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In this year's Alaska Symphony of Seafood new-product contest, a distinguished panel of judges, composed of industry chefs and experts, bestowed the grand prize on Tilgner's Specialized Smoked Seafood Products for their Ruby Red Ole World Scottish Style Cold Smoked Sockeye Salmon.

02.18.14 symphonyThe product also took home the first-place prize for new smoked product, and the Anchorage People's Choice award.

Since 1994, the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation has conducted the Alaska Symphony of Seafood to celebrating creative and innovative seafood products that feature Alaska seafood as their main ingredient. A complete list of winning products is below.

Seattle People's Choice
Cod Fillets with Sundried Tomato Pesto, Orca Bay Seafoods, Inc.

Anchorage People's Choice
Tilgner's Ruby Red Ole World Scottish Style Cold Smoked Sockeye Salmon, Tilgner's Specialized Smoked Seafood Products LLC

Grand Prize
Tilgner's Ruby Red Ole World Scottish Style Cold Smoked Sockeye Salmon, Tilgner's Specialized Smoked Seafood Products LLC

Food Service
1st: Trident Redi Grilled Pollock, Trident Seafoods Corporation

Retail
1st: Ocean Beauty Salmon Jerky - Black Pepper, Ocean Beauty Seafoods

2nd: Trident Wild Alaskan Beer Battered Cod,Trident Seafoods Corporation

3rd: Fisherman's Favorites: Wild Alaska Salmon Portions (Keta Salmon), Copper River Seafoods

Smoked Products
1st: Tilgner's Ruby Red Ole World Scottish Style Cold Smoked Sockeye Salmon, Tilgner's Specialized Smoked Seafood Products LLC

2nd: Little Sammies in a Blanket, AquaCuisine LLC

3rd: Ocean Beauty Salmon Jerky - Original Flavor, Ocean Beauty Seafoods

 

Inside the Industry

The following was released by the Maine Department of Marine Resources on Jan. 22:

The Maine Department of Marine Resources announced an emergency regulation that will support the continued rebuilding effort in Maine’s scallop fishery. The rule, effective January 23, 2016, will close the Muscle Ridge Area near South Thomaston and the Western Penobscot Bay Area.

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Louisiana’s Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, which governs commercial and recreational fishing in the state, got a new boss in January. Charlie Melancon, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and state legislator, was appointed to the job by the state’s new governor, John Bel Edwards.

Although much of his non-political work in the past has centered on the state’s sugar cane industry, Melancon said he is confident that other experience, including working closely with fishermen when in Congress, has prepared him well for this new challenge.

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