World Oceans Day is just around the corner! Are you ready for June 8th? In order to make a real splash, the Ocean Wise Seafood team has decided to celebrate all month long by turning June into World Oceans Month!
Here’s how to celebrate the great big blue during World Oceans Month:
One: Choose Ocean Wise Seafood
When purchasing seafood in grocery stores, online or on a restaurant take-out menu, look for the Ocean Wise Seafood symbol for our assurance of an ocean friendly choice. Sustainable seafood can be defined as species that are caught or farmed in a way that ensures the long-term health and stability of that species. The Ocean Wise Seafood program helps to ensure that ocean life will be abundant for generations to come. And if you are feeling adventurous why not try cooking with something new like kelp!? Farmed kelp is an excellent sustainable seafood option with very little impact on the surrounding environment! Here is an fantastic and easy recipe to follow by long time Ocean Wise Seafood supporter, and former Ocean Wise Seafood Executive Chef, Ned Bell!
Two: Support Ocean Wise Seafood Partners
During this difficult and unprecedented time, it is important that we continue to support the local businesses that we know and love. We encourage you to continue to support Ocean Wise Seafood partners committed to sourcing sustainable seafood for their customers. Find a partner near you using the Ocean Wise Seafood partner map. With over 750 partners across Canada, covering thousands of locations, finding sustainable seafood options has never been easier.
Three: Sign Up for Our Newsletter!
The Quarterly Catch is the Ocean Wise Seafood seasonal newsletter. Our newsletter is packed with partner news, upcoming events and blogs written on current ocean issues, seafood partners and even includes easy to follow cooking videos. If you have not signed up yet, click here to sign up so you can stay up to date on all things related to the Ocean Wise Seafood program.
Four: Follow Us on Social Media
If you do not already, make sure to follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Every dish tells a story, and we celebrate the sustainability behind Ocean Wise recommended seafood and the exemplary leadership of our partners on the water, all the way to your plates. Whether you love beautiful dishes, interesting articles or quotes worthy of a re-tweet, we have something for every ocean lover to enjoy! And why not take it one step further! Tag @oceanwiselife when you share your recommended seafood meals so we can re-post your content!
Five: Learn With Us!
The Ocean Wise Conservation Association has MANY wonderful educational resources available for free online so now is the perfect time to brush up on your ocean knowledge. The Ocean Wise Research team provides interesting and relevant insight into the impacts of plastics on our oceans, the rapidly changing landscape of the arctic, spotlights on species under threat and in-depth studies on ecosystems through the Ocean Watch program. You can even become an official Ocean Wise Seafood Ambassador by completing our online training module!
We have so much knowledge to share and would love for you to learn more in celebration of World Oceans Month. Browse these links below to learn more!