Shark Bites Make An Appearance at the GMRI Seafood Celebration

by Maine Course


Posted on May 5, 2017 at 11:28 AM


GMRI SeafoodCelebrationApril2017_Phil_Kyle

Last week, we had the honor of participating in the Gulf of Maine Research Institute’s Annual Seafood celebration where we highlighted the new and improved Buffalo Shark Bites. Our team of Chefs prepared the Buffalo Shark Bites with a blue cheese fondue, celeriac & carrot slaw with a kelp puree vinaigrette. 

Last week, we had the honor of participating in the Gulf of Maine Research Institute’s Annual Seafood celebration where we highlighted the new and improved Buffalo Shark Bites. Our team of Chefs prepared the Buffalo Shark Bites with a blue cheese fondue, celeriac & carrot slaw with a kelp puree vinaigrette.

Buffalo Shark Bites_GMRI Celebration

The new and improved Shark Bite is delightful.  Our station at the Seafood celebration was a hit. We had people travel three flights of stairs just to try the Buffalo Shark Bites and they had all wonderful things to say about the product.

Earlier in the week, the local Maine television show 207 came to one of our accounts, the University of New England, to record a few interviews and video highlighting our partnership with GMRI, our commitment to under loved species and how our chefs prepare dogfish. Watch this great video:


GMRI Seafood Celebration Video


The Shark Bites made their first appearance in 2015 as collaboration between the Maine Course, GMRI and the Maine Shellfish company. The nascent Maine Course was looking for opportunities to impact the local economy and the Gulf of Maine seafood market. It was through conversations with GMRI about their under loved fish and Gulf of Maine Responsibly Harvested Program along with Maine Shellfish that dogfish was identified as a great opportunity. It had three winning points; its abundance in the region, it’s potential as an added value product and therefore a consistent supply. The opportunity to engage with our customer base to bring awareness to dogfish via the Shark Bites along with the four other under loved white fish is instrumental in the goals of the Maine Course therefore it was exciting to see the positive reactions Shark Bites from the Seafood Celebration attendees. We hope to see dogfish gain further traction in our area. 

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