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NEW ENVIRONMENTAL FISHERIES COLLABORATION

New environmental fisheries collaboration – The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has announced a new collaboration between the Ocean Disclosure Project (ODP) and environmental non-profit FishChoice.

FishChoice has welcomed the ODP as its newest Sustainable Seafood Affiliate. The new relationship, announced during the Target 75 Forum event in Miami, Florida, will take the form of collaborative data sharing and a new program that will enable eligible companies that participate in FishChoice’s supplier member program to become ODP Participants.

Since 2009, FishChoice has worked with more than 600 seafood suppliers to publicly share company information, including product sources and sustainable seafood ratings and certifications through an online platform that includes dedicated business profiles and product pages for each species sold, giving seafood buyers instant access to up-to-date product sustainability information.

Under the new collaborative effort, eligible seafood suppliers listing their full source list for wild-caught seafood through FishChoice’s supplier membership program will be recognized by the ODP, and their supplier page will be linked from the ODP homepage.

FishChoice supplier members North Atlantic Inc., Albion Farms & Fisheries, and Tradex Foods have already elected to produce full ODP disclosures, publishing their first ODP profiles in 2017 and 2018. Their FishChoice supplier pages can also be reached from their ODP profiles.

“We are very happy to be collaborating with FishChoice on the Ocean Disclosure Project, to help one another work with the seafood industry to deliver more sustainable seafood production,” said Tania Woodcock, ODP Project Manager. “Companies that report their full list of wild-caught seafood products into FishChoice’s supplier directory meet with the ODP’s requirements for transparency in seafood sourcing.”

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