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5 July 2022

Western Australian Agrifood Export eNews

Agribusiness, commercial fishing and aquaculture news from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD).  If you have any questions or information to share, please email export@dpird.wa.gov.auSubscribe to Western Australian Agrifood Export eNews.

Aussie exporters put heart and Seoul into Korean food and beverage

Korea’s love affair with premium Australian food and beverages continues to soar to great heights.

Around 40,000 visitors – including thousands of Korean buyers – flowed through the doors of Seoul Food and Hotel in early June. There were plenty of people hungry to sample some of Australia’s tastiest food and beverages in person.

Austrade hosted the crowd-favourite Australia Pavilion at this event. It is Korea’s largest business-to-business food trade show and marked its 40th anniversary this year.

Austrade’s participation was a key part of the Agribusiness Expansion Initiative. The initiative helps Australian agribusinesses to expand and diversify their export markets. More... Source: Austrade | Photo: Austrade Seoul

WA Regenerative and Sustainable Produce Promotion 2022 (Singapore)

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development and the Wheatbelt Development Commission are organising an event in Singapore to promote WA’s regenerative agriculture and sustainability practices.

Part of this event – which is also supported by the RegenWA program at Perth NRM – is a stand displaying WA regenerative and sustainable produce at a high-end retail location in Singapore from 2 to 4 September 2022.

If you are interested in having your product(s) displayed and participating in a promotional video, please complete the expression of interest by 5pm AWST Monday 18 July 2022 or email export@dpird.wa.gov.au for further information. Source: DPIRD | Photo: I-Lyn Loo

Wanting to boost your seafood exports?

Are you a seafood exporter looking to grow your sales in international markets?

A new round of Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) opens 7am AWST tomorrow Wednesday 6 July 2022 and closes 2pm AWST Wednesday 17 August 2022. Applications must be submitted via the EMDG Online Portal.

Julie Willis from Seafood Industry Australia can help seafood producers with EMDG applications. Contact her at julie@seafoodindustryaustralia.com.auMore... Source: SIA / Austrade

Looking to expand globally and reach new markets?

Export Finance Australia has supported a wide range of Australian small and medium-sized businesses to grow internationally. As the Government’s export credit agency, it provides tailored finance solutions to best suit its customers’ needs.

If you’re looking to expand internationally and reach new markets, Export Finance Australia may be able to help. Get in touch with the team to discuss which finance solutions could help to unlock your potential. Call 1800 093 724 or visit the website. Source and Image: Export Finance Australia

FAO: Global fisheries and aquaculture growth driven by aquaculture

Significant growth in aquaculture has driven global fisheries and aquaculture production to a record high as aquatic foods make an increasingly critical contribution to food security and nutrition in the 21st century, according to a report just released by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

The 2022 edition of The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture says the growth of aquaculture, particularly in Asia, lifted total production of fisheries and aquaculture to an all-time high of 214 million tonnes in 2020, comprising 178 million tonnes of aquatic animals and 36 million tonnes of algae.

Production of aquatic animals in 2020 was 30% higher than the average in the 2000s and more than 60% above the average in the 1990s. Record aquaculture output of 87.5 million tonnes of aquatic animals largely drove these outcomes. More... Source: FAO | Related: Blue transformation requires setting aside national interests Source: MSC | Photo: Knut Troim / Unsplash