Recently-released Canadian export data for January to May 2016 shows exports of farm-raised salmon to key Asian markets is on a record-setting pace in 2016, with many markets already eclipsing previous annual volumes.

Boosting British Columbia’s “exports to Asia is a point of pride for communities and First Nations that work in and support the salmon farm industry”, said Jeremy Dunn, executive director, BC Salmon Farmers Association, in a statement.

“We recently hosted 30 international buyers at the BC Seafood Festival in June, so it’s great to see our sustainable, healthy product on more plates in Asia.”

Rapidly growing markets for BC farm-raised salmon include Taiwan and South Korea.

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