Making Smart Seafood Choices in Atlantic Canada

Small Scales

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 markets as well as fair trade, free-range and organic options. When it comes to fair and sustainable seafood, on the other hand, things get a bit more complicated. Here in Atlantic Canada, we’re lucky to have many fresh seafood options but it can be difficult for consumers to decipher the differences between all these options and what they mean in terms of social and environmental responsibility.

A momennt of mackerel reverance at the 2012 Chef's Congress. Photo by Margaret Mulligan Chowing down on sustainable mackerel. Photo by Margaret Mulligan.

The Ecology Action Centre, in partnership with OceanWise and SeaChoice, has released a guide to making smart seafood choices, aimed those who live in the Atlantic provinces. We want to encourage restaurants…

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