Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

March 17, 2014 18:00 ET

Minister Shea Supports Quebec 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 the Quebec Fish Processors Association's exhibit to talk about the Global Food Safety Initiative and its ecocertification process.

"Our Association has been in place for 26 years and our industry is focusing on value-added products, which should open new markets for us," said Jean-Paul Gagné, Executive Director at the Quebec Fish Processors Association (AQIP).

"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

  • Quebec is Canada's fifth largest exporter of fish and seafood, with exports valued at $237.7 million in 2013.
  • Quebec exported 23,219 tonnes of fish and seafood in 2013.
  • The top three exports by value were snow/queen crab (9,158 t valued at $100.2 million), lobster (2,528 t valued at $55.2 million) and shrimp (1,185 t valued at $12.0 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

    Sophie Doucet
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada