Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

November 02, 2011 13:43 ET

Minister Ashfield Lends his Support to British Columbia Exhibitors at the China Fisheries and Seafood Expo

QINGDAO, CHINA--(Marketwire - Nov. 2, 2011) -

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Minister Ashfield lent his support to exhibitors from British Columbia at the China Fisheries and Seafood Expo yesterday and met with many potential buyers and sellers at the Expo, the largest trade show of its kind in Asia.

Exports from British Columbia were valued at approximately $957 million in 2010, about $80M of which was destined for China (consisting mostly of crab, geoduck, and herring).

Overall, the three most valuable species exported from British Columbia in 2010 were farmed Atlantic salmon (48,388 t valued at $320.7 million), sockeye salmon (14,165 t valued at $101.4 million) and crab (6,747 t valued at $62.2 million).

For more information about Canada's fish and seafood industry, visit www.sustainable-seafood.ca.

Related: Minister Ashfield Boosts Market Access and Advances International Cooperation in China

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Contact Information

  • Frank Stanek
    Media Relations
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
    613-990-7537

    Barbara Mottram
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    613-992-3474