March 12, 2010
FREDERICTON (CNB) - New Brunswick will be taking part in the 2010 International Boston Seafood Show, the largest international seafood trade show in North America.
The event will be held in Boston from Sunday, March 14, to Tuesday, March 16. The Atlantic Canada pavilion, complete with the Atlantic Café, will welcome buyers and sellers of seafood products from more than 90 countries.
"Participating in this show enables us to better respond to the changing needs of our customers," said Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet. "This event provides an excellent opportunity to explore new trends in the seafood industry and helps us expand our markets."
The Department of Fisheries joins four New Brunswick companies in the New Brunswick section of the pavilion, which spans more than 163 sq. metres (1,800 sq. feet). Participating companies will be Darro Seafood Inc., Gourmet Chef Packers Ltd., Partner Seafood, Inc. and True North Salmon Company Ltd.
The show is a major trade event for the New Brunswick seafood industry. Dozens of seafood suppliers from the province will meet with new and established buyers in preparation for the 2010 season. More than 16,000 seafood buyers and sellers from around the world are expected.
"Our companies are world-class, and we remain an industry leader in such areas as sustainability and food safety standards," said Doucet, "This is an attractive consideration for companies looking for reliable quality seafood sources."
At the Atlantic Café, chefs Brian Abbott and Curtis Ellis will prepare fine food tastings of high quality products from New Brunswick.
The New Brunswick delegation will join industry delegations from the other Atlantic provinces as well as representatives of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.
The International Boston Seafood Show is considered the premier show of its kind. For more than 30 years, New Brunswick companies have benefited from the show to strengthen partnerships and foster new business relationships.
MEDIA CONTACT: Katharine Sidenius, communications, Department of Fisheries, 506-457-3549.