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Giant Eagle joins ocean disclosure project

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Friday, March 09, 2018, 02:00 (GMT + 9)

Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) is pleased to announce regional, multi-format grocery retailer Giant Eagle has agreed to take part in the Ocean Disclosure Project (ODP).

In joining the project, Giant Eagle will publish a public profile, which includes a list of all of the fisheries used within the company’s seafood department to source wild seafood, along with information on management, catch method, and environmental impact.

“At Giant Eagle, sustainability is a company-wide, strategic initiative,” said Jannah Jablonowski, Giant Eagle Spokesperson. “Through our strong partnerships with organizations like the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, and participation in the Ocean Disclosure Project, we’re pleased to be able to share this valuable sourcing information with our seafood customers.” 

SFP started The Ocean Disclosure Project in 2015 to provide a valuable information resource for responsible investors, seafood consumers, and others interested in sustainable seafood. To date, 11 other companies from the US and Europe have participated, ranging from retailers to suppliers and aquaculture feed manufacturers.

Other ODP participants include UK retailers Asda, Co-op Food, and Morrisons, along with UK seafood supplier Joseph Robertson and French food service company Davigel. In the US, retailers Publix Supermarkets and Walmart and seafood supplier North Atlantic are participants. Aquaculture feed manufacturers Biomar, Cargill/EWOS, and Skretting have joined the project, as well. 

“Giant Eagle is demonstrating a clear commitment to transparency and sustainable seafood sourcing by joining the ODP,” said Kathryn Novak, Programs Division Director at SFP. “We’re thrilled to see Giant Eagle demonstrating its leadership in the retail industry by participating.”

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