Proactive Environmental Leadership
Eastern Fish is a leader in partnering with suppliers which implement and maintain procedures that enhance the sustainability of aquatic environments.
Throughout our company's proud history we have recognized the importance of sustaining the oceanic environment. Our active participation in the industry's major environmental and food safety organizations includes memberships in the National Fisheries Institute (NFI) and the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA). We partner with suppliers that implement and maintain BAP standards to assure industry stewardship. Where BAP standards do not apply, we work to source our product from only well managed or certified fisheries.
Eastern Fish founder Bill Bloom as well as president Eric Bloom have both served as chairman of the NFI. Lee Bloom, Eastern Fish vice president currently serves as the secretary of the GAA.
We strongly support the ongoing efforts of the Better Seafood Bureau, which works with the FDA. While the FDA's primary mission is product safety, the Better Seafood Bureau works to further establish economic integrity within the seafood industry, addressing such issues as short weights and counts and maintaining accurate country of origin information. Eastern also supports the work of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) whose mission is to focus on food safety.
Habitat protection represents another facet of Eastern's environmental leadership. We are proud to support the Ocean Trust in its efforts involving the Rancho Nuevo Sea Turtle Restoration Project. This project is working to help preserve and restore the Gulf of Mexico's oceanic and beach environment of the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle, the world's most endangered sea turtle. Through the efforts of the Ocean Trust and others, these sea turtles, as well as the number of their nesting environments, are now increasing.
At Eastern, our pledge to protecting the undersea environment goes beyond simply obeying all of the environmental laws and regulations.