We at Coldfish Seafood Company Inc. have been in the industry for over 25 years. In that time, there have been many changes. We have seen decline in some fish stocks, abundance in others, and have watched governments across the globe work to sustain their fisheries for future generations. It’s a daunting task to sift through the numerous organizations that certify and rate specific fish and fisheries. There seems to be new ones added regularly. We believe this leads to confusion with consumers. Which certification program is better than another? Why, when looking at the different seafood rating guides, do some fish rate as “ok” with one organization, and then “at risk” with another? Many of these organizations have their own policy stance regarding seafood, and at times they contradict each other.

At Coldfish, we only harvest and buy seafood from the legal fisheries of Canada and the United States. The majority comes from fisheries that have been certified by at least one (but usually several) certification organizations or programs. We feel the Canadian and United States fisheries departments have worked hard to monitor and manage their respective fisheries. All of our fish can be traced back to the vessel that harvested it. The dates and fishing locations are also closely monitored.

We care about the future of our fish. We want abundant stocks for generations to come. We comply with all government regulations as well as our own rigid in-house measures to assure our customers that we are doing our best to assist in the management and sustainability of our seafood.

We are certified with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and are registered with the global traceability system, Trace Register.