Webinar The European Market for Reef Fish

Reef Fish

Though Europe is one of the biggest seafood consuming markets (over 12.5 billion a year), reef fish are a niche product on that market. Reef fish have a place in the diets of Europeans, but they generally come through specific channels and end up in particular end markets.

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Join us, for this webinar, to gain deep insights on how to enter the European market with your reef fish products on:

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2020 at 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM (GMT +2:00) AMSTERDAM

with the following corresponding local times:

  • 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM     (UTC/GMT -06:00) CENTRAL AMERICA 
  • 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM   (UTC/GMT -05:00) PANAMA

Opportunities in the European market

  • The ethnic retail and foodservice industries are big markets for reef fish: often, minority populations are familiar with reef fish and know how to cook them;
  • The (non-ethnic) foodservice industry: chefs understand and use reef fish in their dishes;
  • Due to their appearance, reef fish are often used whole fresh, as an eyecatcher in shop windows in Europe.

Target group

During this webinar, we will pay special attention to the opportunities for fish and seafood exporters from Central America. However, other interested groups are also welcome to join the session.

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Sophia Balod

Sophia Balod is the Outreach Manager and Market Researcher at the Seafood Trade Intelligence Portal (STIP). With a background in international journalism on seafood and communications, she is also the editor-in-chief of the ShrimpTails magazine. STIP's mission is to increase the level of transparency in the seafood industry, to build partnerships, and to promote the investment in sustainable, aquaculture, and fishery supply chains.
STIP https://seafood-tip.com/

John van Herwijnen
John van Herwijnen

Since 1998 John van Herwijnen has his own commercial agency Open Europa in the fish and seafood sector. For CBI he is the expert for our Central America and Senegal programmes, and in the past, he has coached companies in Ecuador and Peru. He also writes reports about the fish and seafood sector for CBI and STIP.
Open Europa www.open-europa.com

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Programme Manager: Nicky Buizer, Sanne Boogers
E-mail:  devco-ca@cbi.eu | services@cbi.eu

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020


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