Chef & food stylist, Nathan Fong, prepares dishes at the British Columbia pavilion.
Armed with samples of their delectable ocean offerings several British Columbia companies were in Boston, USA, to attend the International Boston Seafood Show from March 10-12, 2013. The show is recognized as the largest seafood exposition in North America with participants coming from around the world, making the event an excellent opportunity to showcase the best of British Columbia seafood.
Participating companies were able to take advantage of the 80 foot pavilion which featured a kitchen, sampling counter and tables for conducting meetings with seafood buyers. Show attendees flocked to the pavilion to sample dishes created by British Columbia chef and food stylist, Nathan Fong, whose creations included citrus tomato salsa with sockeye salmon ceviche, sablefish hash and caviar with chived eggs.
Local companies exhibiting at the British Columbia pavilion included:
Canadian Fishing Company (Canfisco) processes and markets premium and sustainable seafood. Working from the coastal waters of British Columbia and Alaska, the company supplies its customers with high quality seafood such as wild salmon, herring, black cod, hake, halibut, Pacific white fish and sardines.
Fanny Bay Oysters specializes in manila clams, mussels, savoury clams and oysters which have quickly developed a loyal following from seafood lovers around the world.
Fisherbay Seafood works directly with select fishermen and their vessels to ensure the highest standard of seafood. The majority of their products are caught off the west coast of Vancouver Island and the north coast.
Flying Fresh Air Freight is an international freight forwarding company based at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). As the leader in the transportation of perishable goods for over 20 years, cargo is the core of their business.
Gold River Seafood Ltd a Canadian-owned company that specializes in the supply of high quality seafood products sourced from the waters of the Pacific Rim. Gold River’s range of products include: black cod, Pacific halibut, wild salmon and albacore tuna.
Aqualine Seafoods Ltd. is a leading Canadian wholesale supplier of wild sustainable fish products. The company works with a variety of local fisheries and processing facilities to provide seafood products to clients around the world.
BC Seafood Alliance is an umbrella group that brings together traditional capture fisheries, seafood processors, marketers and exporters who collectively represent more than 90% of the commercially harvested seafood in B.C.
Best Honour Seafood supply local and international markets with some of British Columbia’s finest seafood for over 15 years with their specialities being Dungeness crab and geoduck.
Calkins & Burke Ltd. offers a wide range of fresh, frozen and canned seafood products. Founded in 1914, the company is a leader in developing and marketing high quality seafood products as well as selling to international clients
Grand Hale Marine Products is a Richmond-based seafood supplier and processor. With a staff of over 200 people committed to providing high quality products, Grand Hale Marine Products has earned a reputation of being one of the best seafood processors in British Columbia.
Northern Divine is quickly gaining an international following with its organically grown Canadian black caviar. Northern Divine Caviar is crafted by Target Marine Hatcheries, Canada’s only producer of farmed white sturgeon.
North Delta Seafood has provided quality seafood to customers worldwide since 1978. It controls all aspects of production, from the fishing fleet to the processing plant, final packaging and shipping.
Tracy Ronlund, Vice President of Fisher Bay Seafood Ltd. hosting a meeting at the British Columbia pavilion.
British Columbia has become recognized worldwide with providing international markets fresh and sustainable seafood products. With 100 species found throughout British Columbia, seafood has become the number one food export with shipments to more than 70 countries generating a total export value of close to CAD$1 billion.
For more information on British Columbia’s world-class seafood industry please contact one of our Trade and Investment Representatives.