|Vancouver Is Awesome is a proud sponsor of Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise™ program, created in 2005 to address overfishing, the single biggest threat facing our oceans today. What started as a local conservation initiative has grown into a nation-wide program with over 480 partners spanning coast to coast.|
With the leadership of passionate ocean ambassadors, the Aquarium has been able to turn the tides to help conserve our oceans and the aquatic life that depend on them. In this series we introduce you to some of these Ocean Wise ambassadors in Vancouver.
Words: Charlene Chiang, Vancouver Aquarium
Alex Chen, Executive Chef | Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
Proud Ocean Wise partner since 2014
Why is Ocean Wise important to you?
We are sourcing the ingredients we use at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar responsibly in support of our ecosystem and to ensure that our next generation — which includes my own kids — will still be able to enjoy the bounty of fresh seafood available to us.
What is your favourite Ocean Wise seafood and how do you like it prepared?
While it varies depending on the season, halibut is one of my all-time favourite white fish. I grew up eating halibut, which is extremely versatile. I prefer to prepare it simply — not overcooked, properly seasoned and allowing the fish to retain its natural flavour and texture.
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