Who to work with

The certification and ratings landscape can seem confusing. We all need help understanding the value of these tools and how they complement each other. The examples below are some of the most trusted partners working together to move the world along the path toward environmental sustainability and social responsibility. 

Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program helps consumers and businesses choose seafood that’s fished or farmed in ways that support a healthy ocean– now and for future generations. Their recommendations indicate which seafood items are Best Choices or Good Alternatives, and which ones you should Avoid.

Aquaculture Stewardship Council

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council is an independent, international non-profit organization that manages the world’s leading certification and labelling program for responsible aquaculture.

Best Aquaculture Practices

BAP certifies farms in each step in the production chain-Hatcheries, Farms, Feed, and Processing. Their standards are built on the four pillars of sustainability: food safety, environmental, social welfare, animal health, and welfare.

Global Aquaculture Alliance

At the Global Aquaculture Alliance, their mission is to promote responsible aquaculture practices through education, advocacy, and demonstration. For over 20 years, they have demonstrated their commitment to feeding the world through responsible and sustainable aquaculture.

IBM Food Trust

Food Trust is the only network of its kind to connect participants across the food supply through a permissioned, permanent, and shared record of food system data.

Fair Trade U.S.A. Seafood

Fair Trade Seafood administers the only wild and farmed seafood certification label that covers fundamental human rights and workplace safety and provides a direct economic benefit to producers and their families in the form of a guaranteed premium for community development.