How many times have you been told or thought you must reduce your tuna intake because of mercury levels? I admit that when I see a news story or a dietician being interviewed on tv making this claim I cringe. Mostly because for at least 4 years now, the BC government has put out a Healthlink Webpage listing wild bc caught/processed albacore tuna as having no limits to portions all demographics of society can eat freely...including pregnant/nursing mothers!!
Were you aware that all seafood destined for bc/canadian consumption has mandatory testing systems in place? It is because of this testing that the BC government was able to look at long term studies of such testing to feel confident enough to make this information public. So why isn't this a brag-worthy news story about locally caught and bc processed albacore tuna? Local Tuna Fisherman Bruce Devereux of Estevan Tuna provides us with his high quality hook and line caught tuna which is also in bpa free cans processed by St Jean's Cannery in Nanaimo, BC.
Without a doubt the single biggest issue to date with local BC seafood is the concern from the nuclear reactor incident in Fukushima Japan. Here is an article from the David Suzuki website which certainly helps me sift through the hype and non scientific information which can be found in abundance on the internet. Credible sources are important. Please read this article which I have also linked on our facebook page. It confirms that westcoast seafood is safe to eat, but consumers as always must be vigilant and informed. I know this article made me breathe easier.
Consumer friendly,common sensisicle information related to the BC fishing industry. Ron Gorman Jr. "goes fishing" for helpful info about fish farms, environmental issues, seafood prep & many interesting subjects surrounding all things "fishy!"