste profile, packaging, market potential, convenience, nutritional value and originality.

The 2023 finalists were selected from 71 entries in the exposition’s New Product Showcase and compete for two awards: Best New Foodservice Product and Best New Retail Product.

The finalists in the foodservice category are:

  • King & Prince Seafood – Honey Butter Biscuit Shrimp
  • Multiexport Foods, Inc. – Frozen Atlantic Salmon, Trim D Fillet/Skin on Fillet, Certified Carbon-Neutral
  • Netuno USA – Tambaqui Ribs

The finalists in the retail category are:

  • Aquamar Seafood – Day’s Catch Fish Fillet Smoked Haddock
  • Choice Canning Company, Inc. – Clam Bake
  • East Coast Seafood – Snow Crab Hot Pot
  • Peter Pan Seafood – Wild-Caught Alaska Sockeye Salmon with Kelp Chimichurri
  • Secret Island – Smoked Coho Salmon Bacon
  • Tai Foong USA – Shrimp Miso Ramen
  • Thunder’s Catch – Wild Salmon Chowder
  • Wholey Seafood – KLT Global – Shrimp au Gratin

Each finalist’s product, and all other new products submitted for the competition, will be displayed in the New Product Showcase during the three-day event in Boston. 

View all the entries of the Seafood Excellence Awards.

The Seafood Excellence Awards serves as the North American extension of the Seafood Excellence Global Awards competition, held at Seafood Expo Global in Barcelona, Spain.  Both Seafood Excellence Awards and Seafood Excellence Global Awards are organized by Diversified Communications, producers of Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global and Seafood Expo Asia.

Seafood-industry buyers and processors can learn more about Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America and register to attend by visiting the exposition’s website, seafoodexpo.com/north-america.

About Seafood Expo North America and Seafood Processing North America

Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America is North America’s largest seafood exposition. Thousands of buyers and suppliers from around the world attend the annual, three-day exposition to meet, network and do business. Attending buyers represent importers, exporters, wholesalers, restaurants, supermarkets, hotels, and other retail and foodservice companies. Exhibiting suppliers offer the newest seafood products, processing and packaging equipment, and services available in the seafood market. The exposition is sponsored by the National Fisheries Institute. SeafoodSource.com is the official media. The exposition is produced by Diversified Communications, the international leader in seafood-industry expositions and media. For more information, visit: www.seafoodexpo.com/north-america

About Diversified Communications About Diversified Communications

Diversified Communications is a leading international media company with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities and digital and print publications. As producers of these market-leading products Diversified Communications connects, educates and strengthens business communities in over 15 industries including: food and beverage, healthcare, natural and organic, business management and technology. The company’s global seafood portfolio of expositions and media includes Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, Seafood Expo Asia and SeafoodSource.com. Established in 1949 and headquartered in Portland, Maine, USA with divisions and offices around the world, Diversified Communications remains a privately held, third generation, family-owned business. For more information, visit: www.divcom.com