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Farmed Seafood

Farmed Seafood

This is the managed culture of fish and seafood for human consumption.

In 2013 more seafood came from aquaculture sources than from wild capture. Our range of farmed seafood includes more than 10 species ranging from salmon and warm water prawns to artic char and halibut.

All of our farmed products come from independently assessed and certified farms, hatcheries and feed mills.

Instead of third party logos we put our responsibly farmed logos onto our seafood products.

Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative

To reduce the duplication of certificates needed by our suppliers in 2013 we joined Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI)

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This is a partnership of International retailers, processors, feed companies and farmers who have developed a benchmarking tool using the Food & Agriculture Organisation Fisheries and Aquaculture Codes of Conduct against which seafood certification schemes can be assessed.

International Fishmeal & Fish Oil Organisation

When assessing farmed seafood we also look at the ingredients used to make the aqua feed whether of marine origin or terrestrial.

As well as farms and hatcheries being certified we also aim to have all of the marine ingredient processing plants certified to the International Fishmeal & Fish Oil Organisation (IFFO) standard which means that we know the fisheries which their source material is coming from.

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Third party certification ensures that we adopt the same standards consistently throughout our supply chains.

All of the schemes that we recognise adopt multi-stakeholder participation in their standard development and we grasp this opportunity to inform their development having been vice-chair of the GlobalG.A.P Aquaculture Technical Committee and members of the Aquaculture Stewardship Council marine ingredients working group and IFFO standard technical committee.

Responsibility in farmed supply chains means that we have to understand the links involved within them.

For farmed prawns the supply chains may be 14 or 15 stages long, but recent media coverage of issues on fishing boats who provide marine ingredients to their feed mills has demonstrated that weneed to act collaboratively to be able to influence and bringmeaningful change.

An example of this collaboration is the Shrimp Sustainable Supply Chain Task Force which was formed in July 2014.

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This group is a multi-stakeholder alliance which aims to tackle forced labour and human trafficking in Thailand’s seafood supply chain and we have been one of the core group steering this task force since its inception.