Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

March 16, 2015 16:59 ET

Minister Shea Supports Clearwater Seafoods Representatives at the Seafood Expo North America 2015

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 16, 2015) -

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The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, currently leads the Canadian delegation at the Seafood Expo North America 2015. She is meeting with buyers, suppliers and exhibitors from across North America and overseas to demonstrate the Government of Canada's vast efforts to build on existing markets and to introduce new markets for the country's seafood products.

While touring the exhibit, Minister Shea visited the booth of Nova Scotia's Clearwater Seafoods and was delighted to learn, first hand, how such seafood businesses benefit from favourable conditions in Canada to compete internationally. Clearwater Seafoods recently launched four new scallop and shrimp products. One of Clearwater Seafoods' new product, Scallop Selects, is made by forming the finest, natural and wild-caught Patagonian scallops into larger, uniform medallions, then individually quick-freezing them for freshness.

"Innovation continues to play a major role in the success of our growth strategies. We're adopting new technologies, practicing new sustainable harvesting techniques and developing new products to meet the changing demands of our customers around the world."

Greg Morency, President and Chief Commercial Officer

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Contact Information

  • Theresa Nichols
    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