TRACKABLE FROM THE SEA TO THE PLATE
Gaspé lobster enjoys an excellent reputation for the exquisite quality of its flesh, due to the environment in which it lives and grows. In 2016, all the lobsters caught in the Gaspé will wear a blue elastic band fitted with a medallion on one of their pliers. The latter allows consumers to trace the exact origin of the crustacean and, therefore, have the assurance that they are buying a product from the Gaspé region of superior quality, fished with the greatest respect for the environment.By entering the alphanumeric code appearing on the blue medallion, the consumer can view a short video of the fisherman who caught his lobster in addition to discovering his fishing area, the name of the captain of the boat and the fishing method used . A unique way to bring consumers closer to their fisherman!
SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES CERTIFIED EMSC (Marine Stewardship Council)
Since March 2015, MSC certification has led to the recommendation of Gaspé lobster by the Ocean Wise program (OceanWise.ca) of the Vancouver Aquarium, making it one of the few lobsters in the Atlantic to meet these criteria. strict. Its traceability, its certifications and recommendations make Gaspé lobster a unique product that everyone would like to be able to taste!
Atlantic bluefin tuna
ATLANTIC BLUEFIN TUNA FRESH AND FROZEN GRADE 1
To ensure the quality of the flesh of the tuna, it must first have a good fat content, it should not be too stressed on the boat, otherwise it increases the pH level in the flesh. It also needs to be bled in a specific place, at the back of the wing and then kept in ice. It is a very finicky fish.
En Gaspésie, une pêcheuse et son équipe ont attrapé un thon rouge « Bluefin » d’environ 640 livres
CANADA IS THE LARGEST EXPORTER OF SNOW CRAB
Caught since the 60s off Gaspé, snow crab is the most abundant and most consumed type. Canada provides about ⅔ of the world’s supply, making it the largest exporter of this popular crustacean.
Sought after for its very long legs, its rich flavor and its firm, but tender and delicate texture, snow crab is delicious and nutritious. Low in fat, its white flesh has a protein content of around 20%. It is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, beneficial for cardiovascular health.
It is also an excellent source of vitamin B12, niacin, selenium and zinc which helps maintain immune functions.