From Slow Food Cocagne Acadie’s press release:
Bouctouche, January 23rd, 2016 – Slow Food Cocagne Acadie received a group of twenty people for their smelt ice fishing activity on Bouctouche River’s ice Saturday.
With more than 30 years experience, Roger Hébert taught the apprentice-fishermen how to catch fish with a rod. They also learned how to gut the fish. In addition, this course offered a guided tour of a fishing shack. All the participants successfully caught fish that they then brought home. Finally, the group headed to the Kent County Gun Club for their smelt fry dinner.
Christina Allain, Slow Food Cocagne Acadie and Slow Food in Canada board member, explains that the initiative is part of the international awareness campaign called Slow Fish. ‘‘The goal of the campaign is to support, discover and celebrate sustainable fishing. Smelt ice fishing is so unique to our region that we decided to organize an activity around it.’’ She adds: ‘‘From a food security point of view, anyone can fish smelt. One can fish up to 60 fish a day without a permit. They just need to learn how – which is exactly what we did today! Also, it’s such a delicious fish!’’
About Slow Food Cocagne Acadie
Slow Food Cocagne Acadie is the first Slow Food New Brunswick chapter. It has been officially created in November 2012. For more information : slowfoodcocagneacadie.com
About the Slow Food movement
Slow Food is an international non-profit organization funded by its members in 150 countries with over 100,000 members in 1500 convivia. Its cultural, environmental and social mission is the recognition of the central role of good, clean and fair food. For more information: www.slowfood.com
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