Fish industry meets to present innovations

January 14, 2010 12:41

A new self-service fish concept for the grocery sector, an innovative cleaning robot, a fish that only recently appeared on the German market - the exhibitors at the 12th fish international will have with them numerous innovations. The trade fair will present outstanding special shows, new ideas and products at the Bremen Exhibition Centre from 21 to 23 February 2010, reports with reference to the organizers' release.

The newly founded firm TransGourmet Seafood from Bremerhaven will be introducing itself within an area of 400 square metres. Together with well-known fish and seafood suppliers the company will exhibit a large range of seafood delicatessen plus supplementary maritime products - including fresh fish, frozen fish, marinades, shellfish and crustaceans, delicatessen salads, fried products and modern refrigerated sales counter technology. "In addition to that we will for the first time be presenting to a broader group of professionals our new sustainable self-service fish concept for the grocery sector which stands out for its significant culinary spectrum", announced TransGourmet Seafood Manager Ralf Forner.

Werner Lauenroth Fischfeinkost GmbH also has a new concept to present: the FLAEX-Vision 2010. It is based on the four pillars "fresh, tasty, attractive, exclusive". All the ingredients are fresh and come solely from controlled and certified raw materials - so there are no mass products in the range. "We are looking forward to being able to sell our top exhibition offers directly to the traders as we always do at fish international", says Dieudonné Mbodjé from Fischfeinkost Lauenroth.

F.L. Bodes Nachfolger GmbH & Co. KG is bringing the Asian redtail catfish to Germany. This fish grows in the clear mountain rivers of Vietnam which is how it acquires its pure freshwater flavour. German consumers, too, will now get the chance to enjoy this fish. F.L. Bodes has been importing the fish since last year and will present it at fish international in February. "We offer the Asian redtail catfish with 100 per cent net weight without any additives", says Peter Koch-Bodes. "It is already being well accepted by fishmongers. At the fair we want to introduce it to a larger target group and are expecting to meet with further prospective buyers."

Asian species, in this case pangasius and tilapia, are also the highlights at the stand of Seafood Connection. The Dutch trader's range also includes products such as redfish, anglerfish, cuttlefish, oilfish, giant prawns and saithe in various preparation forms. The company's Alaska pollack and hake fillets constitute the raw materials for "kibbeling" and "lekkerbekjes" - well-known specialities not only in The Netherlands.

Under the motto "Taste Poland" Polish producers will be inviting visitors to taste their products at lunchtime on Sunday and Monday. They will exhibit a rich choice of products under the umbrella of the Polish Fish Market Development Association - from unusual herring products such as herring rolls in cinnamon and grape sauce, to mackerel and halibut. The Polish company Fresh & Fine is a newcomer to the fair. They sell hand peeled brown shrimps from the North Sea to customers Europe-wide. The advantage of the young company: buying, processing, and sale of the shrimps are all concentrated in one location. This guarantees short delivery times to buyers of the fresh peeled shrimps. "We began trading in June 2009 and will be presenting our product at a trade fair for the first time", says Magdalena Juncewicz from Fresh & Fine. "fish international offers us a good opportunity to get to know potential customers."

Fokken & Müller GmbH will also be taking part for the first time. They will be presenting smoked matje herring, matje herring fillets, and premium fish delicatessen salads based on matje herring and marinades. "We want to offer industry insiders who know our name but still aren't aware of the quality of our products the opportunity to convince themselves of the excellence of our matje herring", is the reason Manager Edzard Müller gives for the company's trade fair premiere.

Perfectly hygienic fish production and processing is guaranteed by an innovative cleaning robot from the company Jürgen Löhrke GmbH. The robot is part of a fully automatic production line in the special show "Robotik Pack Line" which the company K-Robotix and eight technology partners will be bringing to the trade fair. In an area of 200 square metres the production line will demonstrate how various packaging, sorting, control and palletizing systems can use robots to meet the high requirements of the food industry.

In the run-up to the fair professional visitors can already get to know one another using fish international's B2B networking service and arrange to meet at the fair in the B2B Lounge in Hall 6. The B2B Lounge is open on all fair days. Appointment co-ordination is being handled by Enterprise Europe Network. It is possible to register for the networking service, enter profile details and look for potential business partners at

Fish international takes place in Halls 5, 6 and 7 of the Bremen Exhibition Centre from Sunday 21 February to Tuesday 23 February 2010. For more information please visit our website at

Further information:

WFB Bremen Economic Development Corp.

Trade Fairs Unit

Press Office Sabine Trenkler

Phone +49 (0) 421 / 35 05 - 4 47, Fax +49 (0) 421 / 35 05 - 3 40

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