Industry representatives and Seafood Scotland joined forces to showcase some of the best of Scottish seafood at this year’s Gulfood event in Dubai.

The event brought together more than 4,000 food and beverage companies from over 120 countries. The Scottish seafood showcased at the exhibition included langoustines, oysters, scallops and brown crab. Natalie Bell, head of trade marketing at Seafood Scotland, said: “A recent report showed that United Arab Emirates residents eat nearly twice the amount of fish than the world average.”

She said that with ‘seafood clearly a popular choice in the region’, the show allowed Seafood Scotland to ‘spread the word about the fantastic choice of quality species our country offers’.

Seafood Scotland’s Matthew Hurst was also at the event to gauge interest in Scottish langoustines. His findings will inform the work of the Scottish Nephrops Working Group, which is ‘spearheading a drive to promote Scottish langoustines as the number one choice globally’.

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