Canadian company launches North American-sourced canned seafood

Sep 9 2020, 9:34 am

A Canadian seafood brand has launched the first craft canned seafood line to source 100% of species off local shores.

Scout is creating a local and sustainable business model, established through a network of small-scale and sustainable fisheries, local to Canada and the US.

Scout’s launch includes Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Certified Albacore Tuna from the Pacific Northwest, Prince Edward Island mussels, MSC Certified Atlantic lobster and Ontario trout.

“There’s a growing appreciation for conservas across North America. Once Tapa and wine bars started introducing tinned seafood, there seemed to be a groundswell of people integrating canned seafood into meals at home,” said co-founder of Scout and MSC Ambassador Chef Charlotte Langley.

“The current climate has definitely highlighted canned fish as a necessity — it’s the right time to introduce an elevated offering into this category.”

Scout says it is bringing local hand-cut and hand-packed seafood to market.

The company is also using a “transparent supply chain rooted in protecting ocean health.”

It adds that its “commitment to ocean health extends beyond the model to include a donation of profits to non-profit partners that work to protect the oceans and local waterways via 1% for the Planet, an organization whose members contribute a portion of their annual sales to environmental causes.”

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