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

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

Haddock rebound offers opportunity for rethink

Orlie Dixon brings in the catch on a hook and line.

Guest contribution by Susanna Fuller and Justin Cantafio.  Also submitted as an Op-ed to the Chronicle Herald. The recent abundant landings of haddock from Georges Bank are indeed good news, particularly for fishing communities on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. It … 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

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

Breaking the Commodity Curse

by Sadie Beaton Superstitions abound among Atlantic Canada’s small-scale fishermen. Whistling on board can bring on a gale, while a mere mention of pigs- let alone snacking a pork product whilst at sea- threatens a trip to Davy Jones’ Locker. … 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

Powering UP in Edmonton: a Seafoodie Heads Inland

Guest Contribution by Jordan Nikoloyuk At Ecology Action Centre, we talk a lot in the marine office about ‘fish as food.’ We puzzle over how to best connect with the local food movement in Atlantic Canada. How can we integrate … Continue reading