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THE QUEBEC REGION BULLETIN
FEBRUARY - MARCH 2010/VOLUME 13/NUMBER 1
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PROMISING FUTURE IN CHINA
FOR THE CANADIAN FISHING AND SEALING INDUSTRY
Minister Gail Shea at the 36th China Fur & Leather Products Fair.

Last January, the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, visited the People’s Republic of China to discuss issues of common interest in the area of international fisheries and ocean management.

“Our Government is proud of Canadian fish, seafood and seal producers and products and will continue to help expand markets at home and abroad,” said Minister Shea. “Through these successes, the Government is creating economic opportunities for our industries and coastal communities.”

The Minister also used her visit to promote the sustainability and quality of Canadian seal products and to remind people that this commercial activity is the result of humane practices.

“We know China is a strong potential market for seal products,” said Minister Shea. “Our meetings with Chinese senior officials resulted in a commitment to work together towards lifting current restrictions on the import into China of seal products.”

China is Canada’s second largest trading partner and the world’s largest consumer of fish and seafood.