Imported salt-packed anchovies appear to have disappeared from Montreal stores. Hounds first noticed the shortages about a year ago.
Some of us are wondering whether this is a Canada-wide phenomenon, especially since rosario now reports -- http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/670255 -- that clerks at Montreal's largest Italian supermarket say it's the result of a federal ban.
If you've bought salt-packed anchovies in your city in the past, can you buy them now? If so, where?
If you have any info about a federal ban or other explanation for the fishes' disappearance, please post it in the "Salt-packed anchovies banned in Canada?'" thread on the Not About Food board: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/670484