Species

La pêche durable

Certain species of fish and seafood are worth discovering, not only for their taste and their nutritional value, but also because they come from good fishing or farming practices.

Here are some species that meet the criteria :

Lobster

Homarus americanus
Fishing area: Northwest Atlantic, Quebec and the Maritime provinces
Type of fishing: Wild, cage

Description

  • The resource is managed in a sustainable way thanks to several conservation measures.
  • Fishing gear designed to limit the number of bycatches.
  • Source of revenue for the coastal communities of the Maritime provinces and Quebec.

Additional information

Le homard du Québec (French)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Lobster

Blue mussel

Mytilus edulis
Fishing area: Northwest Atlantic, Quebec and Prince Edward Island
Type of fishing: Farmed, aquaculture

Description

  • The blue mussel feeds itself by filtering the nutrients that surround it. It does not require any additional food.
  • The aquaculture that it comes from provides for fresh and quality products year round.
  • Source of revenue for the coastal communities of Prince Edward Island and Quebec.

Additional information

La moule du Québec (French)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Blue mussel

Northern shrimp

Pandalus borealis
Fishing area: Gulf of St-Lawrence, Quebec and the Marime provinces
Type of fishing: Wild, trawl

Description

  • The resource is managed in a sustainable way thanks to several conservation measures.
  • Fishing gear designed to limit the number of bycatches.
  • Source of revenue for the coastal communities of the Maritime provinces and Quebec.

Additional information

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Shrimp

Snow crab

Chionoecetes opilio
Fishing area: Gulf of St-Lawrence, Quebec
Type of fishing: Wild, cage

Description

  • The resource is managed in a sustainable way thanks to several conservation measures.
  • Source of revenue for the coastal communities of Quebec.
  • Fishing gear designed to limit the number of bycatches.

Additional information

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Snow crab

Striped bass

Morone saxatilis
X Morone chrysops
Fishing area: North America, United States
Type of fishing: Farmed, aquaculture

Description

  • Few resources required for its farming.
  • The aquaculture that it comes from provides for fresh and quality products year round.
  • Proximity.

Artic char

Salvelinus alpinus
Fishing area: North America, Quebec
Type of fishing: Farmed, aquaculture

Description

  • Few resources required for its farming.
  • The aquaculture that it comes from provides for fresh and quality products year round.
  • Source of revenue for Quebec communities.

Rainbow trout

Oncorhynchus mykiss
Fishing area: North America, Quebec and Ontario
Type of fishing: Farmed, aquaculture

Description

  • Few resources required for its farming.
  • The aquaculture that it comes from provides for fresh and quality products year round.
  • Source of revenue for Quebec and Ontario communities.

Additional information

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Rainbow trout

American oyster

Crassostrea virginica
Fishing area: Northwest Atlantic, Maritime provinces and the United States
Type of fishing: Wild and aquaculture, tongs

Description

  • Source of revenue for Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick communities.
  • The oyster feeds itself by filtering the nutrients that surround it. It does not require any additional food.
  • The aquaculture that it comes from provides for fresh and quality products year round.
  • The type of fishing is regulated in order to limit the environmental impact.

Additional information

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, American oyster