This can comes with an "Ocean Wise Recommended" seal on the side of the can. But what does that mean?
We are currently carrying a cookbook called "The Ocean Wise Cookbook: Seafood recipes that are good for the planet" (Edited by Jane Mundy,2010 Whitecap Books). Here's what this book has to say about canned fish:
"...we need to be aware that all canned products are not created equal. Most of the tuna on our grocery store shelves comes from Asia, where fish is typically canned well past its "best before" date. As well, mature fish can carry high levels of toxins, such as mercury. These fish are typically heavily disguised in oil or packed in tomato sauce. It's hard to read the labels to determine the source of the fish-- its usually in fine print-- and you'll seldom find information about how it was caught.
Fortunately, Canandian products, such as those from BC's Raincoast Trading, are now appearing in our stores. Raincoast is a member of Ocean Wise because it supports sustainable fishing practices and harvests only wild-caught tuna and salmon. Plus, its canned fish is single-cooked to preserve its natural oils, nutrition, and rich flavour, and Raincoast does not add water or oil to the fish during the canning process."
Stop by Blush Lane today for some Ocean Wise Raincoast tuna and salmon!