Taiwan International Fisheries and Seafood Show

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Date(s) - 26/09/2019 - 28/09/2019


Where: Kaohsiung Exhibition Center, Taiwan

Europe is Among Taiwan’s Top Five Markets in Seafood Products

The world largest seafood trade event, Seafood Expo Global took place 5-7, May, 2019 in Brussels, and featured 1900 exhibitors from 77 countries. TAITRA also operated at the show ground, helping to bridge trade between international and Taiwanese seafood companies.

There were 70 national pavilions at Seafood Expo Global, including French, American, Norwegian, Korean, Thai and Vietnamese and Taiwanese. The Taiwan Pavilion was organized by Taiwan Fishing Gears Manufacturing Industries Association and Taiwan Frozen Seafood Industries Association, and showcased fishing net, buoy, in mold labelling, value-added seafood, seafood-salads, seafood-marinated, ready-to-eat, raw materials and aquaculture seafood.

New exhibiting countries to Seafood Expo Global included Angola, Greenland, Guyana, Honduras, Ivory Coast, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, Tanzania and Uganda, showcasing finfish, grouper, catfish, Nile perch and more,

Three trends in the international seafood trade were observed. First, there is a big-governmental push toward sustainable development in fishery resources. Second, certification and traceability will be the mainstream of future requirements in the seafood industry, due to food safety requirements. Last but not least, healthy and ready to cook packing and seafood is gaining popularity in the European market.

The international seafood trade is expected to grow by 20% by 2030. Moreover, seafood is one of the most traded food products in the world. Indeed, 60 million tons of seafood were exported in 2016, which means an increase of 245% since 1976. Over the same period, exports increased from $8 billion to $143 billion in 2016, said Seafood Expo Global organizer. Moreover, Spain, France, Germany, Italy and Sweden rank the top seafood importing countries in the European continent, according to FAO.

Taiwan’s fishery industry has developed over hundreds of years, and is among the top six frozen seafood exporting countries. Taiwanese seafood processing machinery has gained a reputation in customization and flexibility. Some of the Taiwan’s star seafood products include cobia, bass and threadfin. Europe is among Taiwan’s top five seafood exporting destinations, valued at US$58.8 million annually, with squid, Saury, and tuna topping the list.

The Taiwan International Fisheries and Seafood Show (TIFSS) is an exclusive Taiwanese fishery trade show that gathers representatives from the fishing, aquaculture, and seafood processing, machinery and bio-tech industries. Major exhibitors include Taiwan Fishing Gears Manufacturing industries, fish breeding association of Taiwan, Fortune Life, and Grobest. The show is supported by the government, as well as 17 fishery-related associations, and aims to deliver the latest technologies, business and networking opportunities.

TIFSS is being held Thursday September 26 through to Saturday September 29, 2019. Concurrent events include One-on-One Procurement Meetings, INNO-Stage, new products launches, seminar and yummy seafood cooking classes, and is expected to draw 7000 visitors.

Visit www.taiwanfishery.com for more information