BOSTON, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At this year's Boston Seafood Show, SeaShare has awarded Ocean Beauty Seafoods LLC recognition for having contributed over 10 million meals to SeaShare, which supplies seafood to the food bank network.
"We're thrilled with this award," said Mark Palmer, Ocean Beauty President and CEO, "but it's not really about us, it's about our industry's ability to combat hunger and provide nutrition to those in need. Without SeaShare we really wouldn't be able to do this very effectively."
"Ocean Beauty has been a strong and reliable partner for a long time, and 10 million meals is a reflection of that. Partners like Ocean Beauty, who are clearly in this for the long haul, are the backbone of SeaShare's success, and without such partners we wouldn't be here," added SeaShare Executive Director Jim Harmon.
Ocean Beauty has supplied seafood to SeaShare for over a decade, primarily with canned salmon and frozen salmon products. SeaShare is also the charitable partner to Ocean Beauty's annual Golf Tournament.
"One of the aspects of SeaShare's work that's underappreciated is how their efforts support the seafood sustainability effort," continued Palmer. "Food security is central to the UN FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, which Ocean Beauty and virtually the entire industry supports. We tend to think of sustainability solely in terms of the marine ecosystem, but we can't forget that we're in the food business, and our job is to maintain those ecosystems so that we can feed a growing population. SeaShare is central to that effort."
Ocean Beauty Seafoods LLC, founded in 1910, is one of the largest seafood processors in the United States. Ocean Beauty operates six shoreside manufacturing plants in Alaska, as well as two value-added plants in Washington State, eight fresh-fish distribution facilities in the western US, and sales offices in Seattle and Tokyo. Ocean Beauty is an Alaska corporation, dedicated to responsible seafood resource management and community sustainability.
SOURCE Ocean Beauty Seafoods LLC