Meet our partners in sustainability and traceability.
Get to know the third-party organizations that make sure fisheries' and farmers' practices
uphold the requirements for protecting you and the planet.
Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI)
GSSI is the premier, global, multi-stakeholder partnership for collaboration and knowledge exchange working towards more sustainable seafood for everybody. GSSI operates the Global Benchmark Tool which ensures confidence in certified seafood by providing formal recognition of seafood certification schemes that meet the rigorous United Nations FAO guidelines on Responsible Fisheries and Ecolabelling. The GSSI Benchmark Process promotes improvement in seafood certification schemes. Sam's Club is part of the GSSI Partnership and follows the sustainability certifications recognised by the GSSI.
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Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
The MSC is a global nonprofit working with fisheries, grocery stores, restaurants and other companies to change the way the oceans are fished, address food fraud and make it simple for consumers to purchase sustainable, traceable, wild seafood.
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Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)
The BAP program is the most comprehensive aquaculture certification program in the world. Each star on the BAP logo represents a different part in the farming process. When you see a 4-star logo, it means your seafood was BAP-certified all the way through the supply chain.
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Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)
The ASC promotes responsibly farmed seafood through its certification and labeling program, which were developed by more than 2,000 stakeholders globally. They work with the aquaculture industry, seafood processors, retail and foodservice companies, scientist and conversation groups.
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Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP)
SFP gathers and reviews source fishery data collected from our suppliers to analyze the management of the fishery, the health of the fish stocks and the impacts of the fishing gear on other wildlife or the environment. This summary of environmental performance associated with the sources of our seafood products allows us to identify areas where we can make the biggest impact for continuous improvement.
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Fishery Improvement Project (FIP)
A certified FIP is on its way to becoming a sustainable fishery whose progress is being closely measured, reported and supported. FIPs must be registered with FisheryProgress.org or FishSource.org and must continue to show improvement year over year as they work toward MSC certification. With the help of Sustainability Fisheries Partnership, Sam's Club regularly monitors the progress and activities of FIPs, requiring that they maintain a progress rating of “C” or higher.
We believe it's important to support FIPs as they help identify environmental risks in fishing or fish-farming practices and encourage fishermen and farmers to make improvements and changes to more sustainable practices.
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