BLUE INITIATIVE PROGRAM
As Melbourne’s largest and longest-standing seafood wholesaler we know that how we do business has an impact. It’s important to us that the same quality and variety of seafood that fills our oceans now are around for future generations too.
For us, this means being intentional and transparent throughout the entire supply chain – from where we source our fish, to how we treat waste and even how we package our daily deliveries.
We know that sustainability is important to you and your customers too.
As the one who designs what’s on the menu, sustainability means you get to keep doing what you do best – working with top quality produce that inspires you to create.
Every catch is traceable & responsibly sourced
It’s no small task, but we ensure that you have access to information on exactly where your fish is coming from, what species you’re receiving and who caught your fish.
After 30 years in the business, we’re proud of the strong relationships we’ve built with each of our valued suppliers and we only deal with fisheries and fishermen who fish responsibly.
We source from some of the most advanced and sustainable commercial fisheries in the world – fishermen who are committed to minimising environmental impact, using safe fishing methods, fishing for what’s in season, and who never catch undersized fish or go over quota.
Our stance on sustainable practices are influenced from a number of sources such as the
- Fisheries, Research and Development Corporation (FRDC)
- Australian Fisheries management Authority (AFMA)
- Status of Australian Fish Stock (SAFS)
- The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
- Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)
GOES BEYOND FISHING
None of our fish waste is sent to landfill.
We partner with companies like Pridham and Sharky Dog Chews who use our waste to make nutrient-rich fertilisers and dog treats from offcuts of ecologically sustainable produce.
We also sell fish roe, fish bones and carcasses to customers to be used in things like marinara and soup stocks.
Between these partnerships, everything is used.
We are constantly seeking ways to reduce our environmental footprint as an organisation.
We know environmental initiatives usually go by green, but for reasons you might guess (like our brand colours and obsession with all things ocean) we’ve rolled out our Clamms Seafood ‘Blue’ Initiative to take action towards our goal of contributing to a healthy planet and healthy community.
This initiative has been a long time in the making.
We’re excited to share that we’re phasing out the transportation of stock in our cardboard boxes and instead delivering our produce in reuseable fish bins/fish crates.
Each one of these blue crates replaces the use of approximately three cardboard boxes.
This initiative is a result of months of planning and ongoing logistics.
Our metro and regional customers are eligible for our blue initiative program and together we reduce our cardboard and poly box usage and waste.
Our blue initiative tubs are returned with our drivers with each delivery. Upon return to our processing facility, they are put through our state-of-the-art bin wash machine which washes the tubs with high pressure and high heat water, detergent and finishes off with a food-grade sanitiser. To ensure the tubs are sparkling for the next delivery.
Request a sign up form today.