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Busan Int’l Seafood & Fisheries Expo-2021: Koreans keen to buy Bangladeshi fishes

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 5th November, 2021 05:30:25 PM
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Busan Int’l Seafood & Fisheries Expo-2021: Koreans keen to buy Bangladeshi fishes

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Bangladesh participated in a 3-day Busan International Seafood & Fisheries EXPO 2021 in South Korea to promote Bangladesh’s seafood and fisheries to the Korean people.

The attractive decoration of the Bangladesh pavilion was appreciated by the visitors as the Bangladesh Embassy displayed varieties of local and sea fishes in the fair.

The most important seafood and fisheries fair of the Republic of Korea was held on November 3-5 at the Busan Exhibition and Convention Center (BEXCO) in the Korea’s Commercial city-Busan with the slogan “Future of Seafood & Fisheries.”

During the 03 day-long event, Embassy officials have disseminated information about Bangladeshi fishes like Hilsha, Rohu, Pangasius, Tilapia, Sting Catfish/Shing, Black Tiger Shrimp, Freshwater Prawn/Golda, Pink Shrimp, Brown/Harina Shrimp, Mud Crab/Mangrove crab, Eel Fish, Cuttle fish, Squid, Mackere, Chines Pomfret, Silver Pomfret, Sardine, Leather jack, Ribbon Fish/Churi, Skipjack Tuna, King Fish, Halibut etc. to the visitors and distributed brochures and leaflets among them on Bangladeshi fishes, fisheries sector of Bangladesh and the relevant fisheries organization and agencies.

Approximately daily 100 Korean and nationals of other countries visited daily to the Bangladesh pavilion during the EXPO and showed keen interest to buy the fish products and to know the marketing formalities of Bangladesh.

They were particularly interested about Pangasius Fish, Tilapia Fish, Black Tiger Shrimp, Freshwater Prawn/Golda, Pink Shrimp, Brown/Harina Shrimp, Mud/Mangrove Crab, Eel Fish, Cuttlefish, Squid, Mackerel and Ribbon/Churi Fish.

The fair was an ideal opportunity to promote Bangladeshi fish and seafood to foreign importers from various countries including Korea, said a press release of the Bangladesh Embassy in Seoul.

It is expected that Bangladesh Embassy’s participation in the Busan International Seafood & Fisheries EXPO 2021will help enhance trade relations with Korea and other countries in the coming days. 

The event was jointly organized by Busan Metropolitan City, Busan Exhibition and Convention Center (BEXCO), National Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives and Korea Fishery Trade Association.

This year organisations from 14 countries, including Korea have participated in this EXPO and displayed their frozen, chilled, fish meat, salted, processed seaweed, seafood items through 551 booths (Foreign booths 36, Korean booths-515). 

Earlier on November 3, Deputy Mayor of Busan City Kim YoonIll along with other dignitaries, organizers and guests inaugurated the EXPO on November 3 and visited the stalls.