Canada recently announced that The Honourable Hunter Tootoo, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, will lead a delegation of Canadian fisheries and aquaculture representatives and industry members at Seafood Expo North America, March 6-8, 2016, Boston, Massachusetts.
Minister Tootoo has meetings planned with a number of provincial and territorial Ministers and Premiers from Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, British Columbia and Nunavut, as well as international partners, who are also attending Seafood Expo North America.
The largest trade exposition of its kind in North America, Seafood Expo North America attracts thousands of seafood buyers and sellers from around the globe.
To coincide with Seafood Expo North America, Canada has released 2015 trade figures for the nation’s exports of fish and seafood products.
Canadian exports continued to grow once again, with total sales of $6 billion in 2015. This represents a record high growth rate with an overall increase of $1 billion or 21% from the previous year.
The United States is Canada’s largest export market, accounting for 65% of fish and seafood exports, at a value of $3.8 billion.