Monthly Archives: January 2017


Taking the show on the road to the Seafood Expo North America
March 19th – 21st- Booth 3325

MIAMI, FL – Sea Delight has partnered with celebrity Chef Robyn Almodovar as their Chef Ambassador to create innovative and mouthwatering recipes for their responsibly sourced seafood products which will be showcased at the Seafood Expo North America March 19-21, 2017. Chef Almodovar will be working at the show with Tasteless Smoke treated Tuna, Swordfish, and Lake Victoria Perch, as well as untreated Octopus and Ceviche, and Classic Smoked Salmon and Tuna.

“We are very excited to work with Chef Robyn Almodovar again. Her contribution was invaluable to the success of Sea Delight Ocean Fund’s 3rd Annual Taste of the Sea last October. Her passion for seafood is contagious and we cannot wait to see what she will create with our products at the Seafood Expo North America this year. We are honored to work with her again and look forward to experiencing her masterful culinary skills,” says Adriana Sanchez, Sea Delight Sustainability Director.

Celebrity Chef Robyn Almodovar, “Winner” of both of the Food Network’s shows Chopped and Cut Throat Kitchen, contestant of FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen and owner of the Palate Party food truck brings her award winning culinary skills and high energy to Sea Delight and the Seafood Expo North America to Boston, March 19th – 21st. Trade Show attendees and the media can meet Chef Robyn Almodovar and taste her culinary creations at the Sea Delight Booth, No. 3325.

“Collaborating with Sea Delight LLC., as their Chef Ambassador is the perfect fit for me. As a chef, I love using the finest responsibly sourced seafood products as well as providing me with the platform to entertain and share my culinary passions too. I am so impressed with Sea Delight’s responsible and traceable sourcing policies, global Fishery Improvement Projects (FIP’s), sustainable conservation efforts and education programs,” boasts Chef Robyn Almodovar.

About Sea Delight:
Sea Delight, LLC, was founded in 2006 as an initiative that sought to target the market of high quality frozen and fresh seafood products. Superior products, excellent customer service and their commitment to responsible business practices have grown Sea Delight, LLC, and its sister companies, Sea Delight Canada (est. 2009), and Sea Delight Europe (est. 2012) into market leaders and international conservation specialists in the seafood industry today. Sea Delight LLC., operates in conjunction with ADS Seafood Inc., dba Atlantic Fisheries from its 16,000 sq. ft headquarters located in the Doral area of Miami, Florida. To view the sustainability policy, for sales or further information please visit / or call Toll Free at 888-FISH-199 or 305.594-9797.

About Chef Robyn Almodovar:
Chef Robyn Almodovar, graduate from the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, has mastered her culinary skills at several highly respected South Florida restaurants including The Forge and Danny Devito’s Devito South Beach as well as being casted for FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen Season 10, finishing as a Top Finalist. In 2011, with enough courage and tenacity to strike out on her own, Almodovar purchased a 24’ food truck and founded “Palate Party”, a fresh, mobile food café that utilizes only locally, sustainably sourced ingredients. Palate Party was the first female-owned, non-dessert food truck in South Florida. In 2013 Miami New Times voted Palate Party Best Food Truck in Miami as well as 3rd Best Food Truck in South Florida by Sun Sentinel. In the fall of 2014 Almodovar was selected as the Miami Food Truck Expert guest judge for 3 episodes on the new Food Network series Food Truck Face Off. Again, loving the competition and excitement of culinary battles, in July and August of 2015, Chef Robyn Almodovar competed and won both of the Food Network’s CHOPPED and Cut Throat Kitchen. Almodovar will continue to strive as a “culinarian” and a Brand Ambassador for Sea Delight LLC. For more info on Chef Robyn Almodovar, visit


Nha Trang Seafood Processor Expands Support of Local Tuna Fishing Communities 

Dec. 14, 2016
Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam

Thinh Hung Co. LTD, a frozen seafood processor based in Nha Trang, Vietnam, has expanded its program to return better income to local tuna fishing communities here in Binh Dinh province. Thinh Hung is a key supplier of frozen Yellowfin tuna products to Sea Delight and Sea Delight strongly supports this community outreach activity.

The meeting was attended by more than 100 vessel owners

As reported here in October, the program teaches vessel operators better onboard handling practice for tuna, provides the tools to accomplish it, and pays the vessels more for the better quality tuna harvested. The gathering here in Tam Quan Bac, Binh Dinh Province hosted a fishers group of more than 100 members and was co-hosted by the Binh Dinh Provincial DECAFIREP (Fisheries) Office and the People’s Committee of Hoai Nhon District.


Sea Delight representative Stephen Fisher gave a pledge for industry support for the program

Thinh Hung signed a memorandum of understanding with the head of the fishers group representing over 170 vessels. This brings the total of tuna handline vessels enrolled in the program to over 340.


A slide from Fisher’s presentation

The fishers groups are taught to carefully track each lot of tuna landed and this contributes directly to Thinh Hung and Sea Delight developing robust traceability systems in line with the goals of the Vietnam Yellowfin Tuna FIP and the new US NOAA traceability regulations. These fishers groups will also be available for further training and assistance with FIP work tasks, such as improving logbook coverage, assisting with onboard observer trips and improved training on bycatch identification.


Thinh Hung Vice President Huynh Dac Tri presents the training manual

As the program grows the evidence of success grows with it. Thinh Hung management reports a marked increase in tuna quality and an increased percentage of fish good enough to be exported for fresh sashimi to the lucrative Japan market. This also translates to more better-quality tuna for export to Sea Delight.

The program has strong support from the fishers as it is financed by private industry and returns improved income to the fishing community. Sea Delight also supports this “win/win” program and will report here on new developments in the near future.