Fish Purchasing Policy
At Bluewater our ultimate goal is to use only fish as selected by the Monterey Bay Aquarium (MBA) Seafood Watch Program as Best Choices or Good Alternatives or approved by other certified NGO's. Currently, the fish we purchase is selected in order to fit criteria of sustainability, environmental impact and ethical/best aquaculture practices (BAP) and harvest guidelines. Industry is rapidly moving towards achieving certification to gain approval for fisheries and farming operations to meet environmental standards for well-managed and sustainable fisheries with organizations like Seafood Watch, Safina Center, Marine Strewardship Council (MSC) and other non-governmental orrganizations. As a result, Bluewater Grill is working closely with its vendors to meet 100% of its objectives. In addition, Bluewater Grill is participating in the Aquarium of the Pacific's “Seafood for the Future” (SFF) Program which audits our purchasing of seafood from sustainable/BAP sources.
- To source fish from sustainable fisheries, predominately from those recognized by science based certification and advisory programs such as Monterrey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch, the Safina Center and Seafood for the Future.
- To aim for all our seafood to be from sources approved by MSC/MBA/SFF
- To purchase aquacultured (farm raised) seafood from the best quality, "Best Aquaculture Practices" certified operations.
Our suppliers are selected on the grounds that they have a sustainable approach to purchasing from fishermen whose fish must come from fisheries using environmentally responsible harvesting methods.
We choose species that we are confident are sustainable in the area from which they are harvested.
Our goal is to ensure that we are protecting the future of our fish, our suppliers, and our business.