World Seafood Congress moves to Penang
Carey Bomell, president of the International Association of Fish Inspectors (IAFI), brought the World Seafood Congress 2017 (WSC) in Reykjavik, Iceland, to a close with the announcement that the next edition of the biennial conference will be held in Penang, Malaysia.
Taking place in September 2019 and hosted by local partners that include government, the Penang Convention and Exhibition Bureau and the Penang Institute, it will be the first time WSC has been hosted in Asia.
First hosted in Halifax in 1969, the purpose of WSC is to act as a platform for the exchange of information, ideas, and methodologies for the seafood sector, as well as on inspection, quality management, and seafood processing technology.
The central theme of WSC 2017 was on growth in the “Blue-Bioeconomy," with three main pillars looking at seafood innovation and investment opportunities, food integrity and food safety in the context of seafood innovation and international trade.