Seafood suppliers create new sustainability group
A collection of North American seafood suppliers have created a new coalition designed to promote sustainable seafood.
The coalition, called Sea Pact, is made up of member companies Albion Fisheries, Fortune Fish & Gourmet, Ipswich Shellfish Group, Santa Monica Seafood, Seacore Seafood and Seattle Fish Co.
The coalition will pool resources to promote fisheries and aquaculture improvements, in an effort to support more environmentally-friendly fishing and seafood farming.
“Santa Monica Seafood realized that to be able to support the improvement of fishing and aquaculture practices around the world we could not rely on the efforts of our company alone, and that we would need support from other like-minded companies in the seafood industry to help create the scale necessary for meaningful improvements to be realized,” said Logan Kock, VP of strategic purchasing and responsible sourcing at Santa Monica Seafood.
“I am positive that together, our geographically diverse international membership, can create an industry driven difference to the fishing and aquaculture practices and systems that we source from,” said Guy Dean, CSO at Albion Fisheries.
The coalition will collaborate with nonprofit group FishWise on future projects.
“FishWise commends the founding members of Sea Pact for their leadership and for exemplifying that players of any stage within the supply chain have the ability to contribute to a more sustainable future,” said Meghan Frolli, Project Director at FishWise.