Bristol Bay, AK (PRWEB) March 11, 2014
For the first time, Bristol Bay sockeye salmon will be featured at Seafood Expo North America (formerly the International Boston Seafood Show), taking place March 16th – 18th in Boston, MA.
North America’s largest seafood exposition, this three-day trade show attracts over 19,000 seafood buyers and suppliers from around the world. During the Expo, the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association (BBRSDA) will be hosting Booth #2518 on the show floor and participating in a panel discussion about sustainable seafood brands at 12pm on Sunday, March 16th. The BBRSDA will also be throwing a Bristol Bay reception at the New England Aquarium for fishery stakeholders and supporters.
At its booth, the BBRSDA will be premiering its new consumer-facing website loaded with resources to help retailers and restaurants launch their own Bristol Bay promotions. The BBRSDA will also be handing out recipes and information about the fishery. Staff and Bristol Bay fishermen will be on hand to answer questions and provide additional information.
With the support of several local partners, including John Nagle Co, Chefs Collaborative, New England Aquarium, Red’s Best, and The Fish House, the BBRSDA will be hosting a special reception at the New England Aquarium’s Harbor View Café starting at 6pm on Sunday, March 16th. The reception, a celebration of Bristol Bay’s salmon fishery, will feature specially-prepared Bristol Bay sockeye appetizers along with an update from Bristol Bay representatives about the national campaign to protect Bristol Bay from proposed large-scale mining. Members of the media are invited to attend.
“We’re excited to be heading to Boston to share the Bristol Bay fishery, our fishermen and salmon with the world” said Executive Director, Bob Waldrop. “Bristol Bay sockeye accounts for nearly half of the world’s sockeye production and we certainly believe that this is a product that people want to know more about.”
The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association (BBRSDA) represents the 1,850 commercial salmon driftnet fishermen who harvest the world’s greatest seafood – Bristol Bay sockeye salmon. Find them at bristolbaysockeye.org and bbrsda.com.