Alaska eyes Europe and Japan for seafood sales –

Alaska eyes Europe and Japan for seafood sales Published:  12 January, 2006

ALASKAN Seafood processors and the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI), are hoping to increase sales this year at trade shows in Europe and Asia, according to a report in the Alaska Journal of Commerce. Their optimism comes following statistics showing their 2004 efforts sold Japanese buyers 308,825 metric tons of wild Alaska seafood valued at more than $854 million. European buyers participating in ASMI’s program purchased 193,764 metric tons of seafood, valued at more than $455 million, Maggie Beaton, a senior marketing specialist with ASMI reportedly said. Alaska will participate in a number of trade shows in 2006, including the European Seafood Exposition in Brussels, Belgium, May 9-11, where ASMI has its own pavilion. ASMI will also participate in Japan’s Super Showcase International Supermarket and Private Label Trade Show March 1-3, the China’s Restaurant and Bar Trade Show May 9-11, and the Japan International Trade Show July 19-21. For this year’s European Seafood Exposition, ASMI 13 firms have signed up to date. is published by Special Publications. Special Publications also publish European Fish Trader, Fishing Monthly, Fish Farming Today, Fish Farmer, the Fish Industry Yearbook, the Scottish Seafood Processors Federation Diary, the Fish Farmer Handbook and a range of wallplanners.