Sea Delight LLC a leader in the industry providing the finest seafood products from responsible fisheries and traceable sources across the globe, has partnered with FishWise, a leader in sustainable seafood consultancy, to create a public sustainable seafood policy.
The policy formalizes a framework to support better fishing practices that Sea Delight has engaged in for years.
“It’s a natural progression for Sea Delight to now have a public sustainability policy to continue to build and expand our sustainable seafood efforts and attain measurable goals,” says Sea Delight’s Sustainability Coordinator, Adriana Sanchez-Lindsay.
Sea Delight’s public sustainability policy details seafood sourcing, product sustainability assessment, fishery improvement projects, industry reform, education, and partnerships.
“Sea Delight is one of the first seafood distributors in the U.S. to publicly set out clear and measurable sustainability goals,” says FishWise Executive Director Tobias Aguirre.
“This includes increasing sourcing from fishery improvement projects — multi-stakeholder efforts to address environmental challenges in a fishery. It also directs Sea Delight’s suppliers to actively participate in these projects and implement procedures,”Aguirre added.
Sea Delight's customers range from worldwide retail wholesalers and supermarket giants to food service distributors and international restaurant chains.
Highlights of the policy include:
• Sea Delight recognizes the role that seafood distributors play in contributing positively toward seafood sustainability and preferentially sources its seafood utilizing sustainability ratings and eco-certifications.
Sea Delight provides high quality fresh seafood.
• Accurate data collection and reporting help Sea Delight maintain the quality of its products which benefits the entire supply chain through information sharing. Sea Delight has pledged to create a company traceability policy to strengthen transparency and ensure accountability by the end of 2015.
• Sea Delight is committed to supporting and improving its source fisheries by creating and assisting various fishery improvement projects and has deepened this commitment by funding seafood sustainability projects through the non-profit, the Sea Delight Ocean Fund.