For us, knowing the story behind the fish we sell is important. We follow Ocean Wise www.oceanwise.ca/ certification as our main guide, a classification that ensures responsibility to a fishery's abundance and catch method. Any Afishionado products that don't have that certification, such as our wild Atlantic halibut and cod, are fished using hook and line caught methods. As much as possible we maintain close relationships with those who catch our fish, and work hard to help foster a fair, transparent and sustainable exchange of seafood in the maritimes from the ocean all the way to your plate.
About Afishionado Fishmongers
Opened by fish-lover and proud Nova Scotian Hana Nelson in August, 2014, Afishionado is a community-minded fishmongers that is dedicated to bringing the fishing traditions of Nova Scotia back to the plates of consumers.
Here at Afishionado Fishmongers we are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about our favourite subject… sustainable, transparent and locally sourced seafood! We are your community-minded provider of fresh and fresh-frozen seafood dedicated to bringing low-impact fishing traditions back to the plates of consumers. For us, knowing the story behind the fish we sell is paramount. We follow Ocean Wise certification as our main guide, a classification that ensures responsibility to a fishery’s abundance and catch method. We also build deep relationships with our region’s small-scale, community-based fishers and aquaculturalists, and any Afishionado products that don’t have Ocean Wise certification, such as our wild Atlantic Halibut and Cod, are fished using low-impact fishing methods, such as hook and line.
We build and maintain close relationships with those who catch our fish, and work hard to help foster a fair, transparent, traceable, and sustainable exchange of seafood in the Maritimes! We have a variety of ways of getting high quality sustainable seafood to you, including weekly, bi-weekly and monthly subscription shares, a variety of packaged deals, wholesale, and more!
Afishionado also organizes instructional workshops, cooking classes and public events. You can find the list of our upcoming events by keeping an eye on social media.
Seafood OfferedOctopus, Oysters, Rock crab, Scallops, Shrimp, Snow crab, Squid, Tuna, Clams, Salmon, Rock Crab, Halibut, Trout, Mussels, Haddock, Lobster, Shrimp, Scallops, Pollock, Sturgeon, ... Smoked (hot/cold) Atlantic salmon, Arctic char, salted/breaded haddock, lingcod, canned sturgeon caviar, canned tuna, mussels, squid
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What are the Local Catch core values?
The value statements outlined below aim to create a higher level of accountability and trust, both internally within the network and externally to the public, in order to advance the movement of Community Supported Fisheries (CSF) and like-minded community-based seafood operations.
- Community-Based Fisheries
- Fair Access
- Fair Price
- Eating with the Ecosystem
- Traceable and Simple Supply Chains
- Catch and Handle with Honor
- Community and Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management
- Honoring the Ocean
- Creativity and Collaboration