Arctic char from a remote Inuit fishing village in northern Canada’s Nunavut territory started turning up last month on the menus of half the trendy restaurants in Chicago. And if you’d looked in the right places on the Internet, you could have followed it each step of the way.

CleanFish’s Alisha Lumea talks about Nunavut Arctic Char from Michael Gebert on Vimeo.

Arctic char is a relative of both salmon and trout, which spawns multiple times in a lifespan of 20 years or more. Because of its hardiness and relatively low impact on other aquatic life, it’s rated a “best choice” for sustainable seafood by the Monterey Bay Aquarium and other organizations which follow them in issuing guidelines to diners, such as Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium.