Seafood Expo Asia
11-13 September 2023
The Seafood Marketplace for Asia
Seafood Expo Asia is a trade event where buyers and suppliers of seafood from around the world come together to network and conduct business in the lucrative Asia markets.
James O’Donnell runs the Shanghai office of Bord Bia, the Irish food promotion board. He talked to SeafoodSource on the sidelines of the 2018 Seafood Expo Asia in Hong Kong about current market conditions in China, how his office targets marketing of Irish seafood to Chinese consumers – and also about the need for a tighter supply chain in China to deliver a larger share of currently strong prices back to the Irish seafood supplier.… Read More
As the trade war between the United States and China continues, with indications that it may escalate even further, most U.S.-based lobster companies have seen their exports to China fall dramatically.
Despite the decrease, many companies say the market for lobster is still strong enough to keep the impact to their companies at a minimum. Some companies that never invested heavily into Chinese exports said2018 has been a… Read More
Hong Kong used to be the gateway to mainland China for exports of premium products like salmon. Now the traffic has been reversed, with a Dalian, China-based importer and processor of salmon seeking to increase sales of salmon in the city.
Dalian Huayang Food Co. wants to use Hong Kong as a gateway to the Southeast Asia market for salmon, CEO Sun Le Qing told SeafoodSource at this month’s Seafood Expo Asia event in Hong Kong. The… Read More
Demand for Irish blue lobsters and brown crabs, both live and frozen, is ever-increasing, according to Ireland-based Hannigan Live Irish Shellfish.
Irish blue lobsters represent a more premium product than their North nAmerican counterparts, typically coming in smaller sizes and higher costs. Despite the higher cost, demand in China is great enough that it’s outstripping the supply at Hannigan.
“There is a huge increased… Read More
Bulgarian White Shells Ltd. made its first-ever appearance at Seafood Expo Asia 2018, with the goal of marketing products coming out of its new processing facility that came online earlier in the year.
The company showcased multiple bivalves, with two unique products attracting buyers: Large whelks (Rapana venosa) and pasteurized white-shell clams called Tellina (Donax trunculus). The small white clams, with a bright purple interior, are… Read More
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