MSC for 2012 Alaska Salmon Production
MSC for 2012 Alaska Salmon P...

In response to the recent news regarding our withdrawal from the Marine Stewardship Council Alaska salmon certification program, we want to assure our customers that MSC certification will be applied to all of our 2012 Alaska salmon production. And that the consumer recognized MSC label can be used on packaging through mid-2013. MSC certification and labeling will continue for our Halibut and Black Cod (Sablefish) production.

“E&E Foods remains absolutely committed to sustainable fisheries for all Alaska seafood,” says E&E Foods President Tab Goto. “We will be actively involved in industry decisions moving forward to assure accountable sustainability practices and traceability. And we will work with our customers to develop alternative sustainability labeling to address consumer preferences and purchase confidence.”

The Alaska fishery accounts for 95% of all commercially caught salmon in the U.S. and supplies nearly 80% of the world's supply of King, Sockeye, and Coho Salmon species*. Sustaining this vital and important food resource is the responsibility of fisheries, seafood companies, scientists, conservation groups and consumers. As a seafood company whose success depends on the sustained abundance of commercial fishery resources, E&E Foods will always actively participate in the protection of our marine environment.

*Source: Alaska Department of Fish and Game.