sustainably sourced

Seafood Sustainability

We’re committed to selling high-quality seafood that’s good for you and good for the planet. Since our goal is to offer you the widest selection of high quality, sustainable seafood, we select partners who share our same values and respect for the environment.

In order to make smart seafood purchasing decisions we have created a standard that follows leading industry practices and certifications such as Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) or Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP). Our program ensures seafood has met strict criteria and has been farmed or fished in an environmentally responsible way.

Now we’re making it easy for you to buy sustainable seafood in our stores.

100% of the seafood sold from our service counters is sustainably and responsibly sourced. In addition, 100% of our Nature’s Promise and Stop & Shop seafood items are sustainably sourced – including frozen shrimp and canned tuna.

We strive to exclusively offer you seafood that is produced through methods that minimize environmental impact and promote positive economic and social growth, ensuring the longevity of the fishery or farm. While there’s still work to be done, significant strides are being made by our suppliers to improve the operation of both wild fisheries and aquaculture operations.

We use our position in the seafood industry to work with our suppliers, producers and colleagues on the issues and opportunities for improvement surrounding global seafood sustainability. Our ultimate goal is to foster industry-wide progress to ensure the availability of tasty, ocean-friendly seafood for years to come.

Aquaculture

Aquaculture is the process of farming in water. Farm-raised products account for nearly half of all seafood produced in the world. As demand for seafood continues to increase, aquaculture will be critical for meeting that demand

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Wild Fisheries

For wild fisheries, the sustainability and environmental impact of commercial fishing operations depend on many factors, including how the fish was caught, the health of the population being fished, and how effectively the fishery is being managed.

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FAQs

Some frequently asked questions about seafood sustainability.

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