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BC Export Awards: Natural Resources company finalists

The BC Export Awards are the most prestigious awards program in the province to pay tribute to the success and innovative approaches of B.C. exporting companies
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Three B.C. export companies are finalists for a 2023 BC Export Award for natural resources.

This category recognizes a company that engages in marketing, processing and primary production of natural resources. The winner will be announced at an in-person daytime awards event Feb. 10 at the Terminal City Club. 

The finalists are:

7 Seas

7 Seas Fish Co. 

Founded in 1967 by John Heras, 7 Seas continues to be owned and managed by the Heras family. Passion runs through the entire company; from upper management to our order pickers to our warehouse personnel. They offer a wide selection of products for retail, wholesale, food service and restaurant chains.

Jealous Fruits

Jealous Fruits Inc.

Jealous Fruits is the largest vertically integrated cherry producer in Canada and also the latest producer in the Northern Hemisphere. When it comes to late season cherries it is all about timing. That’s what gives Jealous Fruits a competitive advantage. Their late season, high elevation blocks extend the cherry season to mid September allowing us to export fruit worldwide after other growing regions have finished harvest. Jealous Fruits is known worldwide for the premium quality cherries that they produce. Jealous Fruits exports cherries worldwide to countries such as China, USA, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore as Dubai giving them a true global presence.


MineSense Technologies Ltd.

MineSense Technologies Ltd. is revolutionizing the global mining industry that is under pressure to deliver more metals with less impact on the environment. Their ShovelSense®, “smart shovel”, developed in B.C., delivers transformative value to mining, by instantly and accurately characterizing ore by the bucket and providing the critical data needed to drive informed decision-making that enables mines to maximize the full potential of their deposit.

One of these three companies will be recognized with the annual Natural Resources Award, presented by EDC, as part of the BC Export Awards, which take place in Vancouver on Feb. 10 and recognize excellence in exporting across eight categories.

The award recipient in each category is eligible to be recognized as the 2023 BC Export Awards’ Exporter of the Year.