To complement the summer heat, Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s (ASMI) China office brought its enthusiasm to meet with traders in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Qingdao in July and August. In total, more than 100 traders and retailers from the three locations attended the trade gatherings. ASMI reps kicked things off by introducing Alaska seafood and promotional plan for the new year. Afterward, attendees had an opportunity to taste some delicious Alaska seafood, with a majority praising the quality and wonderful flavor. During the tasting, everyone discussed the seafood market and some of the challenges faced. People shared their experiences and tips in dealing with the pandemic which was very beneficial. The overall sentiment was positive as hotels and restaurants showed signs of recovery and believe Alaska seafood will make it to more dining tables in the future.