Scout works directly with North American fisheries and sustainable farms from coast to coast.
Scout Launches First Canned Seafood Brand 100% Sourced from Canada and the U.S.
Canadian seafood brand Scout, has launched the first craft canned seafood line to source 100% of species off the shores of Canada and the U.S.; creating a local and sustainable business model. Scout established a network of small-scale and sustainable fisheries, local to Canada and the U.S., to introduce a transparent supply chain rooted in protecting ocean health. The commitment to ocean health extends beyond the model to include a donation of profits to non-profit partners that work to protect the oceans and local waterways via 1% for the Planet, an organization whose members contribute a portion of their annual sales to environmental causes.
Scout only works with wild seafood species that are not at risk according to MSC global standards.
Scout's launch collection includes Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Certified Albacore Tuna from the Pacific Northwest, Prince Edward Island mussels, MSC Certified Atlantic lobster and Ontario trout. Eager to shift consumer mindset to adopt the European conservas culture, recipes for the product line were Chef-created for easy at-home meal preparation.
"There's a growing appreciation for conservas across North America. Once Tapa and wine bars started introducing tinned seafood, there seemed to be a groundswell of people integrating canned seafood into meals at home," said Co-Founder of Scout and MSC Ambassador Chef Charlotte Langley. "The current climate has definitely highlighted canned fish as a necessity - it's the right time to introduce an elevated offering into this category."
Scout's aluminum cans are BPA free and have the highest rate of recycling in the world compared to every other packaging format. Boxes are made with recycled card stock and printed using non toxic, vegetable based water soluble ink.
Hand-cut and hand-packed, Scout is well-poised to compete with mass seafood brands by bringing a local offering to market. The craft seafood line up includes:
Atlantic Canadian Lobster: MSC Certified lobster claw, tail and leg meat, cold-pressed sunflower oil, butter, salt.
PEI Mussels in a Smoked Paprika & Fennel Tomato Sauce: 100% rope grown mussels, tomato passata, roasted red pepper, garlic, fennel seeds, chilli flakes, salt.
Ontario Trout with Dill: Trout from all-natural underwater streams, cold pressed sunflower oil, dill, salt.
Albacore Tuna with Organic EVOO: MSC Certified albacore tuna, organic olive oil, and salt.
Albacore Tuna with Garden Pesto: MSC Certified albacore tuna, organic olive oil, basil, sea salt, garlic, lemon juice, and parsley.
"Consumers' palettes are changing, which presents an opening in the market for healthier options. With incredible products and a transparent business model, Scout is well-positioned for success and deciding to invest wasn't a difficult one," said Co-Founder of Almanac Investments, a fund that invests in responsible CPG companies, David Barber.
Scout sources its Albacore Tuna from the Pacific Northwest ocean.
Scout ensures that its products are both responsibly sourced and culinary forward. Scout is a Certified B-Corp Pending and proudly a 1% for the Planet member, meaning every sale re-invests into climate action projects. By leading as the first 100% sourced US and Canada seafood cannery, Scout works directly with fisheries and sustainable farms coast to coast. But sustainability doesn't come second to taste; each recipe has been developed by its Co-Founder and acclaimed Chef - Charlotte Langley.
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