Province Icons2 10 Pickerel Manitoba Ontario


Also known as: Walleye

Deep in Canada's pristine freshwater lakes, especially in Manitoba and Ontario, you'll find the graceful pickerel gliding through the waters. Often referred to as walleye in many parts of the country (erroneously; walleye is a separate species), this fish is distinguished by a unique olive-green to golden colour with a white underbelly.

Pickerel presents a succulent, sweet taste and a firm yet flaky texture. Its delightful flavour is often described as one of the freshest among freshwater fish, making it a top choice for those diving into the world of seafood or even seasoned fish lovers. The taste is rich yet not overpowering, and it’s an excellent choice for anyone who doesn’t care for the briny notes of saltwater species.

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Health Benefits of Pickerel

  • Bone & Teeth Health: Pickerel is naturally a good source of vitamin D and phosphorous, which have a factor in the formation and maintenance of strong bones and teeth.
  • Brain & Antioxidant Defense: As an excellent source of selenium and a source of omega-3s, pickerel may support the normal physical development of the brain, eyes and nerves primarily in children under two and provide potent antioxidant protection against oxidative stress.
  • Energy & Growth: As an excellent source of thiamine and Vitamin B12, and a good source of riboflavin and niacin, pickerel may promote energy metabolism and aid normal growth and development while also supporting red blood cell formation.

Other Species

Species Icons White 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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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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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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