Seafood Expo Global

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Barcelona, Spain

23-25 APRIL 2024

The Global Seafood Marketplace 

Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global is the largest seafood event on the planet, serving industry professionals and buyers from all corners of the supply chain and world. If you purchase seafood for your business, you simply cannot afford to miss this event.

Learn more about the upcoming edition by visiting the event website.


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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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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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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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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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May 7, 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 Saudi Arabia’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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May 7, 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 7, 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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May 7, 2019

Georgetown, Guyana-based Pritipaul Singh Investment is a USD 50 million (EUR 44.6 million) company that exports 11 to 12 million pounds of shrimp annually, mostly to the United States. 

The company owns and operates 50 steel-hull seabob trawlers, and an additional 35 wooden vessels fishing for pelagics such as mahi, swordfish, and marlin, as well as bangamary, butterfish, croaker, and corvina.

And after an eight-year process, the fishery

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May 7, 2019

A new digitized import database system in the European Union will make it harder for illegally caught fishery products to enter the world’s most lucrative market, according to the bloc’s top marine official.

The new CATCH software, launched by Commissioner Karmenu Vella during Seafood Expo Global 2019, responsible for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries in the E.U.’s executive body, will allow authorities to share and

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May 7, 2019

Founded in 2014, SFT Angola was created with the goal of selling African fish to Africans.

Based in Luanda, Angola, and with ownership currently residing in West Africa, the company annually catches and delivers thousands of metric tons of mackerel, horse mackerel, and herring to markets in West Africa, ranging from Liberia down the coast to Angola. 

SFT Angola is affiliated with SeafishTrade, a Lithuanian fishing and trading firm whose

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