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BC's Salmon Farmers Big Hit In Boston

CANADA - Demand for British Columbian (BC) farmed salmon and interest in learning about developments in the BC industry kept BC Salmon Farmers Association members busy at this year's International Boston Seafood Show.

Representatives from the association and their member companies were part of the three day seafood show that draws thousands of exhibitors and participants from 130 countries each year.

"There's a lot of interest in what's happening for the BC industry - both on the operational side with the recent change in regulatory framework, but also because there is so much demand for our companies' products," said Mary Ellen Walling, Executive Director, BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA).

Representatives from the BCSFA assisted with the booth run by the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance - who represents finfish and shellfish growers across the country. They also participated in meetings with colleagues such as the International Salmon Farmers Association.

"The Boston Seafood Show is always a great opportunity to hear from our colleagues around the world and share information about the good work being done by our BC businesses," said Ms Walling.

The BCSFA represents salmon farm companies and those who supply services and supplies to the industry. Salmon farming creates 6,000 direct and indirect jobs while contributing $800-million to the provincial economy each year.

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