Bidfood takes pride in working with sustainable organisations in the seafood space. Below is a list of affiliated groups and organisations who we work with.
The National Fisheries Institute
Food and Beverage Importers Association (FBIA)
The Food and Beverage Importers Association (FBIA), undertakes advocacy functions surrounding food sustainability, biosecurity, food safety, traceability and human rights. It works as the industry liaison body representing the trade on several Australian Government consultative committees including biosecurity, food imports, weights and measures, modern slavery, food safety, fish names and product traceability.
Global Aquaculture Alliance
Marine Stewardship Council
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an ecolabel and fishery certification program for wild-capture fish species. MSC’s blue label on a seafood product means it’s wild, traceable and sustainable.
Aquaculture Stewardship Council
Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative
The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) provides a collective and non-competitive approach to provide clarity on seafood certifications. GSSI’s global benchmark tool recognises seafood certification schemes that meet sustainability standards set by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). A seafood certification scheme is recognised by GSSI after successfully completing their 7-step benchmark process.
International Seafood Sustainability Foundation
Better Seafood Board
The Better Seafood Board (BSB) is a US industry-led organisation combating fish fraud and seafood mislabelling. Members of the BSB pledge to conduct themselves and their business practices in an honest and trustworthy manner. They pledge to adhere to the industry principles of economic integrity, which include correct labelling for weights and counts, correct labelling for identity and the non-substitution of species in any manner, correct labelling for the country of origin, and adhering to all other labelling laws.
Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP)
The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) is an environmental NGO that works with industry to improve global fisheries. They organise and operate FIP’s (Fishery Improvement Programs) for fisheries that need to improve their environmental position. They also operate industry-based working groups that lobby for fisheries improvements. Bidfood sits on the squid working group.