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Prof. Jae Park’s Surimi School/Forum - educating the people who lead the world of surimi since 1993.


We offer the global surimi and surimi seafood industry the most updated marketing, productsproduction technology, and research.  Through various global activities, over nearly 7,000 people have been participated as of November 2019.  As a founder of the program, I am delighted to offer most updated technical and market information in professional manners.

Dr. Jae W. Park (Founder/Director), surimiman1@yahoo.com


·        OSU Surimi School (USA)

Founded in 1993. It was offered in Astoria, OR, USA every year until 2017. Starting in 2020, it will be offered in Seattle.

·        Surimi School Europe

Founded jointly with Activ Int'l and Paris Ag Tech (formerly ENSIA) in Paris in 1999. Mr. Robert Delin, Dr. Pascal Guenneugues, Mr. Jean-Luc Beliveau, and Dr. Jean-Marc Schiffermann made significant contributions to the establishment of this program covering Europe and Russia. AZTI (Spain) was a good collaborator for success.

·        Surimi Industry Forum (USA)

Unlike Surimi School where technical education is a priority, the first Surimi Industry Forum was founded to deliver a wide range of sales/marketing, technical, production, product development, and consumer trends immediately to our clients in 2001.  It plays also a very important role in offering an opportunity for network development.  A program is typically developed in 6 mo advance through a program development meeting attended by 30-40 industry leaders. This forum will be offered in Seattle effectively in 2020 (May 5).

·        Surimi Forum Japan

The first Surimi Forum Japan was held in Tokyo on July 20-21, 2010 with the attendance of 125.  This program was established to connect Japan and the world under the name of our common language "surimi" and to celebrate the 35th anniversary of crabstick (kanikama; crab-flavored surimi seafood) in Japan.  The third program was offered in Feb 2018. The fourth is scheduled in spring 2021.

·        Surimi Forum Japan (日本語)



·      Regionally Consolidated and Rotated

Surimi School Europe, Surimi School/Forum USA, and Surimi Forum Japan have been consolidated and are offered in the order of Japan (2018, 2021, 2024,… ), Europe (2019, 2022, 2025,… ), and USA (2020, 2023, 2026…)


Global Surimi Forum mimicking the format of Ground Fish Forum was suggested by the US industry leaders along with Asian and European leaders. Its development was exercised with its steering committee in 2017.  But, it was abandoned after the survey conducted anonymously with 42 attendees of the OSU Surimi School program development luncheon meeting (Nov 2, 2017). The majority 40/42 was against the concept of the format [Invitation only for registration (not open enrollment); No sponsorship but high registration fee (over $2000/person)]. Therefore, the existing programs (USA, Japan, and Europe) were consolidated and now is offered by rotating regionally.


·      Surimi School Asia

Founded jointly with Thai Dept of Fisheries in Bangkok  in 1996.  Dr. Poonsap Virulhakul (retired Director of Fisheries) helped significantly to establish this program.  Mr. Anucha Technitisawad (MD, Andaman Surimi Industries) also made a significant role in advancing the program further. Regardless of the consolidating Europe, Japan, and USA, this Surimi School Asia will be offered continuously in even years.


·      Surimi School Korea 

The first program was offered in Busan, S Korea on Nov 5 and 6, 2019.  This program will be operated using Korean as a primary language except a few presentations covering “Surimi Maker’s Forum” and other hot topics given by non-Korean speakers.