Governor Martín Buzzi heads the mission seeking for markets for squid, among other products. (Photo: YouTube,minseguridadar/Poseidon/FIS)
Chubut explores new markets in Brazil
Tuesday, August 07, 2012, 02:40 (GMT + 9)
In search of new markets for fishery products from Chubut, on Sunday a trade mission led by Governor Martín Buzzi left for Brazil.
The delegation comprises 10 representatives of fishing companies in the Patagonian province and officials, who will visit Florianopolis, Sao Paulo and Brasilia.
Visitors are expected to participate in several business meetings with Brazilian entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurs from Chubut hope to succeed in placing several fishery products in the Brazilian market, such as frozen kingclip, whole squid, frozen squid rings and sticks, filleted and frozen hake, shellfish and shrimp in different ways, El Chubut reported.
In Brazil, Buzzi has also scheduled to meet with the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture (MPA), Marcelo Crivella; with the president of the National Fishing Council, Fernando Ferreira; and with the executive secretary of the Ministry of Industry and Foreign Trade of Brazil, Alessandro Teixeira.
"The trade mission to Brazil is very important because it is a very interesting opportunity to open alternative markets that fisheries production in Chubut may require," the governor explained.
In addition, he noted that "given the fall in other markets such as the European one, mainly the Spanish market, the Brazilian market presents interesting prospects due to its high potential purchase volumes."
In the governor’s opinion, "this is a very interesting opportunity," which can contribute to "expanding the marketing horizons" of the fish production in the province and to generating benefits in terms of economic activity and job creation.
The companies participating in this mission are: Altamere, Pescapuerta Argentina, and Poseidón, from Puerto Madryn; Consermar and Puerto Bahía, from Trelew; Pesquera Veraz from Rawson; Argenova, Barano, Newsman/Pesquera del Sur and Pesca Ecoprom, from Comodoro Rivadavia .
The national deputy Carlos Eliceche, who is also part of the delegation, stressed the importance of this trade mission.
"It is necessary to appreciate that the State is strongly supporting the private sector, not only with this trade mission but with all we can. Here we are all pulling in the same direction: the national government through the Minister of Agriculture, Norberto Yauhar; the provincial government; the legislature; in my case through the Fisheries Committee of Deputies, which I have the honuor to chair," stressed the legislator.
By Analia Murias