The family-owned firm has published an ODP profile containing a list of its farmed seafood sources alongside information on the country of origin, certification, and environmental impact of farmed production.
Jack Coulbeck, commercial manager for JCS Fish, said, "We are delighted to share our sourcing data through the ODP. People are increasingly interested in the provenance of their food and we believe transparency is vital to ensure our customers rely on us for responsibly-sourced fish. We have already committed to use only Global GAP (GGN) certified salmon in our BigFish brand and across the business 91 percent of our salmon is from certified farms. We expect to reach 100 percent certified within the next six months."
Tania Woodcock, project manager for the ODP, said: "We are pleased to welcome JCS Fish to the Ocean Disclosure Project as the first seafood supplier to disclose its farmed sources. The company's commitment to responsibly farmed seafood is clear from its profile, which highlights the high proportion of farmed seafood sourced from farms certified to a recognized standard."
Sustainable Fisheries Partnership started the ODP in 2015 to provide a valuable information resource for responsible investors, seafood consumers, and others interested in sustainable seafood. To date, 22 other companies including retailers, suppliers, and aquaculture feed manufacturers from Europe, North America and Australia have participated. Other ODP participants include seafood suppliers Albion Farms & Fisheries, Joseph Robertson, North Atlantic Inc, and Tradex Foods.
JCS Fish's full profile can be viewed at: https://www.oceandisclosureproject.org/companies/jcs-fish-bigfish