Sea Pact

United for a Sustainable Future

Sea Pact logoSea Pact is an alliance of nine of the 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 & eco-friendly one.

Sea Pact strives to advance environmentally sustainable fisheries and aquaculture practices and provide the building blocks for a long term and sustainable seafood industry. To accomplish this, Sea Pact has pledged to financially contribute to selected projects that are aligned with Sea Pact’s mission. The Sea Pact Advisory Committee will biannually select projects for funding.

We agree as Sea Pact to collectively: 

  1. Support a model of continuous improvement for fisheries and aquaculture farms. 
  2. Engage our peers and our supply chain in discussion and action around continuous improvement.
  3. Publically state our goals for reaching more responsible seafood supply and monitor and measure our progress towards our goal.
  4. Support each other’s efforts to educate our individual staff, customers and supply chain about our responsible seafood initiatives. 
  5. Utilize our collective purchasing power in a pre-competitive nature to engage in improvement efforts.
  6. Financially contribute to continuous improvement of those fisheries and fish farming systems we procure from that meet our Project Selection Criteria.
  7. Consider the impact on communities when making sourcing decisions.
  8. Engage in and support policy and management reform that leads to positive environmental outcomes in fisheries and aquaculture management.

Founding Members

Sea Pact currently consists of nine like-mindeded seafood distributors across North America. For the companies listed on FishChoice, please click on their logo to view their profile and product listings. 

Albion Fisheries Fortune Fish and Gourmet Ipswich Shellfish Co
Santa Monica Seafood Seacore Seafood Inc. logo Seattle Fish Co logo

 

New Members

A.C. Coverts Fortune Fish and Gourmet Ipswich Shellfish Co

 

Advisors

Sea Pact works as an independent organization but works with and takes advise on a regular basis from the following organizations:

 FishWise

FishWise is nonprofit 501(c)(3) sustainable seafood consultancy that promotes the health and recovery of ocean ecosystems through environmentally responsible business practices. By combining credible science, conservation strategies, the innovation of seafood businesses, and the power of informed consumers, FishWise believes that we can chart a new course for the seafood industry, resulting in strong financial and environmental performance. FishWise has more than ten years of experience working with clients that range from independent retailers, distributors, and producers, to some of the largest seafood businesses in North America. Each in the supply chain has an important role to play, from the companies around the world that farm and catch fish, to the retailers and distributors that possess the purchasing power to make the improvements necessary to protect our ocean resources long into the future. 

Sustainable Fisheries Partnership

The mission of Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) is to engage and catalyze global seafood supply chains in rebuilding depleted fish stocks and reducing the environmental impacts of fishing and fish farming. SFP improves access to information to guide responsible seafood sourcing, and enhances the ability of seafood companies and partners to influence policies and management practices to improve fisheries. SFP works to improve fisheries through Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs) and Aquaculture Improvement Projects (AIPs). A FIP or AIP is a collaboration between relevant stakeholders to influence policies and management practices and improve the sustainability of fishing and fish farming operations.The organization's registered name is Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Foundation. SFP is a nonprofit organization based in the US under Internal Revenue Service Section 501(c)(3). 

New Venture Fund


Sea Pact is a project of the New Venture Fund (NVF). NVF is a 501(c)(3) public charity incubating and operating innovative public-interest projects over a range of issues including conservation, education and global heath. 

 

Projects

Sea Pact strives to advance environmentally sustainable fisheries and aquaculture practices and provide the building blocks for a long term and sustainable seafood industry. To accomplish this, Sea Pact has pledged to financially contribute to selected projects that are aligned with Sea Pact’s mission. The Sea Pact Advisory Committee will biannually select projects for funding. To learn more, click here

Connect

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