Ocean Wise is a Vancouver Aquarium conservation program created to educate and empower consumers about the issues surrounding sustainable seafood. Ocean Wise works directly with restaurants, markets, food services and suppliers ensuring that they have the most current scientific information regarding seafood and helping 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 environmentally friendly seafood choices. The Ocean Wise logo next to a menu or seafood item is an assurance that the item is a good choice for keeping ocean life healthy and abundant for generations to come.
The Ocean Wise logo can be found in participating restaurants, markets and food-service outlets throughout Canada. Currently there are over 500 participating members, for a total of over 3,100 locations.
Ocean Wise would like to acknowledge the following organizations for their support of the program: the John Hardy Mitchell Family Foundation, VanCity enviroFund, Capers Community Markets, Marc Anthony Group, BC Wine Institute, as well as the support of all of our partner businesses. Ocean Wise was made possible by a start-up grant generously donated by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
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