It’s Time for a National Sustainable Seafood Day Canada!

by Lana Brandt on March 21st, 2013

Credit: Taina Uitto

Credit: Taina Uitto

By Lana Gunnlaugson, National SeaChoice Manager

Earlier this week, the motion to make March 18 National Sustainable Seafood Day was tabled in Canada’s Parliament. A dedicated day for ocean-friendly seafood would allow Canadians from coast to coast to celebrate making responsible seafood decisions, while applying this practice throughout the year in support of healthier oceans. Sustainable Seafood Day would also bring the issues of overfishing and poor harvesting practices to the minds of Canadians, and consumer demand has the power to help shift fishing and aquaculture practices in Canada to more ocean-friendly ways.

The Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program joins SeaChoice in welcoming National Sustainable Seafood Day as smart seafood decisions today will help to ensure that there are seafood choices for tomorrow. And the support for this motion has extended to many other Canadians too. Executive Chef Ned Bell of the Four Seasons Vancouver Hotel shared his enthusiasm for declaring a National Sustainable Seafood Day in a joint media release earlier this week.

Please join SeaChoice, Ocean Wise and the Four Seasons Vancouver Hotel in making everyday a sustainable seafood day. Show your support for adding National Sustainable Seafood Day to Canada’s calendar – sign this petition.

One Response to “It’s Time for a National Sustainable Seafood Day Canada!”

  1. March 22, 2013 at 1:23 pm, Denise Ainsworth said:

    Protect our oceans from pollution, over-fishing and practices like bottown trawlling that decimate many species.


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