Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

March 17, 2014 17:09 ET

Minister Shea Supports Newfoundland and Labrador 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 Newfoundland and Labrador's Ocean Choice International.

"We look forward to the Boston Seafood Show every year," said Martin Sullivan, CEO of Ocean Choice International. "The show provides us with the opportunity to renew acquaintances, meet with our customers, colleagues and industry professionals. It allows us to showcase OCI and our commitment to sustainability, innovation and leadership and gives our customers a sense of our premium seafood products."

"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

  • Newfoundland and Labrador is Canada's fourth largest exporter of fish and seafood, with exports valued at $827.3 million in 2013.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador exported 144,208 tonnes of fish and seafood in 2013.
  • The top three exports by value were snow/queen crab (26,111 t valued at $292.8 million), shrimp (56,778 t valued at $252.5 million) and Greenland turbot (8,484 t valued at $50.7 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