About Ocean Wise

About Ocean Wise™

Overfishing is the biggest threat our oceans face today.The Ocean Wise symbol next to a seafood item is the Vancouver Aquarium’s assurance of an ocean-friendly seafood choice. With over 600 Ocean Wise partners across Canada, Ocean Wise makes it easy for consumers to make sustainable seafood choices that ensure the health of our oceans for generations to come.

How is Ocean Wise seafood recognized? 

The Ocean Wise symbol next to a seafood item is the Vancouver Aquarium's assurance of an ocean-friendly seafood choice.

Salmon Oshi Sushi
Pressed BC wild salmon, jalapeno, miku sauce


Our Ocean Wise Partners 


The Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program works directly with restaurants, markets, foodservices and suppliers to ensure they have the most current scientific information regarding sustainable seafood and to help them make ocean-friendly buying decisions. The options are highlighted on their menus and display cases with the Ocean Wise symbol, making it easier for consumers to make ocean-friendly seafood choices.

Find an Ocean Wise restaurant
Full list of Ocean Wise partners

Our Sponsors

Ocean Wise would like to acknowledge the following organizations for their support of the program: the John Hardy Mitchell Family Foundation, VanCity enviroFund, Capers Community Markets, Mark Anthony Group, BC Wine Institute, as well as the support of all of our partner businesses. Ocean Wise was made possible by a start-up grant generously donated by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

What is sustainable seafood?

Interested in serving sustainable seafood? Find out how to join the Ocean Wise program

Our Collaborators

Ocean Wise is one of 18 organizations from North America which form part of the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions. The Conservation Alliance connects seafood expertise to businesses with the goal of seafood sustainability. Learn more about the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions here.