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The smoked capital of the world is in small town New Brunswick

Making smoked herring is an enduring tradition in New Brunswick.
Making smoked herring is an enduring tradition in New Brunswick. In fact, the province has succeeded in building a world-renowned industry based on ancestral techniques. 3:05

Cap-Pelé, N.B., is a small town, but it's known as the smoked herring capital of the world.

Making smoked herring is an enduring tradition in New Brunswick. Mario Cormier, president of Cap-Pelé Herring Export, tells us how what started with his ancestors gradually became an industry. The technique remains largely in tact — from manual labour to the open flame that smokes the fish to its much loved flavour.

Today, 20 million pounds of smoked herring per year are exported from New Brunswick — largely to Haiti and the Dominican Republic. 

Join chef Ricardo Larrivée as he explores the smoke hourse of Cap-Pelé.

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