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International Trade Shows

The Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture works with the seafood industry to enhance market awareness within the industry and increase seafood sales to markets in Asia, Europe, and the United States. Primary trade show efforts include:

Seafood Expo North America

North America Seafood Expo
March 19-21, 2017 

Since its inception some 20 years ago, the Seafood Expo North America trade show (formerly the International Boston Seafood Show) has been a premier trade event for seafood producers and buyers throughout the world. It is held in Boston, Massachusetts every year, usually around mid-March.  In 2014, over 1,000 exhibiting companies and nearly 20,000 visitors attended the show to do business, look for new products and keep abreast of industry trends. The Newfoundland and Labrador seafood industry has always been well represented at this event both as exhibitors and visitors. The department organizes a Newfoundland and Labrador pavilion with seafood companies and marketing organizations occupying part of this space. In addition, many of the province’s seafood companies and other industry stakeholders either have their own booths or exhibit with their distributors at the show. This event will continue to be a key marketing venue for the Newfoundland and Labrador seafood industry. http://www.seafoodexpo.com/north-america/

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Seafood Expo Global

Seafood Expo Global
April 26-28, 2016  
Since it began in 1993, Seafood Expo Global has become the world’s largest seafood show, with almost 1,700 exhibiting companies from 75 countries exhibiting and over 28,500 visitors from all over the world in 2014. It takes place in the late spring in Brussels, Belgium. Concurrent with this show, in the same exhibition centre, is Seafood Processing Europe, a seafood technology, equipment and packaging exposition. The department participates with other seafood producing provinces and the federal government in the Canadian Pavilion at the show. The department’s space within the Canadian Pavilion is used to promote Newfoundland and Labrador seafood and to facilitate export business for Newfoundland and Labrador seafood companies. http://www.seafoodexpo.com/global

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China Fisheries & Seafood Expo

November 2-4, 2016

Started in 1995, the China Fisheries & Seafood Expo (CFSE)  has become a world class event that featured over 1,070 exhibitors from 44 countries and 20,000 visitors from 100 countries in 2013. The CFSE 2013 hosted approximately 900 exhibiting companies. The department participates in the Canadian Pavilion at this event to promote Newfoundland and Labrador seafood and to facilitate export business for the Newfoundland and Labrador seafood industry.

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