Formerly known as the European Seafood Exposition/Seafood Processing Europe, Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global - the largest seafood trade event in the world - will be held in Brussels Belgium) on 21, 22, 23 April 2015.
Last year, Commissioner Damanaki highlighted the specific qualities of European aquaculture at Brussels Seafood.
Fish farming is healthy and can help tackle overfishing and protect wild fish stocks. That is the message delivered on the 7th May 2014 by Commissioner Damanaki at a specially organised event at the Seafood Expo Global held in Brussels. You can read her speech here.
At the event, part of the Commission's 'Inseparable' campaign to promote sustainable seafood, Commissioner Damanaki highlighted the specific qualities of European fish farming, or aquaculture: "As the population rises so does our demand for fish. Without fish farming there would simply not be enough fish to eat and the long term sustainability of our wild fish stocks would be at risk. Fresh, local and healthy, fish farmed in the EU meets high consumer protection standards, and tastes delicious."
During this event, Commissioner Damanaki has been joined by two top chefs: Gianfranco Vissani from Italy and Kevin MacGillivray from the UK. Later in the year, an EU run school project across ten countries will raise further awareness of the benefits of eating farmed fish.