Canadian

Seafood Guide

Get to know Canada's

farmed and wild-caught seafood

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Albacore Tuna

From the chilly Pacific waters of British Columbia, this versatile and nutritious species is as delicious in a tuna salad as it is served hot off the grill.

  • A source of omega-3s

  • Helps maintain bones and teeth

  • Excellent source of Vitamin B12

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Atlantic Cod

The cold, deep waters of the North Atlantic are the perfect habitat for cod, which is why ours are the best there are. The mild taste and large flakes make it a crowd-pleaser, no matter how it’s served.

  • Helps build strong bones and teeth

  • Low in sodium and saturated fat

  • Contains antioxidants

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Cold Water Shrimp

Canadian shrimp come primarily from the North Atlantic and typically grow up to 10cm in length. Their compact size and great taste make them ideal for salads, wraps, and snacking.

  • Excellent source of Vitamin B12

  • Maintains healthy skin

  • Supports the immune system

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Crab

Several species of crab are caught in Canadian waters, all of which are healthy and delicious. Succulent crab meat is exceptional in dips, soups, and more.

  • Contains antioxidants

  • May aid brain development

  • Source of omega-3s

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Halibut

With both Atlantic and Pacific varieties, this very large flatfish (sometimes weighing 300 kg or more) is a popular choice for fish and chips thanks to its mild taste and firm texture.

  • Assists bone and teeth health

  • An excellent source of niacin, vitamins B6 and B12

  • Supports energy metabolism

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Lobster

There aren’t many seafood species you can buy live, fresh, cooked, or canned, often in the same store. The pride of Atlantic Canada, our succulent lobsters are second to none.

  • An excellent source of copper

  • Contains antioxidants

  • Low in saturated fats compared to other meat proteins

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Mussels

This delectable shellfish is an aquaculture success story — and a delicious addition to your family menu whether steamed, boiled, roasted, or grilled.

  • Helps build red blood cells

  • May aid bone and tooth development

  • Contributes to maintaining healthy skin

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Oysters

Our East and West Coast oysters have won international acclaim for their exquisite taste and unique “meroir.” Whether you’re feeling decadent or just want to slurp some back, these briny beauties never disappoint.

  • Helps build strong bones and tissue

  • Aids immune function

  • Source of dopamine, the “feel-good” hormone

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Pacific Hake

Found anywhere from the surface to the ocean floor 300 m below, this mild, slightly sweet fish can be used in almost any fish recipe.

  • Source of potassium

  • Low in sodium

  • Excellent source of antioxidants

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Pickerel

One of Canada’s tastiest freshwater fish, the fillets are excellent for pan-searing but also firm enough for the barbecue.

  • Good source of vitamin D

  • Source of protein

  • Helps with tissue formation

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Redfish

Sometimes called “ocean perch,” this Atlantic fish is moist and lean, flakes nicely on a fork, and delivers a hint of sweetness.

  • Source of choline, a building block for neurotransmitters

  • Helps with energy metabolism

  • Excellent source of Vitamin B12

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Rockfish

This hefty fish averages 11 kg, and it’s firm enough to be a prime choice for grilling or deep frying for fish tacos or fish and chips.

  • Low in sodium and saturated fat

  • Aids in tissue formation

  • Excellent source of selenium, an antioxidant

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Sablefish

Truly a gourmet fish, the flaky flesh has a buttery taste and a silky texture that will coat your mouth with incredible flavour.

  • Source of vitamin A

  • Assists muscle function

  • Excellent source of niacin

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Salmon

It’s hard not to think of salmon when you think of Canadian Seafood. From sushi to cedar planks to smoked on a bagel, it’s a genuine Canadian treasure from the deep.

  • Excellent source of vitamin D

  • An important factor in energy metabolism and tissue formation

  • Aids in normal growth and development

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Scallops

One of the easiest seafood species to prepare and one of the most satisfying. A few minutes in a pan or on a grill is all they need to add the perfect flavour boost to pasta, soups, and so much more.

  • Great source of protein and phosphorus

  • Helps nerves and immune system function

  • Aids in skin maintenance

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Trout

These delicious fish have beautiful flesh with a sweet and delicate flavor. A whole fish or fillet makes a spectacular main course, and there are seemingly endless ways to cook and serve it.

  • Assists tissue formation

  • Excellent source of Vitamin B12

  • Source of copper

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