Salty Girl Seafood.
Salty Girl Seafood is more than a seafood company - it’s a connection to the ocean, a relationship to where your food comes from, and a right to enjoy simpler, healthier ingredients on your dinner table. With every purchase, you’re driving positive change in our oceans and celebrating fishermen who harvest responsibly.
Our promise to you means:
We carefully select the fish we source using our 6-point sustainability assessment - vetting gear types, management structures, population, monitoring, habitat impacts, and socioeconomic conditions - to ensure the highest quality, most responsibly sourced seafood. Every time.
As innovators, we believe in a better way of doing business - one that’s built on honesty, integrity, and authenticity. These values are core to our transparent supply chain and our commitment to promote the story behind the fish for every product in our line.
Every fish we source and story we tell not only promotes fishing communities doing things the right way, but incentivizes others to do the same. That means every dollar spent on Salty Girl Seafood empowers fishermen to harvest responsibly in fishing communities around the world and gives you the power to help drive positive change in our oceans.
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Every fish we source is wild caught and undergoes rigorous evaluation to ensure that the specific fishery, gear type, species, and location meet our sustainability standard. Founded by a team with backgrounds in marine resource management, we rely on our in-house expertise, a sustainability advisory board comprised of industry experts, and partnership with Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch to guide decision making. As Business Collaborators within the Seafood Watch program, we have made a commitment to identify environmentally responsible recommendations on all product listings and provide accurate Seafood Watch information to all customers.
We are partner seafood suppliers for FishWise.org, an organization that promotes the health and recovery of ocean ecosystems by providing innovative market-based tools to the seafood industry. FishWise supports sustainability through environmentally responsible business practices and partners with suppliers only after a rigorous evaluation of their sourcing. As a seafood supplier for Fish Choice, our products are held, once again, to the highest standard for seafood sustainability. Salty Girl Seafood is a contributing participant in industry-wide think tanks and events hosted by Future of Fish, an organization that bolsters traceability, sustainability, and innovation within the global seafood industry. As the winner of the international Fish 2.0 competition, Salty Girl is recognized as a leader in sustainability on the global stage.
What We Do.
Nowadays, it's easy to be confused about whether you're buying the "right" fish. We are inundated with marketing campaigns and certifications and with rampant mislabeling... how do we know who to trust?
Salty Girl Seafood takes the pain out of this decision-making process. Every product we source undergoes rigorous evaluation to ensure that the specific fishery, gear type, species, and location meet our sustainability standard. Founded by a team with backgrounds in marine resource management, we rely on our in-house expertise, a sustainability advisory board comprised of industry experts, and partnership with Seafood Watch to guide decision making. Providing traceability information allows you to know how that fish was caught, where it was caught, and exactly what species it is, eliminating the possibility of fraud.
Who We Work With.
We stand by the fisheries and fishermen we source from because we partner with non-profits and communities who are committed to ensuring the future of our fisheries. Sustainability can mean different things to different people, and because of that, we provide you with all of the information you need to make the decision that’s right for you. Not only does this guarantee our customers a product they can trust, but together, we reward fisheries and communities that are committed to sustainability with access to better markets for their catch.
Salty Girl Seafood was founded out of a love for the ocean and a desire to make purchasing and preparing sustainable, traceable seafood easy and accessible for anyone and everyone. Founded in 2013 by graduate students at UCSB’s Bren School for Environmental Science & Management, Salty Girl Seafood was developed to see the health of the oceans, fisheries, and fishing communities continue long into the future.
We proudly support 1% For The Planet, a global movement that allows socially and environmentally conscious businesses to give back 1% of their annual sales to nonprofits, both locally and nationally.