Taking sustainability seriously

Oceanic Seafoods is focused on the importance of conservation of marine stocks and maintaining a natural balance in the ocean environment. We have recognised the problems facing the industry and consistently look to advise our customers of the importance of sustainability and where possible to source product from farmed or sustainable quota.

We take our responsibility to sustainable fishing practices very seriously

We take the issue of sustainability very seriously and across all aspects of our business, both internationally and here in the UK. The key aspects of our sustainability policy are outlined below:

Purchasing policy

  • We promote line-caught fishing for its selection of mature fish and minimal by-catch
  • We actively promote the avoidance of the use of species from the 36 most heavily depleted stocks on the MSC register
  • We have full traceability back to vessels with evidence that their catch falls within quota
  • We recognise the work of the Marine Conservation Society and the Marine Stewardship Council. Oceanic and a number of our processing facilities are accredited by the MSC where certification is available
  • Oceanic Seafoods Limited is an MSC approved company
  • Oceanic Seafoods is a member of the Sustainable Seafood Coalition. We are working with like-minded businesses towards a sustainable future for fish. Find out more at sustainableseafoodcoalition.org

Company policy

The Directors of Oceanic Seafoods Limited are bound by its sustainability policies and resolve to ensure that they are key to all aspects of our operation.

  • We will target only approved seafood processing facilities for all our processing and re-packing
  • We use only approved cold storage facilities and temperature controlled distribution via hauliers and shipping lines
  • We are committed to developing the Marine Stewardship Council chain of custody scope focusing on responsible sustainable purchases of seafood
  • We are committed to the continued development of our quality management system and our company employees
  • Controlled expansion of Oceanic Seafoods Ltd here at Riverway House and in strategic locations globally

Ethical policy

In keeping with our customers requirements and in recognition of the fact that seafood is a globally sourced commodity, Oceanic Seafoods has striven to ensure that the working practices of our suppliers processing facilities, meet the basic requirements of the International Labour Organisation which are:

  • Employment is freely chosen
  • Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining
  • Working conditions are safe and hygienic
  • Child labour shall not be used
  • Living wages are paid
  • Working hours are not excessive
  • No discrimination is practiced
  • Regular employment is provided
  • No harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed