If you’re on the hunt for more magnesium in your diet look no further than our brand-new Maple, Pepper. Chipotle Seal Jerky!

Just one bar can provide a huge dietary boost containing over 50% of your daily requirements of magnesium. The Super Jerky doesn’t stop there though. It has strong quantities of iron, zinc, phosphorus and the oft sought-after protein. It delivers all of this while being virtually fat-free, low in calories and gluten-free.


Magnesium may not exactly be top of mind for most when it comes to nutrients we need in our diet, but it is essential at promoting proper function of critical internal systems including the cardiovascular, muscular and nervous. It is commonly found in our teeth, bones and red blood cells and is also a part of building our DNA.

To put it simply: human beings really need magnesium. Despite this, studies suggest around 40% of Canadians are deficient. Thankfully simply adding more magnesium to one’s diet is often enough to rectify this.

Did you know magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral we find in our bodies? Among its roles:

– Maintaining bone density
– Nerve function
– Producing platelets
– Muscle function
– Heart rhythm and blood pressure
– Fights depression
And many more…


Magnesium is also an important nutrient for those that live an active lifestyle. Scientists in Scotland recently looked at the impact magnesium has in converting food into energy and discovered it plays a critical role. To get the most out of what you put in your body, magnesium is all important.

Help balance health-promoting magnesium levels in a delicious, truly Canadian way with SeaDNA Seal Jerky.


SHOP NOW or for more information:



When we first put the call out for Seal Fest we were incredibly intrigued to see what the talented chefs in Montreal and Quebec City would whip up. But even we couldn’t have dreamed of what we are now seeing on offer. 

Seal Fest was launched to introduce this great and sustainable Canadian resource to as many people as possible and thanks to these imaginative restaurants there has never been a better time to experience it in Quebec.

Let us promise: all 13 establishments taking part have blown our minds with their creativity and magic in making our taste buds bounce. Seal is sustainable, delicious and wildly nutritious and a true Canadian tradition.

Experience it this week and enjoy it for a lifetime!

See below for a detailed list of the incredible seal creations that awaits you from now until April 1 2018!

For tickets and information on the event: www.




Seal tataki with sweet potato gratin, coconut and Kafir leaf and red cabbage salad with Ponzu.

Glass of red wine – California Merlot Talus

$16 (Alcoholic beverage included)

Nom Nom Canteen
901 Rue Square Victoria (W Hotel)




Seal tataki, “Blanc de gris” oyster mushroom, black garlic purée from Quebec, salicorne and dulse.

Bloody Ceaser made Radoune gin, salt of algae and mushrooms

$ 15 (Alcoholic beverage included)

ITHQ Restaurant
3535 Rue Saint-Denis Montreal
(514) 282-5155




Seal loin, black beer caramel, sea buckthorn berry gel, salt of wild mushrooms, mustard caviar and fried lichen.

Red wine or glass of Farnham beer

$14 (Alcoholic beverage included)

Caribou Gourmand
5308 Boulevard St-Laurent
(438) -387 to 6677




Seal croquette, béarnaise sauce with tarragon, spinach salad with berries and salicorne.

Selection of wine and beers

14$ (Alcoholic beverage included)

211 Rue Notre-Dame West
(514) 272-0777




Seal filet rillettes with apple chutney, sea buckthorn berry and salicorne.

Homemade cocktail with Quebec Wendigo gin (sea buckthorn gin)

$17 (Alcoholic beverage included)

Le Local
740 Rue William
(514) 397-7737




Southwest style seal garnished with steak spices + rice, shrimp and ham croquette

Yin & yang cinsault-syrah from Ardèche Nature

$17 (Alcoholic beverage included)

6389 Rue St-Laurent
(438) 381-6389



Tostada of grilled seal, bacon and onion relish, golden raisins, mole

House cocktail: “Ô Phoque”  – tequila Cazadores reposado – absinthe Balzac – St-Laurent Gin – mole bitter – agave syrup with spices  

$15 (Alcoholic beverage included)

Grumman 78
630 Rue de Courcelle
(514) 290-5125



Seal loin, Matane shrimp, ricotta, pear and sunflower.

Specially selected red wine

$15 (Alcoholic beverage included)

Comptoir Rhubarbe
5091 Rue De Lanaudière Street
(514) 903-3395




Gravlax of seal with rum and heather, creamy parsnip, kimchi with cuttlefish ink, parmesan crumble, horseradish meringue, sea buckthorn berry gel and red cabbage water with dill.

