What is sustainable seafood?

Sustainable seafood comes from fished or farmed sources that can maintain or increase future production without jeopardizing the ecosystems from which the seafood was acquired.

What does aquaculture or farm-raised mean?

Aquaculture is the farming of freshwater and saltwater seafood. Aquaculture involves cultivating aquatic populations under controlled conditions.

How do I find the sustainable choices at Lunds & Byerlys?

Look for our “Responsibly Sourced” icon for your guarantee that the seafood comes from a sustainable fishery.

If an item does not include the “Responsibly Sourced” icon does that mean it did not come from a sustainable fishery?

Not necessarily. It’s possible that seafood without the “Responsibly Sourced” icon comes from a fishery utilizing sustainable practices but has not yet been certified as a sustainable fishery or is not seeking third-party certification.

What does wild-caught mean?

It refers to marine life that is not raised in a controlled environment and must be fished from the wild. Wild fisheries exist primarily in the oceans, but they can also exist in lakes and rivers.

Why do you sell seafood items that are not labeled as Responsibly Sourced?

Our goal is to provide you with the best seafood choices available. The sustainable seafood industry has made huge strides. Over the last five years more fisheries are choosing to support sustainable practices. However, we still have a ways to go to get all of them caught up to this important movement. Our commitment to sustainable seafood helps encourage more fisheries to incorporate sustainable practices, which will lead to more sustainable seafood choices now and in the future.