The trawl containing the trapped fish is then pulled beside the boat and fish are pumped on board and immediately chilled. The herring resource used by BRUNSWICK® is found off the northeast coast of North America, particularly from the Bay of Fundy between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Chedabucto Bay and the Outer Banks off the coast of Nova Scotia in Canada, and the Gulf of Maine and coasts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island in the United States. Full racks are loaded into carts, which are then placed into a pre-cooker which uses steam for cooking, reducing the moisture content and firming the fish. All the herring used in our products are maintained in chilled conditions to make certain that they taste as fresh as when they were taken from the sea. Herring feed principally on plankton and are found in shallow inshore waters to offshore waters as deep as 200 meters. (The average tidal range worldwide is about one metre (3 ft 3 in).) The Canadian and U.S. sardine canning industry is based on the juvenile North Atlantic herring. Mid-water trawlers can fish effectively on shoals but are favoured for fishing in deeper waters. The highest tides on earth, the rarest whales in the world, semi-precious minerals and dinosaur fossils; all this convinced an international panel of experts in 2014 to choose the Bay of Fundy as one of the natural wonders of the world. A minimum of $250,000 will be donated to WWF each year, through 2022. IMO Foods is a fish cannery located in Yarmouth. We produce canned herring, sardines, and mackerel, using freshly caught fish from the Bay of Fundy and the North Atlantic. When you buy a can of Wild Selections® you're declaring that the health and future of our oceans, planet and families are worth taking action for. A Healthy Ocean Will Produce a Healthy Meal, This website uses cookies to improve user experience. © Copyright Brunswick Seafood, 2020. Upon completion the cans are removed, drained and cooled before handling. IMO Foods is proud to produce quality, locally sourced, sustainable products. On the hand packing line, the packers use scissors to remove the head and tail and place the cut fish into the can. In the heyday of the fisheries (1880s), 32.5% of the Fundy area population worked in the industry, compared with 23.5% in the southeast and 45% in the northeast. Buy Now, * 13¢ from the sale of each can of Wild Selections® supports World Wildlife Fund (WWF) conservation efforts including programs that protect marine life and ecosystems around the world. We produce canned herring, sardines, and mackerel, using freshly caught fish from the Bay of Fundy and the North Atlantic. The North Atlantic herring is a small saltwater fish that is also known by its scientific name Clupea harengus. Department of … The Connors brothers in Black's Harbour, New Brunswick, have been canning seafood since 1889. It is ultimately the consumer who is the final judge of quality, and BRUNSWICK® works hard to ensure a great taste experience with every can of BRUNSWICK®Sardines. They are constructed by driving wooden poles into the seabed in a semi-circular pattern and hanging netting to the poles to corral the herring. We vote with our dollars daily. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our, Wild Caught, Sustainable Sardine Products. Winding its way between the Maritime provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, the Bay of Fundy is 170 miles of craggy cliffs, thundering waves, and ecological wonders. Mid-water trawlers locate and store herring in a manner similar to purse seiners, but catch the fish by pulling a funnel-shaped net, or trawl, behind the vessel as it passes over a school of fish. In addition to working under a Quality Management Plan approved by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), BRUNSWICK® products also meet a Seafood HACCP plan approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Tides are semidiurnal, meaning they have two highs and two lows each day with about six hours and 13 minutes between each high and low tide. IMO Foods produces for many different brands worldwide, but it is our own KERSEN brand that is available in retailers throughout Nova Scotia. Get this from a library! The retort is a high pressure vessel used for cooking and sterilization. The cooked cans are taken out of the racks and placed onto the seaming line where BRUNSWICK’S delicious sauces are added.