Selection of beer

$14.25 (Alcoholic beverage included)

5955 Rue Saint-Laurent,
Lévis, QC
(418) 380-2505



Seared seal, squash puree, raw mustard, herb emulsion

Blaufränkisch – House Meinklang (Austria)

$17 (Alcoholic beverage included)

Kraken Cru
190 Rue Saint-Vallier West
Quebec City
(581) 741-9099



Seal tartare, fresh cheese, fresh cranberries, dulse, vinaigrette, homemade bannock bread

Miscela cuvée rose from the Lammidia estate

$14 (Alcoholic beverage included)

Le Moine Echanson
585 Rue Saint-Jean
Quebec City
(418) 524-7832



Seal country style pâté wrapped in bacon

Calijo – Apple brandy

$14 (Alcoholic beverage included)

Le Pied Bleu
179 Rue Saint-Vallier West
Quebec City
(418) 914-3554



Seal Tataki, Celeriac Puree with Berries and Blackberry Sorbet

Red wine – Cabernet 2013

$20 (Alcoholic beverage included)

Louise Tavern & Wine Bar
48 Rue Saint-Paul
Quebec City
(418) 780-7255


Don’t forget to call the restaurant for your reservation!

For the tickets:


The time has come to celebrate one of our great countries true traditional foods: the amazing seal! 

SEADNA and CARINO, supported by the governments of Newfoundland and Labrador and Québec, are pleased to announce the inaugural “Seal Fest” is right around the corner.

From March 22nd to April 1st restaurants in both Montréal and Québec City will showcase this Canadian Superfood delivering a special culinary experience. Sustainable, delicious and perhaps the most nutritious protein on the planet, seal certainly has a place in Canada’s food culture and this is the perfect occasion to discover it for yourself!

Seal is considered “Smarter Seafood” by Exploramer and a responsible part of marine ecosystem management as Harp and Grey Seal populations have exploded over the last 40 years off the Atlantic Coast. They now number in the millions and are of no concern when it comes to sustainability.

The population growth of the two seal species also continues to impact numerous Atlantic fisheries. According to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans a single adult seal can consume well over a tonne of fish and seafood stocks every year. DFO research has also shown the seal is a major impediment to the recovery of cod in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence. The DFO official website states: “Predation by grey seals may account for up to 50 percent of this natural mortality, making them a major factor limiting the recovery of this cod stock.”

For several decades animal activists have railed against the industry despite overwhelmingly successful efforts to ensure a responsible and sustainable harvest. To this day, these groups still use the image of the whitecoat even though it’s been illegal for 30 years for them to be harvested. The truth is Canadian Seal Hunt is one of the most regulated activities in the world. The DFO establishes an annual quota to monitor and regulate the industry in order to preserve this resource.

Utilizing wild animals from the icy waters of the Atlantic the seal industry also has a very low carbon footprint; a major concern for many when it comes to factory farms. Seal Fest aims to change the perception of seal hunting and give attendees the opportunity to discover the value of these Canadian resources.



When it comes to cooking seal is very versatile and almost every cut of meat can be transformed into a gourmet dish. Most common is the tenderloin but the flippers, heart, liver and kidneys can all be utilized in delicious ways. The blubber layer also provides an incredible Omega-3 source that is sustainable and 100% Canadian.

To help introduce seal to as many people as possible we have prepared an offer that is more than tantalizing. Each establishment taking part in “Seal Fest” will offer a delicious entrée accompanied by a glass of wine, cocktail or beer carefully chosen by their sommelier and/or mixologist. All of this starts at just $10.



The official launch for “Seal Fest” will be held on March 22 at 18:00 at the Nom Nom Canteen.  Executive Chef Gregory Faye will take care of the delicious canapés for the event and cocktails will be offered as we celebrate and discover this fantastic local resource.

Where: Nom Nom Canteen

Address: 901 Square Victoria Street, Montreal, QC H2Z 1R1


Date: March 22 to April 1, 2018

Restaurants Participating: List to be unveiled very soon

Tickets: Starting at $ 10 for One Seal Entree + One Alcoholic Beverage (purchase on


For information regarding seal products and the industry:
Seals and Sealing Network:

Canadian Sealers Association:

Office de gestion du phoque de l’Atlantique:


SeaDNA Canada is Vancouver-bound for CHFA West as we bring a little bit of goodness from the East Coast to the West Coast!

