November 3, 2020


GAA-supported China Seafood Summit to be held in Shanghai, China on November 10


The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) will participate in the fourth annual China Seafood Summit this year, the organistion said.


The event is typically held in conjunction with the China Fisheries & Seafood Expo (CFSE). After this year's CFSE, which was scheduled to be held in Qingdao on October 28-30, was cancelled due to the pandemic, GAA and its partners quickly pivoted and rescheduled the 2020 China Seafood Summit to November 10 in Shanghai.


GAA is partnering with Guangdong Evergreen Group, Qingdao Yutai Import & Export Co. Ltd. and the Napa Seafood Foundation to organise the in-person event which is limited to 50 people due to COVID-19. However, the event will be live streamed.


The 2020 China Seafood Summit is sponsored by Guangdong Evergreen Group, Chilean mussel producer St. Andrews and the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.


"Even though travel has been limited this year, we're pushing ahead with our partners and sponsors to provide a forum for the seafood community in China to discuss shared responsibilities and goals as they relate to business and sustainability," said GAA vice-president Steve Hart, who heads the marketing development team in Asia for GAA's Best Aquaculture Practices third-party certification programme.


Topics to be discussed include global aquaculture and fisheries production data, updates on production conditions in China, developments and trends in retail and foodservice in China, updates on policy as it relates to importing and exporting seafood to and from China, and advancements in processing and packaging technology.