Cannery Store Feature: The Fishery Canned Goods

I love seafood. Always have, always will.¬†As a kid, one of my favourite pastimes was watching marine life documentaries on TV. The episodes were extra special if¬†they covered how different people from around the¬†world¬†would hunt and prepare their seafood. There is something to be said for harvesting food by hand, then consuming it. It’s satisfying somehow. I was drawn to this as a child, and I¬†still am today; the fresher the catch is, the better. As such, I have always had a bit of an aversion to canned fish. Admittedly, I would have never considered¬†eating salmon any other way than fresh¬†(this is our fortune of being coastal!) It wasn’t until I started working at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery this past autumn, that I really considered eating canned fish.¬†The majority of¬† employees and volunteers¬†around¬†me¬†preferred canned over fresh fish. Many of them¬†grew up with¬†fishing backgrounds too – one couldn’t get fresher¬†fish than on a¬†fishing boat.¬†The sway to try salmon from cans¬†became more and more convincing. I¬†first¬†went with¬†canned sockeye, which is delicious, but did not quite¬†beat its fresher alternative. It wasn’t until yesterday, when I¬†purchased a tin of The Fishery’s Smoked Wild Pink Salmon, that I was wholeheartedly convinced. It¬†blew me away –¬†the salmon¬†tasted moist¬†with¬†hints¬†of sweet and salty smoked¬†flavour. Yum!

The Cannery Store features a variety of The Fishery canned products including pink, coho, chum, spring, and sockeye salmon, as well as scallops. The Fishery is a local company based on Saltspring Island. All their products are wild, smoked, hand packed, and every bit delicious! Give them a try, and come quick, before I consume them all!

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