Friday, April 8, 2016

08/04/2016: A union of fishing interests ‘captured the imagination’ at the first Taiwan Fisheries and Seafood Show

Taiwan is making its world leading seafood technology, in both marine and aquaculture fisheries, accessible to all countries

First published in International Aquafeed, January-February 2016  

Taiwan hosted its first ‘Taiwan Fisheries and Seafood Show’ in late November 2015 to widespread international acclaim.

The event was unique in that it drew together the best of the marine and capture fisheries together with the most advanced sections of the country’s aquaculture industry; two fish production systems not often considered comfortable bedfellows. It was a union of fishing interests that captured the imagination of organisers, exhibitors and visitors alike and resulted in one of the best, albeit small, events in the calendar for fish in 2015.
The event was organised by the non-profit-making, government-funded TAITRA, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council, which was set up in 1970 to promote foreign trade and My Exhibition Co Ltd. The show was hosted in Taiwan’s second largest city, Kaohsiung which is situated at the opposite end of the country to the capital Taipei on the country’s southern coastline.

Kaoshiung is an important city for capture fisheries in southern Taiwan. The modern Kaohsiung Exhibition Centre, in the heart of the city, made an ideal venue for this new exhibition, which is scheduled to take place each year from now on. It was supported by 210 exhibitors which saw 412 exhibition booths on show to visitors – in total exhibitors represented companies from over 14 countries.

The show attracted more than 6500 visitors over the three days it was held, with just under 700 visitors coming from outside Taiwan and covered areas as diverse as fishing equipment (from fishing nets and fish finders to weather use instruments) to aquaculture (from feeds to aquatic breeds to water purifying), to processing and seafood itself; a most comprehensive array of products and services including fishing boats, etc.

The last day of the event was open to the public – another innovation for a trade exhibition - with the expressed objective to increase consumer awareness of the benefits and the technology behind one of the world’s most advanced marine and fish farming industries.

Read the full article in International Aquafeed HERE.    
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