Offshore, warm-water aquaculture leader Forever Oceans, based in Gainesville, Va., was named by Fast Company as one of the world’s most innovative food companies in 2023.

Forever Oceans Kanpachi in Enclosure2.jpgSource: Jeff Milisen / Forever Oceans

“The Fast Company recognition is a real honor,” said Bill Bien, CEO of Forever Oceans. “We receive the award alongside other impressive food and beverage innovators — and we continue to hear great feedback from the restaurants now serving our fish.”

In March, Forever Oceans brought several chefs to the Seafood Expo in Boston to feature sashimi and nigiri using Forever Ocean’s premium fresh Kanpachi, along with Chef Liwei Liao’s dry-aged Kanpachi.

Chef Masa Endo, a longtime informal advisor to the company and member of Forever Ocean’s 50-chef Culinary Board, prepared nigiri made with ultra-premium Yuki Tsubaki Koshihikari rice from Niigata Prefecture, brushed nikiri sauce and a drop of yuzu kosho.

“Forever Oceans fish is truly a special product, from both a quality and sustainability standpoint,” Chef Masa said.

This article is an excerpt from the August 2023 issue of Supermarket Perimeter. You can read the entire Sushi feature and more in the digital edition here.