June 26, 2022

SCOTLAND is established to engage in host to the major global seafood conference of its type in 2024, following their bid was acknowledged today.

The World-wide Seafood Alliance’s Conference, known as Intention, will pay a visit to Scotland in autumn of 2024, obtaining under no circumstances been held in the British isles prior to.

The International Seafood Alliance (GSA) shared information of the bid earn these days with Mairi Gougeon, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands, as she frequented Scottish seafood producers on the Scottish Pavilion at Seafood Expo Global in Barcelona.

The dependable seafood meeting will be co-hosted by Seafood Scotland and the GSA and will be attended by leaders from across the international seafood sector, placing a spotlight on Scotland’s greatest food export.

Global Seafood Alliance COO Brian Perkins, Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon and Seafood Scotland CEO Donna Fordyce.
(L-R) World Seafood Alliance COO Brian Perkins, Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon and Seafood Scotland CEO Donna Fordyce.

The multi-working day function will consist of a convention with international speakers focusing on manufacturing, sustainability, innovation and market tendencies.

Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon claimed: “I am delighted that Scotland’s bid to host the prestigious Seafood Alliance Conference in 2024 has been thriving and appear ahead to welcoming delegates from across the globe to this significant celebration.

“Scotland’s seafood sector is a important good results tale, generating planet-course, healthy, lower-carbon food stuff that is liked at house and overseas, with exports growing by a £144m compared to 2020 and contributing £1.3bn to the Scottish economic system each year.

“At the exact time, our sustainable fisheries management strategies demonstrate our determination to supporting a resilient seafood sector which delivers essential work prospects across our coastal communities.

“I would like to congratulate all people concerned in bringing the conference to Scotland and ensuring we have the option to showcase our items to a important audience and sharing our know-how with intercontinental business leaders.”

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Donna Fordyce, Main Government of Seafood Scotland claimed: “Scotland is a single of the world’s most reliable seafood making international locations thanks to our expenditure in excellent, innovation and sustainability.

“Whilst we’re a tiny nation, we produce above 60 species of seafood and export to more than 120 countries globally.

“From Europe’s major condition-of-the-art fish-sector to some of the most amazing sea loch farms and fishing grounds and entire world class venues, Scotland is the best area for Objective.

“It is for that reason massively gratifying to see all this really hard work currently being recognised by the GSA in deciding on Scotland as the location for its 2024 conference.

“Seafood Scotland and our companion organisations appear forward to welcoming delegates from the worldwide seafood sector in the autumn of 2024.”

The bid to host the meeting was place alongside one another by Seafood Scotland, who will perform with the Scottish Govt and other sector bodies to supply the occasion with the GSA.

GSA’s COO Brian Perkins reported: “We look forward to returning our signature Intention convention to Europe for the very first time since 2017.

“Scotland has a prosperous tradition in both of those aquaculture and wild-capture fisheries, and we see it as an best healthy for Intention provided our organization’s rising involvement in wild-seize fisheries and rebrand from the International Aquaculture Alliance to the GSA in 2021.

“Thank you to Scotland’s flourishing seafood sector and the Scottish governing administration for embracing us and agreeing to host Intention 2024.”

The GSA is an international nongovernmental organisation concentrating on advancing dependable seafood procedures through education, advocacy and third-social gathering assurances.

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Former hosts of Target contain France, Chile and Dublin with this year’s function using spot in-particular person at the Fairmont Olympic Resort in Seattle, United states, from 3rd to 5th Oct.