Organic Ocean was established by independent West Coast fishermen who felt a balance had to be struck between their traditional way of life and the impact on the fisheries. The company pledged to take seafood traceability to the highest level by becoming the first seafood supplier in the world to provide DNA certification of authenticity to our products. In addition, they are part of the Ocean Wise seafood program, a certified B Corporation, and a member of 1% for the Planet.
Working with sustainable seafood advocacy groups, Organic Ocean has been a leader in steering chefs to the environmentally responsible wild Pacific shrimp and away from the farmed variety. By comparison, wild Pacific shrimp are a healthy source of the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory astaxanthin and Omega-3 fatty acids which, in addition to their firm texture and sweet, delicate and succulent flavor, has established them as among the finest crustaceans our ocean’s surrender.
The wild B.C. spot prawn fishery has become a sustainability benchmark for the wild capture fisheries. By harvesting with baited traps spread along the rocky ocean floor, this fishery has little impact on the sea bed and sees limited bycatch of other species.