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Arctic Field Notes: Narwhal Study

With only a short window of time to gather data, multiple teams from Ocean Wise spent their summer in the Arctic for ongoing research. Studies included the distribution of microplastics in Arctic waters; tagging and tracking narwhals, Greenland sharks and other Arctic species; physical oceanography; research to monitor communication between mother beluga whales and their […]

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The Launch of the First Ocean Wise Ontario Seafood Guide is Here Just in Time

As fall creeps in and the leaves begin to turn, you may be wondering – how can I keep up that summer health kick, even as the peach trees empty in Niagara and the Okanagan? Because you are on the Aquablog, it is clear you are wondering about sustainability, too. But how will you know […]

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Arctic Summer: Field Notes from Churchill River Estuary

With only a short window of time to gather data, multiple teams from Ocean Wise spent their summer in the Arctic for ongoing research. Studies included the distribution of microplastics in Arctic waters; tagging and tracking narwhals, Greenland sharks and other Arctic species; physical oceanography; research to monitor communication between mother beluga whales and their […]

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Ocean Wise Seafood Program Partners with Sobeys and Safeway

One of Canada’s largest grocers, Sobeys Inc., has joined the Ocean Wise seafood program as a new partner, adding more than 250 partner locations in Western Canada as the sustainable seafood movement continues to gain momentum. Customers at all Sobeys and Safeway stores in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia can now look for the […]

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Chef Wise: (Sea)Weed Brownies

For the last year, Vancouver Aquarium visitors have been indulging in Ocean Wise executive chef Ned Bell’s kelp brownies – a unique and tasty addition to the Aquarium Café menu and the inspiration for latest Ocean Wise Seafood assessment. This week, the Ocean Wise Seafood team announced that B.C. kelp is now a sustainable choice […]

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Cod: A Book Review...Sort of

In July of 1992 the Canadian government closed the Atlantic Cod Fishery. This moratorium was meant to be in place for only two years but 25 years later, the moratorium stands and the fishery is still closed. This fishery not only brought affordable seafood to the masses, but it provided 40,000 jobs to families who […]

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Ocean Wise Seafood Program Expands Footprint in Quebec

As Canadians across the nation increasingly care about the source of their seafood, the Ocean Wise Seafood program is expanding its footprint with a new office in Quebec. Since the program began in 2005, it has grown to include partners from Victoria, BC to St. John’s, NL, with offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Halifax, and now […]

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How to Transform Your Park Into a Community

One of the best things about leading a Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is the sense of community that forms, the new connections made and the pride shown for your local neighbourhood. In fact, our national network of shoreline cleanups is formed because of community cleanups, all working together across the country to protect and care […]

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