Atlantis Seafoods, a family run business based near the bustling fishing port of Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford, were the proud recipients of the coveted ‘Seafood Innovation Award’ sponsored by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) at this year’s Blas na hEireann Awards in Dingle, Co. Kerry.
Atlantis Seafoods received the award for their Gluten Free Kilmore Quay Haddock Goujons developed to meet a growing consumer demand for fresh local and convenient seafood which is easy to cook and gluten free.
John Kenny, Managing Director of Atlantis Seafoods outlines what this win means for their company; ‘We are absolutely thrilled to win the Seafood Innovation Award. We have worked closely with BIM in their Seafood Development Centre in Clonakilty in recent years and the expertise and assistance from their team has been instrumental in the success of our new Kilmore Quay range. We identified a gap in the retail market for fresh, not frozen, convenient, gluten free and locally sourced seafood and we used innovative techniques to develop a gluten free breaded crumb that would not only retain its shelf life but most importantly – its taste. Thank you to Blas na hEireann for this recognition; it is a great lift for the business and our entire team’
Atlantis Seafoods has a range of innovative products including its Kilmore Quay seafood sausages, awarded an Irish Quality Food Award last year and a newly launched range of healthy fish produc
ts for children. The range is stocked in all major retailers.
Tara McCarthy, BIM’s CEO said; ‘Congratulations to Atlantis Seafoods. John and his team are deserving winners of the Blas na hEireann Seafood Innovation Award. BIM are a proud supporter of this award as Innovation is a key priority for Industry in the years ahead. Atlantis Seafoodsrepresentsa forward thinking seafood enterprise that has successfully moved from wholesale to retail and has done so by diversifying and embracing innovative technology and support. We are looking forward to enabling Atlantic Seafoodsto further drive their Innovation agenda through our Seafood Development Centre in the months ahead’