Trans-Ocean, is a strong supporter of sustainable fisheries management. We were among the first seafood brands to gain certification of our products by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), and our product packaging proudly displays the MSC mark. The primary ingredient in most of our surimi products is Alaska Pollock, which is an MSC certified fishery. Trans-Ocean was further required to meet MSC’s Chain of Custody guidelines to validate that the processing of the Crab Classic product is done in an environmentally sound manner.
MSC was established in 1997 to develop standards for environmentally sustainable, well-managed fisheries. MSC works with scientists, fisheries experts and environmental organizations to establish the criteria for what would qualify a fishery for certification. MSC rewards fisheries that are environmentally responsible with a distinctive blue product label that is becoming recognized by educated consumers in the United States and around the world.
Trans-Ocean has been at the forefront of promoting MSC as a mark of quality and environmental responsibility to the consumer market. In addition to our packaging, we feature MSC’s message in consumer advertising and other promotional activities.