This month, JCS Fish has launched a brand new corporate video. It was filmed at JCS Fish in Grimsby and in western Scotland, during a visit by MD Andrew Coulbeck, commercial manager, Jack Coulbeck, and factory manager, Luke Gallagher, to some of our Scottish salmon suppliers.
The ODP has today (2 December 2019) published a profile of JCS Fish which contains a list of our farmed seafood sources alongside information on country of origin, certification and the environmental impact of production.
The Ocean Disclosure Project (ODP) is a global platform for voluntary disclosure of seafood sourcing. Established in 2015 by the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, it is dedicated to increasing transparency in seafood supply chains by encouraging seafood-buying companies to publicly report on the seafood they source.
Jack Coulbeck, commercial manager for JCS Fish, says, “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 GlobalG.A.P. (GGN) certified salmon in our BigFish brand and across the business 91% of our salmon is from certified farms. We expect to reach 100% certified within the next 6 months.”
Tania Woodcock, Project Manager for the Ocean Disclosure Project, 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.”
SFP 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.
Our full profile can be found at https://oceandisclosureproject.org/companies/jcs-fish-bigfish