ALDI Australia

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Number of Fisheries Used
Fisheries Certified
Fisheries in a FIP
Fisheries Well Managed
Fisheries Managed

Number of Fisheries Used

32

Fisheries Certified

16

Fisheries in a FIP

8

Fisheries Well Managed

17

Fisheries Managed

8

Production Methods Used
    • Midwater trawl
    • Bottom trawl
    • Dredge
    • Purse seine
    • Gillnets and entangling nets
    • Hook and line
    • Handlines and pole-lines
    • Pots and traps
Summary

At ALDI, we are passionate about sustainable fish and seafood and providing our customers with product transparency. We have shown leadership in seafood transparency as the first Australian retailer to publicly disclose our sourcing information through the Ocean Disclosure Project (ODP). Since 2021, all ALDI branded products in our fish and seafood range must be responsibly sourced and we have Australia’s largest range of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified, own-label products. This means that Australians can support responsible fishing and farming practices by shopping at ALDI.

ALDI’s approach to responsible fish and seafood sourcing is based on continuous improvement. We collaborate with our suppliers to ensure greater traceability across our range and frequently review and improve the sustainability of our seafood products. ALDI’s partnership with Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) helps us evaluate the sustainability of our range, develop innovative programs and strategies and strengthen our engagement with suppliers so we can improve production and manufacturing practices throughout our supply chain.

Our profile covers all ALDI branded wild caught fish and seafood in 2021.

Read more on ALDI’s responsible fish and seafood sourcing practices here:

Associated Fisheries

Species and Location
Production Methods
Certification or Improvement Project
Sustainability Ratings
Notes

Species and Location

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Alaska pollock

Theragra chalcogramma

Sea of Okhotsk

Fishery countries:
Russia

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on endangered, threatened and protected (ETP) species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.

Species and Location

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American sea scallop

Placopecten magellanicus

US Atlantic

Fishery countries:
United States

Production Methods

  • Dredge

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact endangered, threatened and protected (ETP) species.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have significant impacts on bycatch species.
  • Dredges will directly impact on the sea bed, but the fishery is considered highly unlikely to reduce habitat structure and function to a point where there would be serious or irreversible harm.
General Notes

References

SCS Global Services, October 2018, MSC Public Certification Report for US Atlantic Sea Scallop

Species and Location

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Anchoveta

Engraulis ringens

Peruvian Northern-Central Artisanal

Fishery countries:
Peru

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • The fishery interacts with seabirds and marine mammals. Indirect impacts on endangered, threatened and protected (ETP) species may also occur through impacts on food availability. Findings from the FIP suggest the fishery is unlikely to hinder the recovery of PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low. Main bycatch species are recorded by the FIP.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed. Observer data gathered by the FIP showed no evidence of the fishery interacting with the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.

References

Fishery Progress, Peruvian anchovy - small scale purse-seine

Species and Location

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Argentine red shrimp

Pleoticus muelleri

Patagonian

Fishery countries:
Argentina

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sharks and rays with this fishery.
  • Bycatch of hake is a risk with this fishery.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References

Fishery Progress, Argentina onshore red shrimp - bottom trawl FIP

Fishery Progress, Argentina offshore red shrimp - bottom trawl FIP

Species and Location

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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

Barents Sea

Fishery countries:
Norway

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are concerns about the cumulative impacts of the Barents Sea fishery upon the endangered species, golden redfish.
  • There is bycatch for this fishery but non-target species are retained. Management measures are in place to reduce impacts on retained species.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed. Management measures are in place to limit impacts on benthic habitats.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

Barents Sea

Fishery countries:
Russia

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are concerns about the cumulative impacts of the Barents Sea fishery upon the endangered species, golden redfish.
  • There is bycatch for this fishery but non-target species are retained. Management measures are in place to reduce impacts on retained species.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed. Management measures are in place to limit impacts on benthic habitats.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Atlantic herring

Clupea harengus

NE Atlantic Spring spawners

Fishery countries:
Norway

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact endangered, threatened and protected (ETP) species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • The MSC certificate for this fishery was publicly suspended in December 2020 due to the lack of an international agreement on how to manage catch levels between the nations involved in the fishery.

