Welcome to the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
web page designed especially for the professional
cook or chef to provide you with the most up-to-date
information on Nova Scotia seafood.
Seafood as an Appetizer
Rope Cultured Blue Mussel
Native Oyster Suppliers
Nova Scotia seafood...the
Appetizers are consumed during 34% of all meal occasions, and due largely to the growth of disposable
income, this figure is growing with Canadian restaurants and bar operators experiencing a
5% gain in occasions that feature an appetizer or side dish.
Customers are looking for appetizers, which will tempt the eye, as well as, provide a new taste experience.
More and more, patrons share an assortment of appetizers, rather than order individual entrees. They are looking
for a dining experience which will excite their senses, leave them satisfied but not full, and allow them
to experience a variety of foods which make up the Nova Scotia dining experience.
Wait staff are also becoming more involved in suggesting
appetizers to patrons. This has proven to increase
patron satisfaction, the amount of the guest check
and of course the tip! Initially, many thought that
selling appetizers was pushy. Nothing is farther from
the truth. It is their job to suggest and show off
the menu and specialities of the house. The perfect
appetizer can set up the entire meal. Consider just
two appetizers can mean another $15 to $20 on the
cheque and another $3 to $5 in tips for wait staff.
Nova Scotia seafood is the perfect appetizer, as
it provides a variety of flavors, ease of preparation,
and a light, nutritious fare. Two of the most popular
Nova Scotia appetizers, for tourists and locals alike,
are blue mussels and native oysters. Experience has
shown if a wait staff serves a bowl of steamed mussels
to one table, four other tables will follow suite
and order this popular appetizer.
To assist with ordering, a list of Nova Scotia mussel
and oyster growers has been included. For a complete
list of Nova Scotia seafood companies, contact our
website at http://www.gov.ns.ca/fish/marketing/seafood/fishsuppliers.asp
Other links of interest:
of Nova Scotia
Recipes and Tips for the Consumer
Rope Cultured Blue Mussel Suppliers
Aqua Prime Mussel Ranch Ltd.
Contact: Kaija Lind
Plant Tel: (902) 845-2993
Cell: (902) 499-5299
Fax: (902) 845-2102
Blue Ocean Sea Products Ltd.
Contact: Mr. Howard Hawkins
Tel: (902) 889-2521
Cold-water Sea Products
Contact: John McShane
Tel: (902) 823-2813
Fax: (902) 823-1128
Country Harbour Sea Farms
Contact: Bruce Hancock
Tel: (902) 387-2364
Fax: (902) 387-2364
Indian Point Marine Farms Ltd.
Contact: Peter Darnell
Tel: (902) 624-6472
Fax: (902) 624-0246
Native Oyster Suppliers (Crassostrea Virginica)
|Aqua Delight Seafoods Ltd.
Contact: Mr. Paul Budreski
Tel: (902) 423-4646
Bay Enterprises Ltd.
Contact: Mr. Charles Purdy
Tel: (902) 257-2690
Bras D'or Oyster Farms
Contact: Mr. James Crawford
Tel: (902) 756-3264
Fax: (902) 756-3264
| Cape North Development Ltd.
Contact: Kenneth MacKinnon
Tel: (902) 383-2611
Contact: Mr. Alex Dunphy
Tel: (902) 383-2701
Eel Lake Oyster Farm
Contact: Mr. Nolan D'Eon
Tel: (902) 648-3472
Contact: Mr. Bill MacDonald
Tel: (902) 295-1781
North Harbour Oysters
Contact: Mr. Mel Grover
Tel: (902) 674-2690
| Shandaph Oysters|
Contact: Philip Docker
Tel: (902) 928-8581
Fax: (902) 926-2021
Contact: Bernard MacLennan
Tel: (902) 895-8181
Fax: (902) 895-8180
Unama'ki Oyster Farm
Contact: Charles Dennis
Tel: (902) 379-2024
Fax: (902) 379-2159
Washabuck Aqua Resources
Contact: Foncie Farrell
Tel: (902) 725-2843