For Immediate Release - June 18, 2013
Vancouver, BC, Halifax, NS, and Markham, ON – Today is International Sushi Day - a day popularized on Facebook in 2009 as a day to eat sushi. But this year SeaChoice and Bento Sushi are rolling out much more for International Sushi Day, by encouraging Canadians to make smart sushi choices. After all, if globally we continue to simply just eat “any sushi,” there will be very little seafood left for us to enjoy tomorrow.
Today in Vancouver, at the Save-On-Foods Cambie Street location, SeaChoice and Bento Sushi will be serving ocean-friendly sushi tastings between 12-3pm, with the new 2013 Sushi Guide from SeaChoice. “Consumers can really make a difference towards protecting our oceans. Choosing sustainable sushi products is an easy way to demonstrate support for sustainability and ensure healthy and productive seafood supplies in years ahead,” said Bill Wareham, SeaChoice representative from the David Suzuki Foundation.
As Canada’s largest sushi company, Bento Sushi is committed to keeping the oceans thriving for many years to come so that we can all continue to enjoy a variety of seafood. “Bento Sushi loves sushi as much as Canada does, but we also love the ocean,” said Frank Hennessey, President and CEO Bento Sushi.
Join SeaChoice, Bento Sushi and Save-On-Foods in celebrating International Sushi Day the ocean-friendly way this year. Download the free Seachoice Sushi Guide and stop by the Cambie Street Save-On-Foods between 12-3pm for a tasting if you are in Vancouver. Or drop in to your favourite Save-on-Foods, Urban Fare, or Overwaitea grocer and pick up a sustainable sushi option to go.
Formed in 2006, SeaChoice is a national program that provides science-based sustainability assessments of seafood and helps Canadian businesses and consumers make sustainable seafood choices. SeaChoice is a joint initiative of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, David Suzuki Foundation, Ecology Action Centre, Living Oceans Society and Sierra Club of BC. Working in collaboration with the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s acclaimed Seafood Watch program, SeaChoice undertakes science-based assessments, provides informative resources for consumers, and supports businesses through collaborative partnerships.
Since 1996, Bento Sushi is Canada’s largest sushi provider. With over 1200 highly trained sushi chefs and more than 14 million sushi portions served each year, Bento Sushi is committed to providing Canada with the best tasting and highest quality sushi.
For More Information:
Lana Gunnlaugson, National SeaChoice Manager 778-833-2954
Erica Gale- Bento VP Marketing and Quality Assurance 905-513-3875