Breathing New Life into the Independent Fishing Fleet

In July, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans made an important announcement for the independence of Canadian fisherman and the rural economy. Continue reading

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Canada Missing Big Opportunity to Support its Small-Scale Fisheries

Guest post by Arthur Bull.  The vast majority of fisheries in the world are small-scale.  These are the community-based, small boat, family-owned fisheries that make up a whopping 90% of the world’s fisheries, fisheries that land more than 2/3 of … Continue reading

Reeling in Big Value from our Small-Scale Fisheries

by Sadie Beaton Let’s say Alen Newell traps a nice load of shrimp just a mile offshore in Chedabucto Bay. A shrimp trapper out of Canso, Nova Scotia, it is not much of a stretch. Catching amazing quality seafood with … Continue reading

Workshopping a Seafood Value Chain

Delicious lunch featuring Off the Hook CSF bottom hook and line caught pollock.

This week, the Ecology Action Centre hosted a two-day workshop called ‘Creating a Sustainable Value Chain for Atlantic Canada’s Small-scale Fisheries.’ Fishermen, processors and distributors gathered with local, regional and international marketing specialists for two days of discussion at a … Continue reading

Recognizing and Protecting our Small-Scale Fisheries

Photo courtesy of Too Big To Ignore

Guest contribution by Sharmane Allen. Small-scale fisheries are the cornerstone of many of Canada’s coastal communities. A current initiative undertaken by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) calls on Canadians to recognize and protect this cornerstone by … Continue reading

Is the Assault on the Small-scale Fishery Making us Stronger?

Hauling in the Catch

Guest Contribution by Maria Recchia The small-scale fishing industry in Canada has been under attack recently. First Ottawa releases the now famous “Discussion Document on Modernizing the Fisheries” which conveniently omitted the owner-operator and fleet separation policies. Then the Fisheries … Continue reading

Célébrant le poisson bon, propre et juste

(Original English language post here. Translated by Slow Food Canada here.) Plus de 2000 délégué(e)s de 130 pays se sont rassemblés à Terra Madre et Salone del Gusto afin d’apprendre à propos, de discuter, de cuisiner, de goûter et de … Continue reading