Overfishing is the largest threat to the health of our oceans. Even some types of fish farming pose threats to natural ocean habitats, particularly in-ocean farming.
Did you know?
-90% of the world’s assessed wild fish stocks are currently over exploited or at full capacity
-only 48% of wild fish stocks in Canada are considered healthy
-illegal and unregulated fishing remains a problem in poorly managed fisheries
-seafood is the primary protein source for over one billion people worldwide
When you purchase Ocean Wise seafood, it means:
-seafood species are be resilient to fishing pressures and be able to reproduce quickly, limiting the impact on wild populations
-the management of seafood stock is based on current sustainably research
-limited or zero species are caught in farming nets accidentally (with in-land farming numbers being at zero)
-limited wild habitat damage
Ocean Wise has over 675 partners Canada-wide. Did you know there's even an App on the Apple Store? It can help you to find which restaurants, pet foods manufacturers and retailers make smart choices for our oceans. 3P is now a proud partner with Ocean Wise!
You can make a huge impact by always choosing Ocean Wise seafood for yourself and your pets! To find out more, visit http://www.vanaqua.org/act/direct-action/ocean-wise