This weekend (February 24 and 25) we will proudly showcase our world-class line of Omega-3 products along with our brand-new Seal Jerky.

The Canadian Health Food Association’s health show in Vancouver will see over 750 exhibitors showcase their wares to an educated and experienced crowd of health product experts.

SeaDNA will offer three products at CHFA West:

  • Our Omega-3 Seal Oil softgels
  • Our Omega-3 Lemon-Flavour Seal Oil
  • Our Chipotle, Pepper & Maple Seal Jerky


Both SeaDNA softgels and our new Lemon-Flavour Seal Oil have the same great properties and are a natural alternative to the often highly concentrated oils that promise artificially increased levels of EPA and DHA.

Why Seal Oil?

1/ Contains DPA:

DPA occurs naturally in few places: Seal Oil and a mother’s breast milk are two.  DPA intensifies the benefits of traditional Omega-3’s (DHA and EPA).


2/ 10 X More Effective:

The maximal stimulation of endothelial cell migration by DPA can be achieved using only 1/10 of the required EPA concentration.

3/ Easy to digest:

The mammalian molecular triglyceride structure of the seal is more easily accepted by the human body which means no “fishy burps” and optimal absorption for better results.


More Omega-3 Every Day:

Only 1 teaspoon equals 800mg of DHA+EPA+DPA!

Even Better Absorption:

Seal oil molecules have Omega-3 fats primarily in the sn-1 and sn-3 positions as opposed to the sn-2 position of fish oil. Fats in the sn-3 position are more readily absorbed by the body. In a liquid form seal oil has been shown to promote even faster absorption, leading to greater effectiveness.

Ideal For Kids:

No capsules to swallow and easy to add to the morning juice!

Easy To Incorporate Into Your Daily Routine:

Add it to your smoothie or salad!


The great, natural benefits seal can provide can also be found in our new seal jerky, which we are excited to also offer at CHFA West.

A quick search of the Googles will tell you that a “Superfood” is defined as “a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being.”

They are foods that offer something special. An extra boost from mother nature that separates it from the pack.

SeaDNA Seal Jerky is exactly this. In fact, it might just be the most nutritious jerky option on the market. Check this out:

Our smoky blend of chipotle, pepper & maple compliments the natural taste of the seal to create a high-energy, delicious jerky product that stands alone among its peers for nutrition.

SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil and our natural Seal Jerky are ready to be discovered and experienced as this evolution of a Canadian tradition continues. 

SeaDNA Canada will be in Booth 1249 at the Canada Health Food Association’s West Trade Show in Vancouver on February 24th and 25th. The event takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre West Building with the doors opening at 10 am on Saturday and Sunday.

For more information on SeaDNA Canada: or email

SOURCES: 1 / Kaur G, et al. Docosapentaenoic acid (22: 5n-3): a review of its biological effects, 2011. 2 / Kelly, et al. The polyunsaturated fatty acids, EPA and DPA exert a protective effect in the hippocampus of the aged rat. PubMed, 2011. 3 / Toshie Kanayasu-Toyoda, et al. Docosapentaenoic acid (22: 5, n-3), an elongation metabolite of eicosapentaenoic acid (20: 5, n-3), is a potent stimulator of endothelial cell migration in vitro pretreatment, 1996. 4 / Neil J. Mann, et al. Effects of seal oil and plasma on platelet parameters and plasma lipid levels in healthy subjects, epub, 2010. 5 / Evan J. H. Lewis, Bruce A. Perkins, Leif E. Lovblom, Richard P. Bazinet, Thomas M. S. Wolever, Vera Bril. Effect of omega-3 supplementation on neuropathy in type 1 diabetes. Neurology, 2017; 88 (24): 2294 DOI: 6/Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal. “Treating depression with Omega-3: Encouraging results from largest clinical study.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 30 June 2010./Ann C. Skulas-Ray, * Michael R. Flock, Chesney K. Richter, William S. Harris, Sheila G. West 1.3 and Penny M. Kris-Etherton., Department of Nutritional Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park Red Blood Cell Docosapentaenoic Acid (DPA n-3) is Inversely Associated with Triglycerides and C-reactive Protein (CRP) in Healthy Adults and Dose-Dependently Increases Following n-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation, Nutrients (2015)/Calder PC. 2006. n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, inflammation, and inflammatory diseases. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 83 (Suppl 6): 1505S-1519S./Caroline Morin, Pierre U Blier, and Samuel Fortin. Eicosapentaenoic acid and docosapentaenoic acid monoglycerides are more potent than docosahexaenoic acid monoglyceride to resolve inflammation in a rheumatoid arthritis model. Arthritis Res Ther. 2015; 17: 142./Jean-Charles Hogue, Contribution of cholesterol ester transfer protein to the heterogeneity of LDL particles in heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. 2004. Master of Science (M.Sc.) Laval University./Kremer JM, Lawrence DA, Petrillo GF, LL Litts, Mullaly PM, Rynes IR, Stocker RP, Parhami N, Greenstein NS, Fuchs BR, Mathur A, Robinson DR, R Sperling, Bigaouette J. 1995. Effects of high-dose fish rheumatoid arthritis after stopping nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Arthritis & Rheumatism 38 (8): 1107-1114./Kremer, J.M. 2000. n23 Fatty acid supplements in rheumatoid arthritis. Am J Clin Nutr 2000; 71 (suppl): 349S-51S/Lau CS, Morley KD, Belch JJ. 1993. Effects of fish oil supplementation on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug requirement in patients with mild rheumatoid arthritis – a double-blind placebo controlled study. British Journal of Rheumatology 32 (11): 982-989.


