This coming Monday turns the page on the calendar and as February begins its twenty eight day run, Seafood will be the focus as the Ocean Wise program takes their Chowder Chowdown to the national stage.
The organization has been preparing for the inaugural edition of the national festival which will run from February 1st to 28th, with Chowder available for dine in or take out and in some cases even delivery across the land.
And for Prince Rupert that means that there is only one place to look on the map, thanks to the contribution from Fukasaku in the Atlin Terminal.Through the month, Dai Fukasaku and his staff will join 25 other partners across the country in celebration of the Ocean Wise program, with part of the proceeds to be directed towards support the sustainable seafood program hosted by the organization.
The Ocean Wise program consists of nine scientists and account managers across Canada who analyse the most current data on thousands of seafood options and work with restaurants, seafood suppliers and grocery stores to communicate recommendations and monthly updates on the changing science.
Ocean Wise’s recommendations are not only based on assessment of the species itself, but also the fishery’s impact on the surrounding environment, other species, and how well it is managed.
The chance to grab a bowl of chowder will also provide opportunity to check out the new location at the Atlin Terminal, with updates on how the project is coming along available from the Fukasaku of Prince Rupert Facebook page.
For more notes on the North Coast fishery see our archive page here.
Further themes on the Prince Rupert Commercial sector can be found here.