Divers from the Sea Life London Aquarium eat an underwater fish supper as part of Sustainable Fish Week in England. (Getty Images)
A lot can change over the course of a decade. Just look at the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program. What started as a local grassroots movement has now become Canada’s most recognized sustainable seafood program.
The program was launched in 2005, in response to requests from concerned citizens who wanted the Vancouver Aquarium’s assurance that the seafood they were consuming was sustainable.
Initially, Ocean Wise followed the Seafood Watch Program, which was being run by the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. The American aquarium had created consumer wallet guides that listed fish in three categories: green (the best choice), yellow (a good alternative) and red (avoid).
Ocean Wise spokesperson Teddie Geach says that in the early days, they thought the Seafood Watch was an ideal initiative.
“It was something easy that consumers could use when theyRead More »from Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program still protecting aquatic life 10 years on