We are committed to educating and moving Santa Monica Seafood, its vendors and customers towards offering more sustainable options, increasing community understanding on environmental responsibility and being an agent of change in the seafood industry.

  • We were the first seafood distributor to enter into a formal partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program; working with them to apply their rankings to our inventory.  We are actively participating in helping develop their research prioritization and scope of assessments and work closely with them on events and educational opportunities.
  • We created the first and only Responsible Sourcing Vendor Program wherein we apply a percentage of our annual seafood purchases towards financially supporting fishery, food safety and education programs around the world and towards qualifying and verifying suppliers who share our commitment to food safety, supply integrity and sustainable practices.
  • We are the first and only seafood distributor to include a sustainability ranking on all customer invoices based on the level of sustainability of each product purchased, along with a weighted average GPA for all the products purchased to help you monitor the level of sustainability in your seafood purchases.
See Our Complete Sustainability Statement 

Santa Monica Seafood relies on a number of international certification bodies along with regulations implemented by the United States Government to help guide our purchasing decisions.

Learn more about the groups we work with 

We’re proud to be an acting member of the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative, National Fisheries Institute, the California Restaurant Association, California Fisheries & Seafood Institute, Ocean Trust and also receiving our Best Aquaculture Practices certification for our Rancho Dominguez facility.

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