Miami, Florida – November 2, 2016 – In an effort to continuously improve the quality, integrity, and environmental responsibility of our products, we at Sea Delight are proud to announce our new Traceability Policy.
Sea Delight’s Traceability Policy reflects our commitment to improving traceability and transparency in the supply chains we source from as well as throughout the broader seafood industry, and serves to further strengthen the Sustainable Seafood Policy we adopted last year. The Traceability Policy will apply to all seafood that Sea Delight purchases. “This is such an exciting moment for our company,” says Adriana Sanchez, Sustainability Director at Sea Delight. “We are setting an industry-leading precedent among North American seafood distributors by publically committing to work towards best practices in traceability, address critical issues such as legality and social responsibility, and engage our supply chain partners in collaborative and long-lasting improvements.”
The Traceability Policy encompasses commitments to both traceability and social responsibility, and underscores the importance of improving Sea Delight’s business practices to allow for more robust tracking of product information throughout the supply chains that Sea Delight works with. The Traceability Policy builds off Sea Delight’s previous achievements and ongoing collaboration with World Wildlife Fund to incorporate on-the-ground traceability improvements in fishery improvement projects (FIPs), engaging in multi-stakeholder dialogues to improve traceability in seafood, and educating Sea Delight employees, suppliers, and customers about the importance of sustainability and traceability.
Sea Delight is partnered with FishWise, a non-profit sustainable seafood consultancy based in Santa Cruz, CA. “Sea Delight has proven itself as a leader in sustainable seafood,” states William Wall, Distributor Division Director at FishWise. “Their new Traceability Policy represents a significant step forward for the company and raises the bar for seafood distributors everywhere in terms of progressive seafood traceability commitments.”
Over the next year, Sea Delight plans to:
- Improve data collection by building upon work underway with our snapper, grouper, tuna, mahi-mahi, and swordfish supply chains;
- Work to ensure effective implementation of traceability measures in three fishery improvement project (FIP) supply chains that Sea Delight sources from;
- Encourage collaboration within the seafood industry to promote alignment of traceability systems and solutions;
- Track important emerging topics in seafood related to traceability, anti-Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) measures, and social responsibility.
Progress on Sea Delight’s traceability and social responsibility commitments can be followed at http://www.sea-delight.com/traceability.html
About Sea Delight
Sea Delight, LLC was founded in 2006 by Eugenio and Margarita Sanchez, the owners of ADS Seafood, LLC dba Atlantic Fisheries, as an initiative that sought to target the market of high quality frozen and fresh seafood products. Superior products, excellent customer service and our commitment to responsible business practices have grown Sea Delight, LLC, and its sister companies, into market leaders and international conservation specialists in the seafood industry today.
FishWise is a non-profit sustainable seafood consultancy based in Santa Cruz, CA. Uniquely positioned between the seafood industry and marine conservation organizations, FishWise offers a range of services that create trust between seafood vendors and their customers, enabling businesses to sell more sustainable seafood. For more information, please visit www.fishwise.org.