Bristol Bay Sockeye Coming to Seafood Expo North America

Bristol Bay sockeye salmon is making its debut March 16-18
at Seafood Expo North America, formerly known as the International Boston
Seafood Show, March 16-18 in Boston. The presentation will be made at the
Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association’s booth on the show floor.
The BBRSDA will also be participating in a panel discussion about sustainable
seafood brands, and hosting a reception for fishery stakeholders and supporters
at the New England Aquarium.
The reception will feature specially prepared Bristol Bay
sockeye salmon appetizers along with an update from Bristol Bay representatives
about the national campaign to protect Bristol Bay from proposed large-scale
Bob Waldrop, executive director of BBRSDA, said the
organization is excited to be heading to Boston to share the Bristol Bay
fishery, its fishermen and salmon with the world. “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,” Waldrop said.

The seafood expo itself attracts over 19,000 buyers and
suppliers of fresh, frozen, packaged and value-added seafood products,
equipment and services. Attendees travel to Boston from over 100 countries to
do business at the exposition.