Species and Location

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Atlantic herring

Clupea harengus

North Sea Autumn spawners

Fishery countries:
Denmark

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact endangered, threatened and protected (ETP) species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Banana prawn

Penaeus merguiensis

Northern Australia

Fishery countries:
Australia

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact endangered, threatened and protected (ETP) species. The use of turtle excluder devices has significantly reduced the catch of sea turtles in this fishery.
  • This fishery is unlikely to pose a risk to bycatch species.
  • This fishery uses otter trawls which do not make contact with the sea bed.
General Notes

References

MRAG Americas, January 2018, MSC Public Certification Report for Northern Prawn Fishery

Species and Location

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Blue grenadier

Macruronus novaezelandiae

New Zealand Eastern

Fishery countries:
New Zealand

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds with this fishery. It is unlikely to have an unacceptable level of impacts on endangered, threatened and protected (ETP) species, but the cumulative impact with other fisheries should be monitored.
  • Bycatch of species not managed under the Quota Management System is low and management controls are in place to reduce bycatch and discards.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed. However, the fishery tends to operate in previously fished areas and overall impacts on the benthic habitat are thought to be low.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Blue mussel

Mytilus edulis

Limfjord

Fishery countries:
Denmark

Production Methods

  • Dredge

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact endangered, threatened and protected (ETP) species.
  • Bycatch in this fishery is considered low.
  • Dredges will directly impact on the sea bed. Fishing activity is concentrated across a small area and restrictions are in place to protect key habitats.
General Notes

References

MRAG Americas, October 2021, DFPO Mussel, Cockle and Oyster Public Certification Report

Species and Location

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Caribbean spiny lobster

Panulirus argus

Northern SW Atlantic

Fishery countries:
Brazil

Production Methods

  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes

Species and Location

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Coho salmon

Oncorhynchus kisutch

Alaska

Fishery countries:
United States

Production Methods

  • Purse seine
  • Hook and line

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact endangered, threatened and protected (ETP) species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References
MRAG Americas, April 2019, MSC Public Certification Report for the Alaska Salmon Fishery

Species and Location

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European sprat

Sprattus sprattus

Baltic Sea

Fishery countries:
Latvia

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact endangered, threatened and protected (ETP) species.
  • Management measures are in place for the main bycatch species, Baltic herring.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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European sprat

Sprattus sprattus

Baltic Sea

Fishery countries:
Latvia

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • Effects on endangered, threatened and protected (ETP) species are considered highly likely to be within acceptable limits.
  • The main bycatch species, Baltic herring, is well managed.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References
Bureau Veritas, 2017, MSC Public Certification Report for SLFPO Pelagic Trawl Sprat (Sprattus sprattus)

Species and Location

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Japanese flying squid

Todarodes pacificus

East China Sea, Yellow Sea, Sea of Japan and NW Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
China

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Environmental Notes
  • There is no information on the impact of this fishery on endangered, threatened and protected (ETP) species.
  • Information on bycatch is not available for this fishery.
  • The midwater trawl fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed, however, the combined impacts from the multi-gear fishery are unknown.
General Notes

Species and Location

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Jumbo flying squid

Dosidicus gigas

SE Pacific

Fishery countries:
Peru

Production Methods

  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact endangered, threatened and protected (ETP) species.
  • Bycatch in this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References

FisheryProgress - Peruvian jumbo flying squid - jig

Species and Location

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North Pacific hake

Merluccius productus

NE Pacific

Fishery countries:
United States

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on endangered, threatened and protected (ETP) species.
  • Bycatch in this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

fishery flag

Patagonian grenadier

Macruronus magellanicus

Argentine

Fishery countries:
Argentina

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery interacts with several seabirds, sharks and skates classified as endangered, threatened and protected (ETP) species.
  • Bycatch is a concern for this fishery. This fish is also caught as a bycatch species in other fisheries in which TACs are set.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References

Organización Internacional Agropecuaria S.A. (OIA), 2018, MSC Public Certification Report for Argentine Hoki in Argentine Sea

Species and Location

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Patagonian scallop

Zygochlamys patagonica

Argentine

Fishery countries:
Argentina

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact endangered, threatened and protected (ETP) species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed. However, management measures are in place.
General Notes

