Seafood Expo Global blog: Day 3

11:30 a.m.: Pardon the pun, but Marel really showed some cutting-edge technology with its FleXicut fish fillet processing machine. The advanced new equipment boasts an x-ray to detect pinbones and employs water jets to cut the fish, instead of a blade. This allows for angled cuts and specific J-cut patterns that are more difficult to replicate by hand; cod fillets can be cut and portioned skin on, with a better yield. The whole process takes only seconds. Check SeafoosSource TV soon to see the video demonstration that Marel’s Kristjan Hallvardsson gave for us.

11 a.m.: BioMar and Sagun Group Turkey-based aquaculture firm Sagun Group, announced at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels the formation of a joint-venture fish feed company in Turkey. 

Using the 10th anniversary of anniversary of the Turkish Pavilion at the expo to sign a Memorandum of Understanding as the basis for forming the company, the partnership will establish a fish feed factory, which is expected begin operating at the end of 2015, and will supply fish feed to both Turkey and some of its neighboring countries.

10:30 a.m.: For the first time, Japan is exhibiting at Seafood Expo Global with its own national pavilion (11-2621). Japanese Ambassador to Belgium Sakaba Mitsuo (pictured) paid a visit on Thursday morning.

9:45 a.m.: As the event opened for it's final day, SeafoodSource talked to Seafood Expo Global Director, Liz Plizga about what attendees and exhibitors had to say this year, and setting attendance records.


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