The Underwater Harvesters Association attended the China Seafood and Fisheries Exposition in Qingdao again this year in October. This was our 20th consecutive year attending this three-day tradeshow. It is by far the busiest tradeshow and event for the UHA since we collect the most leads. We exhibited under the British Columbia Government along with the other seafood companies from our province. The UHA also sent 20 live geoducks to the tradeshow to be displayed in a live tank beside our stand. The geoducks always draw a big crowd and increase the foot traffic around our booth.
The BC Government also hires a local chef to prepare and serve the BC seafood products. Throughout the tradeshow, the chef would prepare the geoducks and we would serve to interested leads. At the CSFE our association also had meetings with Trade Commissioners from cities across China including Beijing, Shanghai, Qingdao, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou. Since the population of China is so large, each city differs in its food. We met with each Trade Commissioner to talk about how to distinguish Geoduck from Canada in their city. Overall, the China Seafood and Fisheries Expo was a success and we are looking forward to next year!