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Canadian Farmed Seafood Showcased at International Seafood Show in Boston

March 8, 2012

OTTAWA, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – A delegation of Canada’s seafood farmers
will travel to Boston, Massachusetts for the 2012 International Boston
Seafood Show. Taking place on March 11-13, 2012, the annual show is the
largest and most anticipated seafood event on North America.

Over 25 members of the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA),
including producers of finfish and shellfish as well as regional
aquaculture associations from across Canada will be at the show to
promote Canadian farmed seafood to an expected attendance of 18,000 top
buyers and sellers in the North American seafood industry.

“This show is an important one for our industry,” explained Ruth Salmon,
CAIA Executive Director. “Nearly 70 percent (valued at $552M) of
Canada’s farmed seafood is exported. While we’ve seen notable increase
in exports to Asian markets – namely China, Taiwan and Japan – the
United States is still our most important export market.”

To maximize exposure at the show, CAIA members from across Canada will
ship a large volume of fresh farmed seafood to Boston where it will be
served from a live cooking station at the CAIA exhibition booth.
Boston-based Chef Scott Patnode will be busy throughout the three-day
event preparing samples of Canadian farmed sablefish, Atlantic and Coho
Salmon, salmon caviar, oysters, clams, mussels, scallops and Arctic
charr for visiting retailers, distributors and importers to taste first

“Our aquaculture industry has a great story to tell these buyers. Canada
has a reputation for quality seafood grown in clean, pristine waters
and to the highest standards. Seafood is farmed year-round and, coupled
with the advantages of market proximity, we also deliver on freshness,”
said Salmon.

Finfish and shellfish farming generate $2.1 billion for Canada’s
national economy. It takes place in every province and the Yukon
Territory providing 14,500 jobs in coastal, rural and First Nations
communities, where other industries are in decline. To learn more visit

SOURCE Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance

Source: PR Newswire