Seafood Expo Global 2019

Seafood Expo Global 2019

Seafood Expo Global 2019

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Seafood Expo Global 2019

07/05/2019 to 09/05/2019

Seafood Expo is the world’s largest trade fair in the fisheries sector, with 1,850 exhibitors from 79 countries. The European Commission’s stand will host several information sessions and events on topics relevant to the stakeholders, business people and retailers attending.

Brussels, Belgium, European Commission stand at Hall 7 – 1411

Launch event: CATCH – an EU database to facilitate the implementation of the catch certification scheme against Illegal, unreported and unregulated fisheries

The catch certification scheme ensures that fishery products from third countries entering the EU market stem from legal sources. Catch certificates are required for each consignment of fishery products entering the EU territory. The European Commission has developed an IT tool to digitalise the current paper-based EU certification scheme against Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) catch. CATCH will support Member States in their IUU-related verification tasks, to reduce the risk of fraud and to facilitate trade flows. 

Join European Commissioner Karmenu Vella, responsible for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries on 7 May at 15:00 to learn more about this project.

Sessions with European Commission experts

From 7 to 9 May, visit the European Commission stand to meet our team of experts and take part in short information sessions on key topics:

  • Research and innovation in fisheries and aquaculture
  • Latest developments in EU trade policies regarding fisheries
  • European Market Observatory
  • EU consumer information regarding fishery and aquaculture products
  • 2018 Eurobarometer results on consumer habits
  • EU fisheries control

Have a look at the provisional programme of activities during the 3 days.

For more information and to register for the events and the information sessions, you can contact us at

Visitors can also experiment with our interactive web mapping application, The European Atlas of the Seas all day on May 8th. The Atlas hosts a wealth of information about Europe’s marine environment and related human activities, covering topics such as nature, tourism, security, energy, passenger transport, sea bottom, sea level rise, fish consumption, and much more. Visitors will be able to navigate through the web mapping application and create their own marine and coastal maps.

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