With a new year now upon us SeaDNA has headed for new horizons. SeaDNA is proud to announce a new China partnership, signed during the Québec Trade Mission to China: “QUEBECCHINE2018”.

Two major events this week in the mega-centers of Beijing and Shanghai will help introduce SeaDNA’s world-class and 100% Canadian lines of Omega-3 seal oil products to the globe’s largest marketplace.

First stop on the China tour is the Capital where SeaDNA has signed a new partnership with a Beijing-based import company. 

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard was on hand for the signing that will promote and distribute SeaDNA’s products in China. 

SeaDNA is represented on this journey by Director of Business Development, Mme Romy Vaugeois. Mme Vaugeois is very familiar with the host country as she previously spent five years in China working in business while gaining an impressive command of Mandarin. Vaugeois’ language skills and knowledge of norms and practices will be invaluable as SeaDNA continues to find new avenues and partnerships to bring great Canadian seal products to the world.

Vaugeois says, “SeaDNA is pleased to be able to count on the collaboration of its Chinese partners in order to further promote this unique and abundant Canadian resource that is Omega-3 seal oil and seal meat.”

Next up is a trip south to Shanghai for a huge exposition held in one of the jewels of this international business hub.

The Festival of Québec Products in Shanghai will take place at the Daning Commerce Center(大宁国际商业广场)from January 23rd to February 11th. The Commerce Center will resemble a little Québec over this time as the province showcases the best products the area has to offer.  Not only will Quebec companies like SeaDNA get new eyes on them, the space in Shanghai will take on a decidedly Quebecois flair with the construction of a classic “Sugar Shack” and other cultural elements on display.

The Québec showcase in Shanghai will also be joined by Québec Premier Philippe Couillard for the opening ceremony on January 26th to further help promote what the province has to offer. Meetings with Chinese buyers and distributors will open many possibilities for the Québec delegation in China.


The Canadian seal harvest is sustainable, quota-based, responsible and strictly monitored by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. With an estimated population of at least 7.5 million the North Atlantic harp seal herd is incredibly abundant and at no risk.

All SeaDNA products are produced in facilities approved by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

SeaDNA’s line of Omega-3 products have all been certified as Natural Products by Health Canada.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact SeaDNA at


Who doesn’t love a good charcuterie board?

Meaty, salty, indulgent, delicious. They are a perfect choice for any occasion, especially those special ones that come over the holiday season or during the long winter.

Here in Quebec we sometimes refer to these great products as “Corchonailles.” But it’s time your charcuterie repertoire expands with SeaDNA’s great line of “Phoconailles.”

From the Magdalen Islands, one of the most special places in the province, we are proud to bring to the Quebec mainland an amazing selection of specialty products featuring a great Canadian protein: seal.

Responsibly harvested and prepared with a lifetime of knowledge, it is Boucherie Cote a Cote we turn to for the man who knows how to make seal butchery magic.

Nicolas Beaupré (Co-propriétaire de la Boucherie Côte-à-côte) et Réjean Vigneau (Président de SeaDNA et Co-propriétaire de la Boucherie Côte-à-côte aux Îles-de-la-Madeleine). Crédit photo Dominique Lebel, 2017.

