Thursday, April 7, 2011

Canadian fish exports rise by seven percent

Despite a strong currency, Canada has announced a seven percent increase in the export sales of its fish and seafood products last year. Fisheries Minister Gail Shea said this was good news, adding: "Fish and seafood is Canada's second largest single food export commodity. Our government is working with all stakeholders to ensure the sustainability of our fisheries. Consumers can be confident that Canadian products are among the best in the world."

She said Canada's fisheries were  a valuable natural resource and a significant driver of the national  economy. Canadian fish and seafood products are exported around the world and generated more than US$3.9 billion in export revenues in 2010, an increase of more than seven percent from 2009. The biggest market was Canada's next door neighbour, the United States.  "The increase in Canada's landings and exports for 2010 demonstrates the trust consumers place in our products worldwide. We are proud of this industry and will continue to support it," added Minister Shea. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers
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