UK - The World Seafood Congress (WSC) has announced Asda, as its latest high-profile sponsor.
Asda is a strong advocate for sustainable fishing practices in the UK retail industry. In 2014, the business became the first supermarket to publish comprehensive and independent data on the fisheries that supply its stores through a collaboration with the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership.
Dr Paul Williams, chief executive at Seafish, the industry authority hosting the event, added: “Asda has demonstrated an exemplary effort in helping fisheries to improve their practices.
“The company is the latest retailer to join a growing list of key sponsors. With the support of these businesses behind us, this year’s WSC is set to be the best yet.”
Asda adds to the line-up of household brands already signed up to support the event, including Marks and Spencer, The Saucy Fish Co and Young’s.
Set to be held at the state-of-the-art Grimsby Institute from 5 – 9 September, the WSC is a biennial gathering of experts from across the global fishing industry, who come together to discuss key issues facing the fishing industry today.
The theme of this year’s congress will be ‘Upskilling for a Sustainable Future’ and the programme includes talks and workshops centred on sustainability, export and trade, led by experts and academics from across the world.
Registration for the congress is now open and interested parties can sign up at: www.wsc2015.com/registration