FAQ

What is ‘Afishionado Certified?

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

Should I be concerned about mercury levels in fish?

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.

What are the health benefits of eating fish once a week?

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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What is the difference between fresh and frozen?

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.

What does sustainable fish and seafood actually mean?

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!

Why do you sell products from outside Nova Scotia?

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.

How do I order seafood?

Check out our online shop. Add items that you would like to your cart, and when you are finished, checkout. 

How do I order seafood?

Check out our online shop. Add items that you would like to your cart, and when you are finished, checkout. 

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What does sustainable fish and seafood actually mean?

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!

Why do you sell products from outside Nova Scotia?

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.

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