Highland seafood businesses will showcase their produce at the world’s biggest seafood trade fair this week.
The Seafood Expo Global 2014 in Brussels, which attracts more than 25,000 seafood buyers from 145 countries and 1,600 exhibiting companies from 75 countries, will run until Thursday.
Five companies from the Highlands and Islands will form part of the 19 exhibiting on the Scottish Pavilion, which is hosted by Seafood Scotland and organised by Scottish Development International.
These include Associated Seafoods, Hebridean Smokehouse, The Scottish Salmon Company, Scottish Seafarms and Meridian Salmon.
The event offers opportunities to meet customers, learn more about the wider industry and share ideas with the international seafood community.
Hebridean Smokehouse on North Uist is a specialist smoker of fish and shellfish and sells into UK and global markets.
Their general manager, Christopher West, said: “The Seafood Expo is an excellent platform to engage with our customers and develop relationships with potential new partners in Europe and further afield.
“This year we are seeking appointments with distributors in France, Germany and the Netherlands but these events will often throw up potential business from anywhere in the world.
“The show is without doubt the best shop window available to us when looking for new business in Europe.”
This year Seafood Scotland is also sponsoring a learning journey to the Expo for twelve young fishermen, including three from the Highlands and Islands.
Alistair Philip, from Skye, William John Maclean, from Mallaig, and Lachlan Robertson, from Oban, will get the chance to hear presentations and experience several national pavilions to learn about other countries’ seafood industries.