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Fishery and Seafood Products

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According to Agriculture and AgriFood Canada, the market for fish and seafood in Canada increased from US $2.8 billion (684,200 tonnes) in 2009 to US$3.8 billion (709,100 tonnes) in 2013. Consumption is expected to continue to rise as Canadians look to fish and seafood as a regular part of a healthy diet. Prices are also expected to rise significantly (almost 42%) by 2016 from 2009 levels. After a slight dip in 2010, imports of the fishery and seafood products covered in this report rose from $2.2 billion in 2009 to $2.7 billion in 2013. Fisheries and Oceans Canada estimates that imports of shellfish led the way at $1.2 billion, followed by Pelagic fish such as salmon and tuna at $777 million; ‘other’ fish not elsewhere specified ($492 million); Groundfish such as cod and halibut ($316 million); Freshwater Fish such as trout ($160 million); and other miscellaneous products ($47 million).

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