Fish & Seafood
We’re committed to responsibly sourcing our ALDI-exclusive brand seafood. Our approach is based on sourcing fish and shellfish products from responsibly managed fisheries and farms that have minimal impacts on the wider marine environment and are committed to human rights and fair labor practices throughout the supply chain.
Many ALDI brand products include information about their production. This includes information about the production method (e.g., wild-caught or farmed) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Catchment Area for wild-caught seafood, or Country of Origin for farmed seafood. Learn more about how we source our seafood in our Seafood Buying Policy.
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an international nonprofit organization that works with scientists, fisheries, industry experts and other nonprofits to end overfishing around the globe by incentivizing sustainable fishing practices.
Better Aquaculture Practice (BAP) is a certifying body that advocates the safe and responsible production of farmed seafood. Focusing on four key areas, environmental, social, food safety and animal health & welfare, they advocate for each step of the aquaculture production chain.
GlobalG.A.P. certification covers key areas of sustainability in aquaculture. With focuses on food safety, animal welfare, environment and traceability throughout all stages of production, producers can provide consumers with reassurance that their seafood is farmed responsibly. In May we joined the Aquaculture Technical Committee of the GlobalG.A.P., which enables us to promote improvements though dialogue with industry members.
Aquaculture Stewardship Council seeks to transform aquaculture to be environmentally and socially responsible using third party auditing and external groups to assess that seafood is being produced as responsibly as possible. Among the strictest in the industry, these standards include hundreds of requirements, such as water quality, responsible sourcing of feed, disease prevention, animal welfare, the fair treatment and pay of workers and maintaining positive relationships with neighboring communities.
We have supported the development and are now piloting the Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard (RFVS). This voluntary standard is a global fishing vessel-based certification program, which enables fishing operations to provide assurance of decent working conditions and operational best practice from catch to shore.
Partnerships and Memberships
The North Atlantic Pelagic Advocacy Group (NAPA) is a collective of retailers and supply chain businesses with a commitment to sourcing sustainable seafood. This collective is using its voice to advocate for long-term, science-based management of Northeast Atlantic pelagic stocks, for prospering oceans and fisheries and business security.
The Seafood Task Force focuses on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (IUU) with the goal to limit social and environmental problems associated with IUU. By leveraging the resources of the group's retail, producer and NGO members, STF aims to drive change through traceability, compliance, accountability and scalability of simple solutions. With 40+ members, the group consists of some of the biggest retailers and producers in the US and Europe.
Global Seafood Alliance is a non-governmental advocacy group that advocates for responsible seafood practices worldwide through education, advocacy and demonstration by working with industry leaders, academia and NGOs to address issues surrounding seafood like environmental and social responsibility, animal health and welfare, and food safety.
The GDST is an international, business-to-business platform established to advance a unified framework for seafood industry stakeholders across different parts of the seafood supply chain and industry experts.
We proudly disclose a list of fisheries supplying our wild-caught seafood, along with information on the fishery management, catch method and environmental impact on the Ocean Disclosure Project website.
ALDI resolves claim regarding “Sustainable” marketing of fresh Atlantic salmon products. Learn More.