Our Commitment to Quality, Safety, and Sustainability

It’s said that success can be measured in loyalty. At the heart of loyalty is the trust established when a customer has confidence in the quality, safety, sustainability and integrity of the product they receive. Since the beginning, quality assurance has been a central focus of our operations— practicing the most stringent procurement and processing protocols in the industry before we were federally mandated. The development of our own Inland Seafood Certified Premium Quality Assurance Program affirms our commitment to the highest quality seafood and artisan products, as well as our focus on sustainability of species and reducing our carbon footprint.

"Serve Your Customers with Confidence"

We are proud of our quality assurance team who took us to the next level by achieving the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)Safe Quality Foods Program SQF 2000 Level 3 certification.

SUSTAINABILITY

Inland Seafood is committed to providing our customers a consistent supply of seafood that is transparent, traceable and sourced from well-managed fisheries, and is responsibly produced and harvested. 

Knowing where our seafood comes from and how it was harvested is a priority at Inland. Traceability of all our products allows our customers to make informed decisions about what they are purchasing. To meet a wide range of definitions for sustainability we offer seafood options that include: 

Local, Regional, and Beyond -- We start by sourcing locally when possible. Working with regional fishermen and farmers gives us an opportunity to support local communities and reduce our carbon footprint. We also purchase fish and shellfish from around the country. Inland agrees with NOAA’s assessment that “marine wild-capture fisheries in the United States are scientifically monitored, regionally managed, and enforced under ten national standards of sustainability through the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act—exceeding the international standards for ecolabeling of seafood.”

Third Party Certified Options – Sustainability has many different definitions. To make sure we meet them all, our inventory features seafood choices from around the world and we collaborate with credible ranking programs such as the Marine Stewardship Council, Alaska’s RFM program, Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) and other systems recognized by the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI). We maintain current chain-of-custody certification where applicable.

Beyond Sourcing

Sustainability goes beyond the seafood we source which is why we’re engaging with recognized Fishery Improvement Projects and Aquaculture Improvement Projects that drive our industry forward. We are currently working with the WWF Peruvian Mahi Mahi FIP and the NFI Crab Council. We also work with organizations like The University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant. 

Inland is focused on innovative internal practices that minimize our impact on the environment. Our logistics team makes sure we’re running efficient routes, and we’re building a fleet of CNG trucks. Our reusable totes cut down on plastic waste and cardboard, and we’re continually building efficiencies into our operation. Which include reduced water use, electricity and food waste. We are always trying to improve. 

Ongoing education and outreach are key and Inland is dedicated to understanding the issues, news and developments that impact the sustainable seafood community. 

We maintain connections with local, state, and federal governments to stay involved with issues that impact our business and the communities that we work in.