Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

November 02, 2011 13:14 ET

Minister Ashfield Lends his Support to Newfoundland and Labrador Exhibitors at the China Fisheries and Seafood Expo

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

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Minister Ashfield lent his support to Newfoundland and Labrador exhibitors at the China Fisheries and Seafood Expo yesterday, where he met with many potential buyers and sellers at what is the largest trade show of its kind in Asia.

Exports of fish and seafood from Newfoundland and Labrador were valued at approximately $780 million in 2010, of which $341 million went to Asia (consisting mainly of shrimp/prawn, snow crab, clam, Greenland halibut, and other crab). China and Japan remained important markets for exports from that province, with values of $173 million and $34 million respectively in 2010.

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