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Overfishing is a monumental, global issue. Our work focuses on empowering consumers and businesses to make responsible choices that ensure resources are harvested sustainably.

Sustainable seafood

Three billion people rely on seafood as an important source of protein. But 30% of the world's fish stocks are already overfished. The Ocean Wise Seafood label empowers us all to sustainable decisions — to ensure our own survival and that of marine habitats.

Small Scale Fisheries

Fishing is more than a way to catch food, it is a livelihood, a source of cultural identity and connection to the land. We're working with fishing communities to develop novel ways to assess the sustainability performance of small-scale fisheries, emphasizing the inclusion of traditional and community knowledge with Western science-based approaches.


Protecting BC Salmon is essential for our local ecosystems and communities. Ocean Wise is exploring both the systematic and climate-focused efforts needed to protect this iconic Pacific Northwest species in order to support the people and small-scale fisheries that depend on salmon.

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