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Seafood Value Chain Roundtable

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The vision of the Seafood Value Chain Roundtable (SVCRT) is a prosperous and competitive Canadian seafood industry that is a world leader and the preferred supplier of high value seafood, domestically and internationally. It brings together leaders from across the seafood industry – harvesting, processing, further processing, retail, trade associations, wild capture, aquaculture, finfish, shellfish and more – with federal and provincial government representatives. The Roundtable provides an opportunity for information sharing, discussion and strategizing on a national level about its key priorities of competitiveness, trade, human resources and market access issues.

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Extracting Maximum Value from Canada's Fisheries and Aquaculture Resources

This study investigates how Canada could maximize output per kilogram of Canadian fish and seafood, and sets out a road map to show how industry can move from where it is today to where it needs to be to maximize value.
Author: Gardner Pinfold Consultants Inc.
Date: September 2017

Canadian Fish and Seafood Industry Growth Targets

This study identifies realistic growth targets for the seafood sector to support strategic planning by:

  1. assessing growth opportunities and competitiveness considerations
  2. identifying market segments with the greatest potential and
  3. developing achievable 5 and 10 year growth targets

Author: GSGislason and Associates Ltd.
Date: March 2016

Opportunities and Challenges in the European Union

This presentation includes an overview of the European market and key opportunities and challenges in these markets.
Author: Phaff Export Marketing
Date: December 2015

National Marketing Alliance for Canadian Seafood: Governance Options

This paper provides three options for a governance structure for a national seafood alliance.
Author: Gardner Pinfold Consultants Inc.
Date: March 2015

Canada-Korea FTA Readiness and Export Opportunities in the Seafood Sector

This study assesses the readiness of Canada's fish and seafood industry to benefit from the Canada-Korea agreement and outlines notable import requirements, market potential, consumer preferences, and marketing and promotion approaches. The study also reviews market opportunities more broadly in the region, under the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement and in China.
Author: Gardner Pinfold Consultants Inc.
Date: March 2015

National Seafood Alliance Project

This project resulted in a presentation to be used by fish and seafood industry leaders to generate constructive discussion amongst their members regarding the merits of creating a national seafood alliance, and to gauge member support for the initiative.
Author: Sheil Commmunications
Date: November 2014

Canadian Seafood Benchmarking Study

This business-oriented study identifies the potential for improved seafood quality and international competitiveness.
Author: GSGislason & Associates Ltd.
Date: February 2013

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