Ocean Wise Seafood Festival February 2022

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The Ocean Wise Seafood Festival is a month-long fundraising event celebrating sustainable seafood hosted by Ocean Wise partner businesses across the country. This event will drive awareness about the importance of sustainable seafood and the variety of places to access those options in support of healthy oceans, lakes, and rivers.   

Ocean Wise partners across the country will be selling sustainable seafood chowders, dishes, fillets or packaged products, with part proceeds donated to the Ocean Wise Seafood program.

Every dollar raised during the Ocean Wise Seafood Festival ensures that everyone has the resources and guidance they need to support sustainable seafood systems, avoid overfished species, and limit bycatch and habitat damage. Collectively, our Ocean Wise choices make a difference for the fishers and farmers working to secure the health of our oceans, lakes and rivers for generations to come.




Thank you to our Media Sponsors


Thank you to our Festival Sponsors



Thank you to our Festival Supporters


Thank you to our Beverage Sponsors


Lighthouse Brewing Co

Beere Brewing Co

GoodLot Farm and Farmstead Brewing

Steamworks Brewery

Walter Craft Caesar

(see participating beverages below)

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Western Canada

Holts Cafe Vancouver

Vancouver, British Columbia

Chef Aaron Hoffman

Kyuquot Sound Miso Chowdown: Sable Fish and White miso chowder, Smoked sable terrine, Pickled potato, Brussel sprout, Mustard seeds, Fennel oil





Prince Rupert, British Columbia

Chef Dai Fukasaku

North West Treasure: In this treasure bowl, you will find Dungeness crab, caught in Area A (Hecate Strait) by our fishermen friends, Sea Harvest (or) Nanruss, ginger tuna flake made with albacore as well as halibut cheek both caught off the west coast of Haida Gwaii), bok choy from Rupert Garden Center Hydroponic Unit, garlic chips made with garlic organically harvested by Woodgrain Farm in Kispiox. It is finished with half boiled egg, green onion and walnut/sesame seed paste which will dramatically changes the flavour of the Fukasaku’s original tomato/miso broth, enriched with Dungeness crab and spot prawn heads, nutty and creamy. We are so glad to celebrate OW Seafood Festival with local seafood caught by local fishermen and local produce harvested by local farmers.


Marina Restaurant

Victoria, British Columbia

Chef John Waller

Miso Baked Sablefish




1931 Gallery Bistro

Vancouver, British Columbia

Salmon Risotto: Steelhead, Arborio, Cauliflower Puree, Edamame, Fennel Salad,





Vancouver, British Columbia

Chef Shannon Boyle

Keep Clam and Ocean Wise On: Manila Clams, Pernod, White Wine, lop cheong, Shaved Fennel and Red Pepper




The Union Club

Victoria, British Columbia

Chef Nicolas Hipperson

Multiple Dishes






Vancouver, British Columbia

Chef Alan Ferrer

Albacore Tuna and Kaiso Seaweed Tartar: Avocado, red onion, celery, cucumber, chili garlic tamari soy, wasabi crème fraîche, microgreens, edible flower, sesame rice cracker




Cantina Norte

Vancouver, British Columbia

Ursula’s Grotto: Octopus 3 Ways”, Chargrilled Ocean Wise Pacific Octopus, smoked Octopus Croquettes, on a bed of mole verde, grilled & picked vegetables with crunchy Rice & Octopus Ink Chicharrón.






Intercity Packers

Across Canada

Wild Salmon Hand Pie: Enjoy decadent cream cheese, spinach, artichoke and wild sockeye salmon mixed together and encased in a handheld, buttery puff pastry shell. For a gourmet meal in less than 30-minutes, simply bake the handheld pies in your oven or air-fryer. Each case contains 12 x 100gr pies.

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Mama’s Fish and Chips

North Vancouver, British Columbia

Fish and Chips: Beer battered lingcod and chips

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Naramata Inn

Naramata, British Columbia

Chef Ned Bell

Creamy Shellfish, BC Kelp & Wild BC Salmon Chowder, Naramata Honey & Foraged Sumac




Sailors Seafoods

Lasqueti Island, British Columbia (Available in Vancouver and surrounding areas)

Honey Mussels ™: Honey Mussels™ have a distinct sweet-smoky flavour, which is balanced with an enjoyable tender and plump texture. The Honey Mussel™ shell comes in a range of colours, from deep golden to dark brown. This is a natural characteristic of the honey mussel and will add variety to any plate of mussels you choose to serve. Purchase Online


Hello Nori

Vancouver, British Columbia

Chef Jay Pugong

Spicy Shrimp Roll





Wildflower Bakeshop & Cafe

Port Alberni

Effin’ Oyster Motoyaki: Baked Effingham Oysters with an Aussie’s twist on this Japanese classic – Pacific oyster topped with a creamy miso sauce, kelp and smoked bacon.






