Inside the International Boston Seafood Show. (Photo: Stock File)
Seven companies plan sales of USD 10 million at Boston fair
Friday, March 18, 2011, 16:30 (GMT + 9)
Seven Peruvian firms from the fisheries sector expect to close deals worth USD 10 million at the International Boston Seafood Show, which will take place between 20 and 22 March in the US.
This is indicated by the Commission for the Promotion of Peru for Exports and Tourism (PromPeru).
According to the company, the Peruvian companies offer a wide range of products in different forms: parakeet, scallops, squid, anchovy and paiche, among other fishery resources.
The companies which are participating at this years seafood show are Corporación de Ingeniería de Refrigeración (Coinrefri), Pesquera Hayduk, Proanco, Inversiones Perú Pacífico, Santa Elena, Refrigerados Fisholg and Acuícola Los Paiches.
PromPeru emphasizes that America is the main destination for Peruvian exports of non-traditional fish, with purchases totaling USD 119.5 million in 2010, equivalent to 20 per cent of shipments.
A total of 87 per cent of the shipments sent to the U.S. market are made up of shrimp, dolphin fish and scallops, reports the Andina news agency.
"Peru's participation in this fair will allow companies to not only meet existing customers, but also conduct trials of new products and trends, as well as the ability to meet potential buyers and strengthen the country's image as a recognized provider of fish ," added the Commission.
This fair is the most important for the sector in the U.S. and is aimed at marketers of frozen fish, molluscs and crustaceans.
By Analia Murias