Province Icons2 11 Redfish Atlantic Coast Newfoundland Labrador


Also known as: Ocean Perch

Navigating the cool waters off Canada's Atlantic coast, particularly in regions like Newfoundland and Labrador, is where you’ll find the vibrant redfish. Sometimes called "ocean perch" or "rosefish," this species is easily identifiable by its striking red to orange-red hue.

The flavour profile of redfish is mild and slightly sweet. It has a medium-firm texture that appeals to both seafood novices and fans alike. Its subtle taste makes it versatile for various culinary explorations, but it's delicious even in its simplest forms.

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Health Benefits of Redfish

  • Bone Strength: Redfish is a source of Vitamin D, which enhances calcium and phosphorus absorption, fostering the formation and maintenance of robust bones and teeth.

  • Brain & Energy Vitality: As an excellent source of vitamin B12 and a source of omega-3 fatty acids and choline, redfish may play a role in red blood cell formation and energy metabolism and support the normal physical development of the brain, eyes and nerves primarily in children under two.
  • Antioxidant & Muscle Wellness: As an excellent source of selenium and a source of Vitamin E and magnesium, redfish may contribute to muscle function and offers potent antioxidant protection against oxidative stress

Other Species

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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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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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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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