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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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Changing Tides In The Salmon Industry

Salmon from the B.C. coast has made headlines a number of times this year, as shifts in the industry and in the annual returns can lead to changes for consumers who are looking to purchase and eat sustainable seafood. Last month, a large number of Atlantic salmon—a non-native species in the Pacific—escaped into the waters […]

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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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Sustainable Seafood Guides from our International NGO Partners

Looking for the Ocean Wise symbol is an easy way to tell if a seafood is sustainable when you’re shopping or dining in Canada. But what should you do if you’re traveling outside North America, or happen to find an imported seafood like ribbonfish or kingfish that you are not familiar with? Luckily, Ocean Wise […]

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Gone Fishing: A Week Out at Sea

As we pulled into the harbour at Port Hardy, ready to unload, I started to reflect on everything I had seen and experienced over the past seven days out at sea. Two months ago, the Pacific Halibut Marketing Association (PHMA) extended an invitation to come aboard to experience and learn more about the commercial halibut […]

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Choices Markets Now Offer 100 per cent Ocean Wise Seafood in British Columbia

British Columbians can now rejoice as Choices Markets now offers Ocean Wise fresh seafood across all their locations. The journey towards this high standard of sustainability has been gradual, and this year, Choices has reached its goal of committing to being the first supermarket chain to offer 100 per cent Ocean Wise seafood in B.C. […]

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The Big Carrot Makes Big Commitments to Sustainable Seafood

The Big Carrot, a one-stop-shop landmark grocer in Toronto, makes a big splash by joining the Ocean Wise seafood program. In addition to their extensive assortment of high quality products, shoppers can now rest assured that all of their fresh and frozen seafood is recommended as ocean-friendly by our team of experts. While this grocer […]

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