Responsible seafood sourcing goes beyond the farm or fishery and should include the processing plant as well. The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) Seafood Processing Standard (SPS) addresses gaps in the seafood supply chain and verifies responsible practices at land-based processing plants. SPS can link to fisheries and vessels for wild-caught species and similarly to the farm, hatchery and feed mill for farm-raised seafood for assurances throughout the supply chain. GSA is the only organization capable of delivering full seafood production chain assurances through third-party certification programs.
The Seafood Processing Standard (SPS) is the only seafood-specific standard for processing plants. GSA works with industry experts who understand seafood and the audit process at all steps in the supply chain, including the processing plant. GSA also works with the marketplace and producers to help meet responsible sourcing demands and ensure availability of certified volume.
The only seafood-specific processing plant standard
Covers the four pillars of responsible seafood: social accountability, environmental responsibility, food safety and animal welfare
Is applicable to both farmed and wild seafood
Third-party benchmarked by GFSI
More than 150 retail and foodservice operators worldwide source from processing plants certified to SPS