Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
United States
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


Clearwater MSC certified Canadian cold water shrimps. (Photo: Clearwater)

Govt injects USD 162,000 into shrimp industry

Click on the flag for more information about Canada CANADA
Friday, February 22, 2013, 23:40 (GMT + 9)

Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada Peter Penashue has announced that the federal government is investing CAD 165,000 (USD 162,016) to promote Canadian prawns for export, specifically to China and Russia.

"The Government of Canada's top priority remains the economy, and Canada's food industry plays an important role in creating jobs and keeping our economy strong," said Penashue. "Canadian prawns harvested from the clean, pristine waters of Canada represent one of the most valuable commercial fisheries in the world and are essential to Canada's long-standing international reputation as a producer of premium quality seafood."

The Canadian Association of Prawn Producers (CAPP) will use the investment to help create new marketing materials highlighting premium quality natural wild shrimp to its target markets. Promotional activities will include providing foreign retail outlets with recipe booklets, posters and brochures and information on the benefits of buying Canadian shrimp from well-managed, sustainable fisheries, as the offshore northern shrimp and offshore striped shrimp fisheries have both entered full assessment to be considered for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification.

"Our marketing partnership with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has helped us to re-position our product in the extremely competitive Chinese market," stated Bruce Chapman,Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Prawn Producers. "As a result, we have been able to secure higher prices for our products, to the direct benefit of hundreds of people in rural Atlantic Canada, Quebec and Nunavut.”

In 2011, Canada exported CAD 340 million (USD 333.9 million) worth of cold-water shrimp to over 30 different countries. The top three export markets were the European Union (EU) with CAD 139 million (USD 136.5 million), Russia with CAD 75 million (USD 73.6 million) and China with CAD 40 million (USD 39.3 million).

Through the AgriMarketing Programme under Growing Forward, the Government of Canada is injecting CAD 88 million (USD 86.4 million) to help the industry carry out long-term international marketing strategies.

CAPP is a non-profit organisation created by Canadian at-sea producers of coldwater shrimp, that represents the interests of these producers and focuses on the sustainable management of the fishery. The Association also endorses research into coldwater shrimp, nutrition and the health benefits of consuming coldwater shrimp, and runs promotional activities abroad.

The offshore shrimp fishery takes place year-round in different areas contingent on ice conditions. Recently, the fleet has been landing 50,000- 60,000 tonnes per year; products are sold frozen-at-sea, raw and cooked shell-on, and are marketed mainly in Russia, Ukraine, China, Japan and Western Europe.

By Natalia Real
editorial@fis.com
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
United States
Jul 23, 04:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Biotech Startup Brings Red Algae-Based Shrimp from Lab to Plate
Canada
Jul 23, 04:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Offshore northern shrimp fishermen won't be compensated for quota cut
Viet Nam
Jul 23, 04:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Officials dismissed for certifying substandard aquaculture products
Viet Nam
Jul 23, 03:10 (GMT + 9):
Officials accused of certifying substandard aquaculture products
China
Jul 23, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Chinese research vessel prepares for exploration in sea waters near Papua New Guinea
Faroe Islands
Jul 23, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - BAKKAFROST: Acquisition of P/F Faroe Farming approved by the authorities
New Zealand
Jul 23, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Pregnant women told 'don't take fish oil' after 'dramatic' finding
Chile
Jul 23, 02:30 (GMT + 9):
Reconstruction plan after earthquake and tsunami reaches 95pc
New Zealand
Jul 23, 02:10 (GMT + 9):
Does oxidized fish oil pose health risks?
Faroe Islands
Jul 23, 00:20 (GMT + 9):
Bakkafrost’s centre ISA virus variant would be nonpathogenic
Chile
Jul 22, 23:30 (GMT + 9):
A deputy’s alleged lobby to help companies that financed him revealed
United Kingdom
Jul 22, 23:30 (GMT + 9):
Expert forecasts dark future for North Sea cod and haddock fishing
Germany
Jul 22, 23:00 (GMT + 9):
Cost-efficient microalgae farming method developed
Chile
Jul 22, 22:00 (GMT + 9):
SalmonChile reactivates initiative to help in retraining process
Norway
Jul 22, 21:30 (GMT + 9):
Salmon price status at week 28



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
IEO closes bluefin tuna life cycle in captivity
Spain The Spanish Institute of Oceanography has for the first time worldwide managed to close the life cycle of Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) in captivity, which involves obtaining viable eggs from breeding stock born in captivity.
Qatar Airways launches new freighter services
Qatar Qatar Airways Cargo has launched new freighter services to New York and Halifax, which will handle lobster and other seafood from these two cities to Europe, the Middle East, South and North East Asia via Doha.
Hapag-Lloyd and UASC's merger redefines global shipping industry
Germany German firm Hapag-Lloyd AG and the Arabian one United Arab Shipping Company SAG have signed a business combination agreement to merge both companies, subject to the necessary regulatory and contractual approvals.
Oily fish may lower risk of death in bowel cancer patients
United States New US-based research suggests that daily intake or one or two weekly portions of oily fish by bowel cancer patients might significantly boost their chance of survival.
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation -Headquarter-
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation -Wartsila Group Headquarter-
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Nueva Pescanova, S.L. - Group Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd.
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd - (Oceana Group Limited)
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods Inc. -Headquarter-
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
Food Project (Siam) Co., Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO -Food and Agriculture Organization- Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Omega Protein Corporation -Headquarter-
Marona S.A.
Marine Harvest ASA - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. -Headquarter-
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  -Holding Headquarter-
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
Ocean Trawlers Group - Ocean Trawlers HK Ltd.
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation -Headquarter-
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
INVE Group - Head Office
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
Morpol ASA - Group Headquarters
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2016 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER