2013 Boston Seafood Show

This year’s 2013 International Boston Seafood Show and Seafood Processing America drew record crowds to the Boston waterfront. The convention was held March 10–12 at the Boston Convention and Exposition Center and co-located with the New England Food Show, which also drew record crowds.

Here are some highlights:

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The 2013 International Boston Seafood Show was the cat’s meow!

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Spanning 26 aisles, the show attracted record crowds.

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The show presented a bounty of unique sea creatures.

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The show presented a bounty of unique sea creatures.

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Exhibitors were so friendly many just wanted to wrap their arms around you!

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Maine Governor (R) Paul LePage (center) stopped by the Shucks Maine Lobster booth to tout the fact that the state’s most famous crustaceans are now Marine Stewardship Council Certified as being sustainable.

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Alaska’s governor Sean Parnell was also at the show and stopped by the Alaskan Leader Seafoods booth, said Keith Singleton (left) president.

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Governor Parnell was impressed with Alaskan Leader’s new line of frozen Oven Ready cod entrees. Consumers simply pull the paper label off, place them in a pan and put them in the oven.

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TV personality Regis Philbin delivered a keynote address about how he got into the business during Monday’s show. He gave his talk before a SRO crowd on the New England Food Show side of the convention floor.

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Chicken of the Sea Frozen Foods hired an actual mermaid to draw visitors in to its booth. She is seen here with Brenden Beck, senior vice president, sales and marketing.

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Crowds swarmed the Pacific Seafood booth to find out the latest about the company’s new smoked salmon, steelhead, shrimp burgers and other products.

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The shrimp quesadillas being sampled at Pacific Seafood were a big hit with conventioneers.

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Officials at Clearwater Seafoods informed show goers about their fresh frozen scallops, harvested from the cold, clean waters off of Nova Scotia.

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Don Smith, director of marketing – poultry and seafood, at Sealed Air Cryovac demonstrates new packaging that will allow manufacturers to offer one-step ready-to-cook frozen seafood entrees.

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Officials at Beaver Street Fisheries show an attendee the latest products in the company’s Sea Best line of frozen entrees.

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Beaver Street Fisheries new Fish Finder seafood guide program is now rolling out in Harveys Supermarkets. The program divides seafood according to Mild, Medium and Robust flavors and includes recipes and cooking tips and an online component.

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The Alaska Seafood booth is always a beehive of activity.

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The Alaska Seafood booth included a mock display case to demonstrate to retailers interesting ways to showcase seafood.

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The Louisiana Seafood pavilion featured point-of-sale materials that retailers can use to build sales – along with mouth-watering samples of the state’s shrimp, oysters and other products.

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Mike Voisin, founder of the Louisiana Seafood Board, died suddenly this year. To honor his dedication and memory, officials created Oysters Voisin, a program that allows restaurants to create their own signature oyster dishes using oysters, spinach and breading plus their own ingredients to create unique dishes.

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Natalie Anderson and Don Sobasky of Olsen Fish Co. offered samples melt-in-your mouth HD – as in High Demand – herring in wine, cream, dill and Cajun sauces to passersby and also talked about the Norwegian specialty lutefisk.

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The Japan Pavilion featured eight processors from the Asian country.

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Sushi made with Oishii, a humanely slaughtered fish, was among the products being sampled.

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Always a landmark with its giant polar bears, this year Preferred Freezer Services also offered Sam Adams and Coors Light beer at its booth.

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Landlubbers who had their fill of seafood could visit the adjacent New England Food Show convention where they could chow down on meat, ice cream, desserts, alcoholic beverages and other foods.

Landlubbers who had their fill of seafood could visit the adjacent New England Food Show convention where they could chow down on meat, ice cream, desserts, alcoholic beverages and other foods.

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