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New Zealand seafood

Be Brave, Be Bold

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Be Brave, Be Bold

There are a lot of seafood restaurants around, especially in Vancouver. However, it seems like many of these restaurants are sticking to the basic and safe strategy of salmon, halibut and sablefish..... read more here.

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Coromandel Oysters in Canada

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Coromandel Oysters in Canada

Coromandel oysters from the pristine waters of New Zealand made their way to Canada this summer.  They were a popular summer and early fall choice along with the Kaipara Oysters we have been importing for the last 2 years.  Both the Coromandel and Kaipara oyster are from New Zealand's North Island..... read more about their flavour and how they're grown in this post

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What is Sustainable

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What is Sustainable

What is 'Sustainable' ? The Oxford dictionary defines sustainable as something that is able to be maintained at a certain rate or level.  It also defines it another way; conserving an ecological balance by avoiding depletion of natural resources.  

New Zealand law requires catch limits for every fish stock to be set at levels that will ensure their long-term sustainability. The Ministry of Fisheries rigorously monitors the amount of fish caught against these limits and financial penalties are enforced if too much fish is caught in any one year.  Under this system, the commercial catching rights for each of... read on

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A Summer of New Zealand Oysters !

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A Summer of New Zealand Oysters !

What a summer! Vancouver sure knows how to turn on the sunshine!  People flock to the mountains, beaches and patios, the noisy crows disappear to cooler areas of the city allowing the streets to become somewhat quiet at 5am..zzzzz, music festivals are going off across the country and friends just kept on flying in weekend after weekend.  

Taking a step back to when I mentioned 'patios'...well what else is better than drinking bubbles or sav, slurping oysters & taking in the sunshine!? Add New Zealand Oysters to that combo... read on

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Fishing in Fiordland, New Zealand

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Fishing in Fiordland, New Zealand

This is New Zealand's remote & wild Fiordland coast on an exceptional summers day. Located on the south west corner of the South Island, its home for the few fisherman who ply this coast setting traps for the valuable Rock Lobster.  Prices for NZ Rock Lobster are fetching over $100 per kg this month !! Here is a picture of the skipper & crew from the FV Provider taking in the stunning views as they steam up the coast with a load of lobster traps ready to be baited and set.

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Tio Point Oysters  - a first for Canada

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Tio Point Oysters - a first for Canada

The unique native flat oyster Tiostrea Chilensis is known in New Zealand as the famous wild 'Bluff Oyster'.  But times are changing and after years of hard work Bruce Hearn and his team at Apex Marine farms have successfully been growing this flat oyster, named 'Tio Point', in the Marlborough Sounds at commercial harvest levels.... read on

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FV Polaris out fishing on New Zealand summers day

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FV Polaris out fishing on New Zealand summers day

FV Polaris skippered by Bill Gold.  This is summer fishing at its best on the south coast of New Zealand.  The 70ft Polaris will tow a small net on the sandy sea floor catching the large soles, flounders and the odd gurnard or monkfish.  The net has large holes in it too allow the undersized fish to escape unharmed... read on

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Red Sea Bream in Canada

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Red Sea Bream in Canada

Check out the New Zealand Red Sea Bream that arrived today into B.C & Ontario !! Look at those eyes...wow, good quality fish! The Red Bream (also known as Tai Snapper) is hook & line caught from a sustainable Bream stock off the coast of the North Island, New Zealand.... read on

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New Zealand seafood companies lead the way in quality

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New Zealand seafood companies lead the way in quality

Three of New Zealand's largest seafood companies paired with Plant and Food research and the New Zealand Government have developed a way of keeping trawled fish alive and improves the likelihood of undersize fish escaping unharmed.  This creates huge benefits to the the quality of trawled fish and sustainability efforts of the New Zealand fishing industry.... read on  

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Kaipara Oysters arrive this week !!

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Kaipara Oysters arrive this week !!

Live Kaipara oysters from the cold clean waters of New Zealand are flying into Rodneys Oyster House in Toronto this week.  During the months of Summer when the water warms up, the North American oysters are in poor condition.  These New Zealand oysters are from cold winter waters and are in prime condition.  They're plump and full of flavour! 

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