Global Fishery Forum & Seafood Expo
Visitors from Scandinavia will attend the 2nd Global Fishery Forum and Seafood Expo. Per Sandberg, Minister of Fisheries of the Kingdom of Norway, Høgni Hoydal, Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Fisheries of the Faroe Islands, and Berglind Ásgeirsdóttir, Ambassador of the Republic of Iceland to the Russian Federation, have already confirmed their participation.
At the Seafood Expo, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, and Icelandic companies will present their achievements in shipbuilding and ship repairs, equipment manufacture and technologies for processing water resources, designing and developing fishing equipment. The Expo will feature such major companies as Intech International (Denmark), Wartsila (Finland), Seac (Sweden), Hampidjan (Iceland), Marel (Iceland), Eurofish International Organization (Denmark), Knarr Group (Iceland), and several Norwegian companies: Optimar, AmofFjell, Havyard, Rolls-Roys Marine AS, Fiskerstrand, Teknotherm, Mustad, SeonicsAS, Rapp Marine AS/Triplex Group, Scana Propulsion, Marin Teknikk, and Egersund Tral.
“Russia and Scandinavia are connected not only by their geographical proximity but also by their long-term cooperation in fishery, which is traditionally an important sector for these states. I am confident that the experience and industrial technologies of our Norwegian, Faroese, and Icelandic colleagues will be interesting for the Forum and Expo’s guests and participants”, said Ilya Shestakov, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation – Head of the Federal Agency for Fishery.
Russia’s cooperation with North European countries involves joint management of straddling fish stocks in the Northern Basin and in the Atlantic, exchange of scientific and technical information, joint applied scientific and educational conferences and symposia, measures to counteract IUU fishing, allocation of quotas in the states’ exclusive economic zones. To handle these and other issues, bilateral and multilateral intergovernmental treaties have been concluded.
The Joint Russian-Norwegian Fishery Commission, Joint Russia-Icelandic Fisheries Commission, Joint Russian-Faroese Fishery Commission, Russia-Greenland Consultations on Mutual Fisheries Relationships, and several other intergovernmental and regional organizations are the principal instruments for implementing these agreements.
The Second Global Fishery Forum and Seafood Expo will be held in St Petersburg on 13–15 September at the Expoforum Congress and Exhibition Centre. It is being organized by the Federal Agency for Fishery. The Roscongress Foundation is the Forum’s operator.
The Forum’s official website: www.fishexpoforum.com
Fishery enterprises will present united national booths for the first time at the Seafood Expo during the second Global Fishery Forum in September 2018. Companies from Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Turkey, Iran, Morocco, and Mauritius, among other countries, are expected to display their expositions in this format, marking a three-and-a-half fold increase in the number of foreign organizations represented at the Expo compared with last year.
Fishery, fish-breeding, and processing companies, shipbuilding enterprises, manufacturers of equipment and related materials, and traders will make up the main pool of participants at the Expo. They will present the most advanced fish processing equipment as well as shipbuilding components, technologies, and services.
Issues related to the promotion of fish and seafood are expected to generate special attention. The Expo will include a tasting programme, while enterprises from different regions will present their fish products, including new brands and stock keeping units.
More than 300 companies are expected to take part in the event. In addition, the exhibition area will increase this year and cover an area of 13,000 square metres, a 60% increase from last year.
The Global Fishery Forum and Seafood Expo will be held on 13–15 September in St. Petersburg at the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Official website of the Global Fishery Forum: www.fishexpoforum.com.
Official website of the Seafood Expo: http://rusfishexpo.com/