Friday, May 20, 2011

Canadian mussel exports to US increase

Canadian fresh blue cultured mussel exports to the United States grew by 10 percent in 2010. This figure is based on import data recently provided by the United States National Marine Fisheries Service, and lists Canadian mussels as the most imported variety of mussels - overtaking New Zealand mussels for the first time ever.

"Surpassing New Zealand in mussels exported to the US market is an important milestone for us," said Terry Ennis, President of the Mussel Industry Council of North America.  "For many years New Zealand has led in sales, importing frozen cooked mussels on the half shell. What we're seeing now is the market respond to our product that is eco-friendly and available live and fresh all year round." 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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