This month, dive into Nova Scotia's seafood industry and hear stories from some of the largest seafood exporters in Canada.
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March 29th 2017
Nova Scotia Business Inc. is pleased to share The Insider – our monthly newsletter featuring initiatives, events, missions, resources and stories about doing business in Nova Scotia, and around the globe.

This month, dive into Nova Scotia's seafood industry and hear stories from some of the largest seafood exporters in Canada. Find out how a Nova Scotia seafood company is improving traceability through innovation. And, get the inside story on the new Nova Scotia seafood brand and how it's positioning the province internationally as a symbol of quality and sustainability.

In Nova Scotia, local seafood distributors work directly with fishermen to ensure seafood is being pulled responsibility from the waters. Tracing farmed fish and seafood as they travel through the supply chain allows aquaculture operations to demonstrate to consumers, retailers, and export markets that they operate in a safe and sustainable way. Read more.
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45° North 63° West – Nova Scotia Seafood. Pure.
A new seafood brand that says it all. It tells of a place where the sea is pure, cold and clean. Where the seafood tastes of the unspoiled Atlantic. And now, Nova Scotia seafood companies have the opportunity to leverage this new brand globally. Read more.

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Export Development Education

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Expression of Interest: Atlantic Canada Trade Mission

Seeking companies interested in being part of a Premier-led, multi-sector, Atlantic Canada Trade Mission to the United Kingdom and The Netherlands.

In April, a group of Nova Scotia companies will be heading to Brussels, Belgium for Seafood Expo Global, the world's largest seafood trade fair.

Could someone in your global network be attending Seafood Expo Global? If so, we would be pleased to introduce them to our Nova Scotia companies. Please let us know at

Cultivating Opportunity: Jean-Paul Deveau
Meet Jean-Paul Deveau, President of Acadian Seaplants Limited, and one of over 100 ConnectNS Global Advisors helping Nova Scotia exporters become globally connected.

Jean-Paul Deveau shares his story and experience as a major international exporter operating in rural Nova Scotia. Read more.
Canada Invests $325 Million in the Fish and Seafood Sector
Canada's fish and seafood sector is an integral part of the economic and social fabric of so many coastal communities across the country, especially in Atlantic Canada.

IBM Investing in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia provided a business environment that allowed IBM to surpass growth projections. In 2012, IBM projected the creation of 500 jobs over an eight-year period. Today, the company has been hiring well ahead of the estimated timeline target.

17 VersaCold facilities approved to export fish to EU and China
VersaCold, with 2 facilities in Nova Scotia, now operates a total of 17 refrigerated warehousing facilities approved to export fish to these two key global markets.

Choosing Nova Scotia: Spotlight on Redneck Psychic
Redneck Psychic is a one-hour documentary from Beyond Productions Inc. which began filming in February, 2017. We caught up with director Ben Stewart to learn more about the production.

Ricardo Cuisine “We are the Best” Videos Showcasing Nova Scotia Seafood
View three videos featuring some of the best seafood in Nova Scotia - the Digby Giant Scallop, Parker's Cove Lobster and the Arctic Surf Clam from Bedford.

Seafood container shipments worth billions
Seafood-packed containers bound for other countries are luring shipping lines to the Port of Halifax because that industry’s exports are particularly valuable.

Fishy labels?: Ottawa considering steps to provide more detail on seafood labels
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it is looking at ways to improve labelling for seafood.

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