The mission of the Carteret Catch program is to sustain the livelihood and heritage of the Carteret County fishing industry through public marketing and education.
Created by environmentally conscious, working Gulf Fisherman, Gulf Wild ™ involves a unique suite of sustainability, seafood safety, tracking, and marketing solutions under a single label.
At Whole Foods Market we believe that sustainable seafood comes from responsibly managed fish farms and marine fisheries that maintain healthy fish populations and ecosystems. Here’s how we’re doing it.
We focus our seafood sourcing efforts on providing our customers with the best products and great variety while being good stewards of the environment.
The MSC’s fishery certification program and seafood ecolabel recognize and reward sustainable fishing. We are a global organization working with fisheries, seafood companies, scientists, conservation groups and the public to promote the best environmental choice in seafood.
Fish & Kids is a project of the Marine Stewardship Council, designed to bring sustainable seafood sourcing to schools and restaurants.
The Twin Parish Port Commission, along with our partners Louisiana State University’s Ag Center and Sea Grant, have created a marketplace where consumers are able to contact seafood producers (fisherman) directly to purchase fresh shrimp and other seafood when they arrive at the dock. Read a recent article about this campaign at the Daily Iberian here.
"We implemented our catch share program in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, and it has really been an incredible thing. We are able to rebuild our fishery at the same time that we deliver fresh seafood to the country, and fishermen have real year-round jobs now."