November 28, 2008

                           
US food institutes strengthen boycott of Canadian seafood
            
 

The boycott movement of Canadian seafood is strengthening in the US, as more US supermarket chains and restaurants joined in the boycott effort to put an end to Canada's annual seal hunt.

 

More than 4,500 restaurants, grocery stores and seafood companies are boycotting Canadian seafood, with at least 50 more restaurants in Arizona joining the effort, according to The Humane Society of the US.

 

Some food institutes are boycotting Canadian seafood only from provinces involved in the hunt, while others are boycotting on a whole scale.

 

Canada exports nearly two-thirds of its seafood to the US producing US$2.5 billion annually for the Canadian economy, said the Society.