GMRI Seafood Labeling Program

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is setting up a program to label local sustainable seafood, according to a report from Working Waterfront.

To meet GMRI’s criteria, the seafood must be traced to the Gulf of Maine region. In addition, there are requirements for responsible harvest and traceability for wild seafood, including maintaining sustainable practices in the fisheries, ensuring stock sizes are below management target levels and enforcement on general regulations. The criteria for farmed seafood is to ensure indigenous marine life and its environment is not threatened as well as recorded data for amounts of feed, frequency of cleaning, inspections and maintenance.