Canada invests more than $1.7 million to expand seafood exports to international markets

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Canada’s high-quality, sustainable fish and seafood products are known worldwide. Today, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced more than $1.7 million in funding for six projects to help expand seafood exports to international markets.

Producers rely on exporting to remain sustainable and well positioned for the future. The fish and seafood sector is integral to the economic and social fabric of hundreds of coastal communities, generating $8.7 billion worth of quality seafood exports annually. By investing in tools that help grow trade and expand markets, Canadian seafood will reach consumers across the world, while also providing valuable economic benefits domestically.

Funding for the six recipients under the AgriMarketing Program will help organizations as they market and promote Canadian fish and seafood products to increase growth in the sector. Recipient organizations include:

  • Atlantic Groundfish Council will receive up to $85,506
  • Canadian Association of Prawn Producers will receive up to $1,000,000
  • Canadian Highly Migratory Species Foundation will receive up to $54,401
  • Canadian Pacific Kazunoko Association will receive up to $451,061
  • Pacific Sea Cucumber Harvesters Association will receive up to $81,444
  • Pacific Urchin Harvesters Association will receive up to $105,431

The global demand for high-quality, sustainably sourced fish and seafood is growing at an incredible rate. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting further promotion of Canada’s fish and seafood sector to meet the growing demand for our world-class products.

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