Eurofish News

Romanian fisheries association at Seafood Expo Global for the first time ever

2017 EF at SEG2Eurofish International Organisation works in close co-operation with its 12 member countries and has extensive experience in promoting the fisheries and aquaculture industry in these countries, and disseminating information about the post-harvest and aquaculture sectors through the pages of the EUROFISH Magazine. Eurofish also promotes sectoral institutions and the private sector in its member countries by supporting participation in joint booths at various seafood shows. This year the Eurofish stand at Seafood Expo Global also hosted the Ro-Pescador association from Romania. The association offered visitors samples of products traditional in Romania – marinated sprats and rapana (a marine snail) from the Black Sea, cold-smoked Atlantic mackerel, as well as cold-smoked carp and shad from the Danube delta. The samples proved popular with guests from all around the world – the joint stand attracted visitors from over 20 countries – and Daniel Buhai, the managing director of Ro-Pescador, says he will be back again next year.

International event discusses future of Baltic Sea fisheries

2017 BS futureThe first International Baltic Sea Fisheries Forum was held in Pärnu, Estonia on 4 April. Organised by the Estonian Association of Fishery and the Fisheries Information Centre of the University of Tartu the forum gathered representatives from Estonia, Latvia, Germany, Finland and Russia. The focus of the forum was to discuss the development perspectives of the Estonian fisheries sector and other Baltic Sea fish industries for the next decade. The programme started with updates on the current state, evolution and perspectives of the Estonian fisheries sector presented by Olavi Petron, Deputy Secretary General for Fisheries Policy and Foreign Affairs of the Ministry of Rural Affairs. Experts from Latvia, Germany, Finland and Russia shared their experiences in product and value chain development. EUROFISH contributed to the forum presenting the outlook for the global seafood sector. Valdur Noormägi, Head of the Estonian Association of Fishery in his speech highlighted the need to add maximum value to the Baltic Sea fish resources, focus more on product development and on the expansion of markets.
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Visit Eurofish, Albanian, and Romanian companies in Hall 7-1416 at Seafood Expo Global 2017

2017 EF at SEGPlease join Eurofish at the world’s largest seafood trade show, Seafood Expo Global and Seafood Processing Global, which takes place in Brussels on April 25-27, 2017. This year’s show celebrates 25 vibrant years and includes an amazing 1,600 exhibiting companies from 80 different countries from around the world. Every aspect of seafood production and marketing will be covered, including fresh, frozen, processed and packaged fish and seafood of every sort, processing and packaging equipment, and industry service providers in freight-forwarding, logistics, insurance, and more.

At this year’s show, Eurofish will share the booth with Albanian Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Administration and Ro-Pescador Association from Romania. Several other Eurofish member countries will host national pavilions, including Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Spain and Turkey. Attendees at the show will learn about the industries, markets, products, and growth opportunities for trade and investment in these countries.

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New website

new has a new look as part of an upgrade that ensures the website is functional on mobile devices and tablets. At the same time, we have focused on making the most popular pages, our member country profiles, more easily accessible with additional information on the respective fisheries and aquaculture sectors. 

Eurofish's Work Programme for 2017 approved by the Governing Council

GC2017Eurofish held the 16th session of its annual Governing Council on 26 and 27 January 2017. The event brought together representatives from the Eurofish member countries (Albania, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, and Turkey) along with many observers from a number of embassies and partner organisations to discuss and approve the organisation's activities in 2016 and the planned work programme for 2017. The FAO, with whom Eurofish has a close relationship, was represented by Victoria Chomo from FAO headquarters in Rome and Eva Kovacs from FAO REU in Budapest.

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