Seafood Expo North America returned to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center from March 13-15, after a two-year hiatus.
Our team had a very productive time at the Expo, seeing old friends and meeting new ones, and making connections with colleagues and partners who support our goal of a world where 100 percent of seafood is produced sustainably.
See below for highlights from the show:
Our Bycatch Solutions Open House highlighted the latest gear innovations and bycatch solutions for addressing fisheries interactions with endangered, threatened, and protected species. Visitors to the open house had the opportunity to learn about Hookpod International’s hook-shielding innovations for pelagic longlines, non-entangling and biodegradable FAD and rope technology from the International Seafood Sustainability Forum (ISSF), bird scaring lines and circle hooks, and crab and lobster traps from EdgeTech and Ashored Innovation that use on-demand acoustic release rope and buoy technology to eliminate static fishing lines that pose entanglement risks to whales.
At the open house, we also unveiled our new Solve My Bycatch Problem tool, an online, interactive tool that provides a visual evaluation of methods to reduce wildlife bycatch in tuna longline fisheries, based on their relevance to specific species, effectiveness, ease of implementation, and cost.
Aquaculture improvement projects (AIPs) were very much on the menu at Seafood Expo North America this year.
- Our Supply Chain Roundtables were highlighted as an example of effective industry leadership in Expo Today, the official publication of the show.
- The new Argentine shortfin squid FIP and the launch of the Peru Mahi Alliance were featured in one of the most-read stories about the Expo.
- After we announced our new partnership with Thai Union, the world’s third-largest seafood company, the news made headlines around the globe, including The Bangkok Post, Food Industry Executive, Nation’s Restaurant News, European Super Markets, Aquafeed, and IntraFish.