Content tagged “sustainable seafood”

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  • Get crabby for the holidays with delicious Dungeness crab

    What is one to do this holiday season when planning platters of hors d'oeuvres to joyously share with friends and family? For the person who wonders about the impacts of large agricultural operations on the health of our planet, that go-to ring of succulent farmed shrimp in your grocer's freezer may start to lose some of its luster. Don't despair. You have options. More »

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  • One man. One fish. One arrow.

    The story of Canadian swordfishing in the North Atlantic, and especially of the remaining harpooners who practice a method of harvest that dates back more than three thousand years, provides a drama in microcosm of the problems and challenges of every modern fishery I can think of. The dynamics are the same whether one looks at the bluefin tuna fisheries in Japan, South Australia, and the Mediterranean, or at the struggle for access to resources in Mexico's Sea of Cortez. More »

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  • Pacific Sardines: a small fish with a small "seafood print", but mighty in rich oils

    Extremely popular in the United States in the 20th century, sardines are now making a comeback as people realize they are an incredibly rich source of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D and that, because they are small fish at the bottom of the food chain, they are not as likely to contain concentrated amounts of contaminants such as mercury and PCBs. Try this delicious recipe by chef Karen Barnaby and be amazed by the incredibly rich flavour of this little fish. More »

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  • B.C. fisheries management makes waves overseas

    The success story behind BC's groundfish fisheries collaboration with environmental groups was recognized recently at the international Fishing Into The Future workshop hosted by HRH Prince Charles. The improvements to BC's groundfish fisheries offer a beacon of hope that future generations can continue to enjoy the rewards from sustainable fisheries, and a healthy ocean, for many years. More »

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  • Seven things you can do every day to protect our oceans

    Small actions in our daily lives affect the health of the oceans that we love. Whether you live on the coast, on a river that runs out to sea or even in one of the many landlocked parts of Canada, we all depend on oceans for our survival and can help protect them by taking small but important actions every day. More »

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  • Poached Summer Salmon with Chef Ian Lai

    Chef Ian Lai showed us how to whip up a mouthwatering poached salmon on a bed of wilted spinach, peppers and oranges in just a few minutes. This is a great summer recipe and is packed with nutritious ingredients and loads of flavour. Make sure to check where your salmon came from, and what kind of salmon it is. More »

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