Scotland to boost seafood trade with Asia

Scotland to boost seafood trade with Asia

Scotland’s trade relationships with Asia are set to receive a major boost after representatives from the nation’s seafood sector appear at Singapore event ‘Food & Hotel Asia’.

Seafood Scotland, along with some of Scotland’s leading fish and seafood companies, will attend at the show as part of a delegation of 15 Scottish food and drink companies Scottish Development International (SDI) and the Scotland Food and Drink Export Partnership. 

Artisanal seafood supplier, Campsie Glen Smokehouse Ltd; Gourmet Choice; John Valance, the Glasgow-based seafood wholesaler and sea-loch fresh salmon producer, The Scottish Salmon Company will all be represented at the show, which takes place once every two years.

James Withers, chief executive of Scotland Food & Drink said: "Scotland's food exports have risen by 50% since 2007 and our reputation is growing around the world.

“Our export strategy is specifically targeting Singapore and the Far East, where demand for premium products with a strong provenance story is rapidly growing. This presents huge opportunities for Scottish companies in this market.”

Natalie Bell, trade marketing manager for EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Asia) at Seafood Scotland added: “The buyers attending are in the market for new and innovative products and suppliers, and many are open to change. 

“With a strong foothold in the region, and a world-class quality product, the Scottish story is compelling, so we are confident of a successful mission in terms of building new trade relationships.”