We provide clear and transparent information for our customers by labelling 100% of our fish products with:
• Common and scientific name of the fish species
• Fishing method and fishing area (wild caught fish)
• Production method and country of origin (farmed fish)
Certification provides assurance that our farmed fish are sourced responsibly. Our goal is to source 100% of our own-label farmed fish and seafood products from certified farms that meet Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), Global GAP or Global Aquaculture Alliance Best Aquaculture Practice (BAP) two star or above.
Wild caught Fish
We rate the sustainability of our wild caught fish against scientific criteria developed by an independent third-party, Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), who assign each fishery a red, amber or green rating (green rated means more sustainable). Our aim is to increase the amount of green rated and independently certified fish we sell.
Over a third of our wild caught fish is MSC certified and we are working with our suppliers to increase this further.
In 2016, we launched the first ever supermarket own-label MSC-certified pet food. We also ran a number of trials of new MSC-certified lines, including fresh monkfish.
In 2015, we achieved our goal to move all of our canned tuna to responsible sources, a year ahead of our 2016 deadline.
100% of our canned tuna across Aldi UK and Ireland is now caught using either Pole & Line or FAD-free catch methods, to minimise bycatch of other marine animals, such as sharks, rays and sea turtles.
As a result of our position on responsibly caught tuna, we ranked 5th place in the 2015 Greenpeace Tuna league table.