News From : DagangHalal.com (18 Sep 2009)
A 14-member Malaysian delegation is set to participate in the upcoming ‘Sea Food Expo 2009’, the region’s only dedicated seafood event, as part of extensive plans to exceed the USD 1.59 million seafood exports recorded by the country to the UAE in 2008. The participation is also aimed at increasing the value of its overall fish and fishery exports to the Middle East, which is currently at USD 5 million, according to INFOFISH, an intergovernmental organisation that provides marketing information and technical advisory services to the fishery industry of the Asia-Pacific region.
With high profile participants set to stage extensive presence at the event, Orange Fair & Events, the event organisers, have revealed that the show continues to strengthen Dubai’s repute as the best destination to promote Halal seafood products to the Middle East market.
With an estimated 10 to 15 tons of seafood being auctioned off within the Dubai fish market on a daily basis, the seafood trade in the emirate remains thriving amidst the current recession. Dubai’s relatively affluent expatriate community and its hospitality sector also make the emirate an excellent hub for Halal seafood imports and exports from across the globe.
Among the products to be exhibited at the show, which is slated to run from October 12 to 14, 2009 at the Madinat Arena Conference Hall, Madinat Jumeirah, are frozen white HOSO shrimp, cooked and peeled sea shrimp, cuttlefish and squid, raw peeled shrimp, frozen tiger prawns, surimi based products, and tuna floss.