Jason has been a bluefin tuna buyer since 1999. Chasing giant bluefin from PEI and North Carolina to Spain and Italy. He opened TNT Tuna in 2013 in North Lake, PEI in an effort to get local fishermen better returns on their catch. In the last 4 years they have grown the business to over 1.4 million in sales growing by about 30% year over year. They are currently building Atlantic Canada’s first bluefin cut house that will break down the large fish enabling restaurants around the globe to order manageable size pieces of our artisanal, rod and reel caught bluefin. After travelling to Japan and Australia this past January, Jason along with his partner Cara Eastman decided to open the Poké Shack on Souris Beach. Their poké bowls feature local seafood such as lobster, snow crab and bluefin paired with sushi rice an locally sourced organic greens.
Past speaker at Ocean Wise – Tuna talk 101, Toronto – Feb 2018.