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Fishers: Stay Current

Rencontrez les nouveaux membres du Conseil

Pendant mon temps à l'eau douce, j'ai travaillé en étroite collaboration avec le conseil d'administration. Il ya eu plusieurs personnes nommées au conseil d'administration au fil des ans. Ce printemps, trois nouvelles personnes ont été nommés. Permettez-moi de saisir cette occasion pour vous présenter les dernières membres du conseil d'administration de l'eau douce.

Manitoba Declares Official Fish

After much public debate the province of Manitoba has declared the walleye as one of the new identifiers for the heritage and history of the province.

Read more about the new provincial emblems.

David Tomasson - A Passionate Manitoban

On Friday March 7th, a number of us from Freshwater attended a memorial service for David Tomasson.

David, who was the Chair of Freshwater’s Board of Directors since August 2010, passed away on February 14, 2014.

During the service, we heard how David was passionate about his family, his many friends, his career in the Manitoba government, operating his own consulting business, and as a fourth generation commercial fisher. 

Freshwater Fish and Eco-Certification - UPDATE

Freshwater Fish is committed to sustainability – and we continue to work towards eco-certification.
Eco-certification is a third-party endorsement of the sustainability of our freshwater fish stocks, which dates back to a European movement to end over-fishing practices.
Eco-certification is a provincial responsibility and Freshwater Fish is working closely with the province and Intertek Moody Marine – a company licensed to assess and certify fish stocks on behalf of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).

Freshwater Works

According to a Recent Survey, The Majority of Fishers Agree

Between May 24 and June 7, 2013 active commercial fishers in Manitoba were randomly selected to take part in a phone survey.

Over the past two years or so there have been many claims that the majority of commercial fishers were unhappy with Freshwater Fish as the only purchaser of their catch. Our communications company set out to test the accuracy of this claim.

In-line Processing Cuts Down on Steps – From Lake to Plate

Before Freshwater installed the new tunnel freezer and frozen grading line, there were multiple starts and stops along the way as fish moved through the plant on processing lines designed and installed as long as 40+ years ago.

First, fish to be sold as frozen fillets would move from the filleting and trimming lines to be once-frozen and stored for grading at a later date.

When scheduled for grading, the totes would be brought out and fed into the grader by a forklift operator.

Fishers rise above unpredictable weather

By John Wood, CEO

On the Road to Eco Certification

Eco-certification is a process by which an independent non-government organization ensures sustainable harvest practices have been followed and the fishery is measured in such a way that the fish stocks will survive and thrive over the long term.

The province of Manitoba has embarked on a multi-year program that will eventually see all commercially fished lakes in Manitoba certified as sustainable. This program is already in progress using one of the best-known organizations in the certification business.

Lake to Plate TV – Insights into Freshwater Fish

Have you ever wondered how Freshwater brings the world’s best wild-caught freshwater fish products from the lake to your plate? 

Tune in to Lake to Plate TV, our YouTube channel, to find out!

Lake to Plate TV features a series of mini-documentary and newscast style videos that give you an inside look at what Freshwater does – and how we do it.