Philippine Ambassador joined by representatives of participating PH companies at the Philippine booth of the BISFE 2022. [Top right photo] Ambassador Dizon-De Vega with Mr. Joeven Lee, CEO of Mayon Marine Products. [Bottom right photo] Agriculture Attache Ms. Maria Alilia G. Maghirang in a B2B meeting between Blue Marine Trading Corp and Coupang.
A country pavilion featuring the Philippines' in demand high-value seafood and fisheries exports to Korea such as octopus, abalone, sea cucumber, shrimps, crabs, among others emphasized the Philippines' rich marine life and aquaculture at the BISFE.
PAO Seoul, in close partnership with BFAR Region 7, successfully organized and facilitated the Philippine seafood business delegation's participation to BISFE 2022, composed of leading Cebu-based exporters, such as the Phil-Union Frozen Foods Inc with their crab, octopus, and shrimp products; Blue Marine Trading Corp with their frozen boiled octopus, fresh frozen cuttlefish fillet, and fresh frozen sea tiger shrimp products; Mayon Marine Products with their dried sea cucumber; and Siargao Bounty Seafods Corp with their frozen fresh cuttlefish, frozen cooked octopus, frozen raw octopus, frozen raw poulp squid, frozen cooked blood cockle meat, frozen cooked abalone meat, and frozen fresh giant squid. A special display of bottled seafood products from LNS and Potters from Tarlac province was also included in the exhibition.
Philippine Ambassador to Korea Theresa Dizon-De Vega lauded this first onsite participation in BISFE after the pandemic. "The Philippines generated USD21.8million estimated total booked/negotiated sales from participation in BISFE 2022. We hope to see more initiatives like this to further boost Philippine agri-fisheries exports to Korea", said Ambassador Dizon-De Vega. END