Domestic sales jump in 2016 for MHC

May 31, 2017 - Campbell River, B.C.

Marine Harvest Canada sold 10 per cent more of its salmon to Canadians last year.

MHC Sales Director Ken Taylor says there was high demand across both US and Canadian markets all year. Asian countries also purchased an increasing amount of fish from B.C. last year, Ken says.

“We saw a 10 per cent jump in domestic sales last year, which is fantastic. Canadians are eating a lot of salmon and are buying our premium fresh product before it is exported,” Ken says.

The U.S. has always been the largest market for salmon grown in British Columbia, but now Canadian buyers take almost a third of the salmon processed at the Port Hardy and Klemtu plants.

Of the total Canadian sales for 2016, 41 per cent went to distributors in Ontario and 37 per cent was sold in British Columbia.