Community Partners


The Ocean Wise seafood program is proud to work with organizations across the country helping to educate about sustainable seafood and lake fish and providing access and awareness of Ocean Wise partners and options.



The Ocean Wise seafood program is proud to partner with the following companies who provide funding and other support to the Ocean Wise program and to many of our events. To learn more about the range of marketing and brand benefits available for Ocean Wise partners, please contact us at 604-659-3768 or click here.


We are grateful for the support of the following partners, who provide financial support through donations, grants or in addition to their Ocean Wise partner fees. Many of these companies raise funds for our program through third-party events and other initiatives. To learn more, please contact us at 604-659-3506 or click here.

bluewater-cafeBlue Water Cafe – One of the founding Ocean Wise restaurant partners, Blue Water Cafe is committed to sourcing sustainable seafood and crafting innovative and memorable West coast dishes.

cnf_logo_largeCommunity Natural Foods – Providing Calgarians with natural food at great prices. Community Natural Foods has committed to reducing food miles, managing waste, using green bags, eliminating single-use plastic water bottles, increasing efficiencies, involving communities, and maintaining high product standards.

craft-logoCraft Beer Market – A premium casual restaurant with a passion for fresh, local food and fresh local beer. Craft Beer Market’s philosophy of “Think global, support local” is reflected in their commitment to using fresh, local and sustainable ingredients whenever possible.


City of Vancouver | Vancouver Foundation – Seafood is an important part of Vancouver’s food culture, but local sustainable seafood is not as accessible to all Vancouver residents as it needs to be. Through support from a 2014 and 2016 Greenest City Community Grant, Ocean Wise works to enable a wider availability and education of sustainable seafood to Vancouver residents than ever before. As part of this effort, Ocean Wise is collaborating with a greater diversity of Vancouver restaurants, including underrepresented ethnic establishments, restaurants at different price ranges, and outside of the downtown core. Efforts will also focus on highlighting underutilized local seafood species, working with new and existing Vancouver partners to bring more local ocean-friendly options to consumers.

miku-logo-medium-01-300x150Miku Restaurant –  Situated along the Burrard Inlet next to the Vancouver landmark Canada Place, Miku Waterfront continues to deliver gourmet Aburi cuisine paired with its well known, energetic ambiance. Executive Corporate Chef Kazuya Matsuoka and Executive Chef Kazuhiro Hayashi take advantage of fresh, regional ingredients as well as Ocean Wise seafood options to showcase the best of what Vancouver has to offer.

minami-logoMinami Restaurant – Located in the vibrant neighbourhood of Yaletown, Minami Restaurant delivers one of the most unique and innovative dining experiences to Vancouver. Minami follows the pioneering footsteps of sister restaurant Miku, introducing the Aburi style or flame seared technique to Vancouver’s thriving sushi scene in 2008. From the kitchen, seasonal and regional ingredients as well as Ocean Wise seafood options are integrated into dishes to reflect the diversity of responsible food choices.


river-cafeRiver Cafe Restaurant – River Cafe Restaurant works with Ocean Wise at the Vancouver Aquarium and relies on our current, valuable scientific information on sustainable seafood choices. River Cafe Restaurant often buys directly from fishermen, and coastal shellfish operations that best manage their resources.


317522_416666191763137_765787237_nVancity – Vancity’s vision is to redefine wealth in a way that furthers the financial, social and environmental well-being of members and communities.


1624489Vancouver Galaxy Lions Club –  The Lions Club seeks to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.



Community Partners

Ocean Wise is proud to recognize and support many different organizations and collaborations that promote sustainable seafood and other important conservation initiatives. To learn more about working with the Ocean Wise seafood program or to tell us about your conservation efforts, please contact us at 604-659-3492 or click here.

cfo_logotype_colorChefs for Oceans – Chef Ned Bell’s goal for the future of sustainable seafood is to create a movement which, within the next 10 years, allows every Canadian to easily and readily access sustainable seafood for themselves and their families. The hope is that as the sustainable seafood movement continues to grow, environmentally responsible procedures will become firmly rooted as standard methods in future generations.  Also at the forefront of Chef Bell’s journey is the goal to institute and raise awareness for National Sustainable Seafood Day, a day which spotlights the necessity of healthy oceans, lakes and rivers for the futures of both human beings and the environment. As the father of three young sons; Fin, Max, and Jet, Chef Bell is dedicated to inspiring Canadians to become part of the solution for healthier oceans for today’s children and generations to come.

cr_logoChef’s Resources – providing free culinary and kitchen management information geared towards the Professional Chef. To stay in the loop on the most current articles, check out Chef’s Resources on Facebook here.