Rejean Vigneau has been working with seal for decades and his effort has helped shape best practices for an entire industry when it comes to processing and utilization. Vigneau and his team’s ability to integrate, understand and create flavours that compliment and improve the already great taste of seal means you are in for something special and wonderful on your table.

Whether it be a traditional pepperete, a terrine, effiloche, salami or smoked seal, SeaDNA seal charcuterie delivers a wild game experience that is incredibly tasty and features a wildly nutritious base.

Seal meat itself is very lean, but thankfully pork is a great compliment to provide both flavour and needed fat to these products. It is for this reason as well that these great charcuterie products can only be sold in Quebec.

Federally a seal is considered a fish. In Quebec however, it is considered a mammal. There are very few, if any, processing facilities in Canada that are approved for both classifications. This means that only here in Quebec we can mix pork with seal and make these amazing things for you. I guess that’s one more reason to consider yourself very lucky to come from this great province!!!

The Canadian seal harvest is quota-based like any wild hunt and is monitored and regulated by the Canadian government. The seal herd in the North Atlantic is completely sustainable and growing annually.

We encourage everyone from Quebec to discover a truly unique and delicious experience.

Discover Phoconailles today at

For more information:





NEW RELEASE: SeaDNA Lemon-Flavour Omega-3 Seal Oil

Sometimes all it takes is something small to lead to big changes. We at SeaDNA know this and that’s why we keep pushing ourselves to find new ways to help you live your best and healthiest life.

You may already be familiar with our classic Omega-3 Seal Oil softgels containing the remarkable power of DPA, but there is now a new way to integrate the most complete Omega-3 on the market into your daily routine.

After months of product testing and refining, SeaDNA is proud to announce our Lemon-Flavour Seal Oil is now on sale!!!

Along with its great taste, SeaDNA Lemon-Flavour Seal Oil gives you versatility and the choice to use this important health promoter any way you want. All you need is one teaspoon a day and you are on your way to better cardio protection, joint health and overall wellness.

The clean, smooth flavour has led customers to call it the “best tasting Omega-3” they’ve ever tried. The free form means you can easily take it on its own or add it to your morning juice, smoothie or even salad dressing and integrate it effortlessly into your diet. This includes the young ones in the family who may have some picky palettes. We have some great recipes for you on our blog.


???? Ginger and Omega-3 Vinaigrette

???? Omega-3 Salsa

???? Omega-3 Honey and Lime Trout

???? Omega-3 Gorgonzola Bruschetta

???? Omega-3 Citrus Smoothie

???? Omega-3 Guacamole

???? Citrus, Chocolate & Omega-3 Truffles




This rare fatty acid has superpowers and SeaDNA Seal Oil is one of the best sources of it on earth. DPA is a third Omega-3 to go along with EPA and DHA. And chances are your supplement doesn’t have it.

Science has shown DPA is ten times more efficient than EPA at helping promote arterial health (Toshie Kanayasu-Toyoda, 1996).

DPA also helps the body integrate EPA and DHA, boosting overall Omega-3 levels better than supplements that just contain EPA and DHA (Neil, 2010) (Miller, 2013). 

SeaDNA Seal Oil is different from traditional fish based Omega supplements in many ways. DPA is a big part of that and the contrast continues at the molecular level.

Learn more about the differences between seal oil and fish oil.



This may be a little sciencey but it has to do with the location of the triglyceride molecules. For a better description, we turn to Dr. Evan Lewis who has shown seal oil has benefits for athletes through scientific study. He explains here why he chose to use seal oil in an excerpt from that study.

Seal oil was chosen as the source of experimental N-3 supplement for this study because mammalian (seal) triacylglycerol molecules have N-3 PUFA fats primarily in the sn-1 and sn-3 positions, as opposed to the sn-2 position of fish oil N-3 PUFA [1516]. Fats in the sn-3 position are preferentially cleaved by sublingual lipases, and the sn-1 fat is cleaved in the small intestine, while the sn-2 fatty acid is left for later esterification [1417]. These structural differences are thought to enable chylomicrons and chylomicron remnants containing mammalian N-3 PUFA to have a higher rate of clearance from the blood compared to fish oil intake [18].

