Canada's Clearwater Seafoods has hired Filipe Chambino as its new sales manager for Spain and Portugal.

Portugal-based Chambino brings over 20 years of strong international sales experience gained in the food industry to the role, according to the company.

“Spain and Portugal are amongst the highest consumers of seafood in Europe – it is a key component of the Iberian diet and a major part of our tradition and heritage,” said Chambino.

He is also representing Clearwater's UK-based Macduff Shellfish, which sells wild king scallops, langoustines, brown crabs, velvet crab and whelk.

In November last year, Premium Brands Holdings Corporation and a coalition of Mi'kmaq First Nations reached a deal to acquire Clearwater.

The combined seafood operations of Clearwater, Premium Brands and the participating communities is expected to generate more than CAD1.3 billion ($999 million/€846 million) in annual sales, with the majority of Clearwater's sales, approximately 89 percent, outside of Canada.