The largest ever delegation of Scottish seafood companies is in China this week in a bid to cement existing relationships and attract new business at the China Fisheries & Seafood Expo in Dalian, which runs until Thursday.
More than 30 people from six Scottish companies - including several from Peterhead - will be accompanied by four Scottish chefs, all aiming to deliver a strong ‘seafood from Scotland’ message on the Seafood from Britain stand, at the world’s second largest seafood exhibition.
Their presence will be enhanced by a Scottish demonstration kitchen, which is sponsored by a collaborative project to maximise opportunities in emerging markets.
The Scottish message will be highlighted by cookery demonstrations and sampling sessions undertaken by chefs from the Federation of Chefs Scotland, who will be preparing mackerel, brown crab, scallops, salmon, razor clams, lobster, smoked salmon, squid, langoustine and herring.
A sushi chef will also be in attendance to demonstrate how the quality of these species makes many of them highly suitable for the discerning sushi market.
Lunar Freezing, Macduff Shellfish, Burgons of Eyemouth/ Blue Sea Food Company, Fresh Catch, Scottish Fishermen’s Organisation and Denholm Seafoods, will be joining Shellfish Express from England and Fortuna Seafoods from the Falkland Islands, on the stand.