Sunday, June 5, 2022

Seafood Celebration in Steveston


It's getting warmer in Canada in the second half of the Spring season and this is an ideal time to get out and enjoy the sunshine on the waterfront and patio.

In the fisherman's wharf in Steveston, British Columbia, many people visit and have fun outdoors. The fishing village is more alive once again after 2 years since the pandemic and they are excited about the much-awaited Spot prawn and seafood celebration from May 6 to June 5. 

For seafood lovers, this is a chance to see and buy fresh catch spot prawns and other seafood that's sold directly from the fishing vessel in a floating seafood market.

The fisherman's wharf is just a few meters away from Garry point park and people enjoy strolling at the promenade up to the restaurant patio. That's a good way to unwind and feel the healing benefits of a sea breeze. 

A take-home fresh spot prawn is the highlight since it's one of the best varieties of prawn. It's crisper, firmer, and tastes better. It's the most in demand as people line up to buy a pound or more.

The good thing about the fishing industry in Canada is that it's highly regulated for product quality, public health, and safety. The fishermen are only allowed to sell a specific variety of seafood that they're licensed to harvest. They need to hold and display a license on their stall and display a whiteboard that lists the species they're selling, where it was harvested, and the name of the vessel used for harvesting. That information safeguards the public that only the highest quality products are being sold at the fish sales float.

A visit to Steveston Harbour is a celebration of reviving the fishing industry and supporting local fishermen in British Columbia. This place has got plenty of marine life and vendors selling the produce of the highest quality and abides with the laws and regulations governing the fishing industry. 


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