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Taste of Falklands’ squid at the largest seafood event in the event in China

Friday, November 16th 2012 - 04:00 UTC
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World famous Falklands’ squid being unloaded in Stanley  World famous Falklands’ squid being unloaded in Stanley

Falkland Islands fishing company Georgia Seafoods joined Scottish and English seafood producers to exhibit as part of the UK pavilion at the China Fisheries & Seafood Exposition held in Dalian, China last week.

A representative of the company assisted by a translator promoted the company’s products Patagonian and Antarctic Toothfish to importers and distributors from all over Asia.

The show has become the largest seafood event in the world and over 18,000 visitors from 80 different countries attended this year.

There were 2300 exhibitor booths, an increase of 30% since the last time the show was held in Dalian in 2010.

Chinese seafood production and exports are growing but the domestic demand for premium seafood such as lobster, crab and high quality wild-caught whitefish that cannot be farm-raised continues to rise dramatically.

Chefs on the UK pavilion prepared samples of Georgia Seafood fish and visitors were invited to compare the two species of Toothfish, Patagonian Toothfish and Antarctic Toothfish.

The company sponsored a Taste of Britain reception evening. Falklands Patagonian squid and Toothfish were served to invited guests.

Georgia Seafood is the operator of the Falklands long-liner TRONIO which fishes in the MSC South Georgia Patagonian Toothfish fishery and the MSC Ross Sea Antarctic Toothfish fishery. (FIRS)

Categories: Fisheries, Falkland Islands.

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  • malen

    Falkucking PATAGONIAN squid???????''''' sorry but everything everything that is patagonian is argentine or chilean, in no way is british or FIFI
    what a pittyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
    If the squid is patagonian is argentine. No other way.

    Nov 16th, 2012 - 12:04 pm 0
  • Pirate Love

    Great to see The Falklands fisheries getting out there globally and promoting its resources caught within its borders, fantastic news.
    Hope to see more of the same.

    Nov 16th, 2012 - 12:08 pm 0
  • LEPRecon

    @1 - Malen

    But Argentina stole Patagonia, thieves murderers, pirates etc...

    Of course, the Chinse support Argentina 100% right? They would never trade with the Falkland Islands. Oh wait a minute, the Chinese couldn't give a flying fig about Argentina.

    They just want quality products and fair prices.

    By the way, no country is entitled to own the fish in the sea. So your entire post is inaccurate, irrelevant and very, very desperate!

    Nov 16th, 2012 - 12:25 pm 0
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