At Joey's we love seafood so we have a special interest in supporting fisheries that are sustainable. That's why we are teaming up with the experts at Ocean Wise to help us strive towards our goal of 100% sustainability in our seafood supply. Ocean Wise defines sustainable seafood 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.
On November 1, 2015 we calculate that 70% of the seafood we serve meets the Ocean Wise standard. Look for this icon on our menu to find items that feature Ocean Wise approved seafood.
What about the rest? We are working on all of the other species that we serve and hope to convert more over as soon as is practical. Some are already certified by other organizations, but don't quite meet the Ocean Wise standard. Other fish species are in the process of certification but require more study, and some certified alternatives have limited availability and are very expensive. We're working on the other 30% and will be bringing you specials from time to time with new Ocean Wise choices. Please vote for their inclusion on our menu with your dining choices!
If you'd like to learn more about seafood sustainability and responsible aquaculture, you will find links below to Ocean Wise and some of the world's other leading certification bodies.