Scotland is well known for the quality and diversity of its sought after seafood, and between 19 - 21 March 2017, we'll be bringing the best of Scottish salmon and seafood to the world.
Seafood Expo North America is the largest seafood event in North America, with thousands of buyers and suppliers from around the world attending.
The USA is Scotland’s largest market for combined food and drink exports, worth £900 million in 2014. Scottish food exports to Canada grew in value in 2014 to £14.3 million.
With our cold, clear waters and strong currents, Scotland produces a diverse range of some of the world’s finest seafood. We’ll be showcasing more species than ever this year, including monkfish, hake, crab and langoustine.
Get a taste of Scotland at the Scottish Pavilion
Visit the Scottish pavilion at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, booth #2253. We have more than doubled the number of exhibitors on our Seafood from Scotland stand from the 2016 event. Two Scottish companies, Scottish Seas and Campbells & Co, will also be launching new brands at the event.
During the event we'll be running demos three times a day, showcasing all of our species from salmon and whitefish, to crab and mackerel. We’ll be pairing premium Scottish seafood with Scotch whisky, Scottish gin and craft beer at each demo.
We’re also hosting an industry reception on the evening of Monday 20 March.
Scottish companies on the Scottish Pavilion
Campbells & Co Smokehouse Ltd
Campbells & Co Smokehouse provides the very best Scottish smoked salmon, smoked using oak whisky barrel chips. The company hand picks only the freshest fish landed from boats fishing in the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean. Through attention to detail, innovation and traditional skills, the quality of Campbell's smoked fish delicacies tell their own story.
Visit the Campbell's & Co Smokehouse Ltd website
Dawnfresh Seafoods is the largest supplier of fresh, frozen and smoked trout in the United Kingdom. Dawnfresh has an extensive portfolio of brands, including RR. Spink & Sons, fishmongers to HRH Queen Elizabeth II.
Today the range includes Loch Etive steelhead trout. Loch Etive is a stunning setting nestled in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland. Loch Etive’s natural environment combined with its cold, fast-flowing, brackish waters allow the company to raise trout ethically and sustainably in a manner as close to wild as possible.
As well as supplying beautiful fresh fish, the company also smokes trout in its own smokehouse, RR. Spink & Sons of Arbroath. The company has over 300 years of experience and still follow traditional artisan techniques to create a delicious range of smoked fish products.
Visit the Dawnfresh Seafoods website
Loch Fyne Oysters
Loch Fyne started with one inspirational idea: to grow oysters in the clear, fertile waters of Loch Fyne. Over the years the company has developed into a cluster of businesses whose success is built on an honest approach to superb quality food.
Located at the head of Loch Fyne on the west coast of Scotland, their salmon, exclusively sourced from GLOBAL G.A.P accredited farms, and shellfish are renowned for their quality.
The company is committed to sustainable business practices. Loch Fyne’s guiding principle is one of respect for the animal and its habitat.
Visit the Loch Fyne Oysters website
Scottish Seas is a co-operative of Scottish fishermen, working together to bring the best of wild Scottish seafood to the world in a way that sustains Scotland’s communities and the seas we depend upon. The stocks they fish are carefully managed, many through international certifications like the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). Scottish Seas’ long-standing relationships with state-of-the-art processors ensure a steady supply of the highest quality seafood to suit global tastes.
The company is interested in all opportunities, in particular retail and larger volume foodservice.
Visit the Scottish Seas website
Seafood Scotland is a small organisation with a ‘hands on’ approach to supporting the Scottish seafood industry. Seafood Scotland works throughout the supply chain to promote, market and develop Scottish seafood, and to ensure that wholesalers, retailers and consumers receive a top quality product.
Scotland’s seas and lochs have been home to a rich and diverse range of seafood for generations. From succulent whitefish and glistening shoals of mackerel to sweet-flavoured shellfish and the world’s largest supply of langoustine, Scottish seafood is sustainable, diverse and delicious.
Immersed in tradition and heritage, families have fished Scotland’s 12,000 kilometre coastline with passion and pride for generations. Scottish fishermen consider themselves to be custodians of the sea and are proud to invest in sustainable and responsible fishing practices to ensure the sea continues to provide a living for future generations.
Visit the Seafood Scotland website
Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation
Scotland’s salmon farmers have a reputation for producing high quality and deliciously tasting Scottish salmon. Renowned for succulent firm texture and distinct flavours, Scottish salmon is an iconic and nutritious food that guarantees quality, freshness and full traceability from egg to plate.
Scottish salmon is Scotland’s number one food export and is enjoyed in over 60 countries. It was voted ‘best farmed salmon in the world’ in a poll of international seafood buyers from leading retail and food service companies for a second consecutive time in 2014.
Scotland’s cold, clear lochs provide the ideal conditions for salmon to thrive. Our farmers take a responsible approach to farming and use pioneering research to safeguard the health and welfare of our fish, and the environment in which salmon grow.
Visit the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation website
The Crab Company Scotland
The Crab Company (Scotland) Ltd was founded in 2016 to provide high quality, premium Scottish shellfish to key markets throughout the world, but principally Asia.
The company has a brand new, highly sophisticated processing facility on the quayside at Peterhead where shellfish skippers can easily land their catch in to the company. Sourcing crab, lobster, king scallops and other shellfish from other ports in Scotland will enhance the supply from local fishermen in Peterhead and Fraserburgh.
The company offers crab as either whole cooked and then blast frozen or as a live product. European lobster will also be offered as a live product. King Scallops, razor clams, whelks and langoustine will be exported as either chilled or frozen.
Anderson Pelagic Ltd is a sister company to Crab Company Scotland and offers a wide range of pelagic species such as Atlantic mackerel, herring, blue whiting, capelin and horse mackerel, again mainly for markets in Asia.
The company will target new and expanding markets in Asia and the Middle East for both frozen and live products in to retail and food service sectors. Attendance at SENA is part of on-going research the company is undertaking to assess trends in retail and food service seafood development.
Visit the Crab Company Scotland website
The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC)
The Scottish Salmon Company produces Scotland’s finest sea-loch fresh salmon with pride and passion. Headquartered in Edinburgh, SSC is Scotland’s leading salmon farming company with a 100% focus on Scotland.
The company is fully integrated in all stages of the salmon value chain from smolt to sea lochs and from processing to packaging to point of sale.
An award winning business built on trust, the company is a custodian of the pristine Highland and Island environments where it farms, and has a commitment to sustainable rural communities.
Visit the Scottish Salmon Company website
Wester Ross Fisheries
Expert in crafting Atlantic salmon, Wester Ross is the oldest independent and privately owned salmon farmer in Scotland. All of its salmon are:
- Hand reared to taste delicious - under the experienced hands of farmers, salmon grow slowly in the wild waters of Wester Ross
- Fed an organic diet - carefully tailored organic feed helps to achieve a natural texture, succulent flavour and an overall mouth-watering experience
- Natural in colour and have an all natural pigment
- Free from antibiotics and hormones
Research and innovation are key. For example, the company uses young wrasse to help maintain the challenge from wild sea lice.