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Few fish represent our maritime heritage better than the halibut. Wild-caught and farmed throughout the waters of the Maritime provinces, Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, this flatfish is not just a staple but a testament to our nation's rich fishing traditions.

With its distinct diamond shape and grey-green hues, halibut is unique in appearance—and taste. Its meat is lean, mildly sweet, and beautifully flaky, making it a favourite choice for many dishes. In fact, many Canadians would argue that a plate of crispy fish and chips reaches perfection only when it's made with halibut.

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Health Benefits of Halibut

  • Bone and Teeth Health: Halibut is a good source of vitamin D and phosphorus, both essential for the formation and maintenance of strong bones and teeth while also enhancing calcium and phosphorus absorption.
  • Energy and Growth: As an excellent source of niacin, vitamins B6 and B12, halibut may support energy metabolism, tissue formation, and normal growth and development.
  • Antioxidant Protection: Halibut is an excellent source of selenium, a dietary antioxidant that defends against oxidative stress.

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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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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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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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