|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
Chris Whittaker | Forage Restaurant
Proud Ocean Wise partner since 2005
Why is Ocean Wise important to you?
A big reason I moved to Vancouver as a chef was the long growing seasons and the abundance of fresh seafood. When I arrived I fell in love with all the bounty our local oceans provided us and I want to see that continue for years to come… Ocean Wise helps us make those decisions as businesses and chefs, it is vital to the future health of our oceans.
What is your favourite Ocean Wise seafood and how do you like it prepared?
It is really hard to pick a favourite…Dungeness crab is up there though, it is best just boiled and eaten freshly cracked from its shell!
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