Calling all creative and cost-conscious cooks! Regal Springs Tilapia, the world's largest producer of the mild-tasting, popular fish, is searching for the best family-friendly tilapia meal for no more than $15. Six finalists will receive cash prizes. The grand prize winner receives $5,000 and may appear on the company's Web site and promotional materials. The contest runs from now until Aug. 1.

Anyone in the 50 contiguous United States and District of Columbia who is over 18 and enjoys cooking fish can enter the contest. Recipes must be original and meals must include a tilapia entrée, salad and vegetable or fruit to feed a family of four for no more than $15. The judges may consist of professional chefs, restaurateurs and managers in the foodservice industry. Winners will be notified by e-mail and announced on the website by Sept. 1. Judges will base their decisions on the following criteria: creativity, ingredients, thoroughness of instructions, and other such criteria as may be determined by Regal Springs Tilapia. For complete contest requirements, official rules and to enter the contest, visit www.regalsprings.com/index.php/Home/official-contest-rules.

Visit Regal Springs at the 2009 National Restaurant Association Show (through May 19) at booth #4264!

The newly established Mussel Industry Council has named Peter Burdon as its first executive director. Burdon previously was the executive director of the Exterior Insulation Finish Systems Council of Canada and the CEO of the Ontario Concrete Products Association.

The Mussel Industry Council, formed earlier this year, consists of mussel growers and processors from Atlantic Canada and Quebec and oversees a marketing program designed to increase demand for mussels across North America.