What is Ocean Wise?
Over the past 10 years the Ocean Wise Program has celebrates its achievements! What started off as an awareness movement has now become Canada’s most recognized sustainable seafood program.
Launched in 2005, Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program has acknowledged the growing need to understand that overfishing is the biggest threat that our oceans face today!
The Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program collaborates with restaurants and suppliers to ensure that they are making ocean-friendly decisions and coinciding with the standards and statistics regarding sustainable seafood.The powerful Ocean Wise symbol next to a seafood item is Vancouver Aquarium’s assurance, that you are making an ocean-friendly seafood choice! Read on to find out more about our sustainable seafood practices! We are Ocean Wise!
The Edge Social Grille & Lounge is Vancouver’s superior choice as we concentrate on using the freshest ingredients in all our dishes.We believe in serving sustainable seafood that is ocean wise which means that each species is caught or farmed in a way that ensures the long-term health and stability of that species,as well as the greater marine ecosystem. Almost all seafood dishes presently served in our Conference Centre at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville Hotel & Suites & Conference Centre are also Ocean Wise!Take a look at our menu at the Edge Social Grille & Lounge and see our Ocean Wise options!
Top 5 Reasons to eat sustainable seafood
- High Demand for seafood is creating negative effects on our oceans
There are problems of serious overfishing and environmental degradation caused by farmed fishing. Ocean Wise is moving one step closer to preserving their natural habitat.
- We need improved sourcing of seafood.
Which means that the fish should be caught in a way that ensures they can regenerate their stocks and that the method used doesn’t harm their environment.
- Endangered species
There are a number of fish species that are in danger as we speak. Eating sustainable seafood helps to ensure that we do not contribute to over fishing practices.
- Eat with a cleaner conscience.
If you want to eat fish, but aren’t sure where to start, look for the Ocean Wise symbol when you dine out next time. The below guide will also help make ocean-friendly decisions.
- Fish is an important part of your diet.
The Canada’s food guide recommends that at least two servings of 75 grams of fish should be taken each a week. There are multiple health benefits. Fish is a lean protein with healthy fats, vitamins and minerals calcium and zinc. If we do not eat smart we may have to one day avoid this very essential part of our diet.
Check out this amazing Video present by Vancouver Aquarium to find out more information about how Ocean Wise program operates.
You can also try Ocean Wise’s new app to help you learn more about sustainable seafood and find our which restaurant are partners.
So visit us at the Edge Social Grille & Lounge to experience our wide array of menu items that will give you a bold burst of flavour but what is even better is… We are OCEAN WISE!