Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Fish Head Whisperer Reigns Supreme Once Again

The Fish Head Whisperer has successfully defended his Crown and continues to be the reigning Champion of the Sea!

Last week, I competed in the 4th Annual iPura Tweet & Blogfest at the 2014 Seafood Expo North America (SENA), a huge, three day event devoted to seafood. In this contest, a number of local bloggers vied against each other to present the best, most comprehensive and interesting coverage of the seafood show. An impartial third party, Fiona Robinson of SeaFood Business, judged the contest and the top prize was a significant chunk of change, $1000. Today, I learned that I have been selected as a winner and I am quite happy.

I won the top prize in the category of "Best Overall Coverage" of the Seafood Expo, the third time I have won in this category. And the contest was tougher this year, with more bloggers entered in the contest, and a couple really pushing to win. I certainly had to up my game this year, with twenty one posts, to try to win once again. Next year will probably be even more competitive.

In addition, I also won the "FDA, FSMA & Imported Seafood Safety Prize" which was sponsored by the ABC Research Laboratories." This $250 cash prize was to be awarded to the blogger who best focused on "on the changing regulations for imported seafood in the United States, especially as it relates to products detained by the FDA and new regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)." This was a new category this year, and presented a challenging new slant on the seafood industry.

Many thanks go to iPura for holding this contest for the last four years and also for their continued support of Boston area bloggers. Thanks to all of the bloggers who also competed in this contest, especially including Lisa of Anali's First Amendment who won the Sustainability prize this year. Thanks also to all of the exhibitors who took the time to speak with me at the Expo about seafood, in all its aspects. And finally,kudos to all the Fish Heads who contributed to my win.

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