About Seafood Metrics

Taking Stock

The Seafood Metrics System was built by Sustainable Fisheries Partnership to help their corporate partners identify risk of assured seafood supply, track sustainable seafood commitments, and identify how best to support seafood improvement activities.

The system has been in use for more than a decade by SFP’s partners, who are some of the leading retailers and most respected companies across North America and Europe.

Sustainable Fisheries Partnership is now offering the Seafood Metrics system available to non-partners to provide a wider group of businesses access to this resource with the aim of increasing the number of businesses actively engaging in seafood sustainability efforts. New businesses will benefit from an established platform that is currently working with more than 500 suppliers, making onboarding and data collection efforts nearly seamless.

Seafood Metrics Highlights

Walmart links sustainability initiative to higher seafood sales (SeafoodSource, October 27, 2020)

“… ‘People want to feel good about the products they buy, and our customers count on us to deliver access to safe, healthier, and affordable products in a way that is sustainable,’ Lyons said. ‘That’s why Walmart encourages suppliers to certify their products and works with them to increase transparency and traceability back to products’ origins.”

Seafood suppliers should also report their progress using the Seafood Metrics System, managed by Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, Lyons said.

This system helps measure and track supplier performance on sustainable sourcing,’ she said.”

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Walmart’s Efforts Toward Sourcing Seafood Sustainably (Walmart Sustainability Hub, June 8, 2020)

And part of driving change is expecting accountability, which is why Walmart asks suppliers to report their progress using the Seafood Metrics System, managed by the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP). This system helps measure and track supplier performance on sustainable sourcing.”

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Q&A with Huw Thomas, leading Morrisons' charge for greater seafood sustainability (SeafoodSource, September 30, 2016)

Thomas: Our partnership with SFP began in 2012, when we launched a review and update of our seafood sourcing policy. As we first got our arms around the task ahead of us, SFP came to us explained their way of working and told us about their seafood metrics system. They told us how it summarized the status of the fisheries we were buying from, gave each one a rating and a summary of what the issues facing the fishery were. They told us we had an opportunity to learn what our suppliers were doing to address concerns and issues in the fishery. “

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