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Ontario Seafood is the Responsible, Surprising Option

The experts say that to eat healthy, we should be consuming fish more often. We�ve also heard of the term ?sustainable seafood?. How exactly do these two things relate? 

More and more people are eating seafood; because of this, over-fishing has become one of the biggest threats to our oceans. Our planet�s fish sources are just about 90% fished or overfished to satisfy our needs.

So what can you do about the problem?

Eat local & sustainable. Choose Ontario “Sea”-food.

Another easy win is to look for the Ocean Wise symbol on menus or in grocery stores. Choosing to eat Ocean Wise recommended sustainable seafood takes the pressure off of seafood species that are being over-fished and will help with the health of our oceans in the future. 

BONUS: You can find some great sustainable options right here in your own backyard. Ontario has some delicious species in abundance in its Great Lakes as well as local farmed-raised options � trout, shrimp and sturgeon to name a few!

Purvis Fisheries supplies a variety of buyers with lake trout,white fish and sturgeon – one of the many reasons they’re a Feast On Preferred Purveyor. Can you believe there are shrimp farms in Ontario?! You can buy Ontario-grown shrimp from First Ontario Shrimp and Planet Shrimp, opening later this year. All of these are supported by Ocean Wise. Want to get your seafood straight from the source? Check out Rice Lake in the Kawarthas; Arrow Lake, near Thunder Bay; or the Bay of Quinte for some delish bass, trout and pickerel fishing experiences!

For fish-spiration to cook and eat Ontario seafood, check out our #FeastON recommendations below:

Pickerel : Borealis Grille & Bar, Guelph & Kitchener

Shrimp :Richmond Station, Toronto

Sturgeon :Le Chien Noir Bistro, Kingston

To learn more about Ontario Fisheries and their products visit Ontario Commercial Fisheries’ Association!