Why is sustainable seafood important?

Today’s oceans do not have unlimited fish stocks and as a result Kroger is taking steps to do our part to require our suppliers to follow sustainable seafood practices. Sustainable seafood practices help ensure the freshest, best-tasting seafood will be available for future generations.

How will I know if an item at the seafood counter is wild-caught or farm-raised?

For all unprocessed seafood in our seafood counters, Kroger labels where the item is coming from and whether it is wild-caught or farm-raised.

Is wild-caught seafood more sustainable than farm-raised? Or vice-versa?

With proper fishery management practices in place, both wild-caught and farm-raised seafood can be harvested in a sustainable manner. We offer a wide variety of sustainable wild-caught and farm-raised seafood in our stores.

What is "aquaculture"?

Aquaculture involves the farming of aquatic species in freshwater or saltwater, including seaweed and shellfish, under controlled conditions. This type of farming can take place in the natural environment, including rivers, lakes and oceans, or in man-made environments, including tanks and enclosures.

What does MSC certified mean?

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) environmental standard for sustainable fishing is the standard that a fishery must meet to become certified. To learn more about the MSC program, visit www.msc.org

What does BAP mean?

The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) standards address environmental and social responsibility, animal welfare, food safety and traceability in a voluntary certification program for aquaculture facilities. To learn more about BAP standards, visit http://www.gaalliance.org/bap/standards.php

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