Boston, MA – (March 18, 2019) – The winner of the 13th Annual Oyster Shucking Competition, held at Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, has been announced. Dan Coll of Union Oyster House competed against 19 other contestants at today’s event.
Dan Coll was the fastest shucker in this year’s competition. He takes home the title over second place competitor, Steve Boreen of Benjamin’s Raw Bar by less than 5 seconds. Coll won the $700 price for shucking a dozen oysters in an adjusted time of 1 minute, 31 seconds.
Charles Larkin of Mystic Oysters secured third place while William Chopper of Choppper’s Choice Oysters and Ben Morgan of Native Cape Cod Shellfish came in fourth and fifth place respectively.
This year’s competition was judged by Chef Charlotte Langley (MSC Brand Ambassador), Joseph Chiaravalotti (Seacore Seafood), and Alison McMurray (Starfish/CeiliCottage).
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/Seafood Processing North America: Seafood Expo North America/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 exhibition 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 with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities and digital and print publications. As producers of these market-leading products Diversified Communications connects, educates and strengthens business communities in over 14 industries including: food and beverage, healthcare, natural and organic, business management and technology. 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. Established in 1949 and headquartered in Portland, Maine, USA with divisions and offices around the world, Diversified Communications remains a privately held, third generation, family-owned business. For more information, visit: http://www.divcom.com
Adam Morris, Senior Marketing Coordinator