Taking Stock: How Sustainable is Canada’s Seafood?

After 10 years of working with nearly everyone involved in the Canadian seafood supply chain, we decided it was time to take an in-depth look at the current Canadian landscape of sustainable seafood. Continue reading

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Boston or Bust: A look into the Boston Seafood Show

The Boston Seafood Show is huge. As North America’s largest seafood trade exposition, this year held over 1,200 exhibits, and attracted an estimated 30,000 attendees representing over 100 countries and myself and another SeaChoice staff were there to soak it all in. Continue reading

Niaz’ Top 10 Myths About Seafood, Fisheries, and Marine Conservation

I’ve officially passed the 20-year mark of working on fisheries and ocean issues. What I thought would be a short-term assignment as a Greenpeace campaigner has become my life’s work. Continue reading

What the hake? B.C.’s largest fishery is turning fish into fish meal

Few Canadians know that the largest fishery on B.C.’s coast is for Pacific hake. Although it’s a food-grade fish, the federal government granted permission last week to allow catches to be converted into fish meal. Continue reading

Finding and Embracing Unlikely Alternatives: Piloting a jellyfish fishery in Atlantic Canada

The Ecology Action Centre (EAC) has been working closely with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), the Nova Scotia government, local fishing organizations, processors, retail outlets, and restaurateurs to spearhead a new jellyfish fishery that they hope will bring much needed economic stimulation to Nova Scotia’s coastal communities. Continue reading

Recognizing the Importance of Small-Scale Fisheries

Earlier this month, FAO officially released the Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines – a momentous occasion for the millions of small-scale fishermen around the globe, including those here in Canada, who often feel marginalized and underrepresented by their governments. Continue reading

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

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

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