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Maine Trout is highlighted in CNN report.

Seafood Lasagne enhances the fresh flavors of Maine lobster, shrimp, scallops and crabmeat.

“Maine fish and seafood remain among the most natural, sustainable and healthy food sources in America,” says Mark Murrell.

On Tuesday, the French president arrived at the White House for the first State Dinner held there in over two years, and as CNN White House Producer Matthew Hoye reported in a story on Feb. 11, no detail would be spared for the event.

Tuesday night, the President and Mrs. Obama hosted French President Francois Hollande, presenting national fare from farmers and growers across the USA. According to Hoye, White House chefs said they hoped to "honor our guests by showcasing the best of American Bounty."

The evening commenced with a reception, and a source told Hoye that the hors d'oeuvres would feature "smoked Maine trout actually smoked in Maine hardwood." This was not surprising to Mark Murrell, owner of

“Maine fish and seafood remain among the most natural, sustainable and healthy food sources in America,” Murrell says. “A trout smoked in Maine hardwood combines the best of our robust resources with the spirit of the New England coast.”

Additionally, Murrell points to the healthful qualities of fish.

“Both the French and the Americans have a longstanding tradition of enjoying delicious fish as a dietary staple,” says Murrell. “But Americans are waking up to the nutritional value of seafood, which is high-protein, low-fat, and packed with minerals."

According to Murrell, Maine is not only known for its famous lobster, but for healthy, delicious fish including trout, salmon and haddock, which can grace any table at an affordable price. For ideas, recipes and more information about fish and seafood, visit

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