The III Global Fishery
Forum and International Exhibition of Fish Industry, Seafood and Technology
(Seafood Expo Russia) begins in St. Petersburg on 10 July. Interest in this
fish industry event, which was first organized by Rosrybolovstvo in 2017, is
constantly growing. More and more countries are becoming involved in the Forum
and Expo, new names are emerging, new thematic sections are being added, and
the number of joint national and regional expo stands is rising.
The opening ceremony
and other Forum and Expo events will be attended by Bekir Pakdemirli, Minister for Agriculture and Forestry,
Republic of Turkey; Frederick Loua, Minister of Fisheries, Aquaculture and
Maritime Economy, Republic of Guinea; Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru, State Minister for Fisheries and
Livestock, Bangladesh; Has Sareth, Secretary of State of the Ministry of
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Kingdom of Cambodia; Amiran Kakalia, Minister of
Agriculture, Republic of Abkhazia; Choi Joon-wook, Deputy Minister of Marine Policy, Ministry of Oceans and
Fisheries, Republic of Korea; Atanas Dobrev, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry,
«The Forum has become a
convenient and relevant platform for discussing and outlining ways co-operating
further in developing sustainable fisheries, technological and scientific
progress in the industry. The Exhibition shows how the fishing industry lives
and breathes, how ambitious projects are being implemented and innovations are
becoming part of the industrys production chain,» said Ilya Shestakov, Deputy
Minister of Agriculture of Russia and Head of the Federal Agency for Fisheries.
Heads of international
regional fisheries management organizations will participate in the Forums
activities, among them Anne Christine Brusendorff, General Secretary of the
International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES); Suam Kim, President of the North
Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC); Jacques Verborgh, President
of the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC), and Marcio
Castro de Souza, Senior Fishery Officer
at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Russian delegates at
the Forum include Sergey Mitin, Senior Vice-Chairman of the
Federation Council Committee on Agriculture and Food Policy and Environmental
Management; Dmitry Patrushev, Minister of Agriculture of the Russian
Federation; Igor Orlov, Governor of the Arkhangelsk Region; Vladimir
Ilyukhin, Governor of Kamchatka Territory; as
well as representatives of big business and industry associations.
The main theme of the III
Global Fishery Forum is «Ocean
of Opportunities: Nature, Economy, and People». Use of aquatic
bioresources of the World Ocean will be considered in the context of the environment,
economy and life of society at the Forum conference and roundtables.
The business programme features discussion
of the most pressing topics, such as digitalization of industry, research and
development of the Arctic and Antarctic, efficient use of aquatic bioresources,
the specifics and capitalization of the fishing business, creation of efficient
distribution chains, the role of marketing in shaping demand, and development
of aquaculture in the world and in Russia.
Exhibition of Fish Industry, Seafood and Technology will bring together more
than 300 companies from 30 regions of Russia and 25 countries 34% more than
in 2018. National expositions will be displayed by Norway, Iceland, Denmark,
Morocco, Turkey, China and Spain; regional stands will be shown by Arkhangelsk,
Astrakhan, Kaliningrad, Rostov, Leningrad, Ulyanovsk, Murmansk, and Magadan
Regions, Republics of Karelia and Tatarstan, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District
and Primorsky Territory.
negotiations will be held on the sidelines of the Forum and platforms for
business presentations and meetings will be available. A tasting programme and
master classes on fish preparation and cutting are also planned.
The III Global Fishery Forum and
International Exhibition of Fish Industry, Seafood and Technology (Seafood Expo
Russia) will be held from 10 to 12 July 2019 in St. Petersburg, at the
ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The official website of the Global Fishery Forum: fishexpoforum.com
The official website of the International Exhibition of Fish Industry, Seafood and Technology: seafoodexporussia.com