From samba to Sauchen: Brazilian delegation visits Aberdeenshire –

From samba to Sauchen: Brazilian delegation visits Aberdeenshire Published:  31 March, 2004

Aberdenshire Council has welcomed a delegation from Brazil, led by the

Brazilian Minister of Fisheries, José Fritsch, in an aim to foster closer links, and develop relationships with the Scottish processing, fishing, and aquaculture industry.

Councillor Martin Ford, representing Provost Raymond Bisset, welcomed the delegation to the council’s headquarters at Woodhill House, Aberdeen, and presented the Minister with a quaich and a bottle of local whisky.

The fish and seafood industry in Brazil is presently undergoing massive changes and the government is set to invest millions of dollars in the Brazilian fishing fleet and aquaculture infrastructure.

As Europe is to be one of the main customers for the South Americans they are keen to set up their industry to a standard acceptable to their potential customers.

The Brazilians were in Scotland to learn from the highly developed fishing sector and to create closer links with processors for two-way trade.

After introductions the Brazilians got down to business in one to one

meetings with invited business representatives.