Save the Date! National Chowder Chowdown Festival: February 1-28, 2021

Delicious sustainable seafood chowders coming to restaurants across Canada this February as Chowder Chowdown fundraiser transforms into national festival. Proceeds support Ocean Wise sustainable seafood program.

New festival alert! For the month of February 2021, Ocean Wise Seafood is launching its first ever National Chowder Chowdown Festival. Between February 1 and 28, Canadians will be able to purchase delicious sustainable seafood chowders at restaurants, retailers and venues across Canada with part-proceeds supporting Ocean Wise’s not-for-profit sustainable seafood program.

Participating restaurants and full details will be available at in January.

Overfishing is one of the greatest threats to our world’s oceans with grave impacts on the food web and the livelihoods of millions of people worldwide. But by simply changing the seafoods we eat, we can stop overfishing and help the oceans recover.

Since 2005, the Ocean Wise symbol next to a seafood item at a restaurant or grocery store has been assurance for Canadians that it is an ocean-friendly choice. And now, all you have to do to support this important conservation program is to is to slurp delicious chowders this February! And you’ll also be supporting local restaurants while you do it! Chowders will be available for dine-in, delivery or take out!

About Ocean Wise®
Ocean Wise Conservation Association is a globally-focussed conservation organization on a mission to protect and restore the world’s oceans.  Focussed on education, research and direct-action conservation, Ocean Wise equips and inspires youth, citizens, businesses and governments to take action through initiatives like Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Ocean Wise Seafood, Ocean Bridge, Marine Mammal Rescue and the Vancouver Aquarium. Ocean Wise was born out of the Vancouver Aquarium’s 60-year commitment to marine ecosystems.

About Ocean Wise Seafood
Founded in 2005 by the Vancouver Aquarium, scientists and account managers at Ocean Wise Seafood work with restaurants, retailers, chefs and suppliers to provide the latest scientific information on fisheries and aquaculture operations so they can make sustainable purchasing and sourcing decisions. With over 780 partners in more than 3,100 locations across Canada and the globe, Ocean Wise Seafood makes it easy for consumers to choose sustainable seafood for the long-term health of our oceans, lakes and rivers. The Ocean Wise symbol next to a seafood item on a menu or in the grocery store is assurance of an ocean-friendly seafood choice. Ocean Wise Seafood is at initiative of Ocean Wise Conservation Association.

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Amber Sessions
Ocean Wise