FRIDAY MAY 29
Fresh off the boat...sold LIVE....limited quantities
Now that's fresh!
What is open for commercial fishing for only six weeks a year, is caught in our local waters and is so delicate they have to be sold LIVE?
BC SPOT PRAWNS
According to SeaChoice (a watch dog group concerned with the health of our fisheries and oceans):
Wild, trap-caught, B.C. spot prawns are a SeaChoice “Best Choice” option based on the five sustainability criteria used for our fisheries assessments: inherent vulnerability to fishing pressure; status of wild stocks; nature and extent of discarded by catch; effect of fishing practices on habitats and ecosystems; and effectiveness of the management regime.
There are seven commercial species of shrimp found in Canada’s west coast waters. All cold water shrimp are fast-growing, short-lived, and have a high reproductive capacity, making these species less vulnerable to fishing pressure.
Spot prawn fishermen along the B.C. coast use baited traps on long lines attached to buoys. The amount of other species that inadvertently end up in these prawn traps as by-catch is relatively low. This gear type is also associated with a relatively low amount of habitat damage.
Our BC Spot Prawn Fishery is recognized and endorsed as a ‘green’ and recommended fishery by:
•Monterey Bay Aquarium
•Vancouver Aquarium (OceanWise)
Looking for beautiful, healthy, organic groceries and treats? Perhaps some handmade soap or shade grown, ethically sourced coffee? How about a ready-to-go dinner made fresh daily in our own kitchen, or a lovely handmade fruit pie for dessert? Bowen Island's Ruddy Potato Market in Village Square, Snug Cove offers fresh, delicious produce, meats, and grocery, bakery, dairy, deli and health and beauty items in a friendly and comfortable west-coast space.
Open 7 days a week, 9am to 7:30pm