See-through seafood: transparency project gains momentum

The Fish Site –

Transparency will be the norm says the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), which recently announced that Walmart had joined its Ocean Disclosure Project (ODP) alongside UK retailers Asda, Co-op Food, and Morrisons, UK seafood supplier Joseph Robertson and French food service company Davigel. Aquaculture feed manufacturers Biomar, Cargill/EWOS, and Skretting have also joined the project.

SFP started the ODP in 2015 to provide a valuable information resource for responsible investors, seafood consumers, and others interested in sustainable seafood.

The data on the ODP’s website includes locations where the wild seafood they source is caught, as well as related gear types, fisheries management information, environmental impacts, certifications, and fishery improvement projects.

ODP members have also recently agreed to make public on their online profile new corporate information covering whether they have a public seafood sourcing policy or commitment, its scope and any specific objectives or time-bound targets set by the company. They will also include reported progress toward those objectives.

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