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.
Ocean Wise works with restaurant partners across Canada to help identify and source sustainable seafood options. These options are then highlighted on their menus with the Ocean Wise symbol, making it easier for consumers to make environmentally friendly seafood choices. Our restaurant partners are committed to continuous improvement with their seafood sourcing.
Ocean Wise works with seafood suppliers selling product into Canada who are committed to identifying their sustainable options. By creating a dedicated Ocean Wise product list it makes it easier for customers to choose ocean-friendly options.”
Ocean Wise’s recommendations are based on 4 criteria. An Ocean Wise recommended species is:
Ocean Wise’s classification system is based on two categories: sustainable (Ocean Wise) or unsustainable (not recommended Ocean Wise). Species are regularly updated and/or reclassified with the latest scientific information.
Ocean Wise recommendations are generated from assessments using the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program methodology: Wild Capture Criteria and Aquaculture Criteria.
Final Score for Aquaculture = geometric mean of the eight scores (Criterion 1-8).
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