Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

October 19, 2017
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Plenty of fish in the sea?

A 2006 study released by the journal Science predicts that most of the world’s fisheries will collapse in 2048 -- that’s unless we start harvesting seafood in a sustainable manner, of course.

Enter the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise, a conservation program that helps markets, restaurants and consumers make ocean-friendly decisions. How does it work? Look for their logo, pictured here.

The Ocean Wise symbol on a menu or display case means that that seafood species is: a) abundant and resilient to fishing pressures; b) well managed with a comprehensive fishery plan; c) harvested in a method that limits by catch and damage to marine habitats. Delish.

What’s more, Ocean Wise just launched a free iPhone app which makes it easy to view up-to-date seafood recommendations and locate nearby Ocean Wise restos and markets - 3000 nationwide - via GPS mapping. To download: oceanwise.ca/iphone-app.

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