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First Annual Humber Seafood Development Day Announced

23 January 2013

UK - Seafish, has announced that the first Humber Seafood Development Day will be held at the Humber Seafood Institute in Grimsby. Taking place on Thursday 14 February, it will present processors and importers with the opportunity to learn more about financial support and trading opportunities.

The day will comprise of three sections, with participants invited to attend all or one of the workshops. Each seminar will provide an overview and practical guide to opportunities available to those working in the industry.

With speakers from Seafox, UKTI, Grimsby Institute and North East Lincolnshire Council, the day will begin by looking at Trading Opportunities. This seminar will provide a detailed look at new and existing trading partnerships.

The second workshop will cover Funding Opportunities, which will be jointly presented by Seafox and North East Lincolnshire Council. This seminar provides a practical guide to funding sources available at both European and local levels. The event will conclude by looking at Basic Skills and Training.

Although this is the first Humber Seafood Development Day, Seafish and the Humber Seafood Group plan to cement the event in their annual calendars, reinforcing an on-going commitment to supporting the industry.

Paul Williams, chief executive of Seafish, commented: "We have devised the Humber Seafood Development Day programme with the needs and concerns of the seafood industry in mind. Those attending the one day course or individual workshops will receive information and support on the matters that most concern them - trade and funding. This event reinforces Seafish's commitment to helping the fishing industry reach its potential."

Leendert Den Hollaner, CEO of Young's Seafood, added: "The Humber Seafood Development Day is an important opportunity to continue developing industry practices within the Humber region. Each of the speakers at the event brings with them a wealth of experience and knowledge and will provide insight into key issues, which will be invaluable to participants. It's vital that members of our industry come together and discuss their own experiences and establish new business opportunities, particularly focusing on how we motivate consumers to eat seafood twice a week, as this will allow the fishing industry to continue evolving."

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