As you may have seen from an earlier blog post, November is an important month for seafood sustainability, featuring our annual Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown competition taking place this year in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto. But did you also know that November is Ocean Wise month – a time when many of our committed Ocean Wise partners host events and initiatives to raise awareness of the issues surrounding overfishing?

There are a number of events and promotions hosted by Ocean Wise restaurants, suppliers/distributors, and retail partners. Not only is this a great time to show your support for sustainable seafood by participating, but it’s also a fun way to learn more about ocean-friendly choices that you can make, and share with those around you:


Rocky Mountain Flatbread will be featuring Ocean Wise dishes for its pasta and flatbread each week throughout November. These features will include various sustainable Ocean Wise choices such as wild salmon, Qualicum scallops, prawns and more.


November 6 – Sodexo hosts a sustainable seafood lunch at Vancouver General Hospital

November 21 – Choices hosts Sustainable Seafood Eating with Chef Antonio Cerullo


November 14 – 1 Fish 2 Fish hosts sustainable Sip and Slurp


November 15 – La Bocca hosts Ocean Wise Friday Fish Fry


Daily Seafood will be featuring Ocean Wise Selva Shrimp and Spanish Mackerel throughout November.

Seacore Seafood will be featuring closed-system raised Ocean Wise salmon from the Freshwater Institute from November 11 – November 30.


November 9 – Organic Garage hosts in-store Ocean Wise event


November 1 – 30 – Fishbar Restaurant holds BYOW on Wednesdays in support of Ocean Wise

November 7 & 21 – Evergreen Brickworks and The Chef’s House at George Brown College host Hands on Cooking Ocean Wise classes

For more information and regular updates on other partner initiatives taking place during Ocean Wise month, visit here. You can also learn about and get tickets to this year’s Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown in Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver on Nov. 18, 19, and 20 at this website.

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