Kokiriki tuna

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Meat- and Fish Alternatives

France’s Kokiriki Adds to Extensive Range With New Alt Fish Products

French vegan producer Kokiriki continues to expand its portfolio with the launch of an extensive new range. Having started with the production of vegan charcuterie, the brand is now launching a range of vegan nuggets and breaded products made from alternative fish, as well as its award-winning vegan tuna. Kokiriki, a subsidiary of the Morbiano Jouault Group, has been producing vegan meat in the form of charcuterie, burgers and dumplings …

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Jennifer O'Brien Plantruption

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Interviews

Sea & Believe: “After Six Months, We Achieved Our Goal: a Cod-Like Product That Flakes Like Real Fish”

IndieBio alt-seafood startup Sea & Believe recently developed what could be the first plant-based whole cod filet to flake just like real fish. With a focus on Irish seaweed and microalgae, the female-led team is researching and collaborating with universities and food technologists to create plant-based seafood that’s close in taste and texture to the real deal. We talked everything seaweed with Founder Jennifer O Brien. How and why was …

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Plantbased Business Hour

Is Cultivated Fish Possible at Scale? Find Out From Co-Founder Arye Elfenbein of Wildtype

What will it take to make enough fish from cells to feed the world? If so, what will it take to make enough fish from cells to feed the world? Find out from Co-Founder Arye Elfenbein of Wildtype on this episode of The Plantbased Business Hour with Elysabeth Alfano.  Specifically, they discuss: The benefit of cultivated fish over wild-caught or commercially farmed fish, How Wildtype procures their cell lines, What is the …

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Unfished products

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Company News

Verdino Green Foods Takes Over Unfished and Green Course Brands From Prefera Foods

Verdino Green Foods, a plant-based leader in Central and Eastern Europe and the first alt meat producer in its native Romania, announces it has taken over the Unfished® and Green Course® brands from Prefera Foods, consolidating the entire portfolio and adding alt seafood products and stating that it now becomes one of the players with the most diversified plant-based portfolio in Europe. Launched just last year, Unfished offers canned PlanTuna, …

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Jack & Bry Jackfruit Unbreaded Fish Fillet

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Products & Launches

Jack & Bry Launches “World’s First” Jackfruit Fish Fillet After Selling 50M Vegan Pepperoni Pizza Slices

UK plant-based meat start-up Jack & Bry has debuted what it claims is the world’s first unbreaded jackfruit fish fillet. Produced in collaboration with The Cornish Seaweed Company, the jackfruit fish fillet launch is just the latest innovation from the rapidly-growing British vegan brand.  Jack & Bry has stated that the new unbreaded jackfruit fish fillet was made possible with the use of its jackfruit flavor composition and texture optimization …

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Battered fishless fillets

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Meat- and Fish Alternatives

Birds Eye Launches Green Cuisine Battered Fishless Fillets in the UK

Frozen food brand Birds Eye has added Battered Fishless Fillets to its plant-based Green Cuisine range in the UK. The launch follows the success of the brand’s first alt-fish product, Fishless Fingers, which achieved £630,000 in sales in its first year. Inspired by Birds Eye’s popular conventional battered fish fillet, the new product is made with rice protein for a flaky texture. It is a source of protein and omega-3 …

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Vetomeato x Omni

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Fairs & Events

OmniFoods and Vetomeato to Give Away Free Vegan Fish and Chips in London

Asian phenomenon OmniFoods, fast-growing across international markets such as the UK, the US and Australia, is teaming up with London’s Vetomeato to offer free plant-based fillets on National Fish and Chip Day, this Friday, May 27th, and continuing on Saturday, May 28th. OmniFoods first launched the OmniSeafood products in June of last year and the range includes Omni Classic Fillet, Omni Golden Fillet, Omni Ocean Burger, and OmniTuna. The Vetomeato …

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Algae, Microalgae & Seaweed

NewFish Closes $1.3M Pre-Seed Round for New Zealand Microalgae Foods

New Zealand biotech venture NewFish has emerged from stealth mode with an oversubscribed pre-seed round of $1.3 million. NewFish ferments microalgae unique to New Zealand to create new sustainable food sources in response to the climate crisis.    The company is undertaking multiple R&D streams to explore the unique nature of New Zealand microalgae and macroalgae, with general manager and co-founder Hamish Howard stating international plans with global partnerships have already …

