Connors Bros. Income Fund Announces March Monthly Distribution

    TORONTO, March 17 /CNW/ - Connors Bros. Income Fund (TSX: CBF.UN) today
announced that that its trustees have approved a cash distribution of
C$0.0667 per unit for the month of March 2008 payable on April 30, 2008, to
unitholders of record at the close of business on March 31, 2008. Holders of
units who are non-residents of Canada will be required to pay all withholding
taxes payable in respect of any distributions of income by the Fund.

    About Connors

    Connors Bros. Income Fund indirectly owns, through its subsidiaries, a
100% interest in Clover Leaf Seafoods, L.P. and Bumble Bee Foods, LLC.
Together, these two operating companies comprise North America's largest
branded seafood company, offering a full line of canned tuna, salmon, sardine
and specialty seafood products, marketed under leading brands including Clover
Leaf(R), Bumble Bee(R), Brunswick(R), Snow's(R) and Beach Cliff(R), as well as
a full-line of canned chicken and canned meat products in the U.S. under the
American Originals(TM), Castleberry's(R), and Sweet Sue(R) brand names. For
further information, please visit the Fund's website at
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For further information:

For further information: Investor information: Kent McNeil, Executive
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, (858) 715-4076

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