responsible seafood sourcing

part of our commitment to do more good

While industry standards exist for responsibly sourcing seafood, we set out to establish our own unique hallmark of excellence, holding ourselves to an even higher standard. With an unwavering commitment to do more good, we’ve opted to partner exclusively with suppliers who share our ethos. That’s why we’ve gone the extra mile to develop our own seafood sourcing policy, meticulously designed to meet the expectations of our discerning customers, and we require all our suppliers to adhere to it.

You can explore our seafood department with confidence, knowing that every item meets our rigorous criteria and comes from partners who share our values. We’re so passionate about our sourcing practices that we’ve made our policy transparent and accessible to all. We invite you to read firsthand our dedication to responsible sourcing.

Our Seafood Sourcing Policy

In our efforts to do more good, Wegmans is focused on delivering the freshest seafood, responsibly sourced. You can trust that all the products in our seafood department come from suppliers that meet high standards for safety, environmental impact, and social impact.


Freshness is a top priority, and it goes hand in hand with food safety practices. Wegmans seafood comes from facilities that are certified to the standards of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).

Environmental Impact

Sourcing seafood in the most environmentally responsible way is a never-ending goal. Our seafood is sourced from fisheries and farms that are certified to the standards of the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI), or that follow similar responsible practices related to environmental impact.

Social Impact

Wegmans is committed to sourcing seafood in the most socially responsible way. Our seafood is sourced from fisheries, farms, and processors that are certified to the standards of the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI), or that follow similar responsible practices related to social impact.

Our Policy in Action

Localizing Aquaponics for Sustainable Salmon

Our American Salmon is raised in innovative Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) in Wisconsin, offering a sustainable alternative to coastal farming. This method utilizes freshwater enclosures on land, ensuring optimal fish health without the need for hormones or antibiotics. Land-based RAS also prevents interaction with wild fish, supporting ocean ecosystem restoration.

Sustainability Facts

protein, vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids

The water in which the fish is grown passes through a filter before the nutrient-rich water is used to feed organic leafy greens, which in turn purify the water that is returned to the fish.

fed an organic, non-GMO diet

Smaller acreage means the farm grows 30x more food per acre.

American Heart Association’s certification mark

Our American salmon is never airfreighted, which saves approximately 3,000 miles per shipment compared to Atlantic Ocean-sourced salmon.

fed an organic, non-GMO diet

Anything coming out of the fish house is converted into compost.