Celebrate Ocean Wise Month with us!

November is Ocean Wise Month and Canadians across the country are encouraged to join the sustainable seafood movement to help ensure our oceans, lakes and rivers are healthy for future generations. Ocean Wise Month helps raise awareness about over-fishing, one of the biggest issue our oceans face today. Their research shows that 90 per cent of the world’s assessed fish stocks are currently being exploited or at capacity.
So how can you help? Start by looking for the Ocean Wise symbol on menus when you dine and be sure to stick to those seafood options. In Ontario, that means sticking to:
  • Farmed Shrimp — like Planet Shrimp! 
  • Walleye/Pickerel —from Lakes Erie, Huron & Ontario, specifically bottom gill-net or trap net caught
  • Sturgeon – look for fish that is closed-system farmed
  • Yellow perch — from Lakes Erie, Huron, Ontario & Superior, bottom gill-net or trap net caught

You can also save the date for the 2019 Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown! On February 27th, Top Ocean Wise chefs compete head-to-head for the title of 2019 Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown Champion in Toronto. Taste all the delectable original chowders, paired with local craft beer, ciders and spirits, and vote for your favourite, all in support of sustainable seafood. Stay tuned for more details!

About Ocean Wise

Ocean Wise began as a grassroots movement in Vancouver in 2005 and is now Canada’s most recognizable sustainable seafood program. What began as an initiative involving 16 chefs has expanded to include more than 650 partners with locations from Victoria to St. John’s.

Find out more at seafood.ocean.org

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