We strive to make
sustainable seafood
accessible.

Our goal is to provide consumers with all the information they need to make an informed decision. Most people know that our oceans are in trouble, but many don’t know that the products they buy have an impact on the health of the oceans – this is where we come it!

By curating a catalogue of sustainable, transparent, low-impact seafood, we hope to educate through the language of delicious food.

Have a seafood question or concern? Having trouble making a purchase? We are a team that is passionate about sustainable seafood!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


General

Our commitment to Afishionado subscribers is to provide you with traceable seafood from sources we know and trust.

We source:

  •  Seafood from fisheries that have healthy stocks and can sustain fishing pressure
  • From aquaculturalists that grow their products sustainably, whether it be our shellfish farmers or finfish farmers.
  • From fisheries that fish in a way that minimizes by-catch and minimizes the destruction of marine ecosystem.

We will:

  • Tell you the story of the fish and shellfish you put on your plate every week and the fisherfolk who put it there.
  • Provide you with 100% traceability from dock to dish.
  • Offer exclusive access to a wide variety of premium quality, sustainable seafood you won’t find in the supermarket

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In most cases freezing doesn’t reduce the nutritional content of fish. Protein, fat and fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamins A and D aren’t affected by the freezing process itself. But when you thaw the fish, you can lose some of the water content as the fish thaws. The water can contain some of the water-soluble vitamins and minerals. If you use all the water lost from the fish for cooking, you will retain the vitamins and minerals. Because fresh fish doesn’t lose any of its water content, it won’t lose any vitamins or minerals.

Fish that are generally higher in mercury are older, large fish that have been in the ocean for long periods of time. These fish include fresh tuna, shark, swordfish, marlin, orange roughy and escolar Fish that are not high in mercury and therefore are not of concern include salmon, char, trout, shellfish, crab, shrimp, trout, herring, haddock, Atlantic mackerel, sole and lobster.

Fish is rich in protein and heart-healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. Two servings (about 6 oz or 180 ml) of fish per week is recommended in order to benefit optimally from Omega 3’s. They are important in the role of preventing cancer and decreasing symptoms in conditions such as IBS, arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. Omega 3’s are also important for our mental health in the prevention of depression and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Sustainability & Seafood

We define sustainable seafood as: seafood fished or farmed in a manner that can maintain or increase production in the long term, without jeopardizing the health or function of the web of life in our oceans.  According to David Suzuki, “Choosing sustainable seafood is an easy and effective act of consumer power that helps protect our oceans, and sends a strong signal to government and industry leaders that they should do the same. When you do consume seafood, make the most of it by eating sustainably.” We couldn’t have said it better than Dr. Suzuki!

Fish are migratory species. They need to be managed globally. While we have great stories to celebrate from right here in the Maritimes, we also can celebrate and support good management practices around the world. That’s while you’ll see things like BC sockeye salmon, albacore tuna and some species from Maine on our product list.


Catch of the Week Subscriptions

Easy!

  1. Visit our website and choose how much fish or fish and shellfish you want in your share;
  2. Choose your preferred pick up location;
  3. Read the Membership Agreement to ensure you understand what “catch of the week” is all about;
  4. Proceed to the check out to add your selections and payment information;
  5. Receive your weekly newsletter brimming with recipes, stories about the fisherfolk who bring the bounty to you and more.
  6. Collect your “Catch of the Week” every Thursday after 3pm until the pick up location closes.

Yes of course! Just log into your account AND…..

Yes, You can cancel your subscription anytime. Simply log in to your account through our website.

 

You must cancel your subscription by 8pm on Sunday in order to cancel the upcoming week’s share.

1lb of Fish Only or Fish & Shellfish (~4 portions) – enough for 2 people for 2 meals plus leftovers

 

2lbs of Fish Only or Fish & Shellfish (~8 portions) – enough for 4 people for 2 meals plus leftovers

Nope. Our goal is to bring you variety of seafood in the Catch of the Week program. That means that sometimes you’ll get something unfamiliar, which is part of the adventure of joining a subscription based program! Our weekly newsletter will include loads of recipes and tips about what you can do with your share, and if you have any further questions, you can always get in touch! 

 

If you are allergic to the catch this week, you can contact us directly to work something out.

Yes! Just visit our online SHOP, choose which items you’d like to order and select “Pick up with Catch of the Week share” or pick up from our warehouse at 2867 Isleville St Fridays between 10-5pm and Saturdays 9:00am-1:00pm.

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