Our marine wealth was present at the world's largest fishery and aquaculture event, Seafood Expo Global 2019. Superfoods from our sea, such as cuttlefish, scallops, prawns, tuna, mahi-mahi, anchovies, hake, mackerel, anchoveta and octopus, comprised the range exhibited by the national representation.
Twenty-three Peruvian companies, mostly from the northern coastal areas of the country, attended this important trade fair that was held from May 7 to 9 in Brussels (Belgium).
The Peruvian delegation expected to generate trade commitments of US$ 120 million, to be finalized in the next 12 months.
Seafood Expo Global 2019 was attended by around 1,850 exhibiting companies from 79 countries, which was visited by more than 28,500 industry professionals.
Peru’s attendance at Seafood Expo Global was organized by the Commission for the Promotion of Peru for Exports and Tourism (PROMPERÚ), in response to the promotion campaign of the Super Foods Peru brand.
Growth in fish exports
Peruvian fish exports for direct human consumption totaled US$ 1.3 billion in 2018, which meant an increase of 27% over the previous year, with shipments of frozen products such as cuttlefish in various forms, prawns, hake, tuna, scallops and anchovies standing out.
Europe was the main destination market last year, with a 35% market share. The countries that showed the greatest interest in our marine and aquaculture products were Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Russia and Holland.