Seafood Expo Global

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Brussels, Belgium

April 21, 2020 - April 23, 2020

The Global Seafood Marketplace 

Attendees access new products in fresh, canned, frozen, and value-added seafood, as well as storage, processing, and handling equipment.

Exhibitors put their products in front of thousand of top buyers, distributors and importers from more than 150 countries around the world.

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Published on
May 9, 2019

Indonesia’s tuna fishery will enter the Marine Stewardship Council assessment process in July, alongside the country’s launch of a brand to highlight the sustainability of its tuna in the European market.

The “Indonesian Tuna - Sustainable by Tradition. One-by-One” brand was launched at the 2019 Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium by the Indonesian Pole and Line and Handline Fisheries Association (AP2HI) and the

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May 9, 2019

The expansion of China’s distant-water tuna fleet is enabling a new value-added tuna processing industry in one of the country’s main fishing ports, according to the director of Singapore-based processor The Fish Group.

Company founder and director Alvin Loy bought a processing plant in Zhoushan because the city in the past 10 years has become a huge tuna fishery supply base.

“They have been building a lot of fleets,” he

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Madelyn Kearns

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May 9, 2019

It was the search for something different, something new, that led Brendan Maher and the business he co-owns, St. James Smokehouse, to the concept for Saint Pure Salmon – the company’s award-winning product that continued to score accolades this week at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium. 

The Annan, Scotland and Miami, Florida, U.S.A.-based St. James Smokehouse produces a variety of smoked salmon products, among them

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Cliff White

Published on
May 8, 2019

Kingfish Zeeland, which operates a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) in Kats, The Netherlands with an annual production of 600 metric tons of yellowtail, has chosen the state of Maine as the site of a much larger RAS facility it plans to build by 2021 to launch the company’s expansion into the United States.

The company, founded in 2015 by current CEO Ohad Maiman, the former vice president of the Merhav Group, as well as Kees Kloet of

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Nicki Holmyard

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May 8, 2019

Results of a new Eurobarometer study, presented by the European Commission at the 2019 Seafood Expo Global, showed how little seafood consumption patterns have evolved over the past two years.

The study, “E.U. consumer habits on fishery and aquaculture products,” was a follow-up of a similar 2016 survey involved face-to-face interviews with 27,734 people in all 28 E.U. member-states. The new findings suggest that purchasing and

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Madelyn Kearns

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May 8, 2019

Canadian firm Icewater Seafoods has contracted with processing equipment provider Marel to outfit its cod plant with a new CAD 1.6 million (USD 1.1 million, EUR 1.06 million) FleXicut machine, the companies announced on Tuesday, 7 May, during the first day of Seafood Expo Global 2019.

The purchase of Marel’s FleXicut system marks the final phase of a CAD 10 million (USD 7.4 million, EUR 6.6 million) investment Icewater Seafoods has made in

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Madelyn Kearns

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May 8, 2019

The Netherlands-based frozen fish supplier J.P. Verwijs has introduced organic compostable packaging for its various seafood products, which are currently on display at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium this week. 

The new packaging was inspired by the circular economy, a business model that prizes high standards of sustainability, transparency, simplicity, and quality, according to J.P. Verwijs. 

“Taking in perception

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Cliff White

Published on
May 8, 2019

Following up with a recently-announced plan to pour hundreds of millions of dollars into innovation and expansion of its aquaculture sector, representatives of the country’s government are at Seafood Expo Global this week to seek out potential investors.

In April, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture announced it will invest SAR 1.3 billion (USD 347 million, EUR 309.8 million) into aquaculture projects,

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Chris Chase

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May 8, 2019

Stolt Sea Farm, a land-based aquaculture operation with seven aquaculture facilities in Spain, has achieved Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, a first for the Iberian Peninsula. 

The company announced the certification in time for Seafood Expo Global, taking place from 7 to 9 May in Brussel, Belgium. Stolt Sea Farm has a “firm commitment towards sustainability,” according to a release by the company, and has

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May 8, 2019

A long mooted free trade deal between China and Ecuador is being held up by worries in Quito about cheap Chinese imports impacting certain sectors of the economy. 

Ecuadorian seafood is at a tariff disadvantage entering China, which has free trade agreements in place with other major suppliers like Australia, Vietnam, Chile and Peru.

“Every time we raise the high tariffs [placed by China on Ecuadorian seafood] with them [Chinese

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