Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) is pleased to announce that Florida-based frozen seafood importer, manufacturer, and distributor, Beaver Street Fisheries has become a participant in the Ocean Disclosure Project (ODP).
Beaver Street Fisheries has voluntarily published a disclosure containing a list of wild-caught and farmed species sourced and sold in its fresh and frozen lines in 2018. Beaver Street Fisheries is only the second company to disclose farmed seafood sourcing in North America through the ODP’s annual reporting process.
“Beaver Street Fisheries has been a long-standing partner of SFP and is engaged in almost all of our Supply Chain Roundtables. Joining the Ocean Disclosure Project is another great indicator of their commitment to seafood sustainability and is a great addition to their sustainability portfolio,” said Katie Mihalik, Buyer Engagement Program Manager at SFP.
SFP started the ODP in 2015 to provide a valuable information resource for responsible investors, seafood consumers, and others interested in sustainable seafood. To date, 26 other companies in Europe, North America and Australia have participated. Other ODP participants have included North American suppliers High Liner Foods and Tradex Foods.
Casey Marion, Director of Sustainability Initiatives and Quality Management Systems at Beaver Street said, “In a world where we are competing over natural resources, transparency and industry collaboration are key ingredients to sustainable seafood, and we appreciate the work that SFP has done to develop Ocean Disclosure Project (ODP), and see this as a great platform to demonstrate our commitment to sustainability. Now more than ever, the future of our industry depends on what we do today to ensure the fisheries and the communities that support them are here for future generations.”
Beaver Street’s full profile can be viewed here.
About the Ocean Disclosure Project:
Established in 2015 by Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, the Ocean Disclosure Project (ODP) is a global platform for voluntary disclosure of seafood sourcing. The ODP is dedicated to increasing transparency in seafood supply chains by encouraging seafood-buying companies to publicly report on the seafood they source. The ODP provides a common template through which companies can report the fisheries and fish farms they source from, alongside information on the provenance, stock status and management, and environmental impact (including impacts on protected, endangered, and threatened species, bycatch, and benthic habitats, marine inputs for fish feed, and farming impacts on wild species and water quality) of these sources. This information is used to create annual profiles reflecting the company’s sourcing from the previous year, which are then published on the ODP website. Visit us at www.oceandisclosureproject.org.
About Beaver Street Fisheries:
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 60 years, we have provided quality products to the foodservice industry and more recently to the retail market.
BSF built its reputation as a quality distributor for the foodservice industry. This established success opened opportunity for our company to expand into the retail market and quickly become a key player in the category. Building off the customs and values of our company’s core, in 1979 the Sea Best® retail brand was established. This brand reflects Beaver Street Fisheries’ decades-long experience in the industry and continual goal of providing the highest quality frozen seafood and offering consumers new options at a great value.
Today, we are recognized as one of the leaders in the seafood industry and provide our customers with one of the largest seafood offerings available in the United States.