The seafood industry is very complex with continuous changes in specie stock, catch methods and market compositions. Luckily, there are several organizations that are the lighthouse for answering these questions, allowing us to give the proper answers to your questions. We believe our partnership with the industry sustainability leaders give us clear, proactive solutions to pass on and enact with our valued client. To name a few of our trusted resources, Ocean Trust, Marine Stewardship Council and NOAA Fish Watch communicate concise information related to healthy marketable stocks. These bodies help us remain responsive to the ever changing regulatory environment and assure that our future fish stocks will be available for years to come! Euclid Fish has also partnered with the following industry organizations in order to provide quality food solutions and source the very best in sustainable, wild, farmed and natural seafood selections.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program helps consumers and businesses choose seafood that is fished or farmed in ways that protect sea life and habitats, now and for future generations. Their recommendations suggest which seafood items are “Best Choices,” “Good Alternatives,” and what seafood to “Avoid.”
It is our goal to help Seafood Watch raise public awareness about sustainable issues through consumer guides, customer education, and proper ratings displayed on all seafood in house.
Euclid Fish Company was a charter member of National Fisheries Institute. The NFI is a non-profit organization dedicated to education about seafood safety, sustainability, and nutrition. NFI promotes the US Dietary Guidelines that suggest Americans include fish and shellfish in their diets twice per week for longer, healthier lives.
NFI and its members are committed to sustainable management of our oceans and being stewards of our environment by endorsing the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Fisheries. Our investment in our oceans today will provide our children and future generations the health benefits of a plentiful supply of fish and seafood tomorrow.
From responsible aquaculture, to a marketplace supporting free trade, to ensuring the media and consumers have the facts about the health benefits of fish and shellfish, NFI and its members support and promote sound public policy based on ground truth science.
The Future Leaders program is a unique hands-on program for industry professionals who are rising in their companies. No other setting combines this kind of in-depth exposure to such a diversity of issues along with the opportunity to network and learn with a small group of industry peers representing the leaders of today and tomorrow. Each session is designed to enhance knowledge and leadership skills in the areas of government relations, production, sales, marketing and the industry in general, all while traveling to multiple locations. Some include production facilities, farm tours, processing plants, culinary events and a day on the hill in Washington, D.C. Euclid Fish was honored to send three team members through the program.
The Better Seafood Board (BSB) was formed in 2007 to support the commitment of National Fishery Institute members to abide by industry principles of economic integrity by not selling seafood that is short in weight or count, that has the wrong name, or that has been transshipped from one country to another to circumvent duties and tariffs. Euclid Fish is proud to currently have two team members involved with the Better Seafood Board.
Through collaboration with environmental non-profit organizations and seafood industry leaders, FishChoice creates tools and relationships to make commercial procurement of sustainable seafood products easier and to expand the outreach and effectiveness of the sustainable seafood movement.FishChoice is an online, sustainable seafood sourcing tool that connects retail, restaurant, and institutional seafood buyers to suppliers of sustainable seafood products. They also helps sustainable aquaculture operations and wild fisheries that utilize environmentally responsible fishing methods find markets for their products.
This group is unique in that it both aggregates several sustainable seafood ratings and certification programs and it provides the seafood supply chain with a directory of products with up-to-date sustainability ratings and certification information.
Ocean Trust is an award-winning ocean conservation foundation building science, conservation and industry partnerships for the sustainability of the oceans. This program conducts fisheries status of stock reviews and sustainability assessments on seafood products, provides solutions for long-term sustainable use of the oceans, and is principal host of the Science & Sustainability Forum with the American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists. Ocean Trust has a solid track record in building fishery, wildlife and marine conservation partnerships across diverse interests in the public and private sector achieving many significant milestones and receiving six national awards for its work.
Seafood Choices Alliance is an international program that provides leadership and creates opportunities for change across the seafood industry and ocean conservation community. Founded in the United States in 2001, Seafood Choices helps the seafood industry— from fishermen and fish farmers to processors, distributors, retailers, restaurants, and food service providers —to make the seafood marketplace environmentally, economically and socially sustainable. We're about synergies and identifying creative solutions to long-held challenges. By building relationships and stimulating dialogue, Seafood Choices is encouraging and challenging all sectors of the seafood industry along the road toward sustainability.
The American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF), a professional, organization for chefs and cooks, was founded in 1929 in New York City by three chefs’ organizations: the Société Culinaire Philanthropique, the Vatel Club and the Chefs de Cuisine Association of America. Since our inception, little has changed in our principal goals. We are an organization based on promoting the professional image of American chefs worldwide through education of culinarians at all levels.
Chefs Collaborative is a national chef network committed to improving sustainability in our food system through information, education, and collaboration with the broader food community. By joining Chefs Collaborative, we are expanding our network and connecting with hundreds of like-minded chefs and culinary professionals. As a team, we are working to fix our broken food system by engaging chefs in a network that inspires and educates them to change how they source, cook, and serve food.