Alaska Symphony of Seafoods Announces 2020 Winners
January 1, 2020
Alaska Leader Seafoods' meal kit of wild Alaska cod in tempura batter with Panko breading and a side of fries has won the Seattle People's Choice award in the 2020 Alaska Symphony of seafood competition.
Barnacle Foods of Juneau took first place in retail with its Bullwhip Kelp Salsa, High Liner Foods of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada, was first in food service with its pollock powered Alaska Wild Wings-Southern Style, and WILD By Nature, in Sitka, Alaska, bested the competition with silver plated, resin coated Alaskan Fin Fish Earrings in the Beyond the Plate category.
The awards were announced during the Symphony's Seattle Open House in collaboration with the Northwest Fisheries Association at Dockside at Duke's in Seattle on Nov. 20.
A complete list of first, second and third place winners will be announced during the legislative reception in Juneau on Feb. 24th co-hosted by United Fishermen of Alaska.
The annual competition is hosted by the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation, with each entry judged by product packaging and presentation, overall eating experience, price and potential for commercial success.
First place winners in each category and the grand prize winner receive booth space at the seafood Expo North America in March, plus round-trip airfare from Symphony sponsor Alaska Air Cargo, and entry into the seafood Expo's new products contest.
Major sponsors this year 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.