Have you ever heard of the Ocean Wise program? It is a program, based in Vancouver, Canada, that helps create awareness in consumers regarding overfishing as well as sustainable seafood. On their website they describe themselves as "Ocean Wise is a Vancouver Aquarium conservation program created to educate and empower consumers about the issues surrounding sustainable seafood". What's more, Ocean Wise now has over 2,000 restaurant partners in Vancouver that display the Ocean Wise logo on their menus. These logos, sported by the menus, can help raise consumer awareness whenever a customer looks to place an order.
According to their website, an estimated 90% of large, predatory fish are gone from our planet's oceans.
"Sustainable seafood can be defined as species that are caught or farmed in a way that ensures the long-term health and stability of that species, as well as the greater marine ecosystem" (Ocean Wise).
Perhaps it's time that some of America's restaurants started showing support for such issues.
For more information on Ocean Wise, visit their website at: http://www.oceanwise.ca/