All Tied Up: why truly local & sustainable seafood is eluding Nova Scotia’s tourists

by Justin Cantafio and Dave Adler. It’s that time of year again, and while an endless barrage of snowstorms had many of us doubting its actual existence, spring has indeed finally sprung here in Nova Scotia. As the weather warms … 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

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