SCOTLAND is to get its own seafood summit next year – days before the UK is due to leave the European Union.
The landmark event is being organised by Seafish and is a spin off from the UK-wide Seafood Summit, held near Scunthorpe last week, and its predecessor, the Humber Seafood Summit.
Seafish, the industry authority, said it took the decision to create a sister event due to its popularity in discussing and debating the challenges and issues affecting the seafood industry.
The two-day gathering will continue the theme ‘Seafood is the way Forward’ and give the industry in Scotland and beyond another opportunity to get together, particularly in the days before Brexit, scheduled for March 29, 2019.
As well as the latest changes affecting the seafood industry post Brexit, discussions will centre around consumer demands, consumption trends, innovation and sustainable sourcing across the supply chain.
Speakers have yet to be announced for the summit, which will take place at the Hilton Double Tree Hotel in Aberdeen, from March 26-29.
Seafish chief executive Marcus Coleman said: ‘Seafood is the way forward for business, communities, the environment and for personal health and wellbeing.
‘The UK Seafood Summit is now one of the flagship events in the global seafood calendar, attracting delegates from all over the world.
‘The Scottish summit will provide another invaluable opportunity for the industry to come together to network, share ideas and discuss major issues, ensuring a thriving seafood industry for all.’
Picture: Seafish chief executive Marcus Coleman