Traditionally, the day before the annual Seafood Buyers Mission in Boston, Food Export–Northeast has held in-person education sessions for buyers flying in from around the globe. They come with questions about various seafood species, sustainability and harvesting practices, and much more – but with travel limitations and strict rules for in-person events still in place, Food Export–Northeast was faced with the challenge: “how do we still host engaging, useful buyer education sessions in a virtual setting?”
The organization has adapted its usual education sessions to instead offer on-demand videos from leading experts in Northeastern fisheries, supplemented by virtual product buyers’ guides on top seafood species. Any buyers attending the virtual Seafood Buyers Mission will have access before, during and after the mission. Following the virtual event, the content will be added to a growing library of resources used by Food Export and will also be accessible to US suppliers directly to help expand international buyers’ understanding of Northeast US seafood.
Buyers will be able to access digital materials including:
Learn more about Food Export–Northeast’s work to support Northeast US seafood suppliers, please visit our website.
About Food Export USA - Northeast
With its extensive programs and educational offerings, Food Export USA–Northeast (Food Export–Northeast) is recognized as the preeminent expert and cost-effective resource for Northeast seafood and agricultural suppliers looking to sell their products overseas. Founded in 1973, Food Export–Northeast is a non-profit organization that works collaboratively with its 10 member states’ agricultural promotion agencies from Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont, to facilitate trade between suppliers and worldwide importers and to promote the export of food, agricultural and seafood products from those states. Since its founding, the organization has helped Northeast seafood suppliers gain access to a broad range of export markets, supported overseas in-market educational and promotional programs and offers emerging suppliers access to funds to help grow their export business. The organization is funded through the Market Access Program (MAP), administered by the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service.
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