sustainable seafood.

We're a team of fish nerds
who are passionate about

We like fish, and we’re eager to share our knowledge and passion with the public. Our team has a diverse roster of skillsets and experiences – master oyster shuckers, marine managers, business owners, divers, ultimate frisbee champions – you name it, we got it! You may even say that we are hooked on sustainable seafood!

Hana Nelson

Owner, Fishmonger, Badass Boss Lady
Hana Nelson has a strong, diverse background in food and food systems. She has experience in the government sector, from a term position with the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture. Hana is an advocate for the Sustainable Seafood Industry in Nova Scotia. She started Afishionado fishmongers in 2014, a company solely focused on sustainably farmed and fished products and has grown it to a company that currently serves retail customers in Nova Scotia through the popular Catch of the Week CSF, over 30 restaurants within Nova Scotia and a growing number of restaurants and distributors across Canada. Hana is passionate about connecting people with their food and being an advocate for small, owner-operated food businesses.

Laurie Starr

Operations & Logistics Specialist
Laurie Starr is a graduate of Dalhousie University where she majored in Marine Biology. With a solid foundation in science she has recently completed a Masters of Marine Management. As part of her masters Laurie spent several months in Indonesia working with a local NGO and learning about the intricacies of the small-scale fisheries sector. She hopes to be able to apply some of this knowledge to the Nova Scotian context. Laurie is excited to be a part of the Afishionado team and the larger movement of reconnecting people to the origins of their food and sustainable thinking. In her spare time, Laurie indulges in Ultimate Frisbee, bouldering, and hosting potlucks.

Mikaila Bickford

Sustainable Seafood Specialist
Mikaila Bickford is a graduate from the Masters of Marine Management program at Dalhousie. She has a background in anthropology, hospitality, and communications. Mikaila is thrilled to use her experience to educate the public about the importance of sustainable seafood. In her spare time, Mikaila can be found in the ocean or finding critters to photograph.

Gillian Tobin-Huxley

Market Specialist
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