The collective efforts within the seafood industry work towards a world of sustainably sourced seafood and the protection of our marine ecosystems that is imperative to safeguarding our shared oceans' health. Partnering with credible institutions is important to understand how seafood producers are meeting the expected practice of sustainability world wide. Tradex Foods is committed to maintaining relationships with several industry associations. We remain focused on our core competencies and partner with organizations who offer complementary skills and expertise.
With continued collaboration – we are confident our industry will succeed.
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) fishery certification program and seafood ecolabel recognize and reward sustainable fishing. The MSC operates a global seafood certification program where wild capture fisheries can become certified as sustainable to the MSC standards for sustainable fishing and suppliers can receive chain of custody certification for seafood traceability standards. Over 90% of our SINBAD, SINBAD Gold, and SINBAD Platinum line uses MSC Certified Raw Materials.
Ocean Wise is a global conservation organization that aims to tackle issues such as overfishing, climate change, pollution, and urban development. Its Ocean Wise sustainable seafood program helps to ensure that ocean life will be abundant for generations to come. Tradex Foods has been and Ocean Wise Partner since 2010 along side now up to 700+ Ocean Wise Partners.
FishChoice is an environmental nonprofit founded in 2008 that is dedicated to helping businesses advance their seafood sustainability efforts on their own. FishChoice creates tools and provides resources that make it easier for businesses to buy and sell sustainable seafood. Tradex Foods has been a FishChoice member and supporter since the beginning.
Ocean Disclosure Project (ODP) is a global platform for voluntary disclosure of seafood sourcing. The ODP is dedicated to increasing transparency in seafood supply chains by encouraging seafood-buying companies to publicly report on the seafood they source. Out of the 282 Fisheries that we disclosed that we source from - 266 fisheries are either in a Certified Fishery, a Fishery in an FIP (Fishery Improvement Project), or a Well Managed Fishery. This equates to about 94% sustainable sourcing for everything we sell.
FAO-Based RFM is a FAO-Based Responsible Fisheries Management Certification for Alaska Fisheries. A new and alternative 3rd party certification that meets the highest standards required in the marketplace. It was created for customers NOT interested in eco-labels but simply want to demonstrate they source from legal and responsibly managed fisheries.
The Fisheries Council of Canada is the voice of Canada's fish and seafood industry. The Council is a non-profit organization of like-minded fisheries and seafood associations and enterprises that support shared - fundamental principles. FCC strives to develop an economically sound, market-driven and competitively-structured industry that provides opportunities for future generations.