IBSS 2010 in Review
Once again Tropical caught the interest of many attendees at
the 2010 International Boston Seafood Show last week. Apart from their eye-catching displays, Tropical
presented their expanding product line: frozen shrimp and "Encrusted Coconut
and Encrusted Parmesan Tilapia" were the newest products presented to the trade.
At the show, Tropical introduced a
new tagline, "Tropical...your segue to sustainable aquaculture".Tropical is the largest
distributor of fresh, sustainably sourced tilapia in the America's.They have always sought to improve upon
current practices and will continue to do so, constantly following the most
sustainable path available. From old ways to more modern practices, Tropical continues to evolve as
was apparent in their displays at IBSS 2010.
This year holds many more milestones to be achieved by
Tropical as they pursue both GlobalGap certification and ISRTA when it becomes
We would like to give our thanks to Diversified for another
terrific Seafood Show, to Araho for inviting us to their evening gala event and
to Ipswich Shellfish for inviting us to celebrate their 75th
anniversary with them.
Thank you to Segway of Boston for
helping us incorporate a Segway in our booth and thank you to 24DP and Beatriz
for all the time that went in to filming and editing our first video that
debuted at the show.
Aquaculture Europe at Fish International
Tropical Aquaculture Europe (TAE) participated in Fish International in
February of this year. This was the first year that TAE had a booth at this trade
show and although attendance was down (9,300 attendees) it was a successful
event. "As a trade
fair we represent the industry's marketplace and thus reflect the current
economic situation. So it was all
the more pleasing that all the key buyers were present," said Managing Director
Messe Bremen. Laurent Metivier,
Tropical Aquaculture Europe's manager was in attendance and said that he was
able to meet with some key retailers at the show.
After another successful Boston Seafood Show, we returned to
Vermont last week to unpack crates and put everything away until next year. The 1923 Model-T snowmobile, however,
was not put away for good. If you
find yourself in the Rutland, Vermont area you may catch a glimpse of it gliding
along snow-covered streets, toting happy passengers around town.
Last Friday we said good-bye to E.J. as he heads to Colorado
to start a new career. E.J. was a
part of the Tropical team for just over two years and he will be missed. We hope he is successful in his next
We are thrilled for Mike as he recently shared some exciting
news with us: he and his wife
Chelsea are expecting their second child in October.
This month Karen, Beatriz and Ingrid celebrated
birthdays. After long hours and
hard work by all in Boston, we have been well rewarded by many delicious
Poached Shrimp with Salsa Verde and Fennel Salad
Think Latino! Scrumptious Latino Cuisine! - Created at the International Boston Seafood Show, 2010. See recipe
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