March 11, 2013 16:19 ET
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS--(Marketwire - March 11, 2013) -
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Minister Ashfield lent his support to New Brunswick exhibitors at the International Boston Seafood Show yesterday, where he met with many potential buyers and sellers at what is North America largest seafood event.
New Brunswick is Canada's largest exporter of fish and seafood, with exports valued at $967.2 million. The province exported 105,522 tonnes (t) of fish and seafood. The top three exports by value were lobster (22,058 t valued at $475.4 million), farmed Atlantic salmon (35,620 t valued at $210.8 million) and snow/queen crab (8,736 t valued at $99.1 million).
For more information about Canada's fish and seafood industry visit our website.
Canada Announces Strong Fish and Seafood Exports Data in 2012.
Provincial and Territorial Statistics on Canada's Fish and Seafood Exports 2012.
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Frank StanekMedia RelationsFisheries and Oceans CanadaOttawa, Ontario613-990-7537Barbara MottramPress SecretaryOffice of the MinisterFisheries and Oceans Canada613-992-3474
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The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, and representatives of the Little Shemogue Oyster Company. From left to right: Mitchell Feigenbaum; the Honourable Keith Ashfield; Cassidy Weisbord.