CANADIANS GO OCEAN WISE™ WITH SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD IPHONE APP

VANCOUVER, Feb. 1 /CNW/ - Canadians looking to make smart, sustainable seafood choices are encouraged to use the Ocean Wise iPhone application—an easy-to-use app that provides consumers with over 3,000 Ocean Wise restaurants, markets and supplier venues from coast to coast, and a comprehensive list of ocean-friendly seafood options.

"Our easy-to-use Ocean Wise iPhone app gives consumers the confidence to eat sustainably at an Ocean Wise restaurant, while shopping at an Ocean Wise market or interacting with Ocean Wise partners," says Dr. John Nightingale, president, Vancouver Aquarium. "Ocean Wise is the trusted symbol of ocean-friendly seafood in Canada and I invite all Canadians to download the app for simple, sustainable seafood decision-making."

The free Ocean Wise iPhone application allows users to:

  • View up-to-date seafood recommendations
  • Search and browse different seafood species
  • Locate nearby Ocean Wise restaurants, markets and eateries near you via GPS mapping
  • Browse a comprehensive list of all Ocean Wise partners
  • Upload sustainable seafood images to our photo gallery

Ocean Wise makes it easy for consumers to identify the right seafood choices—species that are harvested in a sustainable manner by Ocean Wise fisheries. The Ocean Wise iPhone app is continuously updated with ocean-friendly seafood options and Ocean Wise partners spanning Victoria to Halifax.

"Every seafood choice we make has a direct impact on the world's oceans," adds Dr. Nightingale. "By eating sustainable seafood, we each can make a small contribution to the long-term health and stability of that species, as well as the greater marine ecosystem."

The Ocean Wise iPhone application makes it possible for consumers to enjoy seafood that is good for you, and good for the oceans as well. Founded six years ago, Ocean Wise has more than 360 proud partners at over 3,000 locations from coast to coast. Ocean Wise is nationally recognized as a leading program for restaurants, suppliers, and retailers making sustainable seafood choices easy for consumers.

About Ocean Wise™
The Ocean Wise logo on a restaurant menu, seafood-counter or seafood product is the trusted symbol of ocean-friendly seafood choices. With more than 360 partners and over 3,000 locations across Canada, Ocean Wise makes it easy for consumers to make sustainable seafood choices that ensure the health of our oceans for years to come. Learn more at www.oceanwise.ca

About Vancouver Aquarium
The Vancouver Aquarium is a global leader in connecting people to our natural world, and a self-supporting, non-profit association dedicated to effecting the conservation of aquatic life through display, education, research, and direct action. Learn more at www.vanaqua.org.

SOURCE Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre

For further information:

Media Contacts:

Amanda Eaton     
Communications Assistant               
604 659 3752     
publicrelations@vanaqua.org   
Charlene Chiang
Director of Communications
604 659 3453
publicrelations@vanaqua.org

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