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Russian gov’t plans to double size of 2018 seafood expo


Russian seafood delegation to take part in key global seafood events in 2018


Global Fishery Forum: Russia plans huge marketing boost for its fish products


Ilya Shestakov: The Forum Will Set a New Format for Communication in the Fishing Industry


La Federazione Russa ospita il Global Fishery Forum & Seafood Expo 2017


Morocco Showcases “Sustainable Strategy” at Global Fisheries Forum in St Petersburg


Losses in fisheries and aquaculture tackled at Global Fishery Forum


IFFO Director to participate in Global Fishery Forum & Seafood Expo in Russia

bx_3218110189_2121 12/21/2017

Russian gov’t plans to double size of 2018 seafood expo

A Russian government-backed seafood trade show and conference is expected to double in size next year, according to the organizers.

The International Exhibition of Fish Industry, Seafood and Technology (IEFIST) -- previously called the Global Fishery Forum, which Undercurrent News reported from this year -- will see its net square meter floor plan double, Bogdan Shaldugin, head of business development at Expo Solutions Group, told Undercurrent.

Gross space of the show will increase to 13,000 square meters.

Bogdan said the show has seen an increase in number of foreign companies register. "At this time almost half of the reserved space has been book for foreign companies against roughly 15% in 2017," he said.

Companies set to exhibit include equipment suppliers such as Amof Fjell, Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader, Yanmar, Flottweg, Carsoe, Optimar and KAPP, as well as large fishing companies such as Russian Fishery Group, For Group, Okeanrybflot, Nakhodka Active Marine Fishery Base, and FEST Group, said Shaldugin.

IEFIST will be held in Saint Petersburg on Sept. 13-15, 2018. Expo Solutions Group is organizing the event on the behalf of the Russian government.

The expansion of the show comes as major Russian fishing companies look to make investments in new vessels and plants, as part of the country's investment quotas scheme.

bx_3218110189_2120 01/01/2018

Russian seafood delegation to take part in key global seafood events in 2018

Russia’s Agency for Fisheries has announced the list of industry events its representatives will attend in 2018, and has named Seafood Expo Global and its own International Seafood Forum as its top two priorities.

The International Seafood Forum will be held in St. Petersburg, Russia, 13-15 September 2018. The event was set up by the agency in 2017 to create a platform for presenting Russian fisheries’ interests and needs to the international seafood community and to find partners for cooperation at a governmental level. Last year’s event was attended by more than 1,600 participants from 20 countries.

In 2018, the forum will see a wider membership of regulators, experts, and global companies, the agency announced. More than 40 percent of its exhibition space had already been booked by more than 300 companies from around 50 countries. DSI, Carsoe, Flottweg, Baader, Rolls-Royce, Marel, Amof Fjell and Optimar are among those confirmed to attend the show.

In 2017, Russia pushed to increase its presence at Seafood Expo Global, held annually in Brussels, Belgium. This year, Russian companies will take part in the forum for the third consecutive year to reach out to international clients and seek out informed perspectives on technologies, which the national seafood industry lacks, according to the agency.

In a press release, the agency said it considers Seafood Expo Global, to be held in Brussels, Belgium, from 24 to 26 April 2018, a “very important event” that brings together leaders from seafood industry from across the world to discuss common problems and exchange experience.

“This is a superb marketing tool for Russian companies to showcase its production at a minimal cost through participation in the Russian national stand, with the area of the stand 2017 being enlarged six-fold in comparison to 2016,” the agency said.

Other events on the agency’s list include the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum from 24 to 26 May, where a special industry exposition will be organized; China Fisheries and Seafood Expo 2018 in Qindgao, China, from 7 to 9 November; and the East Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, on 6 and 7 September.

bx_3218110189_2119 09/15/2017

Global Fishery Forum: Russia plans huge marketing boost for its fish products

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia -- Undercurrent News reported live from the Global Fishery Forum and Seafood Expo, which took place on Sept. 14-16 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Earlier in the week, we were in Russia's capital city, reporting from WorldFood Moscow 2017. For all the coverage of this event, click here.

bx_3218110189_2118 08/18/0017

Ilya Shestakov: The Forum Will Set a New Format for Communication in the Fishing Industry

Issues that determine the future of world fishery and aquaculture and, among other things, the balance of interests of the countries in their competition for fishing resources will be discussed at the first Global Fishery Forum to be launched on 14 September in St. Petersburg.

It will be Russia’s first time to host professionals of the global fishing industry and related areas. Ilya Shestakov, Head of the Federal Agency for Fishery, spoke about the Forum at his press conference at TASS MIA on 17 August.

