Ottawa, Ontario - Canada’s fish and seafood sector is a growing and vital part of the Canadian economy, providing good middle class jobs and providing economic opportunity to coastal communities. Canadian exports of fish and seafood increased to almost $7 billion in 2018. Seafood Expo North America provides an important world wide platform and opportunity for further growth of Canada’s fish and seafood industry.
The Seafood Expo, which runs from March 17-19, 2019, in Boston, Massachusetts, is the largest trade exposition of its kind in North America. With thousands of seafood buyers and sellers from around the world, Canada is ready to showcase its high-quality, healthy fish and seafood products and world-class, sustainable fisheries management regime to the world. Over 100 Canadian exhibitors and representatives from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, PEI, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, and British Columbia will be looking to grow and expand markets.
The Government of Canada, in concert with the provinces, will continue to play a key role in supporting the Canadian industry. The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Sean Casey, will lead Canada’s delegation in Boston. He will host a Canada reception, meet with Canadian fish and seafood stakeholders, meet with provincial ministers responsible for fish and seafood as well as participants from the United States and other countries.
While in Boston, the Parliamentary Secretary is also expected to make an Ocean’s Protection Plan announcement on Monday, March 18, 2019. Details to come. Source : Government of Canada