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New Zealand Seafood Big Hit With Clinton

The New Zealand Seafood Industry Council is delighted with the exposure New Zealand seafood gained during APEC.

General manager Trade and Information Alastair Macfarlane said USA President Bill Clinton was an obvious fan of our fine seafood.

“When he could choose what he wanted to eat – he chose New Zealand seafood. At Auckland’s Five City Roads restaurant he dined on our superb Yellow Fin Tuna, and when he dined at the Boardwalk Seafood Restaurant in Queenstown, his entrée was Tuna again and then he enjoyed Kingfish as a main, as well as sampling a few Greenshell mussels.”

New Zealand sells $206 million of seafood to the USA each year and is our third biggest export market behind Japan and the EU.

“The Seafood Industry is confident there will be some positive spin-offs as a result of the Presidents obvious liking for our fine fresh seafood.”

“Our fine fresh seafood was also superbly showcased during the formal APEC functions as well and that level of exposure is something money just can’t buy.”



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