“We are talking not only showcasing achievements, and we do have things to show and things to see; we are talking about a communications platform where representatives of the world’s leading fishery countries will meet: members of executive authorities, business communities and sectoral associations”, Shestakov explained the Forum’s concept.

He noted that the fishing industry currently does not have such a platform. “There are events held specifically for businesses, there are events for government agencies, such as The North Atlantic Fisheries Ministers’ Conference; these platforms are arranged by convention region. On the whole, businesses and government officials virtually do not discuss global policies. There is also the UN’s FAO, but it conducts a more socially orientated and state-based dialogue”, Shestakov pointed out.

Plans for the Forum involve discussing the global communities’ key issues in developing fisheries. For instance, ensuring food security while simultaneously preserving the World Ocean’s biodiversity given today’s population and consumption growth. “The increasing competition for natural resources should also be taken into account. We need to find a balance of interests and answers to many global questions. This is why our Plenary session is called ‘A Global View of Fishing in the World Ocean: Cooperation or Competition?’” the head of Russia’s Agency for Fishery said about the Forum’s central event.

Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Arkady Dvorkovich, Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Alexander Tkachev, Norway’s Minister of Fisheries Per Sandberg, Cyprus’s Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment Nicos Kouyialis, President of the Japan Fisheries Association Toshiro Shirasu, a representative of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean at FAO (UN), and other speakers will participate in the discussion.

Heads and representatives of sectoral agencies from such countries as the Faroe Islands, Australia, the US, China, Namibia, Guinea Bissau and Sierra Leone will also attend the Forum event. Delegations from Morocco, Senegal, South Africa, Mauritania, Argentina, Chile, South Korea, Iceland and Italy are also expected to attend.

In parallel with the Forum, St. Petersburg will host Seafood Expo, an exhibition of the fish industry, seafood and technologies presenting the products of Russian fishing companies and the capacities of Russia’s wharves and design institutes. Manufacturers of equipment for fish processing and for fishing vessels from around the world will exhibit their solutions. “Cutting-edge equipment and technologies will be in great demand for fulfilling the sectoral tasks of fleet renewal and of developing state-of-the-art fish processing, especially given the decisions on applying investment quotas”, Ilya Shestakov stressed.

German Zverev, President of the Russian National Association of Fisheries, Entrepreneurs, and Exporters (VARPE), member of the Organizing Committee, agreed that the Global Fishery Forum would be a communications platform for the most influential people in the global fishing industry. “In essence, this is the fishing industry’s ‘Davos’, where officials, business people and scientists from around the world will discuss the most topical and interesting trends in the global fishing industry in the same format as the discussions held at the World Economic Forum”, the head of the sectoral association explained.

The Forum’s programme includes a plenary session, six roundtables and a conference[T1] . German Zverev said that seven of the world’s top ten fishery countries and seven top aquaculture countries have already confirmed their participation. The Forum will be attended by members of the top management of FAO and the World Wildlife Foundation, as well as leaders of the iggest international associations.

“If we do the maths, we will see that delegations arriving in St Petersburg in September represent the countries that account for half the global aquatic bioresources capture and for 2/3 of the global aquaculture production”, VARPE’s President emphasised.

bx_3218110189_2117 08/10/2017

La Federazione Russa ospita il Global Fishery Forum & Seafood Expo 2017

Si svolgerà a San Pietroburgo, dal 14 al 15 settembre 2017, con il sostegno della Federal Agency for Fishery (Rosrybolovstvo), il Global Fishery Forum & Seafood Expo 2017. Si tratta del più importante evento dell'industria mondiale della pesca.

È la prima volta che la Federazione Russa ospita e organizza questo importante evento rivolto ai professionisti che lavorano nel settore della pesca globale e nei settori dell'economia correlata.

Al Global Fishery Forum & Seafood Expo 2017 saranno presenti delegazioni ufficiali e imprenditori provenienti da oltre 50 paesi.

Il programma si concentrerà sulle tendenze del mercato ittico mondiale, l'espansione delle relazioni economiche e commerciali internazionali, la cooperazione scientifica e tecnica, le questioni concernenti l’acquacoltura sostenibile, l'uso responsabile delle risorse minerarie dal mare e l'approvazione della strategia per lo sviluppo del settore della pesca della Federazione russa fino al 2030.

bx_3218110189_2116 09/14/2017

Morocco Showcases “Sustainable Strategy” at Global Fisheries Forum in St Petersburg

Morocco’s sustainable fisheries strategy was showcased at the Global Fishery Forum & Seafood Expo, which kicked off in Saint Petersbug on September 14.

Speaking on this occasion, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Aziz Akhannouch offered insight on Morocco’s fisheries model that combines the sustainable exploitation of fisheries with ecological imperatives.

