Ocean Wise

Urban Fare is a proud partner of the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program.  We’re committed to providing sustainable, ocean-friendly seafood. Ocean Wise is a Vancouver Aquarium conservation program created to educate and empower consumers about the issues surrounding sustainable seafood.

Did you know: 90% of all large, predator fish are gone from the world’s oceans?

Overfishing is the greatest threat to our oceans today. The Ocean Wise symbol  next to a seafood item is the Vancouver Aquarium’s assurance of an ocean-friendly choice. Sustainable seafood can be defined as species that are caught or farmed in ways that ensure the long-term health and stability of that species, as well as the greater marine ecosystem.

Ocean Wise recommendations are based on 4 criteria. An Ocean Wise recommended species is:

  • Abundant and resilient to fishing pressures.
  • Well managed with a comprehensive management plan based on current research.
  • Harvested in a method that ensures limited bycatch on non-target and endangered species.
  • Harvested in ways that limit damage to marine or aquatic habitats and negative interactions with other species.

It’s not too late to act. If we all changed our eating habits and chose ocean-friendly seafood we could make a big difference. Look for the Ocean Wise symbol in store today.

For more information on Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program click here.