BOSTON – Seafood Expo North America opens in Boston at BCEC March 19-21, bringing more than double the usual number of Scotland’s top fish and seafood companies to join Seafood Scotland and Chef Mark Greenaway at the exposition.
The U.S. is Scotland’s largest market for combined food and beverage exports, says Trade Marketing Manager Clare MacDougall of Seafood Scotland.
The Boston show will also see the official launch of fishermen-owned brand, Scottish Seas, a new co-operative bringing together Scottish fishermen from multiple ports across Scotland, combining forces and bringing the best of wild caught Scottish seafood to the world in a way that sustains home communities and the seas the industry depends upon, she points out.
The partnership formed after Scottish industry bodies attended a strategic workshop at last year’s Expo in Boston in a bid to combine efforts to provide the appropriate quantities, varieties and the volume needed to tackle the US market while keeping sustainability a priority and carefully managing stocks.
Scottish chef Mark Greenaway, an ambassador for Scotland Food and Drink, will pair seafood dishes with Scottish gin, whisky and craft beers. He recently won the national cookbook award in the Chef category by World Gourmand Awards and is competing to win ‘Best Cookbook in the World’ this year.