In basic terms, Dr. Lewis chose seal oil because his science indicates the human body absorbs and integrates the benefits of Seal Oil faster than that of fish oils. One term in that excerpt many will be looking at is “cleaved by sublingual lipases.” This means absorption occurs under the tongue as soon as SeaDNA Lemon-Flavour Seal Oil enters your mouth. This can lead to a more efficient intake of the benefits of an Omega-3.


Another benefit of seal oil is any digestion issues you may have with your supplement should be a thing of the past. This is a purified, natural Omega-3 oil. It is not concentrated or messed with. It is also mammal to mammal integration so our bodies naturally deal with seal oil well. So you can say goodbye to those familiar but unwelcome burps.


Another clear reason to look at making the switch to SeaDNA Seal Oil is we, as Canadians, don’t need to look far for proof of the healthy properties seal oil can provide. How did folks in the remote North or Atlantic Coast without access to steady supplies of fruits and vegetables survive and thrive for generations? The seal and its nutritional benefits is a critical reason how.

When it comes down to it, we all need Omega-3’s in our diet, no matter how old we are. We strongly believe seal oil is your best Omega-3 option and our new lemon-flavour is the best tasting Omega-3 supplement you have ever tried.

SeaDNA Omega-3 Lemon-Flavour Seal Oil: Natural, Unique, Pure and Canadian and your most complete Omega-3 option for the entire family.

To order: SeaDNA Shop

For price information or to stock SeaDNA Lemon-Flavour Seal Oil:



Toshie Kanayasu-Toyoda, et al. Docosapentaenoic acid (22:5, n-3), an elongation metabolite of eicosapentaenoic acid (20:5, n-3), is a potent stimulator of endothelial cell migration on pretreatment in vitro, 1996.

Neil J. Mann, et al. Effects of seal oil and tuna-fish oil on platelet parameters and plasma lipid levels in healthy subjects, epub, 2010.

Miller E. et al, A short-term n-3 DPA supplementation study in humans. Eur J Nutr, 2013. 


When chef Walid El-Tawel, the force behind Ottawa’s brilliant Fairouz, started his preparation for the prestigious Gold Medal Plates competition in the capital his plan was clear.

“At Fairouz our philosophy and vision has been to marry great Canadian ingredients with Middle Eastern flavours and nuances. So, we embarked on a mission to find what demonstrates Canadian heritage and pays respect to Middle Eastern food culture,” El-Tawel said.

This mission brought El-Tawel to one protein in particular: SeaDNA seal meat, a unique Canadian canvas on which he was able to put his own creative spin.

“Seal came on to my radar a few months ago when Louis Diament brought in a guest from Montreal who did a demonstration at the restaurant for us. It stayed in the back of my mind and followed up that day with lots of research and found that seal is just as a part of Canadian history as maple syrup and foie gras.”

El-Tawel continues: “I embraced the opportunity to celebrate Canada’s rich culinary heritage by celebrating lesser known protein sources because as Chefs it is our job to be educators. Canada 150 played a huge role in how we approached the dish philosophy.  I believe we embodied what it is to be a modern Middle Eastern in Canada and what Fairouz food culture is.”

Gold Medal Plates means hundreds of discerning palates to impress and taste-buds to blow away and El-Tawel was able to fuse his heritages in a way that showcased both his skills and remarkable culinary imagination.

“The dish was Ras al Hanout crusted seal with rose & hibiscus fluid gel and pickled lentils. The Ras al Hanout 21 ingredient spice blend was a marriage between middle eastern ingredients and Canadian ingredients. We used seaweed from the Haida Gwaii, dulse from the East coast to add some nice underlying saltiness to the spice blend.”

Visually stunning and utterly delicious, El-Tawel’s Gold Medal offering earned rave reviews from those in attendance including foodies, Olympians, and critics.

Born and raised in Ottawa, Chef Walid is creating some amazing hometown fare with his Fairouz earning nods such as: Best New Restaurant In Canada – Top 30 (EnRoute), Best Restaurant in Ottawa – Top 10 (Ottawa Magazine) and is listed at #46 in Canada’s top 100 restaurants.

We congratulate Walid for the honour of competing in Gold Medal Plates and salute him for helping showcase one of Canada’s truly great products.

For reservations and more info on Fairouz in Ottawa:

For more information on SeaDNA Seal Meat:



Go Wild With Seal

We realize that at first wild game can seem a little intimidating. But each different game has its own flavour characteristics and can be a very rewarding meal. If you have never tried seal, it is similar to beef but carries its own unique and inviting taste.


