Meet Our Fishing Partners

Sustainable Seafood

We are committed to offering you a wide variety of responsibly sourced wild-caught and farm-raised seafood through partnerships with organizations that ensure fisheries are utilizing sustainable practices that preserve and improve our oceans’ ecosystems.

Colorful collage of seafood including sushi rolls, crab, a lobster tail, and a salmon filet.


We strive to bring you as many sustainable seafood choices as possible in an effort to help protect and support those fisheries committed to sustainable practices.


Our sustainable seafood suppliers diligently monitor and audit their fisheries to guarantee our Responsibly Sourced choices are procured utilizing sustainable practices that maintain an abundance of marine life for future generations.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch logo featuring a fish; Best Aquaculture Practices Certified badge; and Alaska Seafood logo with the tagline 'Wild, Natural & Sustainable'.


We are proud to partner with an ever-growing group of organizations committed to sustainable seafood, including Monterey Bay Aquarium (MBA) Seafood Watch, Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) and Alaska Seafood.

Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch® program works to engage and empower consumers and businesses to purchase seafood that is fished or farmed in ways that minimize their impact on the environment.

GAA provides global sustainable oversight of aquaculture (farm-raised) seafood and is leading aquaculture suppliers and producers toward strict guidelines that focus on environmental and social responsibility, animal welfare, food safety and traceability.

The Alaska Seafood industry has chosen a Food & Agricultural Organization (FAO) based model for independent third party certification and verification that Alaska fisheries are responsibly managed for a sustainable future.

Exceptional Aquaculture

Lunds & Byerlys offer you many varieties of RESPONSIBLY SOURCED seafood. As part of our program, we want to recognize farms for their efforts toward excellence in aquaculture. Our responsibly sourced farms provide us with market fish that adhere to:

  • No antibiotics, added hormones, GMOs, cloning, synthetic chemicals or colorants.
  • Humane animal practices that allow natural behaviors.
  • Less use of wild-caught fish feed.
  • Conservation and restoration of the surrounding ecosystem.
  • Certification from an aquaculture organization committed to sustainable farming.
  • We look forward to continuing to shine a spotlight on leaders in sustainable seafood. Look for the Exceptional Aquaculture star to learn more about our featured responsibly sourced seafood farmers.

Learn more about these farmers:

Sixty South Salmon +

When it comes to offering you fresh seafood, we pride ourselves on seeking out the most environmentally aware partners. It was through this due diligence that we teamed with Sixty South, who is not only an extremely responsible salmon producer, but also has perhaps the most captivating background story.

Sixty South holds the second highest rating in the world from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch, the foremost consumer advocate on seafood sustainability. They are also among an elite group of producers that are 100% certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), the preeminent judge of superior farming practices. However, to fully understand Sixty South’s level of quality, it’s perhaps most important to learn about the farmers who cultivate these incredible fish.

Leaving their families behind, they board ships headed southward, riding up to 12 hours toward a landscape that’s as isolated as it is beautiful. They arrive in Tierra del Fuego’s Alberto de Agostini National Park, situated at the very tip of Cape Horn’s Antarctic region, some 900 miles south of the closest city. Towering mountains drop directly into the extremely deep, blue water. Sparkling fjords wind tightly between jagged cliffs. It’s a breathtaking backdrop that matches the original vision that led to the creation of Sixty South. From day one, their mantra and mentality has been to “Think Like Explorers,“ testing all boundaries to see what new breakthroughs they might discover.

Sixty’s South’s farmers aren’t just drawn here by a job. These are the southernmost salmon farms in the world, so going home at the end of the work day isn’t even an option. Instead, they will spend 10 to 15-day rotations in this remote outpost. There are 17 floating farms in the island area. The remoteness prevents them from frequently bringing in food, so trained chefs manage all the arrangements, right down to baking fresh bread from scratch each day.

This affords the team the chance to have communal meals, bonding over discussions of their detailed work and their personal lives. Farming in such a remote and inhospitable place calls for a very particular type of person, someone who is extremely driven by their unique challenge in life – someone who’s ready to take all the necessary steps, not just do what’s convenient.

The result: some of the best salmon you’ll ever eat! Sixty South salmon has superior flavor and is sustainably raised with no added hormones, growth promoters or antibiotics, ever.

Look for Sixty South salmon in our Seafood Department and taste the difference for yourself.


What is sustainable seafood? +

Sustainable seafood comes from fished or farmed sources that can maintain or increase future production without jeopardizing the ecosystems from which the seafood was acquired.

What does aquaculture or farm-raised mean? +

Aquaculture is the farming of freshwater and saltwater seafood. Aquaculture involves cultivating aquatic populations under controlled conditions.

How do I find the sustainable choices at Lunds & Byerlys? +

Look for our “Responsibly Sourced” icon for your guarantee that the seafood comes from a sustainable fishery.

If an item does not include the “Responsibly Sourced” icon does that mean it did not come from a sustainable fishery? +

Not necessarily. It’s possible that seafood without the “Responsibly Sourced” icon comes from a fishery utilizing sustainable practices but has not yet been certified as a sustainable fishery or is not seeking third-party certification.

What does wild-caught mean? +

It refers to marine life that is not raised in a controlled environment and must be fished from the wild. Wild fisheries exist primarily in the oceans, but they can also exist in lakes and rivers.

Why do you sell seafood items that are not labeled as Responsibly Sourced? +

Our goal is to provide you with the best seafood choices available. The sustainable seafood industry has made huge strides. Over the last five years more fisheries are choosing to support sustainable practices. However, we still have a ways to go to get all of them caught up to this important movement. Our commitment to sustainable seafood helps encourage more fisheries to incorporate sustainable practices, which will lead to more sustainable seafood choices now and in the future.