Date published

September 3, 2022

Today, it’s more important than ever to make responsible choices when it comes to our food consumption. With concerns about overfishing and the health of our oceans, it’s heartening to know that many businesses are taking steps to offer more sustainable options to their customers. By partnering with Ocean Wise, we’re dedicated to offering our customers seafood that’s fresh, delicious and good for the planet.

Here’s why we do it: 

  • 3 billion people rely on seafood as a source of protein
  • 1 in 3 global fisheries are overfished
  • Protecting our fish and wildlife is critical to a healthy ecosystem 

Ocean Wise Seafood: A Commitment to Sustainability

Ocean Wise, a renowned program developed by the Ocean Wise Conservation Association, aims to promote sustainable fishing practices that protect our oceans and ensure the long-term health of marine life.


By choosing to carry Ocean Wise certified seafood, Calgary Co-op is proud to be supporting responsible fisheries and protecting vulnerable marine ecosystems. This certification provides customers with a reliable way to make informed choices about the seafood they purchase, knowing that it has been sourced in an environmentally conscious manner.

Why Choose Ocean Wise Seafood?

Preservation of Marine Ecosystems

Overfishing and unsustainable fishing practices have led to significant declines in fish populations and disruption of marine ecosystems. Ocean Wise certified seafood is sourced from fisheries that follow sustainable practices, helping to safeguard the delicate balance of marine life.

Traceability and Transparency

Ocean Wise ensures that the seafood you purchase can be traced back to its source. This transparency offers peace of mind, allowing you to support fisheries that prioritise ethical and responsible fishing methods.

Supporting Local Communities

Ocean Wise certified seafood often comes from local and well-managed fisheries, supporting the livelihoods of coastal communities that rely on fishing for their economic well-being. Here, we’re all for supporting local! 

Health Benefits

Sustainable fishing practices often result in higher-quality seafood. By choosing Ocean Wise certified options, you’re not only making an environmentally conscious choice but also indulging in delicious and nutritious seafood.

Our Role in Ocean Conservation

Our decision to offer certified Ocean Wise seafood is a significant step toward promoting sustainable choices within the community. By supporting Ocean Wise, we hope to contribute to the larger goal of ensuring the health and vitality of our oceans for future generations.

And our customers play a crucial role, too. By actively choosing Ocean Wise certified seafood at Calgary Co-op, we signal a demand for responsibly sourced products and encourage other businesses to follow suit. Our choices have the power to drive positive change in the fishing industry and protect the oceans we all depend on.

How to Shop Ocean Wise 

You may have already purchased Ocean Wise seafood without even realising it. Next time you’re in the Meats section at your local Calgary Co-op, you can be assured that you’ve made a sustainable choice when you purchase seafood bearing the Ocean Wise symbol shown here. Or, for quick and easy access to Ocean Wise products, shop our seafood selections online