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Scotland to host GOAL seafood conference in 2024

May 25, 2022  By Hatchery International staff

From left to right, Brian Perkins, Mairi Gougeon and Donna Fordyce. (Photo: Global Seafood Alliance)

Scotland has won the bid to host the Global Seafood Alliance’s (GSA) GOAL conference in the fall of 2024.

The seafood conference, which has never been held in the United Kingdom before, will be co-hosted by Seafood Scotland and GSA. Scottish cabinet secretary for rural affairs and islands, Mairi Gougeon, was present at the Seafood Global Expo in Barcelona, Spain for the event announcement.

“Scotland’s seafood industry is a major success story, producing world-class, nutritious, low-carbon food that is enjoyed at home and abroad, with exports increasing by a £144 million compared to 2020 and contributing £1.3 billion to the Scottish economy annually in GVA,” she said. “At the same time, our world-leading  sustainable fisheries management plans demonstrate our commitment to supporting a resilient seafood sector which provides important employment opportunities  across our coastal communities.”

The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) is an international nongovernmental organization dedicated to advancing responsible seafood practices through education, advocacy and third-party assurances. Previous hosts of GOAL include France, Chile and Dublin with this year’s event taking place in-person at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle, Wash., USA on Oct. 3-6, 2022.


Saint John, New Brunswick has also been announced to host GOAL in fall 2023.

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