Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

November 02, 2011 13:47 ET

Minister Ashfield Lends His Support to Prince Edward Island Exhibitors at the China Fisheries and Seafood Expo

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

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Minister Ashfield lent his support to Prince Edward Island 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 Prince Edward Island were valued at approximately $188 million in 2010, of which approximately $126 million went to Asia (consisting mainly of lobster, mussel, herring, Atlantic bluefin tuna, and other tuna species). China and Japan remained important markets for exports from the province, with values of $226,000 and $10 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
    http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca