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Guangzhou: Guangdong, Seafood

In 2010, British Columbia exported a record $80 million worth of seafood to China, more than four times the amount shipped 10 years ago. 2011 is on pace to be even better than 2010 - seafood exports are up by 30 per cent over last year's record pace.

Guangzhou - Feeding China’s growing appetite for B.C.’s seafood - Monday, November 7, 2011

Our Guangzhou Rep

Cathy Yao

Managing Director,
South China

Nearly 40 seafood companies are participating on Premier Clark’s jobs and trade mission to China; and many met-up with the delegation fresh-off from attending last week’s China Fisheries and Seafood Expo in Qingdao.

Today was the seafood’s sector to shine in the trade mission spotlight at a promotional event, organized by the Province. Attended by the Premier, Guangdong’s vice governor, and Chinese seafood buyers, the event was an opportunity to promote British Columbia as reliable source of high-quality fish and seafood products and introduce many of the companies to the South China market and potential customers.

The day’s focus on seafood was accentuated by the signing of an agreement between the Guangdong Administration of Ocean and Fisheries and B.C.’s Ministry of Agriculture to advance cooperation in agriculture and ocean and fisheries management – and help further opportunities for B.C.’s fish and seafood producers in the lucrative Chinese market.

After flying to Shanghai, the day wrapped-up with a series of education signings involving four B.C. colleges and universities and a BC Alumni Ambassador Reception.

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