Joe's Seafood

Joe's Sustainable Seafood Practices

Billions of people around the world rely on seafood for their nutrition and economic livelihoods. To meet this demand, people are harvesting more seafood, often in ways that deplete natural populations, damage sensitive habitats and pollute our ocean waters. 90 percent of fish populations are currently fished above, their sustainable limits (overfishing, habitat damage from fishing practices or poor aquaculture practices, bycatch killing, and wild fish used as aquaculture feed).

Farming seafood, known as aquaculture, can help reduce the pressure on wild fish stocks. More than 50 percent of the seafood available today is farmed. But seafood is not always farmed in a responsible way, and these operations can damage the environment.

Your seafood choices matter. Buying from a store that is committed to sustainable seafood ensures not only that you will have seafood to purchase in the future but also provides the healthiest options for you and your family.

Since 2006, Joe’s has adhered to the guidelines from reputable sources such as Monterey Bay Seafood Watch and the Marine Stewardship Council when purchasing seafood to sell to our customers. In recent years we have counted on guidelines from the Aquaculture Stewardship Council to make sure any aqua cultured fish we purchase are farmed responsibly. Joe’s long-standing vendor ties are only with those that share our common goals.

Click on the logos below to learn more about the various sustainability practices we follow.