With more than 1.4 billion tonnes of seafood shipped to Canada every year, the fishery is an important one for the country.
But some of the seafood that we buy comes from overseas, which poses an even bigger challenge.
The International Trade Institute has created a checklist to help Canadians understand what seafood can be imported safely and efficiently.
In its latest seafood guide, the institute estimates that more than 2.6 billion tonnes worth of seafood is destined for Canada.
To help you decide what’s safe and where, this guide is here.
To learn more about the fish and seafood industry in Canada, check out: The Globe and Mail’s seafood industry news, expert panel discussion on seafood and sustainability, and more.