Certifications

Santa Monica Seafood is the first and only seafood company in the United States to achieve both the internationally recognized FSSC 22000 and ISO 14001 certifications.

environmental system certification DNV ISO 14001-logoISO 14001:2015 recognizes that standards throughout our entire operation help continually reduce our environmental impact.

FSSC 22000 certification helps ensure that you are buying from a company with the best food manufacturing systems in the world and that our products consistently meet all quality, safety and labeling requirements. It shows that we are serious about food safety, have greater traceability of our products, and that our systems and processes are independently verified against recognized standards of excellence.

 msclogo_361518We also maintain current Marine Stewardship Council Chain-of-Custody certification on a wide variety of species.

BAP Logo_Best Aquaculture practices_RP10041_2star_blueGAA/BAP Certified – BAP certification is administered by the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to advocacy, education and leadership in responsible aquaculture. GAA continually invests in advocacy initiatives – including addressing the 95% of aquaculture facilities worldwide that are not yet third-party certified.

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) was founded in 2009 by WWF and IDH (Dutch Sustainable Trade Initiative) to manage the global standards for responsible aquaculture, which are under development by the Aquaculture Dialogues, a program of roundtables initiated and coordinated by WWF. Currently the ASC is in its business development phase. The ASC is expected to be in full operation by mid 2011. Similar to the MSC, the ASC will offer a certification and labeling program for responsibly farmed seafood. They are in the process of creating a standards holding entity (the ASC) and a consumer label, as well as developing and implementing an outreach and marketing program and a certification process that will use independent third-party certification experts to certify farms. Our tilapia supplier, Regal Springs, is the first farm to be audited for and found compliant with the International Standards for Responsible Tilapia Aquaculture (ISRTA).

Along with the certification groups listed on this page, we support and coordinate with a variety of other organizations in order to stay at the forefront of well-managed fisheries. Follow the links below to find information on the world’s wild stocks, aquaculture techniques, ecological organizations and current, forward-thinking scientific coalitions and educational resources from some of our key partner organizations.