The Ocean Disclosure Project (ODP) was launched in 2015 by Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, a US-registered non-profit that works directly with the seafood industry to deliver sustainable seafood. The project started with the support and participation of five companies: UK retailers, Asda (the first company to report via the ODP), Morrisons, and Co-operative Food; and aquaculture feed producers, Biomar and Skretting. The ODP has continued to expand, with Publix, the first North American participant, joining in 2017.
Participation in the ODP is open to all businesses that source wild-caught and/or farmed seafood. Companies are simply invited to submit their sourcing information and there is no requirement to provide data that may be commercially confidential. This list is intended to cover all main species sourced during the reporting period.
Once the source list has been received, it is combined with information on the environmental performance of those sources, including ratings using scores from the FishSource database and other sustainability ratings providers, and notes on the environmental impact of each fishery or farmed source.
The ODP website acts as a common platform through which company profiles can be shared, providing valuable information to responsible investors, other seafood businesses, sustainable seafood and CSR professionals, and seafood consumers.
FishChoice Partners who meet the following eligibility criteria for ODP compliance will be recognized on both the FishChoice.com platform and ODP website:
The FishChoice Partner must indicate that the products listed on its profile page represent the full list* of wild-caught seafood sources (*with exception given to seafood products sourced in especially small volumes or as test products)
The FishChoice Partner must check, and update as necessary, the products listed on its profile page annually