Our Partners in Sustainability

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The seafood industry is very complex with continuous changes in species 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. These partnerships 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 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.

Euclid Fish is partnered with Sea Pact with the goal of improving seafood sustainability globally

Sea Pact

Sea Pact is an alliance formed between leading, like-minded Seafood Distributors in North America. This unprecedented alliance is a first of its kind in the seafood industry. Sea Pact has a goal of making their seafood industry a more sustainable and eco-friendly one. Sea Pact will improve the sustainability of global seafood by using the collective power of like-minded North American seafood companies to improve the fishing and fish farming systems we procure from.

Sea Pact currently consists of 10 leading seafood distributors across North America:

  1. Euclid Fish Company from Cleveland, Ohio
  2. Albion Farms & Fisheries in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  3. Fortune Fish & Gourmet in Chicago, Illinois
  4. Ipswich Shellfish Group in Boston, Massachusetts
  5. Santa Monica Seafood in Los Angeles, California
  6. Seacore Seafood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  7. Seattle Fish Co. in Denver, Colorado
  8. J.J. McDonnell in Baltimore, Maryland
  9. Stavis Seafood in Boston, Massachusetts
  10. North Atlantic Inc. from Portland, Maine

Sea Pact Guidelines for Supporting Responsible Aquaculture

To be regarded as responsible, aquaculture production must meet or be working through continuous improvement toward meeting a high standard in the following areas:

  • Data Quality
  • Management and impact prevention measures
  • Effluent and habitat Impacts
  • Chemical use and Impacts
  • Feed ingredient sourcing and efficient use
  • Impact of escapes
  • Disease and parasite impacts
  • Source of stock
  • Hatchery standards
  • Predator and wildlife interactions
  • Animal Welfare mortality
  • Social Equity*

*Social Equity: There is no place for labor abuses within seafood supply chains, and Sea Pact recognizes the critical importance of socio-economic sustainability in aquaculture production and trade. Acknowledged guiding frameworks to inform social responsibility are the core ILO Labor Rights, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and the Monterey Framework for Social Responsibility. Sea Pact supports and encourages ongoing efforts to codify social equity in the recognized seafood certifications and ratings.

Sea Pact does not aim to evaluate producers directly, but acknowledges the following certifications and ratings as meeting the majority of the above criteria:

Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) recognized seafood certifications:

  1. Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) 2-star (processing and farm)
  2. Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)
  3. Global Good Agricultural Practices (Global GAP)
  4. Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) Certified Quality Aquaculture (CQA) scheme
  5. Marine Eco-Label (MEL) Japan

Monterey Bay Aquarium SeafoodWatch Green or Yellow rated


Ocean Wise recommended

Alternatively, a farm could be in a publicly-reported Aquaculture Improvement Project (AIP)

Sea Pact members also purchase farmed seafood from smaller or local producers that are either unrated, or red rated at a high level. If the volume of product purchased is less than 0.5% of the member’s total purchases, and the member is satisfied generally that good practices are followed, we regard the risk to be too low for significant concern.

Euclid Fish Company is partnered with the National Fisheries Institute

National Fisheries Institute

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.

Future Leaders Program of National Fisheries Institute

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.

Euclid Fish Company is partnered with the Better Seafood Board

Better Seafood Board

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.

Euclid Fish Company is partnered with FishChoice

Fish Choice

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.

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Frosty Acres Brands

Frosty Acres Brands is a national sales, marketing, and food purchasing cooperative, dedicated to aligning and unifying its members’ sales, marketing, and procurement activities to produce sustainable growth and Member business wealth. Frosty Acres provides high-quality national brands and private brands, such as Restaurant’s Pride®, to its Members. The Frosty Acres cooperative comprises independent food distributors in the U.S., Canada, the Cayman Islands, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, and Bermuda. Members of Frosty Acres consist of broadliners, wholesalers, retailers, C-store distributors, system distributors, and center-of-the-plate specialists.