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Facing Challenges in Old Markets, New Brunswick Diversified in 2022

New Brunswick seafood exports reached $1.6 billion in the first nine months of 2022. While this is a downturn from the banner year of 2021, Minister of Agriculture, Aquaculture, and Fisheries Margaret Johnson said the province is still on pace to pass its pre-pandemic levels. “We know that the numbers were really high during the pandemic because people had a little extra income to spend on high-end goods, but that was a very positive thing,” said Johnson. Like many Atlantic ...

Demand for N.B. Seafood at an All-Time High

New Brunswick seafood exports reached an all-time high in 2021, surpassing $1.9 billion from January to October. “New Brunswick saw the largest growth in Canada for seafood exports with an additional $742 million in revenues, surpassing every other Canadian province by at least $230 million,” said Margaret Johnson, Minister of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries. “With an increased demand for frozen seafood at both food service and retail markets, New Brunswick captured that ...