Our commitment to sourcing and promoting sustainable seafood goes way back. It started with third-generation owner Mike Foley, who dedicated time and resources to understanding the status of stock and the impact of fishing on the marine environment. Today we actively serve on industry panels, using our knowledge about fishery management to steer our customers to well-managed, sustainable species.

Advocates & Activists

The Foley team continues to lead efforts on key sustainability initiatives and has actively served on industry panels, including:

  • New England Fishery Management Council Groundfish Advisory Panel
  • National Marine Species Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel
  • New England Fishery Management Council Research Steering Committee
  • The Northeast Trawl Advisory Panel
  • Participant member of the 2015 Jonah Crab Fisheries Improvement Plan (FIP)
  • Laura Foley Ramsden served as State of Massachusetts Designated Council Member on the New England Fishery Management Council (Groundfish, Scallop, and Skate committees).
Foley Fish employee tracing fish

Traceable Values

As a family-owned business, we feel a special responsibility to protect the bounty of our oceans for future generations. That’s why every species we offer is harvested in accordance with strict fishery management measures, and tightly managed by federal, state or international authorities.

  • The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
  • The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)
  • Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)
  • Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI)

Thanks to these and other regulatory tools, stocks are on the rise for many East Coast species. We continually look to the ocean to source sustainably from fisheries that are well managed and responsibly harvested.

We cut fish, not corners.

Sustainability is intrinsic to our business, not only in how we source fish but also how we manage our facilities. From energy management to waste reduction to recyclable packaging, we continually look for ways to reduce our environmental footprint and be responsible global citizens.

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