Why is this Important?
What Makes Hissho Seafood Different?
Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Certified
BAP is the world’s only aquaculture certification program that covers the entire production chain in terms of sustainability, including environmental, social, food safety and animal health and welfare.
The Global Seafood Alliance is an international, nonprofit trade association dedicated to advancing responsible seafood practices through education, advocacy and third-party assurances. As part of GSA, BAP ensures aquaculture is done responsibly through its third-party certification program.
All of Hissho’s farmed seafood meets a BAP 4-star certification, which means that the entire system—from feed mill to hatchery...farm to processing plant—complies with BAP’s standards.
Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Certified
The Marine Stewardship Council is an international nonprofit whose mission is to end overfishing and ensure seafood is caught sustainably.
They are the world’s leading certification program for sustainable wild-caught seafood. Fisheries are evaluated by an independent third party against the MSC Fisheries Standard for healthy fish populations and ecosystem.
Working with scientists, fisheries, industry experts, and other nonprofits, the MSC’s goal is to improve the way our ocean is fished through the MSC Fisheries Standard and Chain of Custody Standard. The MSC program incentivizes sustainable fishing practices globally.
Through the use of the MSC blue fish label, the MSC makes it easy for everyone to identify and choose certified sustainable, wild-caught seafood.
Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program
The seafood watch is a program of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to assess the impact on marine and freshwater ecosystems to fisheries (wild-caught) and aquaculture (farming) operations.
When you choose to buy sustainable seafood, you push suppliers to source more environmentally responsible products, driving significant improvements throughout the industry. Ultimately, your choices have an impact on the health of the ocean.
Knowing the details of how and where your seafood is harvested is key to protecting our ocean and ensuring a long-term supply of seafood.
Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Certified
The ASC provides reviews aquaculture producers and and products for sustainability and responsibility to ensure that the seafood they are providing is socially responsible and sustainable for the environment.
All of Hissho’s farmed seafood is ASC Certified, which means the products we sell are sustainable for the environment socially responsible.