In this regards, the Minister put emphasis on Morocco’s Halieutis Plan, which aims at ensuring sustainability and enhancing performance and competitiveness.

He said Moroccan authorities in charge of fisheries maintain a close eye against “illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing”.

Akhannouch also stressed the need for international cooperation to preserve sea and ocean resources.

“Unilateral actions are incapable of addressing the challenges linked to fisheries. Only a joint action by states can lead to defining the means to implement an efficient governance aiming at ensuring fisheries sustainability at the environmental and economic levels,” the Moroccan minister made it clear.

He also called for attaching utmost importance to scientific research in order to develop sustainable fishing.

Over 200 Companies from Russia, Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America and USA are participating in the event, presenting their product, state-of- the-art knowhow and equipment for fishery industry.

The key event of the first day was the plenary session on “Global focus on fishery in the seven seas: cooperation or competition?”.

bx_3218110189_2115 09/14/2017

Losses in fisheries and aquaculture tackled at Global Fishery Forum

The Global Fishery Forum, a key event in the fishing industry calendar, opened today in St. Petersburg with a strong presence from FAO.

For the first time, Russia is hosting an assembly of fishing industry professionals from around the globe.

FAO is represented at the forum by Abdellah Srour, Executive Secretary of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean and Black Sea, Nianjun Shen, Fishery Industry Officer, Nicola Ferri, FAO Fishery Officer, and Eugenia Serova, Director of FAO’s Liaison Office with the Russian Federation. The FAO team is participating in various sessions of the Forum, as speakers and moderators.

Food losses and waste in fisheries and aquaculture is a major emphasis for FAO at the Forum.

FAO estimates that 35 percent of fish and seafood is wasted, with 8 percent of all fish caught being thrown back into the water. In most cases, these fish are dead, dying or badly damaged. This waste is equivalent to almost 3 billion Atlantic salmon.

FAO estimates that 35 percent of fish and seafood are wasted, with 8 percent of all fish caught being thrown back into the water dead, dying or badly damaged.

Fish are lost along the whole value chain – in fishing, post-catch, processing, distribution, and consumption. This is a threat for sustainable development of fisheries and aquaculture, FAO says, and could jeopardize the future of global food and nutrition security.

“Losses in fisheries and aquaculture are a serious breach of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, Article 11,” said FAO fishery officer Nicola Ferri. “It also amounts to lost opportunities for food and nutrition security, trade, and income generation. It impacts food security in four dimensions: availability, access to food, stability of supply, and utilization of safe food.”

In more affluent economies, according to FAO analysis, more than 40 percent of losses are at the retail and consumer level. Developing countries, on the other hand, encounter the problem in primary production and processing.

In 2011, FAO launched the Corporate Global Initiative on food losses and waste reduction (also called SAVE FOOD). Its Fisheries and Aquaculture Department is supporting member countries as they elaborate and put in place national strategies, programmes and investment projects. These efforts are aimed at improving food security and nutrition, generating income and minimizing negative effects on natural resources and the environment.

“Marine food resources must be available for the future generations,” said FAO’s Serova, “and this is directly related to working out a new model of sustainable development for fisheries and aquaculture. At present, we are witnessing trends such as fish and seafood depletion and reduction of biodiversity. Some 35 percent of the catch is lost. Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing remains a grave problem.

“This undermines the sustainability of fisheries and aquaculture,” Serova continued, “and consequently endangers the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal No. 2: Zero Hunger by 2030.”

bx_3218110189_2088 09/14/2017

IFFO Director to participate in Global Fishery Forum & Seafood Expo in Russia

At the upcoming Global Fishery Forum & Seafood Expo in St. Petersburg, Russia, IFFO’s Director General Andrew Mallison will participate in two panel sessions and act as moderator for one of the two plenary sessions.

The aim of the forum, taking place September 14-16, is to identify main trends in the development of the modern world fish market, promote the expansion of trade and economic relations and scientific cooperation. A strategy for the development of Russia’s fishing industry and export/import policies will also be discussed, making this a good opportunity to raise the profile of the marine ingredients industry, and IFFO, in Russia.

IFFO’s Andrew Mallison will moderate the first day plenary session debate between several prominent Russian and international politicians and business interests. He will then participate in a roundtable panel session titled ‘Protectionism amidst Globalization of the Fish Industry’ along speakers from the FAO, national fisheries groups and global companies such as McDonalds, presenting an overview of the marine ingredients industry. The panel will discuss current and future global trends, the effectiveness of free trade agreements and positive experiences and obstacles encountered by fishery companies in international trade.

Following the panel on market opportunities, Mallison will also present in a panel on certification, discussing the benefits and challenges of certification schemes with reference to the IFFO Responsible Supply standard.