Seafood Delight!

Today I’m going to stear away from my favorite topic of whales and talk about one of the best parts of living on the ocean…fresh seafood!!! This past weekend the Steveston wharf were packed with people! The sun was shinning and with most people wearing t-shirts and sandals it almost felt like we had skipped spring and bounced into summer. A quick walk down to the wharf for some fresh shrimp for dinner and you had to first fight your way through the Timothy’s ice cream line up! The fishing boats bring everything in fresh on Friday’s and this time of year you can find ‘frozen on-board’ Sockeye salmon, fresh shrimp, prawns, crab and urchin. This Saturday May 7th on the Fisherman’s Wharf at Granville Island kicks off the prawn season with the 5th Annual Spot Prawn Festival.  Here you’ll find ?the city’s top chefs preparing a spot prawn boil and you’ll also be able to ??buy fresh, local and sustainable prawns right off the boats. For more information on the event you can visit www.chefstablesociety.com. If you’re looking for a nice way to spend your weekend, come out to the Steveston wharf and eat some fresh fish & chips or support your local fisherman and grab some seafood for dinner… and if you have time stop by our office and we can talk about whales 🙂

-Claire, Naturalist and Steveston enthusiast

Fisherman's Wharf on a busy summer day

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