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!