Scotland targets UAE’s $637mln annual spend on seafood

  • Date: 29-Nov-2023
  • Source: Zawya
  • Sector:Real Estate
  • Country:UAE
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Scotland targets UAE’s $637mln annual spend on seafood

Seafood Scotland, the national trade and marketing body for the Scottish Seafood industry, has hosted a business lunch at Jumeirah Al Qasr’s The Hide restaurant to showcase the expanse of the sector offering and the pivotal role Scotland plays within the seafood industry regarding quality and sustainability.

The event brought together F&B industry leaders from the UAE, including chefs and seafood distributors.

According to research from Statista, the UAE spends $637 million per year on seafood imports, more than double the global average of seafood per capita, with consumers now increasingly looking for more responsibly sourced, high-quality seafood.

As a global pioneer in sustainable fishing methods, Scottish Seafood ensures the health of our oceans now and for future generations, said a statement.

Scotland’s largest food export, salmon, took centre stage as a confit with coconut emulsion. The lunch also featured langoustines, of which Scotland produces two-thirds of the world’s supply, accompanied by scallop carpaccio and salmon tartare.

Rounding out the menu was a brown crab amuse-bouche, a lobster and monkfish bisque and a langoustine tartelette, showcasing just a fragment of Scotland’s diverse seafood, which boasts more than 60 species.

The Scottish Government will soon host a commemorative reception in Dubai