Believe it or not, it is actually rather difficult to find a source of Omega-3 that is completely Canadian. Terra Nova Seal Oil, on the other hand, is a source of omega-3 that is sourced and manufactured in Canada. This may not sound very unique, but it really is. Let me explain.
Most of the omega-3 fish oils that exist on the market contain fish that are not harvested in Canadian waters. In fact, most of the time they come from waters outside of North America. The main fish you will find being used in the production of fish oil are anchovies, sardines, mackerel, and sometimes tuna. Few of these species come from North American waters.
Therefore, the sourcing of the fish used in fish oils rarely comes from Canadian waters specifically. If you find one, I would love to hear about it. But what about the manufacture of various fish oils? Is that done in Canada? The answer is sometimes, but not often.
Canada is the home of some manufacturing of fish oil, but it’s also not as common as you may suspect. The fish that is caught for omega-3 production is often sent to the USA or other countries around the world to be turned into a consumable product. There are Canadian manufacturers, but you have to be very certain to verify this before purchasing - it is often not obvious.
Then we come to seal oil. The Atlantic harp seals used in the manufacture of Terra Nova Seal Oil come from the northern waters surrounding Newfoundland and Labrador. 100% of the seals used in the production of this omega-3 oil come from these seals. There are seal harvests in other parts of the world such as Norway and parts of Africa, but these seals are never used in seal oil manufacture in Newfoundland.
Not only are the seals sourced in the province and surrounding areas (possibly the Quebec border with Newfoundland), but the full manufacturing process takes place in Newfoundland, Canada also. There are a couple of seal oil processing facilities in the province, located in Corner Brook, South Dildo, and possibly others.
Seal oil brands other than Terra Nova are manufactured outside of Newfoundland as well, such as in Quebec.
Overall, when you purchase Terra Nova Omega-3 Seal Oil you can be assured that the entire process is thoroughly Canadian. You know exactly what you are getting and where you are getting it from. Trust the quality of Terra Nova Omega-3.