Wild-caught Alaskan pollock has long received attention for sustainability and health during National Seafood Month in December


‘Say My Name’: The humble Wild Caught Alaska Pollock, known by names like ‘imitation crab’, ‘fish fillets’ and ‘surimi’, is recognized as an environmentally-leading source of protein and nutritional

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA., December 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Aquamar®one of North America’s leading surimi makers, is embarking on a brand overhaul to celebrate the long underappreciated benefits of Wild Caught Alaska Pollock.

Pollock reached increased market scale in the 1980s as more accessible forms of fish fillets and imitation crabmeat, due to its light texture, mild flavor, versatility, and price. low. However, as industry and consumers become increasingly aware of the “deeper” benefits of seafood and protein sources from a planetary perspective, Wild Caught Alaska Pollock is emerging as a leader – on par with plant-based meat substitutes.

“It’s high time we got to know and celebrate the Wild Caught Alaska Pollock by name,” said Daryl Gormley, CEO of Aquamar. “Pollock is an abundant, high-quality, nutrient-dense fish harvested from carefully managed fisheries, which is why its price has always been favorable. Abundance is one of many important factors in the sustainability equation. As a company, we’ll be bringing this amazing fish out of the shadows and celebrating current applications – such as fish fillets, fish sticks and surimi – as well as future opportunities like salad garnishes and ceviche that feature the pollock first and center.”

This year, an extensive life cycle assessment conducted on behalf of the Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers found Wild Alaska Pollock to be one of the world’s most climate-friendly proteins based on multiple impact categories. key factors such as global warming potential, energy consumption, land and water resource use and waste discharges. Alaska Pollock fishing protocols apply pelagic cone-shaped trawlers, which are considered one of the cleanest considering 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, and low in saturated fat. However, unlike larger fish, pollock falls into the low-risk category for 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. , abundant and wild caught in cold waters with good management fisheries monitoring is the gold standard. Alaska Pollock hits all those marks. Bonus: it’s also really tasty and adaptable to a myriad of recipes and culinary preparations.”

Aquamar products are certified by SQF, BRCGS Food Safety, Sustainable Seafood MSC and Ocean Wise.

About Aquamar
Aquamar® has decades of surimi seafood experience, proprietary production technology and operational efficiency to produce superior quality surimi seafood products. Our mission is to provide the highest quality surimi product and value, while enhancing customer satisfaction through superior service.

Aquamar has state-of-the-art surimi manufacturing facilities situated in Los Angeles region, New York City area, and Seattle region. Our coast-to-coast operations in the United States ensure prompt delivery of our premium surimi products to our customers.

Aquamar is committed to food security in our production and product storage sites. We believe in sustainable fisheries management, participating in the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification program for our products.

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