Finding a Place for Sustainable Seafood in Nova Scotia’s Universities

A couple of times a week, students of Nova Scotia’s Dalhousie University line up in cafeterias across campus, ready to fill their plates with the seafood flavour of the day. These kitchens consume a whopping 700 to 900 kg of seafood every month through Aramark’s food services program. Continue reading

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Making Smart Seafood Choices in Atlantic Canada

A momennt of mackerel reverance at the 2012 Chef's Congress. Photo by Margaret Mulligan

by Catharine Grant. There’s no denying that people are becoming more aware of what they eat, how it’s produced and where it comes from. When it comes to terrestrial food, people have access to community supported agriculture operations and farmers … Continue reading

Re-routing Nova Scotia’s Food Conundrum

Hauling in

Guest contribution by Justin Cantafio. Moving food around in Nova Scotia is no picnic. Especially when it’s fish. Our province simply doesn’t have a regional distribution network for seafood. Most distribution networks that do exist in Nova Scotia are geared … Continue reading

Making Fishing Fair

Coils of bottom longline. Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia.

by Sadie Beaton. Our oceans are vast, and filled with mystery. Though we may enjoy seafood or even an ocean view, many of us don’t have a clue what happens on fishing boats, let alone under the water. Unmistakable though, … Continue reading

The Launch of Slow Fish Nova Scotia

Chef Dennis Johnston. Courtesy of Cherry Pie Photography.

Guest Contribution by Lia Rinaldo. Originally posted at Se7en’s a Banquet, 9ine’s a Brawl. – Fish are the last great wild food.  They are part of a fragile ecosystem. So are the fishing communities.  Change the way fish lands on … Continue reading

Small-scale Fisheries Making a Splash Across the Pond

Guest Contribution from Katie Schleit Growing up in Southwest Nova Scotia, I’ve always known that healthy fisheries are essential to small communities in Atlantic Canada. For the last eight years, I’ve worked on fisheries policy internationally. Now that I’m back … Continue reading

Why There Might Be Something Better Than Local Fish

Sara, in the hold

Guest Contribution by Nic Mink Two years ago, while I was working at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, five Alaskan fishing families and a few non-fishermen (me included) embarked on a great community food system experiment: to start a Community … Continue reading