The International Fish Congress & Fish Expo Brasil is an international event that groups all the sectors of the fishery production chain (industry, market, breeders, fishers, supply chain, and investors) to debate the most diverse themes of cyclical, strategical, and technical nature associated to the sustainable development of the sector, approximate producers, entrepreneurs, and market,to spread new Technologies, and to conduct business.
It is an event of debates, knowledge production, discussion on themes, and business conduction on an activity which is in full development in the Country. Brazil is one of the countries with the highest potential for fishery production of the world. Brazil can count on growing investments and institutional commitment to foster businesses associated with regulation, tributary policy, research, and technological development, credit lines, stimulation to consumption, among the other policies.
The International Fish Congress & Fish Expo Brasil distinguish among similar events in the country as it overcomes the regional character of the specific segments, and to join the entire fishery productive chain starting from fishing and aquaculture, has the format of congress, fair, and business round, and is constructed on an international basis.
Entrepreneurs, fish breeders, fishery ship owners, fishers, market agents, service providers, suppliers, managers, professionals of the sectors, opinion makers.
Producer countries of Europe, Asia, and LatinAmerica.
International Fish Congress with over 30 lectures on conjunction, strategy, development and sustainability, production system, market and industry challenges, production, and processing technologies, nutrition, sanity, handling, fishery resources management, capture technologies, and so on.
Presentation of scientific researches coordinated by State University of the west Paraná (UNIOESTE), Federal University of the Latin American Integration (UNILA), Federal University of the Southern Frontier (UFFS), Federal Institute of Paraná (IFPR) and Federal University of Paraná (UFPR)
Exposition-fair with the main players of services, and technologies market
Business rounds with the participation of national, and international entrepreneurs and investors
Ministry of Agriculture and Supply through the national secretariat of aquaculture and fishery, Government of the state of Paraná, and Universities Unioeste, Unila, UFPR, UFFS e IFPR.
National entities of the sector, such as the Brazilian Association of Fish Producers- Peixe BR, the association of fishery industries - Abipesca, National Fishing Council ? CONEPE and FundaçãoTerra
Cooperatives of the State of Paraná: Copacol e Cvale.
We are searching for financing institutions such as BRDE, BNDES, Banco do Brasil, CRESOL and Caixa Econômica Federal which will make fundings available during the event
We will place Norway as a strategical partner for the event
The event will happen in the State of Paraná, Southern Brazil, which is the first tilapia producer of Brazil and is close to the state of Santa Catarina, which is the central pole of fishery industry of Brazil.
Paraná organized its fishery production chain through strong financing of the cooperatives of rural producers, which have been created over 50 years ago and have a strong tradition in the production of poultry, and swine. In the last ten years, cooperatives began to invest in the production of fishes, applying the know-how developed in the meat sector.
The International Fish Congress was designed to satisfy the demand of a globally growing market. An event of such a nature will contribute to the development of the fishery sector in Brazil.>
Brazil can transform fishing products in popular food and turn the country in a great exporter, generating billions of dollars of incomes as it is yet with poultry, swine, and beef.
Fishery production in Brazil, for its natural conditions, is the brand new and promising frontier of foods production.
Altemir Gregolin - Chairman of the IFC
International Fish Congress
Former Minister of Fishery and Aquaculture
According to FAO, the consumption of fishing products in the world grows steadily since the decade of 1960. At that time the average world consumption was 9.9 kg/ person/year. In the decade of 1990 it increased to 14.4 kg/person/year, and 20 kg/ person/year in 2014. FAO previews for 2025 are of average consumption of 21.8 kg/ person/year, which means an additional requirement of over 31 millions tons of fishing products a year.
Brazil is one of the world countries with the highest potential of fishery production in the world, mainly through aquaculture. FAO estimates that the country can produce 20 million tons/year. Today Brazil produces1.4 millions of tons.
Brazil has the most extensive world supply of freshwater (13%), ten millions hectares of dammed water surface, 8.4 thousand km of coast, species of fisheries of the highest value, favorable climate and abundance of raw material for the production of feeds.
According to FAO, fishing products are the main animal protein consumed in the world: 35% of the total. Fishing products are a crucial element in the international market, representing 60% of the world animal proteins exportations.
Brazilian fishery production growth is about 8% a year. FAO projects a 104% growth for the next decade, the highest growth among all the world countries, with an estimated production of over 2 million tons/year in 2025.
BRAZILIAN GDP OF FISHING AND AQUACULTURE PRODUCTS IS ALREADY OVER 5 BILLION US$
FISHERY JOINS MORE THAN ONE MILLION FISHERMEN AND LARGE INDUSTRIES OF CANNED, AND FROZEN FOODS
In 2018, Brazil fish farmed more than 720,000 tons, with a revenue of 4.8 billion RS$ and the production of over one million direct and indirect jobs.
Brazil is the fourth main world producer of tilapia, after China, Indonesia, and Egypt. This species represents 51.7% of the national production of aquaculture.
>Native fish species, headed by the tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum) represent 43.7% of the national production. Other species, 4.6%.
>Brazil also produces 70,000 tons of white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei)
Paraná is the novelty in the country for the entrance of large cooperatives of producers, which verticalized the production. Together, the states of Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul, produced 178,500 tons during the last year