Eastern Canada

The Sweet Potato

Toronto, Ontario

Salmon and Leek Pie: Unbelievably delicious, this centrepiece at brunch or dinner is a bright and savoury salmon and leek pie with potatoes and sweet peas.




De la mer Fresh Fish Market

Toronto, Ontario

Clam-era worth curried chowder!: A rich and velvety tomato coconut base combined with a selection (clams, crab, shrimp, tilapia, salmon) of sustainable seafood make this Goan-inspired curried chowder something clam-era worthy! And the sweet potatoes and house-smoked corn make this chowder o-fish-ally delectable! We want you to stop inking about the oppor-tuna-ty and try it out!



Coast Café Bar – Italian Takeout

Toronto, Ontario

Chef Eduardo De Berardinis

The Coast ‘ciao ciao’ Chowder and Salt Spring Mussel bow. Chef Eduardo and his team (includes his family) is passionate about bringing delicious fresh fish and seafood to your table.  He has become well known throughout the GTA for his ability to perfectly grill fish. Try their signature seafood Festival chowder





Holts Cafe Bloor

Toronto, Ontario

Chef Souheil Badran

Poached Halibut with Parsnip Textures: Gently poached halibut finished in butter emulsion. Parsnip grape puree, roasted parsnips, parsnip crisp. Parsley & pear sauce




Holts Cafe Yorkdale

Toronto, Ontario

Chef Adam Alguire

Spaghetti Vongole: House extruded spaghetti, manilla clams, house fermented chili, persillade



Fresh City Farms  – The Healthy Butcher

Toronto, Ontario

Ocean Wise Fish Pie: A creamy fish pot pie packed full of Ocean Wise tender fish and a rich creamy sauce, then topped with a pastry disk by Mabel’s Bakery and baked to golden perfection




360 Restaurant at the CN Tower

Toronto, Ontario

Chef John Morris

Fogo Island Cod: Crusted Fogo Island Cod, seared baby potatoes, wilted cabbage & caper beurre blanc




Stamp’s Lane Restaurant

Toronto, Ontario

Chef Willian Smeaton

Clam Bake





Toronto Zoo

Toronto, Ontario

By the Bay Fish Burger crafted with Ocean Wise recommended Haddock from Iceland for the Ocean Wise Seafood Festival








Halifax, Nova Scotia

Sustainable Blue Salmon Fillet








Café Holt Ogilvy

Montreal, Quebec

Chef Marc-Alain Campeau

Pan Seared Salmon: Creamy potato puree, Chorizo cream sauce with salmon roe, Cherry tomato salad, Pea shoots, Chive oil



Le Soleil du Sud

Montreal, Quebec

Le Soleil du Sud Scallops: Packaged, sashimi-grade peruvian scallops available for order online.





Frandon Seafoods

Montreal, Quebec

Frandon Oysters: Wild and farmed eastern Canadian oysters available for order online or by phone.






Across Canada


Across Canada

Select Sustainable Seafood Options: Ask at the fish counter!







Across Canada

Select Sustainable Seafood Options: Ask at the fish counter!






Organic Ocean

Across Canada

Chef Select Smoked Sablefish Chowder: Our delicious chowder was originally created by former BC chef of the year and Culinary Team Canada member Chef Poyan Danesh for the 2021 Ocean Wise National Chowder Chowdown Festival. This award-winning chowder has since been refined by Chef Karen Barnaby and our own Chief Culinary Officer, Chef Robert Clark to create a gluten-friendly version that is guaranteed to take it to a whole new level. Perfect for an intimate date night or entertaining with friends, this amazingly rich and decadent chowder promises to create a fine dining experience right in your own home.

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Beverage Participants


Ontarieau Sparkling Spring Water






Lighthouse Brewing Co

Kapitan Czech Pilsner







Beere Brewing Co

Go Easy Pale Ale







GoodLot Farm and Farmstead Brewing

Bighead Amber







Steamworks Brewery

Steamworks Pilsner






Walter Craft Caesar

Walter Ceasar Classic (alcoholic)

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