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Food and Drink Magazine

November 22, 2010 14:31 ET

Bill Sheehan of Degust-Mer Inc. Discusses Seafood Industry Trends in Food & Drink Digital

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - November 22, 2010) - In an interview with Food & Drink Digital, Bill Sheehan, Vice President of Degust-Mer Inc. talks about his shellfish company and seafood trends.

"There's a bigger demand for shrimp right now," says Sheehan in the article. "The price went up on shrimp in a lot of commodities, so people are looking for more and more ready-to-eat foods."

People are starting to use more frozen products instead of fresh products. Sheehan explains if customers were to order live lobster right now, the price is going to be the same as frozen because the demand for frozen foods is increasing, even the price of frozen lobster today would be as if it were ordered during the cheapest time of the year. Even the seafood industry in Europe is seeing an increase in the demand for frozen products.

Degust-Mer Inc.'s priority is also with its customers regarding their demand for new products. When the Company started processing lobster four years ago, they were doing frozen cooked lobster meat. Currently, they are processing 15 kinds of products with the lobster in different, smaller, retail packaging. Read the full article.

About Degust-Mer Inc.

Degust-Mer Inc. was formed by Raymond Sheehan in 1984 as a family business. The Company started off dealing with live lobster from the clean and cold waters of Canada's East Coast. The Company's GASPE SHORE Brand was established in 2001, processing first quality fresh and frozen crab, both snow and rock, lobster meat and shrimp.

Some of their packaged products include crab salad made from rock crab, minced crab made from rock crab, snow crab, frozen shrimp, lobster tails, lobster meat and leg meat from rock crab, just to name a few.

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