Fisheries and Oceans Canada



Fisheries and Oceans Canada

March 17, 2014 17:15 ET

Minister Shea Supports Nova Scotia 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 at Nova Scotia's Clearwater Seafoods to talk about its new value-added product launch.

"Consumers palates are sophisticated and they're adding more seafood to their diets for health and nutrition reasons," said Jeff Duffin, VP Marketing for Clearwater Seafoods. "With Clearwater's line of value-added products, we've identified a way for in-home cooks to enjoy flavorful, easy-to-prepare seafood meals and for chefs to save time when creating signature dishes for their restaurants and foodservice operations."

"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

  • Nova Scotia is Canada's largest exporter of fish and seafood, with exports valued at $1.1 billion.
  • Nova Scotia exported 121,802 tonnes (t) of fish and seafood in 2013.
  • The top three exports by value were lobster (30,047 t valued at $449.6 million), scallop (5,464 t valued at $132.0 million), and snow/queen crab (9,706 t valued at $112.4 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