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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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