We’re committed to the principles of responsibility and sustainability in the sourcing of our ALDI exclusive-brand seafood. Our approach is based on continuous improvement of fisheries and farms, and we aim to buy all our fish and shellfish products from responsibly-managed fisheries and farms that have minimal impacts on the wider marine environment.
Industry organizations have developed systems for rating seafood species and fisheries based on sustainability criteria, including: Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Certification for wild-caught and Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification for farmed fish and seafood. MSC and BAP seals can be found on over half of our frozen and canned seafood products and we’re always looking to source more sustainable seafood options. Learn more about how we source seafood in our Seafood Buying Policy.
In 2012, we partnered with the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) to help us evaluate our seafood sourcing. SFP is a leading non-governmental organization in the field of sustainable seafood and acts as our independent adviser to inform our Seafood Buying Policy and improve the sustainability of our exclusive-brand seafood products.
Information about the sources of our seafood products can be found on the product labeling. Labels include information about the production method (e.g., wild-caught or farmed) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Catchment Area (for wild-caught seafood) or Country of Origin (for farmed fish).