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THE QUEBEC REGION BULLETIN
APRIL - MAY 2010/VOLUME 13/NUMBER 2
DFO M. PLAMONDON
Fisheries and Oceans Canada wishes to remind the public of some important regulations related to shellfish harvesting and of the risks associated with the consumption of shellfish from closed areas:
Fisheries and Oceans Canada carefully monitors closed harvesting areas and shellfish harvesting activities. Poaching activities can be reported by calling 1-800-463-9057. Your call is confidential.
For the latest information on closed and open harvesting areas, please call one of the following numbers:
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DFO R. BOURGEOIS
Canadian fish and seafood exports totalled more than $3.6 billion in 2009.
Seafood is one of the largest single food commodities exported by Canada. In 2009, two-thirds of Canada’s exports of these products – worth over $2.3 billion – went to markets in the United States. The European Union imported more than $416 million – about 11 percent of Canada’s exports, while Japan remained the third largest commercial partner, importing more than $264 million worth of Canadian seafood.
The Hong Kong (nearly $90 million) and Iceland ($18.4 million) markets grew in 2009; exports to those markets increased by 24 percent and 89 percent respectively compared to 2008.
In terms of value, the top five exported species by Canadian industries were lobster, snow crab, Atlantic salmon, shrimp and herring. These species accounted for 49 percent of the volume and 63 percent of the value of all seafood product exports. Lobster continues to be the exported species that generates the greatest value in Canada with exports totalling $800 million in 2009.
Minister Shea celebrates strong exports of Canadian fish and seafood products
Provincial and territorial breakdown of Canada’s fish and seafood exports in 2009
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