Boston, MA – (March 20, 2017) – The winner of the 11th Annual Oyster Shucking Competition, held at Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, has been announced. Eamon Clark of Rodneys Oyster House, Toronto competed against 14 other contestants at today’s event.
Eamon Clark was the fastest shucker in this year’s competition. He takes home the title over second place competitor, James Geoghegan of Maison Premiere Restaurant, Brooklyn, NY by less than 1.2 seconds. Eamon Clark won the $700 prize for shucking a dozen oysters in an adjusted time of 1 minute, 17.77 seconds.
Charles Larkin of Mystic Oysters, Mystic, CT secured third place while David Burns of Rodneys Oyster House, Toronto and Trevor Munroe came in fourth and fifth place respectively.
This year’s competition was judged by Jeff Pearson of Taylor Shellfish, Brian Yip of Fanny Bay Oysters BC and Joseph A. Milano of Union Oyster House, Boston.
The 2017 Oyster Shucking Competition was sponsored by Kelchner Food Products.
The complete results will be posted on www.seafoodexpo.com/north-america.
For more exposition coverage, visit www.seafoodsource.com, the official media for Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America.
About Seafood Expo North America and Seafood Processing North America
Seafood Expo North America and Seafood Processing North America is North America’s largest seafood exposition. Thousands of buyers and suppliers from around the world attend the annual, three-day exposition to meet, network and do business. Attending buyers represent importers, exporters, wholesalers, restaurants, supermarkets, hotels, and other retail and foodservice companies. Exhibiting suppliers offer the newest seafood products, processing and packaging equipment, and services available in the seafood market. The exposition is sponsored by the National Fisheries Institute. SeafoodSource is the official media. The exposition is produced by Diversified Communications, the international leader in seafood-industry expositions and media. For more information, visit: www.seafoodexpo.com/north-america
About Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications is a leading international media company providing market access, education and information through global, national and regional face-to-face events, digital products, and publications. Diversified serves a number of industries including: seafood, food service, natural and organic, healthcare, commercial marine, technology and business management. The company’s global seafood portfolio of expositions and media includes Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, Seafood Expo Asia and SeafoodSource.com. Diversified Communications, in partnership with SeaWeb, also produces SeaWeb Seafood Summit, the world’s premier seafood conference on sustainability. Based in Portland, Maine, USA, Diversified has divisions in the Eastern United States, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit: www.divcom.com.
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