It’s hard to believe it’s already been 10 years since the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre launched its Ocean Wise program. In that time, Ocean Wise has grown from a small base of 16 local restaurants to a national sustainable seafood program. We now have more than 650 partner businesses at thousands of locations across Canada. That’s a lot of fish!
To kick off Ocean Wise Month and help you make food choices that are healthy for both you and the ocean, we’ve launched a slick new phone app to put sustainable seafood recommendations at your fingertips. Our free Ocean Wise app allows you to search our entire database with an enhanced interface and interactive map that connects you to the nearest Ocean Wise restaurants, markets and suppliers. It’s never been easier to find an ocean-friendly meal on the go.
“We know that consumers want an easy-to-use sustainable seafood tool that they can depend on. The Vancouver Aquarium’s new Ocean Wise app provides the latest, science-based sustainable seafood information in an easy format that encourages consumers to choose their seafood wisely,” said Ann-Marie Copping, Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise program manager. “From coast to coast, Canadians may download the new Ocean Wise app now for a simple, convenient tool that guides sustainable choices to protect the health of our oceans for generations to come.”
The free Ocean Wise app allows you to:
- View up-to-date ocean-friendly seafood recommendations
- Search and browse different seafood species
- Locate nearby Ocean Wise restaurants, markets and eateries nearby via GPS mapping
- Browse a comprehensive list of all Ocean Wise partners
“Overfishing is the biggest issue threatening our oceans today – but there is hope,” adds Copping. “The simple choice of dining on Ocean Wise seafood helps support sustainable fishers, harvesters and businesses.”
You can download the app now at the Apple Store and Google Play.
For more information on our Ocean Wise program and partners visit www.oceanwise.ca