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To Eat or Not to Eat Farmed Fish? 

Why you should eat more of these farmed fish. (Yes, really!)

“Is this fish farmed or wild?” Restaurant servers often field this question from diners, who are quickly reassured that the fish they’re about to consume is indeed wild. But why are wild fish considered superior to farmed? Is wildness a measure of seafood quality? Many of us have a knee-jerk negative responses to Atlantic salmon […]

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Ocean Wise Book Review: Ocean Country

Ocean Country: One Woman’s Journey from Peril to Hope in Her Quest to Save the Seas By Liz Cunningham (North Atlantic Books, 2015) After a near-death experience in the Pacific Ocean, writer Liz Cunningham set out on a unique journey: to explore her relationship with the ocean. Along the way, she traveled the world, met […]

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Tools New and Old for an Ocean Wise Life

According to the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) nine in 10 of the world’s fisheries are overfished or at capacity. And combined with climate change, overfishing is putting enormous, unabating pressure on global fish stocks. It’s in response to this worsening crisis that initiatives like the Ocean Wise sustainable seafood program were established. The […]

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One Chef’s First Trip to Seafood Heaven, AKA Japan

As a Vancouver chef and a sustainable seafood advocate, Japan has been on my bucket list forever. This year, the dream finally came true when I spoke at the Seafood Legacy’s Sustainable Seafood Summit in Tokyo. Right after stepping off the plane, I started wandering the Shinjuku neighbourhood of Tokyo, passing sushi and ramen restaurants […]

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Ocean Wise Seafood Expands to La Belle Provence

Over the past few years, the concept of sustainable food has made significant headway in Quebec. As a result, many Quebecers are increasingly interested in the source of our seafood. Just in time comes the Ocean Wise Seafood expansion to Quebec. With successful offices in Vancouver, Toronto and Halifax, and a great reputation across the […]

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Holiday Giving Reaches New Depths

Sustainable giving has never been so simple. That’s why this year it’s time to take things to the next level…to sea level, that is. Make a splash this holiday season and give ocean-friendly gifts that make a difference by supporting the conservation of marine life, reducing carbon emissions and plastic use, and encouraging sustainable seafood […]

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In Cod We Trust

Blog post by Laurenne Schiller, Ocean Wise seafood research analyst and Atlantic Canada coordinator. Farewell, Newfoundland. No, I’m not being dramatic, it’s an actual place. Although, I admit that the name is a touch misleading. Because beyond Farewell lie the Change Islands. And, beyond those, is Fogo Island—a tiny speck that solidifies the northeastern-most corner […]

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Ocean Wise Executive Chef Ned Bell Releases LURE Cookbook

Chef Ned Bell has long been one of the leading chefs in Canada who has gone beyond cooking seafood, to making sustainable seafood his mission. Ned’s passion for ocean conservation shines the brightest in his fearless ways of tackling ambitious projects. For example, being an avid cyclist, Ned decided to ride across the country in 2014 […]

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