Book Review: The Big Oyster by Mark Kurlansky
“The history of New York oysters is a history of New York itself..."
Oysters are a great example of humanity’s complex relationship with food, where it comes from and why it has remained a popular food source throughout history. The mention of an oyster can bring up the immense variety in flavours and textures that make it such an exciting culinary experience. Others think of it as a […]
Aquaculture 101: Part 1
Ocean Wise Seafood's Claire Li walks us through a crash course in farmed seafood in Canada.
At the recent Chefs for Oceans talk on aquaculture, organized by Ocean Wise Executive Chef Ned Bell, I presented a primer on farmed seafood. This event was geared towards chefs wanting to know more about the seafood options available on the Canadian market. But from the great feedback I received, I realized that this conversation […]
Welcome Deirdre Finn!
The new manager of Ocean Wise Seafood talks aquaculture, new horizons and why she's really digging bivalves these days.
What's in a Name?
Canada's seafood is commonly mislabelled —and re-branding isn't the only problem.
Seafood is confusing. Have you ever wondered about the difference between steelhead and trout? Chinook and king salmon? Black cod and sablefish? The list goes on, but these pairs of fish are the same species and legally they can be sold in Canada under either name. Frequently, seafood is renamed to sound more appealing and […]
Congrats to Seafood Supporter, Guy Dean!
Ocean Wise partner Guy Dean wins this year's Seafood Champion Award for Leadership at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit.
Tireless. Inspiring. Innovative. These are just a few ways to describe Guy Dean, vice president and chief sustainability officer at Albion Farms and Fisheries and long-time Ocean Wise seafood partner. Today, he was awarded the Seafood Champion Award for Leadership at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Barcelona. The word “deserving” can be added to that […]
Hooked on Local
Ocean Wise Seafood is showing chefs the sustainable-seafood way in the world's largest freshwater fishery.
Ocean Wise Seafood is an ocean-conservation program, but we also strive to conserve and protect the world’s rivers and lakes. Ocean Wise Seafood has an office in Toronto and loves to boast about the bounty that Ontario has to offer, including seafood. For instance, did you know that Ontario is home to the world’s largest […]
Ocean Wise Seafood Celebrates 10 Years of Chinese Restaurant Awards
Check out the vast range of sustainable seafood flavours on display at the Chinese Restaurant Awards.
Seafood has always been a highly celebrated mainstay in many Chinese cuisines, and the Ocean Wise Seafood program has turned to underscoring a number of sustainable seafood options that are familiar within the Chinese culinary community to inspire chefs and diners to choose and favour more seafood options that help support the health and resiliency […]
Surfing Sustainable Seafood
Ocean Wise partners with tech startup, Transparent Kitchen, to spread sustainable seafood knowledge.
For the first time ever, the Ocean Wise seafood program is adding a tech company to its growing list of partner restaurants, retailers and dogfood suppliers. Transparent Kitchen, a start-up from Ottawa, is an interactive multimedia platform where users can explore beautiful photos, enticing ingredients, detailed menus and more from their favourite restaurants and chefs. […]