A visit from all flags: Foreign companies to attend Global Fishery Forum

Fishing industry enterprises from the world’s top fishing countries will present their achievements at the International Exhibition for Fishery, Seafood and Knowhow, which will be held on September 14–16 as part of the first Global Fishery Forum in St. Petersburg. Companies from Iceland (Optimar KAPP, Marel, Skaginn 3x), Germany (VMF Partnership), Denmark (Eurofish, Carsoe AS), Norway Optimar, Simrad), China (Nantong Square Cold Chain Equipment Co.), Japan (Yanmar), Iceland (Satlink), Latvia (Proalifing), Netherlands (Damen) and other countries have confirmed they will be attending the event.

This marks the first time that Russia will host professionals from the global fishery industry and related industries of various countries. Delegations from more than 50 countries of Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America have been invited to take part in the event. Norwegian Minister of Fisheries Per Sandberg and Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Environment of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Kouyialis have confirmed that they will take part in the event. The Minister of Agriculture of Morocco and the Minister of Fisheries of the Faroe Islands have tentatively agreed to take part in the Forum.

The exhibition will feature more than 200 Russian and international companies that will present their products, advanced technologies, and equipment for the fishing industry.

“The planet’s growing population and the corresponding increase in consumption present the international community and Russia, as one of the leading fishing nations, with the challenge of ensuring global food security while simultaneously preserving the biodiversity of the World Ocean. This challenge can only be met through an open dialogue, joint actions on the part of the state and business in addition to compromise and mutually beneficial solutions. We also hope that the Forum will help to draft useful practical recommendations for international organizations”, Russian Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Federal Agency for Fishery Director Ilya Shestakov said.

“The interest in the Forum and the Expo shown by representatives of foreign business shows the demand and importance of such an industry-based event. During the preparatory stage, the organizers are already demonstrating positive results. I am confident that the Global Fishery Forum will become an annual discussion and exhibition platform”, Adviser to the Russian President Anton Kobyakov said.

The Global Fishery Forum & International Exhibition for Fishery, Seafood and Knowhow will take place in St. Petersburg at the Lenexpo Exhibition Centre.

Official Forum website: www.fishexpoforum.com

Exhibition’s official website: www.rusfishexpo.com