The hunt to eat healthy has led to more and more Canadians adding wild game to their diet. There are many factors that consumers weight before making this decision. Here are a couple reasons why SeaDNA Seal Meat is a great, healthy choice:

Benefits Of Wild Game Vs. Farm Meats


Most farm-raised animals live a much more sedentary lifestyle and often have a higher fat diet designed to increase bulk. Wild game eat a natural diet and are generally much more active. Seal is incredibly lean (2% fat) as the fat layer is separate from the meat of the mammal.


SeaDNA Seal Meat is wild caught in the icy waters off the coast of Atlantic Canada. It is free of added hormones or antibiotics.


Wild game meat has Omega-3 running through it and seal is no different. Omega-3’s have been linked to reducing the risk of heart disease and can aid in the battle against arthritis among other benefits.


Game is known for its great nutritional value and seal certainly fits the bill. It is packed with protein, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and vitamin B-12. 



When compared to farmed animals such as cows and chickens, SeaDNA seal meat has an average of 2% fat while their domesticated competitors typically have a fat content of 25-30%. Not just any fat either. We’re talking a lot less saturated fat (the bad fat).  Compared to other wild game meat, it is the lowest in calories (100 Kcal/100g).


SEAL MEAT (per portion of 100 g)
FAT: 1g







Seal Meat Cuts

If you’re wondering about the variety of cuts available, seal steaks, seal shoulders (flipper), sausages, merguez, burger are the most common options, and seal sausages is a surprisingly lean choice.

Click here for more information on our seal cuts and seal charcuteries (Phoconailles). 


Cooking Seal Meat

When it comes to cooking wild game, you may be interested to know that the guidelines are pretty similar to how you would cook any red meat. There is only one hard-set rule with cooking wild meats: don’t overcook. As previously mentioned, wild game is very lean, which means that if you cook it too long, the meat is sure to dry out big time.

On our website, you can find different seal meat recipes:


Where to Buy Seal Meat?

Our seal meat is available in different butcher shops, fish markets and specialty stores and restaurants across the country.  Click here to find out about our most recent update of the locations offering seal meat.   Please note that you might have to call in advance to order your seal meat or to make sure that the restaurant is currently offering seal meat on its menu.


The Canadian Seal Harvest

The Canadian seal harvest is no different from any other wild game harvest. The Canadian government sets an annual quota, monitors and regulates the hunt, and ensures that any part of the animal used for human consumption is tested and safe.

You can find more info on the straight seal facts, seal populations, myths and realities on SeaDNA’s website. You can also find a lot of additional information on Seals & Sealing Network website.



The Arthritis Fight and SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil



If you are reading this there’s a good chance you or someone you love struggles with it.

According to the Arthritis Society the affliction impacts 1-in-6 Canadians over the age of 15 every single day. That’s 4.6 million people in our country alone. And this number is only expected to increase.

There is no cure for arthritis but there are treatments, things we can do to relieve those stiff and painful joints. Omega-3 fatty acids are one avenue to turn to and we believe SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil is your best and most complete option if you do head down this road.


Most Omega-3’s help the body with Arthritis thanks to two fatty acids called EPA and DHA. SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil however, has THREE fatty acids doing the work: EPA, DHA and DPA.

DPA is a rare fatty acid that seal oil contains naturally in relatively balanced proportion to EPA and DHA. It is only found in high-concentrations in a few places on earth, another being mother’s milk. DPA has not been studied as intensively as EPA and DHA, but the science we do have illustrating the benefits of DPA is striking.


Damaged blood vessels lead to arthritis symptoms and DPA has been found to be ten times more efficient than EPA at a critical function that combats this: endothelial migration. This process helps vessels clear out problems and begin to be healthier. 

Scientists in Japan discovered it took just 10 percent of the amount of DPA compared to EPA required to achieve maximal endothelial migration. This is a clear indication that DPA has real, tangible benefits for those in the fight against Arthritis.


Another way Seal Oil and DPA helps is the way it interacts with proteins called C-reactive (CRP) that show up in the blood when there is inflammation in the body.

A study conducted at Pennsylvania University found that those who had high-levels of CRP had decreased levels of DPA.

This indicates those battling arthritis may benefit from Omega-3 supplementation with DPA and it could lead to less CRP in the blood.


