24 October 2013
GIMXPORT accompanied representatives from five Gaspé Peninsula fisheries enterprises at Seafood Barcelona, Spain, from October 22 to 24, 2013. Québec was the only Canadian province to have a stand there featuring seafood, which drew the attention of buyers.
The Gaspé Peninsula stand, bearing the Gaspé Lobster logo, was situated in the Canada Pavilion. This year was the second time a delegation from the Gaspé went to Seafood Barcelona, also in its second year. The delegation was composed of Bill Sheehan of Dégust-Mer (Sainte-Thérèse-de-Gaspé); Dawn Murray of Les Producteurs de homards (Grande-Rivière); Rachel Tardif of Lelièvre Lelièvre et Lemoignan (Sainte-Thérèse-de-Gaspé) and Poisson salé Gaspésien (Grande-Rivière); Joël Berthelot of Le Regroupement des Pêcheurs professionnels du Sud de la Gaspésie (Chandler); and Gaétan Denis of Les Crustacés de Malbaie (Saint-Georges-de-Malbaie). These delegates were accompanied by Pascale Allain, mission leader and export coordinator at GIMXPORT, and Gino Cyr, GIMXPORT general manager.