Seafood Expo North America 2014 Recap

Another Boston seafood show has passed! Seafood Expo North America is the largest seafood trade event in North America, and every March, takes place over three days in Boston.

CAIA was excited to have the opportunity to showcase Canadian farmed seafood at our booth there. Check out tour photos below for a recap of this year’s activities.

CAIA had a blast meeting up with friends and members. Here are some photos of some of our friends who stopped by (from left):

  1. Minister Gail Shea, Fisheries and Oceans Canada visited with CAIA while sampling blue mussels
  2. Ruth Salmon gets caught up with BC shellfish farmers Gordy McLellan (Mac’s Oysters) and Brian Yip (Fanny Bay Oysters).
  3. Maurice Gallant and Amédée Savoie of Maison BeauSoleil joined us at the booth to help shuck oysters.

Our display case was a show stopper. Few people could resist stopping for a closer look at the variety of species on display.

From a live cooking station, Chef Scott Patnode prepared so many amazing samples of various farmed finfish and shellfish including: Arctic Charr, Atlantic Salmon, Chinook Salmon, Sablefish, Steelhead Salmon, Atlantic Oysters, Blue Mussels and Pacific Oysters.

Special thanks to those CAIA members who generously gave their time be at the CAIA booth to help greet visitors to those which donated product for the tastings and for the display. Together, we did a great job of promoting the delicious products that are grown proudly by Canada’s aquaculture industry,

We look forward to doing it all again next year!