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Cold Water Shrimp

Also known as Northern Shrimp

Often referred to as "Northern shrimp" or "Pink shrimp," this seafood delicacy thrives in the chilly waters off Canada's coasts. Their habitat contributes to their distinct taste and texture, setting them apart from their warm water counterparts.

Canadian cold water shrimp are often described as having a sweeter, juicier and more tender profile than other varieties. Because of their exceptional taste, they're a fantastic choice for an array of dishes, from a simple sauté to a hearty seafood pasta. You can even add them to pizza. Or, snack on them cold for a true taste of the sea.

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Health Benefits of Cold Water Shrimp

  • Immune & Skin Health: Cold water shrimp are an excellent source of zinc, which boosts the immune system and maintains healthy skin, as well as selenium, a potent antioxidant that guards against oxidative stress.
  • Bone & Muscle Wellness: This seafood provides a good source of magnesium, vital for muscle function, bone development, and energy metabolism.
  • Brain & Blood Development: A source of omega-3 fatty acids, cold water shrimp may support the physical development of the brain, eyes, and nerves in young children. It's also an excellent source of Vitamin B12, which aids in red blood cell formation.

Other Species

Species Icons White 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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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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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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