Northern Wind & Legit Fish Make History By Implementing The First Ever Verified, Traceable & Validation Solution For The North American Scallop Industry

Northern Wind Is Now The Only Scallop Company That Can Verify, Trace and Validate Its Entire Scallop Supply Chain From Sea To Table

New Bedford, Massachusetts – November 17, 2021 – Northern Wind, a seafood industry leader announced it has implemented the first ever verified sea to table traceability and validation solution for the North American Scallop Industry. Starting today, every case of Northern Wind scallops can be third party verified by origin, harvest area, and landing date by official verified government harvest records. This new solution implemented by Northern Wind and its technology partner Legit Fish advances seafood traceability and validation to a new level and can be shared across any blockchain platform and/or by electronic data chain.

Foodservice operators and consumers will now be able to digitally view the species, harvested area, vessel name and landing date by scanning a QR code directly from their smart phones. Northern Wind is the only scallop company in the world that can share this level of information with their customers and more importantly to consumers by offering an indisputable level of authenticity and transparency. By implementing this new solution, Northern Wind has now provided the seafood industry with its first remedy in its fight against widespread fraud and mislabeling that hampers the entire industry.

Furthermore, with this solution Northern Wind has taken tracking product of origin traceability from weeks to just seconds. This directly answers foodservice operators and consumers concerns regarding the safety, origin, and authenticity of the seafood they eat.

“We continue to invest heavily in technology and our infrastructure to deliver added value to our customers. This partnership continues to build on our commitment of being the most transparent scallop company in the industry. We call it “Seafood With Integrity,” stated Ken Melanson, Founder & Chairman of Northern Wind.

Founded in 1987, Northern Wind has earned its reputation for providing its customers with only the freshest wild caught and fleet harvested scallops from the icy pure waters of the North Atlantic. Northern Wind is a member of the American Scallop Association and provides its customers with the freshest seafood products that have been responsibly harvested using sustainable and environmentally friendly practices.

“We are thrilled to have partnered with Northern Wind. Their commitment to integrity, innovation and quality is not just in words, but action!” stated Dana Bartholomew, Executive Vice President of Legit Fish. “With the full integration of the Legit Fish platform, Northern Wind is now the only scallop company on the planet that can authenticate its domestic scallops back to government harvest records.”

Northern Wind’s facilities are certified by the U.S. Department of Commerce Seafood Inspection Program for packing of USDC Grade A Fresh and Frozen Scallops. Northern Wind’s facilities are also MSC certified, and one of the most advanced in the industry while meeting today’s regulatory demands. Northern Wind offers a variety of different graded scallops under its Five Star Premium, Captain’s Call, Mariner’s Choice and Sea Spray brands.

“We are excited to be the first in the scallop industry to initiate a new standard of honesty and transparency. Our customers and consumers are more interested now more than ever before to know where their seafood comes from,” said George Kouri, CEO of Northern Wind.

About Northern Wind®

Founded in 1987, and headquartered on the historic New Bedford, Massachusetts waterfront, Northern Wind is a leading direct off-loader, processor, and distributor of fresh and frozen scallops. Northern Wind is a member of the American Scallop Association and provides its customers with the freshest seafood products that have been responsibly harvested using sustainable and environmentally friendly practices. Northern Wind’s state-of-the-art facility is certified by the U.S. Department of Commerce Seafood Inspection Program for packing of USDC Grade A Fresh and Frozen Scallops and is also MSC certified. Northern Wind’s scallop brands include Five Star Premium, Captain’s Call, Mariner’s Choice, and Sea Spray. Northern Wind’s scallop brands are positioned for nationwide markets seeking verified and traceable seafood offerings from sustainable fisheries that include supermarkets, club stores, national restaurant/hotel chains, and wholesalers that seek to provide their consumers with a unique seafood experience. For more information regarding Northern Wind and its scallop brands, contact George Kouri at 508.910.7935 or send us an email at gkouri@northernwind.com.

About Legit Fish

Legit Fish provides patented cloud-based software solutions to trace seafood supply chains from vessel/farm to processor. It allows supply chain partners and consumers the ability to trace the source of their seafood with increased transparency and accuracy. Legit Fish develops sets of Key Data Elements (KDE) appropriate for each fishery and/or aquaculture ecosystem. Legit Fish verifies and validates the records using their patented technology. Partners can then share this information with other channel partners or consumers, depending upon their market strategy. The Legit Fish technology is interoperable with existing ERP systems and blockchain solutions.

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Northern Wind, LLC.

16 Hassey Street,
New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone. 508-997-0727
Fax. 508-990-8792

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