Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
If you would like to send us an article, contact Margaret Stacey
   


Ocean Brands is committed to responsibly sourcing its Ocean's and Gold Seal tuna products from sustainable fisheries.

Ocean Brands Announces Major Steps in Responsible Seafood Sourcing

  (CANADA, 5/23/2016)

Ocean Brands, a leading seafood company in Canada, has announced a major step forward in its commitment to environmental stewardship and a strengthening of its commitment that all products are manufactured with high ethical standards. Canned tuna and salmon product lines will be getting a major overhaul starting later this year.

Ocean Brands has committed that by the end of 2017, all Ocean's brand light and value added products will be sourced from Free Swimming (purse seines fishing fish aggregating device (FAD)-free) or Pole and Line caught tuna.

Gold Seal brand salmon, light tuna and sardines.

“As we strive to be a leading supplier of products that are responsibly caught and produced in a socially responsible way, Ocean’s is proud to take another important step to complete our vision of only offering our customers tuna products that are caught in ways that minimize impacts on our oceans, “ said Aidan Hughes, President of Ocean Brands. “This is a natural progression from the steps we’ve already taken to offer our customers more sustainable options.”

Ocean's Pole&Line light tuna.

In early 2012, Ocean Brands became a founding member of the International Pole and Line Foundation and were the first national brand to introduce Pole and Line caught tuna to the Canadian market. Since then, the company has been working on ways to reduce by-catch in all fisheries sourced from. Since 2013, all Ocean’s brand flavoured tuna products were produced with Free Swimming caught fish (FAD free) and since 2015 Ocean's brand Albacore products were sourced from either circle hook or Pole and Line fisheries.

The company is also announcing its commitment to source and label (effective 2016 season) all Ocean's Sockeye salmon from MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) approved sources.

To ensure all products are manufactured with high ethical standards, all suppliers have signed Ocean Brands’ Supplier Code of Conduct. To ensure the Supplier Code of Conduct is met, the company has retained SAI Global to perform independent audits of all suppliers.

Ocean Brands expects these independent audits to be completed in the fall of 2016.

Ocean's mussels and tuna salad.

“Ensuring human and labour rights are upheld is key to any sustainability commitment, and all of our suppliers share in our goal of providing a safe and positive work environment", added Hughes. “We are pleased to make these major changes to our sourcing and procurement policies to be a leader in bringing responsibly caught and ethically produced seafood to our Canadian customers.”

Ready to eat dolphin-safe tuna varieties are paired with crackers for a light meal or snack on the go.

About Ocean Brands

Ocean Brands was formed under the Jim Pattison Group of Companies in 2011 with the focus of bringing the best and most innovative foods to Canadian consumers from around the world.

Ocean Brands has two canned seafood brands: Ocean’s and Gold Seal and in 2013 Ocean Brands had a new area of growth with the release of non-seafood items via its new Ocean’s World Cuisine Brand.

Ocean's is a leading seafood brand in Canada, internationally known for its leadership in product innovation, quality management and sustainability. It offers consumers a wide selection of the highest quality seafood available. Ocean's continues to add value to the seafood marketplace with its unique products such as its SnacKit, FAD Free Flavoured Tuna, Pole&Line Tuna and Salads.

In 2014, Ocean Brands acquired the Gold Seal seafood brand, strengthening its market share in the seafood category. Gold Seal products can be used in various fast and easy recipes, perfect for people with busy schedules.

Ocean’s World Cuisine was born to bring the best and most innovative foods to Canadian consumers from a variety of international cultures. The first product line launched under this brand were Italian Pasta Sauces that are authentically produced in small batches from the heart of Italy.

Source: Ocean Brands

Related News

 

[email protected]
www.fis.com


Information of the company:
Address: Suite 100 - 3600 Lysander Lane
City: Richmond
State/ZIP: British Columbia (V7B 1C3)
Country: Canada
Phone: +1 604-242-0030
Fax: +1 604-242-0029
E-Mail: [email protected]
More about:


Location:

View Larger Map


Approval / Accreditation / Certified / Oversight by...
Dolphin Safe  HACCP  MSC/Marine Stewardship Council  USDA/USDC & FDA 



 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE ARTICLES
Breakthrough for Pet Health and Sustainability
Regal King Salmon from New Zealand Launches Wood Roasted Salmon in U.S.
Mary Kay Inc. Expands Partnership with The Nature Conservancy to Protect Waterways Across the Globe
NaturalShrimp, Inc.: La Coste, Texas Construction Update
Einhamar Seafood to Install the FleXicut System
StarKist® 'Heats Up' With New StarKist Creations Microwavables®
Specialists in Fish and Seafood Packaging
Blockchain Technologies in the Seafood Industry can Reduce Fish Loss and IUU Fishing
Wild Planet: Plenty of Fish in the Sea But Species Matters
Brixham Trawler Agents Celebrates First Birthday of the KOSMOS Auction System
From Farm to Fork – How Can Fish Slaughter Become More Humane?
Smurfit Kappa Replaces EPS Frozen Food Packaging with Sustainable Paper-based Alternative
BioMar and Bio Feeder Announce Environmentally Friendly Boat
Albertsons Own Brands Celebrates Sustainability Milestone
Certified Seafood Collaborative Takes Ownership of RFM Certification Program
BioMar Scales Up RAS and Fry Feed Production in Denmark
Give Your Products the Best Possible Presentation
Japan’s First ASC Certified Coho Salmon Enters Retail and E-Commerce Market
Cepac’s IP Registered Chiller Pack Makes Waves in the Aquaculture Market
SeaAhead and New England Aquarium Announce Launch of BlueSwell Incubator Program
More Articles...

Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Fishrot: as the legal process progresses some events occur
Namibia Firms deny getting Fishrot millions INVESTMENT firms Pointbreak Wealth Management and IJG Securities say they were not beneficiaries of transactions made by two Fishrot-linked firms. The Namibia...
The US supported Ecuador and denounced China's huge fleet of predatory fishing boats on the Galapagos Island
Ecuador Secretary of State Mike Pompeo alerted to the boats around the Marine Reserve. The Xi Jinping regime "routinely violates the sovereign rights and jurisdiction of coastal states," he charged....
Three companies of the owner of the RFC will build 10 crab catchers by 2025
Russia Fed. Vladivostok (INTERFAX) - Gleb Frank's Atlantic Crab, Kamchatka Crab and Pacific Crab, which have been registered at the free port of Vladivostok, intend to build 10 new crab catchers under the quota p...
Vietnam - European Union Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) has been operational since August 1st
Viet Nam The approval of EVFTA, along with the support measures, is considered to create great competitive advantages for Vietnam's exported seafood products, including tuna and surimi compared to other compet...
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation - Headquarters
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation - Wartsila Group Headquarters
ITOCHU Corporation - Headquarters
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
AquaChile S.A. - Group Headquarters
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods, Inc
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Brim ehf (formerly HB Grandi Ltd) - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Mowi ASA (formerly Marine Harvest ASA) - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation - Headquarters
Cooke Inc. - Group Headquarters
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart | Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) - Headquarters
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2020 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER