Joyce Murray, minister of fisheries, oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, led Canada's delegation to this year's Seafood Expo North America. The Seafood Expo, which ran from March 12 to 14, 2023, in Boston, Massachusetts, aimed to provide a global platform to showcase Canada's high-quality fish and seafood products, and share our best practices when it comes to managing Canadian fisheries and protecting our marine ecosystems to ensure a healthy and sustainable industry.
"Canada's high sustainability and conservation standards make our seafood second to none in quality. Indigenous peoples and coastal Canadians have relied on the cold, pristine waters surrounding us as food sources, employment and recreation. I was happy to lead the Government of Canada's delegation at the Seafood Expo North America and share with the world how our fish and seafood harvesters and processors work to bring high-quality, sustainable seafood to the world,” said Murray.
- Canada exported fish and seafood products to 112 countries last year.
- The United States remains Canada's largest export market, accounting for more than two-thirds of our exports valued at $5.5 billion.
- Fish and seafood are among the largest single food commodities exported by Canada. Canada's most valuable exports by species in 2021 were lobster, snow/queen crab and Atlantic salmon.