March 14, 2005
BOSTON (CNB) - Seafood and aquaculture processors from throughout New Brunswick are meeting with great success at the 2005 International Boston Seafood Show currently underway in Massachusetts. Eight companies have joined the Province of New Brunswick's official delegation to the show, which is considered to be pre-eminent industry event in North America.
Premier Bernard Lord along with Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister David Alward walked the show floor on Sunday, March 13, talking to company representatives from New Brunswick and the other provinces that are participating in the first ever Atlantic Canada Pavilion. Lord and Alward also met with producers during the evening's New Brunswick reception.
« "Judging from my conversations with company officials, our companies and producers are very pleased with the new format," Lord said. "I was proud to see the co-operative spirit of the four Atlantic provinces. New Brunswick has always had a strong presence at this show, but I believe this year is shaping up to be one of our best."
The exhibiting New Brunswick companies include six fish and seafood processors: Barry Group Inc. of Grand Barachois; L'Étang Ruisseau Bar of Shippagan; Maison Beausoleil of Néguac; Ocean Legacy Inc. of L'Etang; and True North Salmon Company Ltd. and Stolt Sea Farm Inc. of St. George.
Equipment manufacturing companies attending the show include Downeast Plastics Ltd. of Cap-Pelé and Chem-Tech Systems Inc. of Moncton.
Other New Brunswick companies also have their own individual booths at the show.
Officials with Business New Brunswick are distributing material about the province's seafood industry, and promoting economic and tourism opportunities.
Thousands of visitors will pass through the doors of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center during the show, which wraps up on Tuesday afternoon, March 15. More than 750 exhibitors are on site, representing more than 50 different countries.
MEDIA CONTACTS: Chisholm Pothier, Office of the Premier, 506-453-2144, Sarah Ketcheson, communications, Business New Brunswick, 506-470-1516.