British Columbia Seafood in the Spotlight at China Fisheries and Seafood Expo

British Columbia Seafood in the Spotlight at China Fisheries and Seafood Expo

November 10, 2014 Posted by

Minister Teresa Wat and Chef Nathan Fong prepare a delicious dish at the China Fisheries and Seafood Expo

Seafood companies from across British Columbia showcased their fresh and diverse products at this year’s China Fisheries and Seafood Expo in Qingdao from November 5-7, 2014. The British Columbia booth at the expo proved to be a hub of activity with the help of British Columbia Minister of International Trade, Teresa Wat, and celebrated local chef Nathan Fong who served up delicious samples of various B.C. seafood products. Minister Wat participated at the show as apart of her trade mission to China, Korea and Japan.

In its 19th year, the China Fisheries and Seafood Expo is recognized as Asia’s largest international seafood show and the second largest seafood exhibition in the world, connecting attendees to buyers and importers from the substantial Chinese market and other locations around the globe. This year, the expo expected to attract 25,000 visitors from over 100 countries making it an ideal venue for British Columbia seafood companies to profile their products. Twelve local organizations exhibited at the British Columbia booth, they included:

Aqualine Seafood/Select Seafood
BC Salmon Marketing Council
Canfisco
Fisher Bay Seafood
Flying Fresh Air Freight
French Creek
Frobisher International
Independent Seafood Canada Corp.
North Delta Seafoods Ltd.
Northern Divine
Pacific Rim Shellfish
Taylor Shellfish (Fanny Bay Oysters)

The companies participating represent the great diversity seen in the British Columbia seafood sector, known for top quality products such as:

-Crabs
-Geoducks
-Sea urchins
-Shrimp and Prawns
-Herring
-Sardines
-Sablefish
-Salmon
 
B.C. seafood products are in high demand in China due to our practices in food safety, traceability and sustainability, which have earned British Columbia an international reputation for safe, reliable, top-quality seafood products. A cooperative approach between industry and government has put the British Columbia seafood industry at the forefront of new conservation initiatives, helping to ensure a sustainable industry for the future. China is B.C.’s second-largest market for fish and seafood products, with B.C. exporting $163 million worth of fish and seafood products to China in 2013, up 35% from 2012.
 
For more information on British Columbia’s world-class seafood industry please contact one of our International Trade and Investment Representatives.
 
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