Beyond the Plate – New Category Announced

SOSLogoAFDF announced the 2015 Alaska Symphony of Seafood which will include a new category called “Beyond the Plate” and new venue in Juneau. The new category will broadly include by-products of many types. The definition of a qualified entry for this category is a consumer-ready product that is made with parts of Alaska seafood which would typically be deemed fish waste or a by-product of the primary processing, such as fish oil, pet treats, fish leather, etc.

The seafood industry has invested heavily in the development of new products from traditionally unused seafood parts. AFDF is excited to offer this new category to highlight and promote the improvements the industry has made to reduce fish waste, develop new products and increase the value of Alaska’s seafood.

The “Call for Product” will be issued in November, and entries will be due by December 31, 2014. Please stay tuned for more information, or check back our website for more information at www.afdf.org/symphony-of-seafood.