Chinese Restaurant Awards – Founded in 2008, Chinese Restaurant Awards are the longest-running Chinese Culinary event in Metro Vancouver. Rooted in two challenging yet humble goals: to raise the public’s awareness of quality Chinese cuisine available in Metro Vancouver and to create a platform for cross-cultural culinary exchange. Today, the Awards are considered the authority on Chinese food, serving as a restaurant and dining guide for locals and visiting food lovers.


ChineseBites – ChineseBites is a Metro Vancouver dining guide specializing in Chinese cuisine, while also serving 100+ clients as a digital marketing agency for Asian restaurants.

ewt-logo2016-horizontal-clrEagle Wing Whale & Wildlife Tours – Eagle Wing Tours is proud to be the first whale-watching company in Canada to become carbon neutral and join 1% for the Planet. Consistently voted #1 on TripAdvisor since 2007, they go the extra mile (or 50!) to give their guests an amazing wildlife experience. Environmental stewardship is a core value of this family-owned company, and they actively work to protect the Salish Sea and all of its inhabitants.

Feast ON – is a criteria-based program that recognizes businesses committed to showcasing Ontario’s unique tastes. Restaurants, diners, food trucks, you name it! Champions of Ontario food and drink will be signed, sealed, and certified FEAST ON with this new designation, allowing consumers to seek out a taste of Ontario at their favourite local dining establishments.

georgia_0Gulf of Georgia Cannery – The Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society honours Canada’s fishing heritage by preserving and promoting West Coast fishing history.


hf-main-logo-square-blue_500px-rgbHua Foundation is a youth-led organization that supports Chinese-Canadian youth to participate in social and environmental change in our communities by connecting our shared values, diverse culture, and rich heritage. Their food security project, the Choi Project, puts healthy, local, real food back on the Chinese dinner table through public education and business partnerships. Hua Foundation is proud to be working with Ocean Wise to bring sustainable seafood options to Chinese restaurants and food businesses.

LEAF is a environmentally conscious sustainable restaurant certification based in Canada. They work with restaurants to assist them with reducing their overall environmental impact as a business. They provide sustainability tools and in person support to target the areas of energy, water and waste reduction with the ultimate result of a more environmentally conscious and economically sustainable restaurant model. LEAF is proud to be working with Ocean Wise to educate more restaurants on the importance of offering and promoting sustainable seafood options.

mealshare-logo-vertical-colourMealshare Toronto is a socially sustainable program for restaurants. Similar to Ocean Wise, a

logo appears beside a menu item indicating that the item is sustainable in nature. Only with Mealshare, your sustainable purchase does social good. When you order a Mealshare Item, you get your meal just like normal. And, someone in need also receives a meal – buy one, give one!

Mealshare started in 2013 and operates across Canada. See their website for a list of participating restaurants and feel good now that you can turn your dining out into helping out.

sustseafoodday-colourNational Sustainable Seafood Day – Sign the petition HERE to encourage Canada’s government to designate March 18th as National Sustianable Seafood Day.

Join us at the Four Seasons Toronto on the afternoon of May 9th 2015 to show your support and taste some great sustainable seafood creations. Tickets here.

rac-logolrgRipley’s Aquarium of Canada – Our mission is to provide a world class experience that will foster education, conservation, and research, while providing fun and entertainment for locals and tourists of all ages.

The Royal Ontario Museum –  ROM Biodiversity helps you understand and conserve nature. Our curators, research scientists, and communicators work across the planet – from the high Arctic to Tierra del Fuego, from Borneo and Sri Lanka, to the Amazon. We also work in our own backyard, helping local communities steward and protect biodiversity. Located in Toronto, the ROM is Canada’s largest field research museum, and holds the largest collection of natural history specimens in the Country.

logo_salmonsafeSalmon Safe – Founded by Pacific Rivers Council, Salmon-Safe is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit based in Portland Oregon. The Salmon Safe mission is to transform land management practices so Pacific salmon can thrive in West Coast watersheds.


conservation-alliance-logoThe Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions – connects leading conservation groups that work with businesses representing over 80% of the North American grocery and food-service markets.

jellyfishproject_logo21The Jellyfish Project is an educational initiative focused on generating awareness among youth about the declining health of our world’s oceans and our environment at large. Through the power of music and live performance, students are engaged into the environmental conversation and are given information on how to become active participants in the sustainability movement.

tologo_wlivegreen_4c_1_0The Live Green Card – City of Toronto is a free program that helps residents get deals on green products and services. To participate simply sign up for a card at then show your card at participating businesses to get a deal.

transparent-kitchenTransparent Kitchen – Discover the top restaurants, follow the best chefs, enjoy the finest ingredients.




Get Involved

Are you passionate about the future of our oceans? We’re always looking for ambassadors to help support our mission. Get connected and join us in the sustainable seafood movement today.