Global Seafoods signs BOI agree­ment to process Wakame sea­weed

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The Board of In­vest­ment (BOI) of Sri Lanka re­cently signed a sup­ple­men­tary agree­ment with Global Seafoods (Pvt.) Ltd to process Wakame sea­weed for ex­port in their ex­ist­ing fac­tory com­plex.

The agree­ment was signed on be­half of the BOI by BOI Chair­man Man­gala Yapa and by Global Seafoods Direc­tor Rad­hika Subas­inghe and Chan­dani Wer­a­gala signed on be­half of Nexia Cor­po­rate Con­sul­tants, sec­re­taries to the com­pany. Also pre­sent was Global Seafoods Group Gen­eral Man­ager Parakrama Weeras­inghe.

“Wakame is a sea­weed found in the Pa­cific Ocean, which we will be im­port­ing from Ja­pan, pro­cess­ing and re-ex­port­ing to Ja­pan. It is used for Ja­panese cui­sine, es­pe­cially soups and some other dishes.

It is the first time that this prod­uct is pro­cessed in Sri Lanka, so Global Seafoods is very proud to be a pioneer in this field,” Weeras­inghe said.

Global Seafoods Pri­vate Ltd started its op­er­a­tion in 1999 and is en­gaged in the pro­cess­ing and ex­port­ing of frozen and fresh fish glob­ally.

The com­pany’s mar­kets are Europe and the USA. Global Seafoods also pro­cesses Sashimi grade salmon prod­ucts in Sri Lanka to be ex­ported to Ja­pan. “That is also a new prod­uct for Sri Lanka ex­port bas­ket, which we in­tro­duced few years ago.

Ear­lier this par­tic­u­lar salmon pro­cess­ing was done in Viet­nam but we were able to per­suade our buy­ers to process it from Sri Lanka,” Weerais­nghe said.

“We can there­fore proudly say that Global Seafoods has in­tro­duced new fish­eries and seafood prod­ucts to Sri Lanka’s ex­port bas­ket,” he added.

Global Seafoods em­ploys more than 250 staff and sup­ports the local fish­ing in­dus­try by pur­chas­ing bulk of its raw ma­te­rial from local fishermen.

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