Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) is pleased to announce that Scottish seafood supplier Joseph Robertson has agreed to participate for a third year in the Ocean Disclosure Project (ODP).
In 2016, Joseph Robertson became the first UK seafood supplier to voluntarily disclose its seafood sourcing information through the ODP. Since then, the supplier has published an ODP profile on an annual basis. The profile includes a list of the fisheries used within the company’s seafood department to source wild seafood, along with information on management, catch method, environmental impacts, certifications, and participation in fishery improvement projects.
Joseph Robertson is the first participant to update its sourcing profile in 2018. Other ODP participants expect to update their profiles over the course of 2018.
“We are delighted to see the positive impact that our seafood sourcing has had throughout the last three years. Working in collaboration with our suppliers and customers has been key to achieving the progress which we’ve reported through the ODP for the 2018 update,” said Alma Bonilla, Compliance Manager on the Technical Team at Joseph Robertson.
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, 13 companies from North America and Europe have participated, ranging from retailers to suppliers and aquaculture feed manufacturers.
Other ODP participants include UK retailers Asda, Co-op Food, and Morrisons, along with French food service company Davigel, and aquaculture feed manufacturers Biomar, Cargill/EWOS, and Skretting. In North America, US retailers Publix Supermarkets, Walmart, and Giant Eagle, and seafood supplier North Atlantic Inc. are also participants, while Albion Farms & Fisheries became the first Canadian participant in 2018.
Joseph Robertson’s full profile can be seen here.