Quebec-based researcher Caroline Morin and her team have also looked at DPA and found it to be very potent in helping our body restore a healthy Omega-3/6 ratio. As we age, our body naturally shifts to a more Omega-6 heavy diet which can throw things out of whack internally. Adding Omega-3 to our diet is the only way to revert this change.

Morin et al found that DPA monoacylglyceride given in prevention is able to modify the _-3/_-6 ratio, thus providing anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative properties to DPA metabolites.

This is about as clear a finding you can ask to illustrate DPA can benefit the fight against inflammation.

Now, let us be clear: we are not suggesting that SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil is a miracle drug that will end your arthritis woes overnight. We do strongly believe however, this is a great natural option to help and the science behind DPA does show it might be your best Omega-3 option.

SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil is also natural (never artificially modified like concentrated fish oil), won’t lead to digestion or burping issues, is more easily integrated and absorbed by the body due to the seal being a mammal, and is purified to the highest industry standards.

It is also a sustainable and wonderfully Canadian product.

We encourage everyone that is dealing with arthritis or know someone who is, to try or recommend SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil, or to at least further examine it.

For more information: or email us at



Ann C. Skulas-Ray, * Michael R. Flock, Chesney K. Richter, William S. Harris, Sheila G. West 1.3 and Penny M. Kris-Etherton., Department of Nutritional Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park Red Blood Cell Docosapentaenoic Acid (DPA n-3) is Inversely Associated with Triglycerides and C-reactive Protein (CRP) in Healthy Adults and Dose-Dependently Increases Following n-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation, Nutrients (2015).

Calder PC. 2006. n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, inflammation, and inflammatory diseases. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 83 (Suppl 6): 1505S-1519S.

Caroline Morin, Pierre U Blier, and Samuel Fortin. Eicosapentaenoic acid and docosapentaenoic acid monoglycerides are more potent than docosahexaenoic acid monoglyceride to resolve inflammation in a rheumatoid arthritis model. Arthritis Res Ther. 2015; 17: 142.

Jean-Charles Hogue, Contribution of cholesterol ester transfer protein to the heterogeneity of LDL particles in heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. 2004. Master of Science (M.Sc.) Laval University.

Kremer JM, Lawrence DA, Petrillo GF, LL Litts, Mullaly PM, Rynes IR, Stocker RP, Parhami N, Greenstein NS, Fuchs BR, Mathur A, Robinson DR, R Sperling, Bigaouette J. 1995. Effects of high-dose fish rheumatoid arthritis after stopping nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Arthritis & Rheumatism 38 (8): 1107-1114.

Kremer, J.M. 2000. n23 Fatty acid supplements in rheumatoid arthritis. Am J Clin Nutr 2000; 71 (suppl): 349S-51S

Lau CS, Morley KD, Belch JJ. 1993. Effects of fish oil supplementation on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug requirement in patients with mild rheumatoid arthritis – a double-blind placebo controlled study. British Journal of Rheumatology 32 (11): 982-989.

MacLean CH, Mojica WA, Morton SC, Pencharz J, Hasenfeld Garland R, Tu W, Newberry SJ, Jungvig LK, Grossman J, Khanna P, Rhodes S, Shekelle P. 2004. Effects of omega-3 fatty acids on lipids and glycemic control in type II diabetes and the metabolic syndrome and on inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, renal disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, and osteoporosis. Summary, Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 89. AHRQ No. 04-E012-2. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Nakamura K, Kariyazono H, Komokata T, Hamada N, Sakata R, Yamada K. 2005. Influence of preoperative administration of ω-3 fatty acid-enriched supplement on inflammatory and immune responses in patients undergoing major surgery for cancer. Nutrition 21(6):639-645

Neil J. Mann, et al. Effects of seal oil and tuna-fish oil on platelet parameters and plasma lipid levels in healthy subjects, epub, 2010.

Olendzki B, Leung K, Van Buskirk S, et al. Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis with marine and botanical oils: influence on serum lipids. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 201; 2011: 827286.

Toshie Kanayasu-Toyoda, Ikuo Morita, Sei-itsu Murota. Docosapentaenoic acid (22:5, n -3), an elongation metabolite of eicosapentaenoic acid (20:5, n-3) is a potente stimulator of endothelial cell migration on pretreatment in vitro. 54(5):319-25 (1996).

Volker D, Fitzgerald P, Major G, Garg M. 2000. Efficacy of fish oil concentrate in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. The Journal of Rheumatology 27(10):2343-2346.