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Raincoast Trading, well known for leading the way in sustainable seafood, is going global.

Working with the Marine Stewardship Council (, Raincoast Trading has sourced sustainable pole and line-caught wild skipjack tuna in the Maldives for their new product line: Raincoast Global.

Raincoast Global Wild Skipjack Tuna is available in two varieties: with natural sea salt and salt-free. Both contain low levels of mercury with no added avouring or preservatives.

“We wanted to provide a sustainable yet affordable option for all consumers,” said Kim Stockburn, brand manager for Raincoast Trading. ”While we continue to sell our local BC-caught and processed premium Paci c Albacore Tuna, we have been exploring sustainable sheries in other parts of the globe in order to provide a product that is accessible and affordable for everyone.”

Look for Raincoast Global in the canned seafood aisle or natural food aisle at a retailer near you.

Sardines (sardinops sagax species), are plentiful and caught with purse seine nets, which have an extremely low impact on ocean habitat and result in little to no by-catch primarily because Pacific Coast fishermen target a specific school of fish that usually consists of one species. Because these fish are found in tight schools, capturing them requires little chasing around, dragging of nets, or setting of lines, so their carbon footprint is low. Pacific Sardines are OceanWise recommended and the Monterey Bay Aquarium has ranked sardines in the top five in its Super Green List.

Raincoast Trading’s Pacific Sardines are available in five varieties: Natural Spring Water, Tomato Sauce, Cumin & Coriander, Dill & Parsley, Chili & Lime. The two-ounce (120 gram) tins sell for a suggested retail price of approximately $3 and can be found at Whole Foods, Loblaw’s and numerous organic independent retailers across Canada. Visit the company’s website and Facebook fan page for serving suggestions and sardine recipe ideas.

About Raincoast Trading Raincoast Trading ( has been selling premium wild seafood products since 1995. Based in Vancouver on the west coast of Canada, the company is proud to offer consumers sustainably-harvested, gourmet canned seafood. Raincoast Trading adheres to the highest sustainability standards when catching, processing and packaging its seafood. Pole & line shing involves individual lines with bait or lures attached at the end of the line. Any bycatch caught by pole & line can easily be released alive and there is no impact on the surrounding environment.

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