Small businesses win big at Alaska seafood competition

Symphony of Seafood is an Alaska seafood competition that levels the playing field between big seafood businesses and small 'mom and pops.'

by | February 27, 2022

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Bath Soak by Waterbody of Wrangell, AK

Waterbody of Wrangell scored the grand prize for its Deep Blue Sea Soak at the Alaska Symphony of Seafood. This Alaska seafood competition, awards ceremony and legislative reception took place on February 24 in Juneau. The Waterbody soak is made with kelp and sea salts. It is described as “smelling like that first breath of fresh sea-salted air as you resurface from a skinny dipping swan dive.” Here are the other winners at this Alaska seafood competition:



Fish skins, jerky also make the grade

Waterbody’s Sea Soak also won the Beyond the Plate category, with AlaSkins Dog Treats of Soldotna taking second. Trident’s Pure Catch Wild Alaska Salmon Oil won third.

In the Bristol Bay salmon slot, Ocean Beauty won a first and third place for its Smoked Salmon Tapas and Wild Alaska Cedar Wrapped Salmon/Citrus Dill. Meanwhile, Alaskan Leader Seafoods scored a second place win for its Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon.

For the whitefish category, Wild Alaska Cracked Pepper Pollock Jerky by Neptune Snacks scored the win. It was followed by Trident’s Food Truck Inspired Pollock Dill Pickle. Alaskan Leader’s Alaska Black Cod in Japanese Miso Marinade took third place.

An expert panel judges all of the new market-ready entries. Top winners now head to Boston’s Seafood Expo North America show in late March.

The Alaska Symphony of Seafood new products competition has been hosted by the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation since 1994.

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About Laine

Laine Welch has covered the Alaska fish beat for print and radio since 1988. She also has worked “behind the counter” at retail and wholesale seafood companies in Kodiak and on Cape Cod.


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