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The story behind our sustainable shrimp

by Bea James, senior manager of organic, natural and sustainable programs
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Our sustainable shrimp come exclusively from two sustainable farms audited by the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) to achieve Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. This ensures the methods used to produce and harvest the shrimp follow GAA’s strict principles of sustainability – environmental and social responsibility, animal welfare, food safety and traceability.

Artisans at Sea – Coho salmon caught exclusively for Lunds and Byerly’s

Mary Smith, Alaskan fisherwoman
Friday, January 10, 2014

It’s still dark out when the captain yells, “rise and shine!” You can’t argue with the captain (even if he is your husband). I roll out of the bunk and pull on my wool socks and rubber boots. We have about 15 minutes before we have to set the gear; just enough time to make a pot of strong coffee and eat a granola bar. It’s early September in Alaska and even though the summer has been sunnier than normal, it’s still pretty chilly out at 5 a.m., so I slip on a sweatshirt and a warm hat before heading out on deck.

The perfect catch: Monterey Bay Aquarium

by Bea James, senior manager of organic, natural and sustainable programs
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

As I stared into an exhibit at Monterey Bay Aquarium in California, I noticed something strange.
“What is that, seaweed?”
“Nope,” a guide told me, “that’s actually a seahorse.”

The more I looked, the more it amazed me that this delicate creature lives among two million different species of marine life in the ocean. At that moment, my appreciation deepened significantly for those devoted to preserving our oceans’ habitats, and no one does a better job of that than Monterey Bay Aquarium.

King of salmon: wild-caught Yukon Keta

by Bea James, senior manager of organic, natural and sustainable programs
Monday, August 5, 2013

Nestled in the Lower Yukon River in western Alaska is the home of Kwik’Pak Fisheries (pronounced kwee’puck, meaning”great river”) We have a long standing partnership with Kwik’Pak Fisheries and recently traveled to Alaska to visit them. This is where some of the finest salmon in the world, wild Yukon River salmon, are caught. This Responsibly Sourced salmon is definitely Alaska’s best kept secret because of its extraordinary qualities that truly make it in a class of its own.

Exceptional aquaculture: Tilapia from Aquamar farm

by Bea James, senior manager of organic, natural and sustainable programs
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Exceptional AquacultureOur Exceptional Aquaculture program is alive and kicking! This is a part of our Responsibly Sourced Seafood program. Following our commitment to educate people on our program, we share stories about some of the farms we have had the opportunity to visit. We display 4 stories per year in our stores – this is our current story.

A couple of years ago, I traveled to Ecuador to see firsthand how our Tilapia are farmed.

On the Pacific coast near Guayaquil, Ecuador, is a Tilapia farm called Aquamar which is operated by Tropical Aquaculture Products, Inc.. This is where we source our fresh Tilapia. Enrico Delfini runs this farm and prides himself on their commitment to the environment. His farm is full of generations of sustainable practices that truly set his Tilapia apart from the rest.

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