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Twelve companies will represent Chile at the Seafood Expo North America 2022

09/03/2022

Chile will be participating once more in the Seafood Expo North America (SENA) fair, one of the most relevant tradeshow in the seafood industry worldwide and at the same time the most important in North America. It will be held in person from March 13 - 15 at the Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC), Boston, United States.

The event which celebrates its 40° version offers an excellent opportunity to showcase Chilean seafood internationally recognized for its natural flavor and purity.

The presence of thousands of sellers and buyers from the most diverse countries in the world is expected, including representatives of the retail sector, food services and other categories such as distributors, restaurants, cruise lines, wholesalers, supermarkets, among others. This represents an unbeatable opportunity for national companies to access potential business.

As has been recurrent in the last 30 years, ProChile will be present at this important event, at stand 719 with a 130 m2 pavilion that will house 12 exporters, who will offer a wide range of Chilean seafood products, including salmon from the Atlantic, Pacific Salmon, Coho Salmon, trout, mussels, crab, octopus, deep-sea cod, and swordfish.

Caleta Bay Mar SpA, Integra Chile SpA., PG SA, St. Andrews Smoky Delicacies SA, Salmones Pacific Star SA, Salmones Aysen SA, Sea Garden SA, Pesbasa SA, Mava Food SpA, Sudmaris Chile SA, Proyecta Corp SA, Inversiones Coihuín Ltda., are the 12 companies that will be present.

“The United States is the main export market for national companies. In 2021, a figure of US$7,078 million was reached in seafood to the world, 14.7% more than in 2020. The main destination of these shipments was the United States with sales of US$2,555 million, growing 32.1% regarding exports made in 2020”, detailed Christophe Desplas, Trade Commissioner of ProChile in New York.

And he added: “Among the main products sent to the United States, salmon and trout stand out with exports of US$2,310 million; fish and crustacean meal with shipments for US$53 million; mussels US$36 million, and deep-sea cod which totaled US$30 million in that market”.

COVID-19 simultaneously affected both national productive activities and global demand, with the closure of industries, tourism and hotels, strongly curbing the demand for products aimed at these activities, in particular the HORECA channel. However, despite the difficult international context, Chile positioned itself as the largest global exporter of 28 products, where seafood products such as: salmon fillets, trout fillets, deep-sea cod fillets, sea urchins and canned mussels stand out, among others.

“Chilean seafood products are a healthy food with a high content of protein and nutrients, omega 3, vitamins and low in calories. The aquaculture and fishing industry is characterized by having a strict regulatory commitment in harmony with productive sustainability, safety and innovation, in addition to monitoring systems from the point of departure to destination, and constant research that allows the diversification of resources and the creation of new products, within the framework of a production system that complies with the highest sanitary standards throughout the world", explained Desplas.

Chilean companies participating in Seafood Expo North America offer certified products produced under strict sustainability and traceability standards, and in a variety of formats. This includes innovative and value-added products such as marinated salmon portions, sashimi cuts, whole cooked and frozen mussels that are vacuum packed in their own juice, and ready-to-eat preparations with different sauces.

Lastly, exporting companies are incorporating more and more products with added value, which, without a doubt, generates a more attractive offer, which positions Chile as an innovative world-class supplier, with its characteristic high-quality products.

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