References
Organización Internacional Agropecuaria S.A. (OIA), September 2020, MSC Public Certification Report for Patagonian Scallop Bottom Otter Trawl Fishery in Argentine Sea

Species and Location

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Pink salmon

Oncorhynchus gorbuscha

Alaska - Annette Islands Reserve

Fishery countries:
United States

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • While encounters with marine mammals and birds have been documented in this fishery, the impact on endangered, threatened and protected (ETP) species is not thought to be significant.
  • There is no risk of bycatch for this fishery. Catches of other salmon species are accounted for in the pink salmon management.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the benthic habitat.
General Notes

References

SCS Global Services, 2017, MSC Fishery Assessment Report Annette Islands Reserve Salmon Fishery Public Certification Report

Species and Location

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Pink salmon

Oncorhynchus gorbuscha

Alaska

Fishery countries:
United States

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • While encounters with marine mammals and birds have been documented in this fishery, the impact on endangered, threatened and protected (ETP) species is not thought to be significant.
  • There is no risk of bycatch for this fishery. Catches of other salmon species are accounted for in the pink salmon management.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the benthic habitat.
General Notes

References

MRAG Americas, April 2019, MSC Public Certification Report for the Alaska Salmon Fishery

Species and Location

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Pink salmon

Oncorhynchus gorbuscha

Russia - Iturup Island Sakhalin

Fishery countries:
Russia

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact endangered, threatened and protected (ETP) species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low and non-target species are released alive.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the benthic habitat.
General Notes

References
SCS Global, February 2021, Iturup Island Pink & Chum Salmon MSC Fishery Assessment Report Public Certification Report

Species and Location

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Red swamp crawfish

Procambarus clarkii

Guadalquivir delta

Fishery countries:
Spain

Production Methods

  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Environmental Notes
  • There is a lack of information on interactions with endangered, threatened and protected (ETP) species in this fishery. The only known significant impact with this fishery is the effect of the introduced crawfish species on the indigenous crawfish species.
  • There is a lack of information on bycatch in this fishery.
  • This is a freshwater fishery close to rice fields, so the habitat impact is very limited.
General Notes

References

Fishery Progress, Spain crayfish (crawfish) - fyke nets & traps

Species and Location

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Sardinellas nei

Sardinella spp

Vietnam

Fishery countries:
Vietnam

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Skipjack tuna

Katsuwonus pelamis

Western and Central Pacific Ocean - WCPFC

Fishery countries:
Marshall Islands, Thailand

Production Methods

  • FAD-free (unassociated) purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • Interactions with endangered, threatened and protected (ETP) species are low in the unassociated fishery.
  • Bycatch for this fishery includes other tuna, billfishes and sharks.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Skipjack tuna

Katsuwonus pelamis

Western and Central Pacific Ocean - WCPFC

Fishery countries:
Thailand

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • Incidental capture of seabirds, sea turtles and marine mammals is a risk in this fishery.
  • Bycatch for this fishery includes other tuna, billfishes and sharks.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Sockeye salmon

Oncorhynchus nerka

Alaska

Fishery countries:
United States

Production Methods

  • Purse seine
  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact endangered, threatened and protected (ETP) species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the benthic habitat.
General Notes

References

MRAG Americas, April 2019, MSC Public Certification Report for the Alaska Salmon Fishery

Species and Location

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South American pilchard

Sardinops sagax

Japanese Pacific

Fishery countries:
Japan

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There is a lack of information on interactions with endangered, threatened and protected (ETP) species in this fishery.
  • This fishery targets multiple species.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes

Species and Location

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South American pilchard

Sardinops sagax

North-east Pacific

Fishery countries:
Mexico

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There is a lack of information on interactions with endangered, threatened and protected (ETP) species in this fishery.
  • Available information suggests that bycatch rates in the Mexican fishery are high.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Yellowfin tuna

Thunnus albacares

Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact endangered, threatened and protected (ETP) species.
  • Bycatch is considered low for this fishery.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References

Fishery Progress, Indonesia Indian Ocean yellowfin tuna - handline

Species and Location

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Yellowfin tuna

Thunnus albacares

Western and Central Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact endangered, threatened and protected (ETP) species.
  • Bycatch is considered low for this fishery.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References

Fishery Progress, Indonesia Western and Central Pacific Ocean yellowfin tuna - pole & line

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