Seafood for Thought: A Fishy Fundraiser

Staff Writer
The Toronto Zoo partners with Seafood Watch to support healthy oceans

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

Seafood for Thought will be the fishiest culinary fundraiser in town as Toronto Zoo partners with Seafood Watch, a program of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, to support sustainable oceans.

The goal of the fundraiser is to raise awareness of the importance of buying seafood from sustainable sources to ensure abundant ocean wildlife in the future. According to the Toronto Zoo’s website, nearly 75 percent of the fisheries in the world are either fully fished or over fished.

The event will be held on Thursday, June 20 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in an elegant outdoor setting with seafood prepared by top Toronto chefs including Ted Corrado, Dan Sanders, Lora Kirk, and many more. Each dish will use sustainable sources, those that can exist long-term without compromising species survival or the health of surrounding ecosystems.

There will also be a chocolate fountain and wine pairings. Of course, the evening wouldn’t be complete without wild animal encounters with giant pandas Er Shun and Du Mao.

All proceeds will go toward the Toronto Zoo’s Conservation Fund, which supports projects that protect wildlife and wild species.

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For more information and to order tickets, visit the Zoo’s website