We’re Ocean-Wise Certified!
What does that mean exactly? Let’s first start off with what Ocean-Wise really is. The Vancouver Aquarium (also a Chefs Plate partner!) launched this program on Earth Day in 2005 in an effort to raise awareness about the number of threats facing our oceans. This includes everything from climate change, pollution, as well as overfishing. Ocean-Wise aims to research, educate and engage the community regarding these issues, and to help make sure that the oceans stay pristine for generations to come.
What’s in it for you?
So what does that have to do with Chefs Plate? As a partner in this program, we’re trying our best to do our part in keeping fish where they belong – in the ocean! The organization aims to encourage businesses and restaurants to make sustainable choices by requiring them to clearly label all Ocean-Wise products. That means, if you’re able to see the symbol, you know you’re making the best choice for healthy oceans!
Sustainable seafood is anything that is farmed, or caught in a manner that protects the long-term health of the species, as well as the ecosystem as a whole. Without the proper information, knowing how to buy sustainable seafood can be difficult. Chefs Plate is a proud partner, and fully committed to doing everything we can to keep oceans clean, and fish plentiful.