I brought in a pretty good haul from my trip to Sobeys recently.
We eat our fair share of fish around here–mostly breaded and baked or fried. In the summer we enjoy it grilled on the barbecue, too. Fish is good, and good for us. It’s nutrient-dense food that’s especially healthy for growing brains and I’ve been trying to incorporate more fish into our dinner menus. BUT, the more we ate, the more concerned I became about where our fish was coming from.
That’s why I was happy to hear that Sobeys found a unique new way to help us make more informed choices about our fish purchases.
I picked up two packages of fresh salmon fillets. As you can see from the photo above, the salmon I chose is clearly labeled as sustainably harvested and is considered “responsibly caught” seafood, which I appreciate.
There is a QR code right on the package. A quick scan with my iPhone brought me to a page where I could input a special code, which leads me to this page.
Here I was able to access everything I needed to know about this fish, and more. The fish I chose was caught by a fellow named Henry Sparrow (there’s a photo of him too!) by a gill net on his skiff (another pic!) and a map of exactly where he fished (in Georgia Strait). I can also send the Henry a note. I debated whether or not to comment on his last name (“Aye, aye, Captain Sparrow!”) but instead, I just thanked him for the fish.
See what the other Better Food Lovers discovered when they traced their fish:
- Mardi channels her inner Julia Child
- What does Laura have in common with her fisherman?
- Read Heather’s heartfelt thank you note
- Can Maria’s kids have a lobster for a pet?
- See the sweet note from Tammi’s daughter