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New Brunswick companies off to Boston Seafood Show (99/03/11)

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Mar. 11, 1999

FREDERICTON (CNB) - Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Danny Gay and Economic Development, Tourism and Culture Minister Roly MacIntyre will lead a delegation of 19 New Brunswick companies who will exhibit their products and services at the 1999 International Boston Seafood Show.

The event takes place Mar. 16-18 at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

Billed as the largest and most important seafood trade show in the world, the International Boston Seafood Show attracts more than 1,100 seafood exhibitors and more than 20,000 seafood professionals from around the world. Buyers from the Pacific Rim, Asia, Europe, South America, the United States and Canada attend the event to sample, compare and buy seafood products and services.

"In order for this province to remain a serious player on the world stage, we must be very active in marketing activities such as the International Boston Seafood Show," Gay said. "I am very proud to see that this year's New Brunswick delegation is very strong and diversified, representing all sectors of the New Brunswick fish and seafood processing industry."

"We are continuing to diversify our traditional industries," MacIntyre said. "An increasing number of New Brunswick companies are operating value-added seafood processing companies and our export potential to the U.S. market has never been better."

The New Brunswick Pavilion will bring together exhibitors, staff from the Market and Trade Development Branches of both departments, and Chef de cuisine Richard Chiasson from the Acadian Culinary Institute of Grande-Anse. Visitors will be treated to some of the province's best seafood products and services.

The fish and seafood processors in the delegation include Association Coop des Pêcheurs de L'Île Ltée, Lamèque; Blue Cove Group, Anse-Bleue; Cape Bald Packers Ltd., Cap-Pelé; Captain Dan's Seafood, Shédiac; Ferme Ostréicole Dugas, Caraquet; Ocean Pier Inc., Scoudouc; Stolt Sea Farm Inc., St. George; and UNIC Marketing Group Inc., Shédiac.

The equipment manufacturing sector companies in the delegation include Advatek Systems Inc., Moncton; Downeast Plastics Ltd., Cap-Pelé; Downing Instrumentation Services, Caraquet; Dynoplast, Saint John; Fancy Pokket Corp., Moncton; Hartwood Industries Ltd., Woodstock; Howland Industries Ltd. Hatfield Point; Tempkraft Canada Inc., Saint John; Truefoam Ltd., Fredericton; and Waypak Inc., Saint John.

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EDITOR'S NOTE -- Ministers Danny Gay and Roly MacIntyre, as well as New Brunswick exhibitors attending the Boston Seafood Show, are available for interviews from Boston during the event. To obtain interviews, media representatives should contact either Alain Bryar communications officer, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Fredericton, 506 453-2047, or Bob Scott, communications director, Economic Development, Tourism and Culture, Fredericton, 506 453-2850 at least 24 hours before interview time.

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