The Plant Based Seafood Company, a new seafood analog product venture formed by the owners of the Van Cleve Seafood Co., has nabbed significant pre-seed funding and purchased a new production facility to grow distribution of its Mind Blown brand.
After folding earlier this summer due to its sole reliance on foodservice accounts and the COVID-19 pandemic, plant-based seafood analog brand Ocean Hugger Foods is planning a re-launch sometime next year.
Growing consumer interest in plant-based meat and seafood analogs is leading to more innovation and investment in the alternative protein food sector. Entering into this arena is new company Legendary Vish, which is creating 3D-printed salmon fillets made from high value plant-based ingredients, including mushroom proteins and algae extracts.
A federal appeals court has struck down plans to open the Gulf of Mexico’s federal waters to fish farming, creating mixed messages to the industry on exactly who will be managing the future of offshore aquaculture in the U.S.
Gathered Foods, the developer of plant-based seafood analogs under the Good Catch brand, has appointed Christine Mei as its new chief executive officer. Mei comes to the role with over 30 years of experience in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry.
Seafood industry relationship with plant-based sector thawing Jen Lamy, the Sustainable Seafood Initiative manager at the Good Food Institute (GFI), a nonprofit dedicated to the promotion plant-based and cellular alternatives to seafood, meat, dairy, and eggs, thinks there’s room enough for both h