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Nova Scotia group sees local food differently

Ecology Action Centre hopes to start a food hub for local fish

Ask people about local food and most think tomatoes, corn and the odd cut of beef. Few think of local seafood. But a Nova Scotia group hopes to change that.

The Ecology Action Centre in Halifax wants to build a seafood hub that would get more fish caught in coastal communities to consumers in Nova Scotia and countrywide.

Canada’s seafood industry now mostly aims at export, notes the sustainability organization’s Dave Adler.

“It’s surprisingly difficult to buy local seafood,” he told the CBC.

The Ecology Action Centre is working with Red Tomato, a food hub in Massachusetts, to develop a distribution system for local seafood.

The goal is to do for fishermen what food hubs are starting to do to help farmers.

The group hopes to launch a seafood hub this summer.

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