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March 14, 2018
Canadian fish and seafood exports continue to grow
According to trade figures released by Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the value of Canada's fish and seafood exports continued trending upward in 2017, with an overall increase of $312 million (5 percent) over the previous year, and total sales reaching $6.9 billion.
The Federal Department's data indicates that the largest growth market for Canada's exports was China, which saw a 25 percent ($194 million) increase from 2016, followed closely by Japan at 13 percent ($40 million). Exports to the U.S. were steady at a value of $4.3 billion.
The top three species exported globally in 2017 were lobster ($2.1 billion), snow/queen crab ($1.0 billion), and Atlantic salmon ($909 million).
Canada exported fish and seafood products to 137 countries last year.
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