Ocean Wise Seafood Festival takes place in February

I am honoured to be one of the Ambassadors for this year’s national Ocean Wise Seafood Festival that takes place during the month of February.

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All through the month of February 2022, Ocean Wise will host its Seafood Festival, offering up delicious sustainable seafood. From February 1st – 28th, Ocean Wise Seafood partners will have some of their most exciting offerings available for purchase at restaurants, grocery stores and other businesses, with proceeds supporting the not-for-profit Ocean Wise Seafood program.

This year’s festival features sustainable seafood in all sorts of dishes from chowders and poke bowls to fillets and packaged products at restaurants and grocers across Canada.

Here is the list of participating restaurants and industry suppliers in the Vancouver area.

1931 Gallery Bistro (Vancouver)

ShuckShuck (Vancouver)

Hello Nori (Vancouver)

Cantina Norte (North Vancouver)

Minami (Vancouver)

Holts Café (Vancouver)

Mamas Fish Chips (Vancouver)

Intercity Packers (Supplier)

Sailors Seafoods (Supplier)

Organic Ocean (Supplier)

and here are other participating restaurants across BC.

Fukasaku of Prince Rupert (Prince Rupert)

Marina Restaurant (Victoria)

The Union Club (Victoria)

Naramata Inn (Naramata)

Equa Ocean Farms (Sunshine Coast)

Overfishing is one of the greatest threats to our world’s oceans with grave impacts on the food web and the livelihoods of millions of people worldwide. By simply changing the seafoods we eat people everywhere can help end overfishing, protecting our oceans and the lives that depend on them.

Since 2005, the Ocean Wise symbol next to a seafood item at a restaurant or grocery store has helped Canadians easily choose ocean-friendly seafood. This February, take a stand for the oceans by choosing one of the festival dishes, like the ‘Give Two Shucks’ oyster chowder or the ‘Smoked Sablefish’! Dishes will be available for dine-in, delivery or take out.

Every dollar raised during the Ocean Wise Seafood Festival helps the seafood program to provide easy to follow guidance for sustainable oceans. Collectively, choosing Ocean Wise seafood makes a difference for the fishers and farmers working to secure the health of our oceans, lakes and rivers for generations to come.

Everyone is invited to vote for their people’s choice awards which can be found here.

By: Richard Wolak

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