About the Event
Wrangell, Alaska (November 23, 2021) – The Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF) announced the Seattle People’s Choice and the 1st place winners of the Alaska Symphony of Seafood during Pacific Marine Expo on Friday, November 19. The Alaska Symphony of Seafood is an annual competition for new value‐added products made from Alaska Seafood. The goal of the Symphony is to encourage innovation through product development and promotion of these new products. The Symphony helps to diversify markets, and increase utilization and value of the resource. Product development also helps keep Alaska Seafood relevant to consumers. The Alaska Symphony of Seafood kicked off on November 17 in Seattle with the private judging session. Each product entered into the competition was grouped into one of five categories: Retail, Foodservice, Beyond the Plate, Whitefish and Salmon. Product entries were individually evaluated in each category by a panel of expert judges. The competition enlisted chefs, seafood writers, seafood buyers, and other industry experts to pick the best new Alaska Seafood products of the year. In Seattle, the judges tasted, deliberated and scored all the products. Scoring was
based on the product packaging and presentation, overall eating experience, price and potential for commercial success.
This year included a new award in cooperation with the Symphony’s major sponsor and partner, Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association (BBRSDA) – the
Bristol Bay Choice. The inaugural winner of this new award went to Wild Caught Bristol Bay Sockeye, by Alaskan Leader Seafoods.