Beaver Street Fisheries, Inc. (BSF) and Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) announced a plan for a partnership dedicated to ensuring the environmentally and socially responsible and sustainable sourcing of seafood.
SFP is dedicated to helping businesses source seafood responsibly and works with major seafood buyers across the world. The partnership with BSF will involve comprehensive assessments of the sustainability of all seafood sources along with the creation of improvement projects to enhance environmental performance. The ambition is to ensure that all seafood sources for BSF originate from approved, certified sources or from fisheries and farms engaged in improvement projects. Beaver Street Fisheries™ is a leading importer, manufacturer and distributor of quality frozen seafood products from the USA and around the world. For more than 65 years, the Jacksonville-based company has provided premium products to the food-service industry and retail market. The company’s flagship brand, Sea Best®, is sold in retailers nationwide. Announcing the partnership, Casey Marion, Director of Sustainability Initiatives & Quality Management Systems said, “After having participated with the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership in some responsible fishing and sustainability forums we feel quite comfortable and confident that this is a solid partnership that will continue to improve BSF’s commitment to responsible and ethical sourcing at the highest level.” Bryan Szeliga of Sustainable Fisheries Partnership commented, “SFP is excited to collaborate with Beaver Street Fisheries on reaching their sustainability and responsible sourcing goals. By doing so, we hope to increase the number of industry led improvement projects.”