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The Happy Prawn Co.

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“We aim not to just put great seafood on the table, but also to build a healthier future for our oceans.”

The Happy Prawn Co. joined in October 2017

“Through our products, we actively seek to promote responsible farming methods and encourage sound aquaculture practice. At the heart of our business, we aim not to just put great seafood on the table, but also to build a healthier future for our oceans through conservation projects and to protect the livelihoods of our farmers and their respective communities. It is for this reason we have joined the SSC, as we see a like-minded organisation that shares our vision.”

More about The Happy Prawn Co.

The Happy Prawn Co. are producers of Indonesian Black Tiger prawns, which are farmed responsibly in extensive ponds using traditional methods handed down through the generations, without the use of chemicals, antibiotics and artificial feed.

In 2016, they enrolled onto the GAA iBAP programme (Mangrove Group Farm), through which their group of farms will be audited for responsible aquaculture practices.

For more information visit their website.

 

Seafresh Group

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“By joining the SSC, we will be contributing to driving positive change.”

Seafresh Group joined in January 2018

“Whether our products originate from fisheries or aquaculture, our goal is to select and develop supply sources that are well managed and achieve independent certifications that confirm their responsible management and sustainability. We are committed to providing transparency throughout our supply chains and ensuring they are slavery free.

We believe that by joining the SSC, we will be contributing to driving positive change. We understand the magnitude of challenges facing the industry and it is by collaboration and initiatives such as the SSC voluntary code of conduct that provide a platform by which to bring about real and lasting change.”

More about Seafresh Group

Seafresh Group produces and distributes seafood products, specialising in shellfish and in particular shrimp.

With over 3,000 employees, the Seafresh group comprises of: Seafresh Industry in Thailand, Sea Farms UK, Blue Earth Foods (UK), Sea Farms USA, Belize Aquaculture, and Sea Farms Nutrition (UK).

In 2018, Seafresh Industry was awarded a Sustainability Award of Honour by the Stock Exchange of Thailand for the best performance in its category for 3 consecutive years.

For more information visit our website.

Fowey Shellfish Co.

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“Being a part of an organisation such as the SSC helps us to assess what we are doing, when and why; and to better plan where we can be doing things better in future.”

Fowey Shellfish Co. joined in December 2017

“We understand that sustainability and traceability of our products are as important to our customers as their quality. Aquaculture, managed correctly, has the potential to become one of the main sources of natural protein for our growing population. Being a part of an organisation such as the SSC helps us to assess what we are doing, when and why; and to better plan where we can be doing things better in future.”

More about Fowey Shellfish Co.

We are a Cornish aquaculture business, founded in 1995, growing and harvesting live blue mussels in St Austell bay. Our produce is sold into local wholesale fish merchants as well as direct to the restaurant trade. We are a team of 6 working off two aquaculture vessels and a processing plant on our jetty.

For more information visit our website.

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Lidl UK

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“We are really pleased to be a part of the SSC to continue to ensure we are sourcing seafood in the most sustainable way possible.”

Lidl UK joined in November 2017

“Lidl has been a champion of sustainable seafood sourcing for many years and has a longstanding commitment to sourcing seafood from well managed fisheries and safeguarding fish stocks across the globe. In 2015, Lidl UK became the first retailer to sell MSC certified lobster in the market and we were proud to win the MSC’s mid-sized retailer of the year award in 2016 and 2017.”

More about Lidl UK

Since establishing itself in the UK in 1994, Lidl has experienced continuous growth in Great Britain and today has over 20,000 employees, 680 stores and 11 distribution centres in England, Scotland and Wales. With a presence in 30 countries around the world, the supermarket, which has more than 225,000 employees globally, currently operates approximately 10,000 stores and more than 150 distribution centres in 28 countries globally.

For more information visit our responsible sourcing page.