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