Raley’s to offer sustainable seafood in US
US-based seafood supermarket chain Raley’s has completed its company-wide transition from fresh to sustainable produce.
The company claimed that it has achieved this target six months ahead of schedule.
Raley’s president and chief operating officer Keith Knopf said: “When humans consume seafood, we leave a permanent mark on the ecosystem.
“Sustainable seafood represents a healthy relationship with our planet that can endure forever. It is a way to replenish our oceans and manage their resources into the future.
“Informed consumers can make all the difference by finding out where their fish comes from and by making responsible choices.”
The company claimed that its fishery partners provide sustainable seafood that is responsibly and ethically sourced.
Raley’s sources fresh seafood from fisheries or farms that carry certifications recognised internationally.
The suppliers are required to provide documentation to prove that seafood is not sourced using illegal methods.
Raley’s seafood programme, fishery certification and seafood audits are done in partnership with the Resiliensea Group.
As of last October, the company had 72 branded outlets, 20 Bel Air locations, 20 Nob Hill Foods and nine Food Source stores.