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Bremen to welcome the international fish industry

The 13th edition of Germany's only fish trade fair opens its doors to visitors from from the food and fish retail sectors, catering, fish import and export as well as fish processing on the 12 to 14 February 2012.

One of the very topical issues is certification in the aquaculture sector. Fish farming is booming worldwide. At the same time, however, consumers are paying increasing attention to producers’ compliance with environmental and social standards.
 
"At fish international we want to provide information on the importance of eco-labels and on the relevant certification organisations such as the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and Global G.A.P.", says project manager Sabine Wedell.
 
"We know from talking to trade buyers that they are very interested in regional products," says Ms. Wedell. That is why the exhibition will be placing special emphasis on products from local aquaculture. For the first time in addition to fry, fish feed, etc. the professional world will be able to take a closer look at the appropriate farming technology.
 
The fair takes place every two years. In 2010 it drew about 9,300 professional visitors from 45 countries to the Bremen exhibition centre where 300 exhibitors from 28 nations awaited them. Following the award of the Seafood Star at fish international on Sunday there will for the first time be a "Trawl Party" – yet another opportunity for making contacts at the fair, which for many people is in itself a reason to visit or participate.

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