Alaskan wild caught fish receives long-awaited spotlight for sustainability and health during December National Seafood Month
‘Say my name’: the humble wild Alaskan hake, known by nicknames such as ‘imitation crab’, ‘fish fillets’ and ‘surimi’ is recognized as a leading protein source, across the board. environmental and nutritional.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, California, December 21, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Aquamar®, one of North America’s leading surimi manufacturers, is undertaking a brand redesign to celebrate the long-touted benefits of the Wild Caught Alaska Pollock.
Pollock reached an increased market scale in the 1980s as more accessible forms of fish fillets and imitation crab meat, due to its light texture, mild flavor, versatility and soundness. low prices. However, as industry and consumers are increasingly made aware of the “deeper” benefits of seafood and protein sources from a planet’s perspective, the wild Alaskan pollock is becoming. a leader, on par with plant-based meat substitutes.
“It is high time we knew and celebrated the wild Alaskan pollock by name,” noted Daryl Gormley, CEO of Aquamar. “Pollock is an abundant, high-quality, nutrient-dense fish harvested from carefully managed fisheries, which is why it has always come at a high price. Abundance is one of many important factors in the equation. As a company, we will bring this amazing fish out of the shadows and celebrating current applications – such as fish fillets, fish fingers and surimi – as well as future opportunities like salad toppings and ceviche which features pollock in the front and center. “
This year, a lengthy life cycle assessment conducted on behalf of the Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers found wild Alaskan pollock to be one of the most climate-friendly proteins in the world based on several key impact categories such as global warming potential, energy consumption, use of land and water resources and waste generation. Alaska Pollock fishing protocols apply conical-shaped pelagic trawlers, which are considered to be one of the cleanest given the bycatch of other species (less than 1%).
Like salmon, tuna, and cod, wild Alaskan pollock is a good source of lean protein, vitamin B12, phosphorus, and selenium, as well as low in saturated fat. However, unlike larger fish, pollock falls into the low risk category of environmental toxins, such as mercury and pesticides.
“There is a significant paradigm shift in the way we value food,” Gormley added. “Protein is proving to be a key factor in diets focused on health and weight management. What’s more, what’s best for the planet is often what’s best for the body. Seafood that is small, plentiful, and wild caught in cold waters with the fishery watch is the gold standard. Alaska pollock hits all of these marks. Bonus: it’s also very tasty and adaptable to a myriad of recipes and food preparations. “
Aquamar products are certified by SQF, BRCGS Food Safety, Sustainable Seafood MSC and Ocean Wise.
Aquamar® has decades of surimi seafood experience, proprietary production technology and operational efficiency to produce top quality surimi seafood. Our mission is to provide the the highest quality of surimi product and value, while boosting customer satisfaction through superior service.
Aquamar has state-of-the-art surimi manufacturing facilities situated in Los Angeles region, New York City zone, and Seattle region. Our coast-to-coast operations ensure prompt delivery of our premium surimi products to our customers.
Aquamar is committed to food security in our production and storage sites for products. We believe in the sustainable management of fisheries, participating in the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification program for our products.
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