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Fishpeople Seafood

June 11, 2015 11:25 ET

Fishpeople Wins Editors' Choice NEXTY Award for Scaling Seafood Transparency

Company Invites Consumers to Experience Its Innovative Pole-to-Plate Tracking Technology

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Jun 11, 2015) -  The editors at New Hope Natural Media, the producers of Natural Product Expo, announced the winners of their coveted NEXTY Awards naming Fishpeople as an Editor's Choice winner in the Food and Beverage category.

The NEXTY Award is given to breakthrough products and brands that are deemed to shape the future of the natural products industry. The editors recognize companies that embody not only natural products innovation, but also its deeply held social and environmental values.

"With almost 4,000 brands at the show this year, our traceability program allowed us to stand out from the crowd and be recognized," says Duncan Berry, CEO and co-founder of Fishpeople. "Consumers are demanding transparency and we have a responsibility as a company to meet that demand, reconnecting them with the people and places that generate their food."

Since cofounding Fishpeople with COO/CFO Kipp Baratoff in 2012, Berry has been making waves in the seafood industry with a mission to restore value to the U.S. fishing economy, protect ocean habitats, and provide more people with greater access to the leanest, cleanest source of protein on the planet. The Fishpeople model combines sustainably caught seafood, locally sourced ingredients, and revolutionary packaging that features a tracking code, allowing consumers to trace their meals back to the fisherman, farmers and foragers who harvest the contents.

From Chinook Salmon & Sea Shell Pasta in a Wild Mushroom Sauce to Albacore Tuna in Yellow Coconut Curry or Dungeness Crab & Pink Shrimp Bisque, Fishpeople bisques, chowders and entrée starters take the fuss out of filleting, de-boning and handling fresh seafood, transforming what would be hours of gourmet meal prep into a simple 90-second warming process.

About Fishpeople

Founded in 2012 with a mission to support local coastal communities, promote U.S. jobs and protect ocean habitats, Fishpeople is changing our relationship with the sea by creating ready-to-eat, restaurant-quality seafood meals made with sustainably sourced Pacific Northwest fish combined with farm-to-table ingredients. A Certified "B" Corporation, Fishpeople believes in relentless transparency and considers people, planet and profits in every decision they make. Consumers can use a tracking code on each package to trace their meals back to the source. Retailing for $5 to $6 per single-serve 7- and 10-ounce packages, Fishpeople is available in more than 5,000 conventional and natural grocers nationwide. For more information, contact Angela Zito Crawford at acrawford@bigla.com and visit the Fishpeople website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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