Slow Fish Mystery Chefs Dinner

Got an adventurous palate and a free evening on Saturday, September 27th? Check out the Chef’s Table Society’s Slow Fish Mystery Dinner at Granville Island’s Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts. You’ll tour through the school’s eight professional teaching kitchens to sample sustainable and lesser-known local seafood delicacies. The chefs’ identities will be kept under wraps . . . → Read More: Slow Fish Mystery Chefs Dinner

Try our Salmon Taste Challenge this summer!

Can A or Can B? Which do you prefer?

The Salmon Taste Challenge at the Cannery is now in full swing! Just like another famous ‘soda pop’ Taste Challenge, visitors are invited to taste two different species of canned salmon, and then select their preference. Over the past four weekends, we have conducted over 25 blind tastings with more than 250 participants! Throughout . . . → Read More: Try our Salmon Taste Challenge this summer!

Salmon farms: what’s happening where?

The Globe and Mail reports that scientists are having a hard time getting a complete picture of what happens when sickness breaks out in salmon farms. According to a report released by the University of Victoria, the government does not disclose the exact location of a disease breakout and the general information released is . . . → Read More: Salmon farms: what’s happening where?

Chefs for Oceans: cycling to a city near you!

If you happen to find yourself celebrating Canada Day this year in St. John’s, Newfoundland, you will be in the perfect spot to wave off chef Ned Bell on his cross-country cycling mission Chefs for Oceans. As he journeys west, the executive chef of the Fours Seasons Hotel Vancouver and YEW seafood + bar will . . . → Read More: Chefs for Oceans: cycling to a city near you!

How clean are salmon farms?

An environmental commission is calling for an investigation of Canada’s enforcement of pollution laws in BC salmon farms. The Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Co-operation was established under the North American free-trade agreement. Its aim would be to investigate claims that “that Canada is failing to effectively enforce fish habitat protection and pollution . . . → Read More: How clean are salmon farms?

Spot prawns are becoming pricey treats!

Haven’t got your spot prawn fix in yet? It might be trickier -and costlier – than usual this season. The Globe and Mail reports that Vancouver restaurants are re-evaluating serving these delicacies, as prices are proving too high for many chefs to justify on their menus. In a typical season, buyers who work for . . . → Read More: Spot prawns are becoming pricey treats!

Pacific Salmon Foundation launches Salish Sea Marine Survival Project

To mark the 20th anniversary of the collapse of the Georgia Strait’s coho and chinook stocks, the Pacific Salmon Foundation has launched a comprehensive study to identify the cause of the crash and how to restore the runs. The research project has received almost $10-million in funding from private donors, corporations and non-profits. Small . . . → Read More: Pacific Salmon Foundation launches Salish Sea Marine Survival Project

Salmon Farming on ’60 Minutes’

Curious about what salmon farms are really like? Take a peek at this 60 Minutes special on CBS for an inside look at both open net and land-based farms (and why the distinction makes all the difference). Dr Sanjay Gupta provides a balanced view by speaking with ‘Namgis First Nation Chief Bill Cranmer, environmentalist Alexandra . . . → Read More: Salmon Farming on ’60 Minutes’

Hello, my name is: Pacific herring

How much you know about Pacific herring? Salmon may be the first fish to leap to mind when you consider BC waters, but herring also play an integral role in the ecology and culture of the West Coast. Pacific Herring – Past, Present and Future, is a newly launched website created by Simon Fraser . . . → Read More: Hello, my name is: Pacific herring

Put on your eating pants – it’s spot prawn time!

Spot prawn lovers, rejoice! The 8th Annual Spot Prawn Festival is coming up this weekend on Saturday, May 10th at the False Creek Fisherman’s Wharf. Watch a cooking demo for inspiration, then buy some fresh spot prawns from Organic Ocean to take home and prepare. Feeling like a lazy gourmet? Get your tickets to the . . . → Read More: Put on your eating pants – it’s spot prawn time!