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

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

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

A Holiday Feast of Sustainable Fishes, Nova Scotia style

by Sadie Beaton Everyone celebrates the holidays a little differently. Some cut down a Christmas tree, strapping it to their car like fir-scented carrion. Others decorate a tropical houseplant with sparkling LED lights. Still others light a series of candles, … Continue reading