Seafood Expo Asia
November 17-19, 2020
The Digital Seafood Marketplace for Asia
Seafood Expo Asia Reconnect is a comprehensive digital event that brings industry buyers and suppliers together to meet and accomplish business online, alongside a conference program covering Asia’s latest seafood topics and trends.
A new initiative called “Fishcoin” could be the key to incentivizing data collection by fishers and fish farmers in developing nations.
The brainchild of Singapore's Eachmile Technologies, Fishcoin is a new way to give seafood harvesters in developing nations an incentive to collect data on their catch. Utilizing blockchain technology, Fishcoin will give fishermen tokens for topping up their mobile phone data plans in exchange… Read More
Seafood Expo Asia, organized by Diversified Communications, has opened its doors at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center to welcome thousands of international seafood industry professionals.
Taking place over Sept. 4, 5, and 6, the show is bringing over 220 exhibitors from 34 countries to Wan Chai, Hong Kong, with 21 countries represented at regional pavilions throughout the show. In addition, 11 countries will showcase products… Read More
Philippines-based Fisherfarms’s CEO Imelda J. Madarang said value added products will be key to the company’s success in markets both domestic and abroad.
A Seafood Excellence Award 2018 finalist, Fisherfarm’s line of milkfish products have also garnered multiple awards for taste. The company’s line of sausages, which use milkfish instead of chicken or pork, represent the company's spin on creating healthy,… Read More
A leading Chinese retailer is looking for new supply lines for imported seafood to supply a raft of new stores being opened in central China.
Sourcing staff for the Gao Xian Shi Yan Yi chain – which recently opened its fifth outlet in Changsha city – were at the Seafood Expo Asia last week on the lookout for potential new suppliers to help the company meet ambitious expansion plans.
The chain is part of the much larger Bu… Read More
China's ambitious plans to expand its mariculture production increasingly hinge on the government’s ability to secure access to large tracts of coastline, according to a leading local aquaculture researcher.
“They want to secure a whole bay…in order to have a full zonal approach, but this is difficult because there are so many competing users of the coast,” Professor KH Chu, an expert in aquaculture at the Chinese… Read More
The multiplicity of sustainability certification schemes is confusing consumers, according to head of corporate responsibility at one of Hong Kong’s leading hotel operators.
Janice Lao, director of corporate responsibility and sustainability at the Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels Ltd., which runs big names like the Peninsula Hotel, one of Hong Kong’s grandest addresses, made the comment at Seafood Expo Asia on 7… Read More
A seafood importer in southern China reckons it has found a way to combine online and offline sales of imported seafood to affluent Chinese consumers.
Online retailers have struggled with deliveries of fresh seafood to consumers, but Guangdong Chao Hui Aquatic Products Co. expects a new partnership with online seafood retailer Da Hai Wang (cndahaiwang.com) to pay dividends in that area. The company will offer collections through a chain of… Read More
Efforts to promote sustainability in Hong Kong are showing results, according to Steve Johansen, head of Canadian sockeye exporter Organic Ocean.
Johansen points to a local World Wildlife Fund (WWF) sustainability awareness program that now reaches more than 1,000 restaurants in the city. It also helps that many of the top chefs at the city’s leading hotels are Western and sustainability-conscious, he said.
Eager to sell in Hong Kong and… Read More
Ongoing demand for premium species in Asia has led a Russian coal firm to bet big on grouper farming in Malaysia.
Fishance is producing grouper in the Langkawi region of Malaysia in an offshore aquaculture project. It has promised investment of up to USD 100 million (EUR 93.9 million) through 2020, by which time it aims to be producing one million tons of fish per year.
The first batch of production has already been sold to Hong… Read More
High salmon prices in Europe in recent years prompted a Hong Kong importer to set up its own smokehouse, allowing it to significantly increase volumes and market share.
When soaring prices for imported smoked salmon threatened its market share in 2015-2016, the Fine Food Company decided to take the margin hit in order to hold onto customers.
“We couldn’t say, ‘Prices are up 80 percent,’ so we gave up our… Read More