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Fish Alternative Made With Food Byproducts

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Meat- and Fish Alternatives

Better Nature Bags £350K to Create Fish Alternative From Upcycled Food Byproducts

UK tempeh brand Better Nature has received a £350,000 grant from Innovate UK, a governmental agency which provides funds and support those innovating new products, to develop a fish alternative made with food byproducts. The company will use a new tempeh-inspired proprietary fermentation method to give the industry byproducts the taste and texture of fish. Better Nature says it is hoping to achieve a product that is “physically, visually, nutritionally, …

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Fishless Sticks Schouten

Fishless Sticks ©Schouten

Market & Trends

Plant-Based Fish Sales Spike as “Profitable Fishing No Longer Possible”

Alt-protein producer Schouten Europe has reported a significant rise in plant-based fish sales, as the price of conventional fish continues to climb due to the conflict in Ukraine. According to Schouten, profitable fishing is “currently no longer possible”, with many fishing boats not setting sail due to the soaring cost of fuel. This has triggered a growing interest in plant-based seafood. Fish alternatives by Schouten After producing meat alternatives for …

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Studies & Numbers

Panel of Judges Decide Which Plant-Based Products Compare the Most to Beef, Chicken, Fish and Pork

Consumer Reports Magazine contacts vegconomist to report it has published The Meat Lovers’ Guide to Plant-Based Meat, analyzing 32 plant-based products in the categories of “beef” burgers, “chicken” nuggets and fillets, and “pork” sausages and “fish”, to reveal which plant-based products compare the most to their animal counterparts. For the evaluation, the judges assessed on the basis of nutrition and taste. To obtain a nutrition score, CR evaluated the products …

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CELL AG TECH Sushi/ FIsh

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Cultivated, Cell-Cultured & Biotechnology

CELL AG TECH Joins with Canadian Research Firm CCRM to Scale Cell-Based Fish Manufacturing

CULT Food Science, an alt-protein investment platform, announces its portfolio company CELL AG TECH is collaborating with the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM) to efficiently scale CELL AG’s cultured seafood manufacturing. CELL AG has also been named a winner in Canada’s AcCELLerate-ON competition for its work on scaling fish muscle stem cells in 2D and 3D. As part of the signed agreement, CELL AG and CCRM’s scientists will …

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Meta Burger/ Good Catch Fish Sandwich

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Gastronomy & Food Service

Meta Burger Joins with Good Catch to Add New Fish Filet Sandwich to Menu

Meta Burger, a vegan burger chain based in Colorado, has partnered with Good Catch Plant-Based Seafood to add a new Fish Filet Sandwich to its permanent menu. Made with Good Catch’s Crispy Fish Fillet, the sandwich features tartar sauce and sliced cheese and is now available at all Meta Burger locations.  The partnership is the latest foodservice success for Good Catch, which has swiftly increased its presence on US restaurant …

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EFISHient

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Cultivated Seafood

New Cultivated Seafood Startup E-FISHient Launched in Collab with Israeli Ministry of Agriculture

E-FISHient, a new cultivated seafood startup, has been launched in Israel. After success in the cultivated meat field, BioMeat Foodtech, the publicly traded Israeli investment fund, has collaborated with the Volcani Institute – a governmental organization and officially an arm of the Ministry of Agriculture – to develop the cultivated fish meat company. The Volcani Center, Israel’s national agricultural R&D center, will back the joint E-FISHient venture which will manufacture …

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iglo pea grinder

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Products & Launches

Iglo Germany Introduces Vegan Baked Fish and Kids Chick*n Dinos to Green Cuisine Range

From May, iglo / Birds Eye’s plant-based Green Cuisine product line will see two new offerings in Germany: vegan “Oven Baking Fish” and “Chicken” Dinos for children. The Green Cuisine, which first launched in Germany in January 2020, covers several European markets and offers affordable supermarket options for plant-based and flexitarian consumers. The line is also popular in the UK where it was launched with a £2 million ad campaign …

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