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A Taste of the Pacific

Seafood farmers create niche markets with B.C.’s fine catch By Judy Creighton The Canadian Press                 Many of the customers who stop to pick up fresh oysters at Mac’s Oysters Ltd, in Fanny Bay on Vancouver Island waste no time digging into their purchase.                 “People open the containers in the car while they are […]

Businessman's Father Helped Him Succeed

By Goody Niosi Harbour City Star – April 1997                 Tossed in amongst the paperwork that litters his desk, is a card that says “thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you…from the gang at Chase River.”                 The Chase River Community Organization is only one of many groups that owes thanks to […]

The Cannery That Won't Quit

After 40 years, St. Jean’s in Nanaimo is a study in diversity, processing its own products and canning for sports fishermen around the world by Carla Wilson Times Colonist It is a special moment for sports fishermen and it happens thousands of times every summer off British Columbia’s coast–a hungry Chinook makes a fatal mistake. […]

Hampers Will Be Stocked With Salmon

Glenn Olsen Nanaimo Daily News Salvation Army envoy Dawne Anderson helps Gerard St. Jean of St. Jean’s Cannery unload 2,880 cans of salmon, worth $7,200, at the Army’s Hamperville location in Nanaimo on Tuesday morning. The donation of salmon is a Christmas tradition started by Gerard’s father back in the late 1960s.

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How to Bleed a Fish

Sport-caught fish has the potential to be the highest quality fish taken from the sea. Because fish are caught one at a time (or two or three at a time when the fishing is hot!), attention can be given to each fish to ensure that it’s properly cared for. By following these simple procedures, you […]