Fisheries and Oceans Canada



Fisheries and Oceans Canada

March 11, 2013 16:50 ET

Minister Ashfield Lends his Support to Nova Scotia Exhibitors at the International Boston Seafood Show

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS--(Marketwire - March 11, 2013) -

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Minister Ashfield lent his support to Nova Scotia 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.

Nova Scotia is Canada's second largest exporter of fish and seafood, with exports valued at $915.4 million. The province exported 111,330 tonnes of fish and seafood. The top three exports by value were lobster (25,924 t valued at $373.5 million), snow/queen crab (8,945 t valued at $100.7 million) and scallop (4,332 t valued at $98.2 million).

For more information about Canada's fish and seafood industry visit our website.

Related:

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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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