More Asian nations join Canada’s biggest seafood expo
Philippines will be one of the additional Asian seafood providers that will be joining Canada’s biggest seafood trade exhibition, 2018 B.C. Seafood Expo, on June 11.
Aside from the Philippines, other new visiting nations are Korea, Indonesia, Japan, China, Vietnam, and Thailand, according to Seawest News.
According to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, aquaculture will need to supply 2/3 of the world’s seafood requirements by 2030. Without aquaculture, the world will face a seafood shortage of 50-80 million tons by then.
With the supply of wild catch in the ocean depleting, the United Nations recently said aquaculture operations needs to be intensified as there will be no fish stocks for commercial fishing by 2048 in Asia.
Now more Asian nations are embracing marine aquaculture as the solution for diminishing wild stocks.
The BC Seafood Expo is a major seafood industry trade events in the Pacific Northwest drawing suppliers, buyers, distributors, producers, industry leaders and government representatives to network, meet and grow the seafood sector.
“The BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival and the BC Seafood Expo attracts incredible interest from a range of international media, as well as seafood buyers,” said John Watson, the executive director of the Comox Valley Economic Development Society.