RAISING THE BAR
Working together to change the future of fish.
A growing number of reputable, science-driven organizations are advancing the knowledge and conversation around sustainable seafood. We’re proud and honored to be in such good company, whether through partnerships, recognition or certification.
Monterey Bay Aquarium: Through consumer guides, a website, mobile apps and outreach efforts, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch®️ program helps consumers and businesses make good choices when it comes to seafood. With the goal of protecting sea life and habitats, now and for future generations, it makes recommendations on which seafood items are Best Choices, Good Alternatives, and what to Avoid.
Australis Barramundi was the first ever ocean-farmed finfish to earn the Best Choice rating and is a proud Seafood Watch Business Partner.
Seafood Champion Awards: Since 2006, the Seafood Champion Awards by SeaWeb, a project of The Ocean Foundation, recognizes individuals and companies for outstanding leadership, past and/or present, in promoting environmentally responsible seafood.
Australis Aquaculture was a 2009 recipient of the Seafood Champion Award.
Ocean Wise: An initiative of the Vancouver Aquarium, Ocean Wise works with businesses to help them make sustainable decisions when purchasing seafood. Its Ocean Wise symbol, displayed on menus and display cases, makes it easy for consumers to make sustainable seafood choices that ensure the health of our oceans.
Australis Barramundi is an Ocean Wise recommended product for sustainability and a proud Supplier Member.
FishChoice: A sustainable seafood sourcing tool, FishChoice.com connects retail, restaurant, and institutional seafood buyers to suppliers of sustainable seafood products. It also helps sustainable aquaculture operations and wild fisheries using responsible fishing methods find markets for their products.
Australis Aquaculture has been a proud FishChoice Supplier Member since 2009. Check out FishChoice’s barramundi buying guide for chefs and food professionals.
SeaChoice: SeaChoice was created to help Canadian businesses and shoppers take an active role in supporting sustainable fisheries and aquaculture at all levels of the seafood supply chain. Based on scientific assessments, SeaChoice has created easy-to-use tools that help you make the best seafood choices.
Australis Barramundi is a SeaChoice recommended product for sustainability.
Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP): A division of Global Aquaculture Alliance. Best Aquaculture Practices Certification is an international, third-party certification system that verifies environmentally and socially responsible processes for producing finfish, crustaceans, and mussels. The certification considers environmental responsibility, social responsibility, food safety, animal health and welfare, and traceability.
Australis Aquaculture is proudly 4-Star Certified by BAP. Learn more about what this means in our blog post.
Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI): An initiative of the Foreign Trade Association, the Business Social Compliance Initiative is a supply chain management system that supports companies to drive social compliance and improvements within the factories and farms. It protects workers’ rights by implementing international labor standards.
BRC Food Safety: The BRC Food Safety Certification is part of the BRC Global Standards, a brand and consumer protection organization. It guarantees a standard of quality, safety, and operational criteria and ensures that manufacturers fulfill their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer. BRC Global Standards has certified over 25,000 suppliers in over 130 countries.
Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI): The Global Food Safety Initiative is an industry-driven initiative providing thought leadership and guidance on food safety management systems necessary for safety along the supply chain. GFSI is facilitated by The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), a global, parity-based industry network.
Whole Foods Market: Whole Foods Market, the national grocery store chain, sets rigorous sustainable seafood standards, sourcing fish from responsibly managed farms and fisheries. Through its standards, it aims to help maintain healthy fish populations, restore ecosystems and build a more sustainable seafood supply chain. All of its farm-raised seafood requires third-party verification of water quality and dozens of other quality standards, including diet.
Sustainable Fisheries Partnership: Sustainable Fisheries Partnership is a business-focused nonprofit reshaping the world of corporate responsibility. Through information and improvement, it empowers businesses, organizations, and individuals in the seafood industry to become a powerful force for positive change.
Australis partners with Sustainable Fisheries Partnership to offer complimentary Sustainable Seafood Workshops to national foodservice and retail businesses. Contact us if you’re interested in arranging a workshop for your organization.
James Beard Foundation Sustainable Seafood Partnership: The JBF Sustainable Seafood Partnership was established in 2018 to leverage the expertise of seafood purveyors who are committed to offering sustainable seafood options and are willing to serve as public advocates for sustainable seafood in the market to broaden the dialogue about sustainable seafood across the industry. JBF hosts Seafood Issue Summits across the country to facilitate a direct conversation about what each side of the industry needs to promote sustainable seafood to drive true cultural change.
Australis is a founding partner of the James Beard Foundation Sustainable Seafood Partnership Program.
Chefs Collaborative: Founded in 1993 by John Ash, Rick Bayless, Susan Feniger, Nobu Matsuhisa, Nora Pouillon, Michael Romano, and Alice Waters as a network of chefs and food professionals dedicated to driving growth in the market for sustainable food. Through changing menus, changing lives, Chefs Collaborative aims to impact our food choices to create better personal health and environmental integrity.
Australis is a proud member of Chefs Collaborative and a supporter of the 2016 Chefs Collaborative Summit.
The Culinary Institute of America — Rethink Food: A collaboration between The Culinary Institute of America and MIT Media Lab, reThink Food brings together a group of diverse thought leaders and innovators at the intersection of technology, behavior, design, and food. Its mission is to explore how areas such as big data, social networking, mobile computing, behavioral economics, marketing, neuroscience, agriculture, and culinary insight and strategy are radically changing food markets, systems, and our understanding of consumer choices.
Australis was recognized in the inaugural 2016 rTF Innovators Program.
Seafood Nutrition Partnership: Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) is the leading 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the U.S. building awareness of the health and nutritional benefits of seafood. SNP is addressing the country’s public health crisis through education programs that inspire Americans to incorporate more seafood and omega-3s into their diets for improved health as per USDA/HHS Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the American Heart Association, and many other leading health organizations.
Australis is a proud supporter of SNP.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics — Food & Culinary Professionals Practice Group: Food and Culinary Professionals is a dietetic practice group, of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, dedicated to developing and strengthening food expertise throughout the profession of dietetics. Its membership consists of culinary educators, food writers, cookbook authors, chefs, marketing professionals, PR executives, food scientists, and media reporters.
Australis was a proud sponsor of the 2017 Food & Culinary Professionals Workshop in Napa, CA.
SeaWeb: A Project of The Ocean Foundation, SeaWeb is part of a unique community foundation dedicated to supporting, strengthening, and promoting organizations dedicated to reversing the trend the destruction of ocean environments around the world.
Australis is a content collaborator and was a 2009 recipient of the Seafood Champion Award.
FishWise: A sustainable seafood consultancy that promotes the health and recovery of ocean ecosystems by providing innovative market-based tools to the seafood industry, supporting sustainability through environmentally and socially responsible business practices.
Australis Aquaculture has been a proud FishWise Producer Partner since 2008.
Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC): Founded in 2010 by WWF and IDH (Dutch Sustainable Trade Initiative) the Aquaculture Stewardship Council is an independent, non-profit organization that aims to be the world’s leading certification and labeling program for responsibly farmed seafood.
Australis has been a participant in the ASC Aquaculture Dialogues, playing an active role in the standards for sustainable marine aquaculture.