Why Key Export Sectors?

Fish and Seafood

New Brunswick takes great pride in its fishing and aquaculture industry. Committed to innovative harvesting practices and sustainability, New Brunswick companies ship their freshly-harvested, diverse and innovative products to dozens of countries around the world.

In 2015, New Brunswick exported close to 1.4 billion worth of seafood products:

  • The value of New Brunswick seafood exports increased by nearly $320 million (29 per cent);
  • Over the past decade (2005-2015), the value of agrifood and seafood exports have grown by 63 per cent. During the same period, seafood exports have risen by close to 70 per cent;
  • The top three seafood exports were: lobster, salmon, and crab;
  • The United States continued to be the largest export market for New Brunswick’s agrifood and seafood products. Other key markets are Asia and the European Union.

2015 Report on NB Agrifood Exports


Atlantic Food and Beverage Processors Association
Greg Fash, Executive Director
(506) 389-7892
Cell: 506-227-8328

Atlantic Canada Exports


Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) 
Mia Garland-Keeling, International Business Development Officer
 (506) 452-3993

New Brunswick Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture
Adrienne Grosweiner, Trade Executive  
(506) 453-2299

Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries
Kimberly Watson, Provincial Director
(506) 444-2656

We encourage you to visit the Resources & Tools section of our website for a wealth of exporting resources including training materials, guides, recommended websites, and more. 

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