Overfishing is the biggest threat our oceans face today. The Ocean Wise symbol next to a seafood item is the Vancouver Aquarium’s assurance of an ocean-friendly seafood choice.
With over 500 Ocean Wise partners at more than 3,100 locations across Canada, Ocean Wise makes it easy for consumers to make sustainable seafood choices that ensure the health of our oceans for generations to come.
The Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program works directly with restaurants, markets, food services and suppliers to ensure they have the most current scientific information regarding sustainable seafood and to help them make ocean-friendly buying decisions.
The options are highlighted on their menus and display cases with the Ocean Wise symbol, making it easier for consumers to make ocean-friendly seafood choices.
Ocean Wise choices are species that are:
- Abundant and resilient to fishing pressure
- Managed as part of a comprehensive plan based on current research
- Harvested in ways that limit bycatch of other, possibly endangered species
- Harvested in ways that limit damage to ocean habitats
Images: Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise