Alaska Symphony of Seafood – More improvements in 2016

1The Alaska Symphony of Seafood is an annual competition for new products made using Alaska Seafood. 2016 marks the 23rd consecutive year for this popular event, and AFDF is planning to make it one of the best events so far.

In 2015, the Symphony added a new category of products called, Beyond the Plate, which included consumer-ready products made with parts of Alaska seafood which would typically be deemed fish waste or a by-product of the primary processing. Examples of entries in 2015 included pet treats, fish oil, and fish broth, with the Grand Prize awarded to Yummy Chummies Dog Treats. The Beyond the Plate category was wildly successful and will continue to be a part of the Symphony.

In 2016, the Symphony will include another new category of products called, Beyond the Egg, in order to encourage and promote value-added products made with roe from Alaska seafood.

Below is a full list of all 18 products entered into the Symphony this year, with several photos of products attached.

3Retail: Keta Salmon with Lemon Thyme Rub (Orca Bay Seafoods); Pacific Cod with Roasted Garlic and Red Pepper Rub (Orca Bay Seafoods); Echo Falls Wild Alaska Sockeye Salmon Candy (Ocean Beauty); Morey’s Wild Salmon Steakhouse (Morey’s); Morey’s Wild Salmon Peach Salsa (Morey’s); Fiesta Salmon Bites (Trident Seafoods); Candied Smoked Salmon (Trapper’s Creek Smoking Co.); Hali Halibut (Bambinos Baby Food); Gluten Free Pollock Portion (Odyssey).

Foodservice: Sea Fusions Santa Fe Salmon Cakes (Trident Seafoods); Keta Salmon with Maple Bourbon Rub (Orca Bay); Pacific Cod with Smokehouse BBQ Rub (Orca Bay); Canned Smoked Herring (Deckhand Seafoods).

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Beyond the Plate
: Salmon Leather Wallets and Belts (Tidal Vision); Key Fobs and money clips made with Salmon & Halibut Leather (From the C); Jewelry made with salmon and halibut byproducts (From the C); Quyung-lii Anti-Aging Skin Serum (ArXotica).4

2Beyond the Egg: Salmon Caviar, (Alaska Seafood Company).

Dates for the Symphony events in 2016 are listed below:

  • February 10 – Seattle, WA – Private Judging & Open House, co-hosted with Northwest Fisheries Association, tickets $50;
  • February 16 – Juneau, AK – Legislative Reception, co-hosted with United Fishermen of Alaska, by invitation only;
  • February 19 – Anchorage, AK – Awards Ceremony, Marriott Hotel, open to the public, tickets $50;
  • March 6-8 – Seafood Expo North America, Boston, MA.

AFDF invites you to join us at one or more of these events, sample, debate and cast your vote for your favorite product and see which company at each event is awarded the People’s Choice!

Thanks to our Sponsors

The Alaska Symphony of Seafood would not be possible without the generous support from our sponsors. AFDF would like to thank all of the sponsors of this event. A full list of the sponsors is available on our website and on other promotional materials at each event. Information about sponsorship levels and benefits for 2016 can be found here.

Lt. Governor Byron Mallott poses with winners of the 2015 Symphony during the International Boston Seafood Show in March, 2015. Pictured from left to right: Kris Tilgner Tilger from Tilgner’s Specialized Smoked Seafood, Michael Burkes from Arctic Paws, Lt. Governor Byron Mallott, Jeremy Abena from Pickled Willy’s, Tammy Adams from Copper River Seafoods, Barbara Hughes from Pickled Willy’s.

Lt. Governor Byron Mallott poses with winners of the 2015 Symphony during the International Boston Seafood Show in March, 2015. Pictured from left to right: Kris Tilgner Tilger from Tilgner’s Specialized Smoked Seafood, Michael Burkes from Arctic Paws, Lt. Governor Byron Mallott, Jeremy Abena from Pickled Willy’s, Tammy Adams from Copper River Seafoods, Barbara Hughes from Pickled Willy’s.