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Taiwan international seafood expo launches November 19 in Kaohsiung

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KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan – Organized by Taiwan External Trade Development Council and WES Worldwide Expo Services Ltd, the 2015 Taiwan International Fisheries and Seafood Show will be held from November 19-2

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan – Organized by Taiwan External Trade Development Council and WES Worldwide Expo Services Ltd, the 2015 Taiwan International Fisheries and Seafood Show will be held from November 19-21 at Kaohsiung Exhibition Center.

200 exhibitors will set up 400 booths in sections including Fishery Equipment and Technology, Aquaculture, Seafood and Value-added Seafood, Processing Equipment, Fishery Services and Overseas Exhibitors.

This is the first professional exhibition in Taiwan that connects suppliers, wholesalers and retailers and is expected to attract over 6,000 domestic and foreign visitors, bringing new business opportunities to Taiwan’s fishery industry.

In 2013, Taiwan’s fishery industry surpassed the US$3 billion production mark, with 300,000 employees in related jobs, and was even ranked as having the world’s third-largest catch in pelagic fishing.

Since the Taiwan International Fisheries and Seafood Show opened for registration, Taiwan Fishing Gear Manufacturing Industries Association and Fish Breeding Association of Taiwan have shown great support.

A range of products from freezer-equipped ships, maritime satellite communication systems, food processing machinery, trawler boats, HDPE pipes and Bluefin tuna to fishing equipment and fish farming technologies and more will be showcased at the exhibition.

In addition to Taiwanese companies, countries including South Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Peru, Brazil and the U.S. will also set up country pavilions in the exhibition, while Quanzhou Branch of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) is setting up a Cross-Strait Fisheries and Seafood Show.

The exhibition serves as a platform that allows technology exchange and information sharing among industry figures. Events held during the exhibition include procurement meetings, fishery and seafood summit forums, fish master forums and new product presentations.

The fishery industry now faces a global crisis as we are draining ocean resources. With a firm industrial foundation and world-leading technologies, Taiwan is now able to artificially breed over 100 aquatic species, including six of the seven artificially bred grouper species in the world. Owning a complete germplasm bank, the fishing industry is an unsung hero among Taiwan’s traditional industries, providing the perfect edge for global industrial transition and upgrade.

The 2015 Taiwan International Fisheries and Seafood Show will present a complete picture of the accomplishments that Taiwan’s fishery industry has achieved, and will serve as the best platform in Asia for promoting sustainable fishery and seafood transactions.