Fisheries and Oceans Canada



Fisheries and Oceans Canada

March 17, 2014 17:57 ET

Minister Shea Supports British Columbia Exhibitors at Seafood Expo North America

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS--(Marketwired - March 17, 2014) -

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The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, is currently leading the Canadian delegation at the Seafood Expo North America. She is meeting with buyers, suppliers and exhibitors from across North America and the European Union. Minister Shea stopped to talk to British Columbia's Creative Salmon, the first farm-raised salmon producer in North America to achieve Canadian organic certification.

"Creative Salmon is a leader in organic aquaculture," says Tim Rundle, Creative Salmon's General Manager, "and we are excited to be at Seafood Expo North America to share information about our unique product. Consumers are looking for organic seafood and Creative Salmon is proud to deliver a high-quality certified product backed by a made-in-Canada standard."

"It is gratifying to visit one of the world's leading seafood expos and witness firsthand the positive reception that our seafood and our practices around seafood get," said Minister Shea. "Canada is recognized as a global leader, which is why we are such a big draw at this event."

Quick Facts

  • British Columbia is Canada's third largest exporter of fish and seafood, with exports valued at $903.7 million.
  • British Columbia exported 159,395 tonnes of fish and seafood in 2013.
  • The top three exports by value were farmed Atlantic salmon (38,804 t valued at $266.0 million), crab (6,178 t valued at $90.8 million) and hake (31,692 t valued at $61.5 million).

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

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Contact Information

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

    Sophie Doucet
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    613-992-3474