Canada's seafood farmers stand to benefit from coast to coast to coast
OTTAWA, Oct. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance
(CAIA) today welcomed the announcement of the Comprehensive Economic
and Trade Agreement with the European Union.
"The Canada/EU trade deal announced today is welcome news for Canadian
aquaculture," said Ruth Salmon, Executive Director of CAIA. "This will
open new opportunities for Canadian farmed salmon, arctic char in the
Yukon, oysters on the Pacific coast, and mussels in Atlantic Canada.
Canada's seafood farmers stand to benefit from coast to coast to
The European Union is the world's single largest market and importer of
fish and seafood products. In 2011, it purchased a total of $26.7
billion worth of product from around the world.
CAIA members generate over $2 billion in economic activity, over $1
billion in GDP, and employ over 14,500 Canadians. Its mission is to
unlock the full range of economic, environmental and public health
benefits that flow from a competitive, sustainable and growing farmed
To learn more about aquaculture in Canada visit www.aquaculture.ca.
SOURCE: Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance
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