We work each day to provide you responsible and sustainably sourced seafood. We advance our practices and make sure seafood suppliers meet all requirements that promote health to our oceans and waterways, solidifying our commitment to you, future generations and the planet.
Greenpeace ranked Giant Eagle among the top five major U.S. grocery retailers for socially responsible sourcing in their 2018 Carting Away the Oceans report.
Our dedication to improving policies, initiatives and transparency helped us jump more than 10 spots since 2017. More importantly, it helps make it easier for you to shop sustainably.
We’re one of the first U.S. grocers to develop an Ethical Canned Tuna Policy. It’s our goal to source GMO- and BPA-free tuna exclusively from healthy, well-managed fisheries using environmentally and socially responsible methods for harvesting and bycatch reduction.Learn More
We only purchase from forward-thinking fleets that go above and beyond to protect the Gulf. Fishermen that sell to us must have signed Conservation Covenants promising to take steps such as using the best gear to reduce the catch of other species.Shop Shrimp
We strive to protect all species for generations to come. That’s why we hold ourselves and our suppliers accountable for following strict sustainability guidelines so you can enjoy fresh and frozen seafood you trust.Learn More
Greenpeace is a global organization that seeks solutions to environmental issues.
We're proud to work with this nonprofit to create a sustainable sourcing strategy for our wild and farmed seafood.
We’re also proud to have earned Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) four star certification on farm-raised salmon, tilapia and shrimp. The BAP program is administered by the Global Seafood Alliance (GSA), an international nonprofit organization who works to advance responsible seafood practices through advocacy, education and demonstration. A BAP four star designation means the product was certified at every step of the process, including the processing plant, farm, hatchery and feed mill.
The ASC label only appears on food from farms that have been independently assessed and certified as being environmentally and socially responsible. ASC develops and manages the strictest standards in the industry including water quality, responsible sourcing of feed, disease prevention, animal welfare and more. ASC standards are widely regarded as the most stringent 3rd party certification widely available to retail and food service companies.
Our seafood buyers are passionate about making sure you feel good about the seafood you take home from Giant Eagle. We follow deeply held principles for responsible fishery management and long-term sustainability:
The U.S. boasts some of the best-managed fisheries in the world. We’re proud to source species like salmon, cod, shrimp and walleye from fisheries in Alaska, the Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Erie. Our efforts drive local economies and ensure the future bounty of these waters.
Alaska Seafood is our provider of wild, natural fish and is recognized as one of the most sustainable fisheries in the world.
The type of environment — whether natural or man-made — can play a major part in how sustainable, ethical and healthy your seafood is.
We support all Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) certification standards for farm-raised and wild-harvested seafood, and only sell products that were sourced sustainably. You can be confident you’re getting seafood that aligns with your values.
All farm-raised seafood we sell is certified by a third party to ensure it doesn’t negatively impact workers, the environment or your health.
Suppliers must show that their products meet our Sustainable Seafood Requirement. If they can’t provide evidence, they must obtain verification from a third party.
We know it’s not easy. There’s an ocean of information to wade through in search of the safest, most sustainable seafood. You want to make the best decisions for your family. And, we want to make it easy to find products you trust. So, we’re also happy to offer a few tips to follow on your own.
Review our policies - like the human rights statement - regarding vendors. And, stay up to date on the latest news through reliable sources.
Ask Our Experts
If you’re buying fresh seafood in-store, talk to our Team Members to learn about where it’s from. Our Seafood Buying Team are active members of the FMI Sustainable Seafood Working Group.
Look for Logos
Check packaging for certifications and country of origin. Remember, some sources are more reliable than others.
Our Seafood Sustainability Program was developed and put into action by Rich, a Giant Eagle Team Member. Here’s a small sample of the work he does: