The Town Dock Makes Domestic Squid Sourcing Public
Rhode Island-based seafood company The Town Dock is become the latest company to participate in the Ocean Disclosure Project (ODP).
The Town Dock is a family-owned calamari supplier based in Point Judith, Rhode Island in the US. The company published an ODP profile containing a list of its domestically sourced wild-caught calamari, alongside information on the environmental sustainability of those sources. Listed are The Town Dock’s Longfin Inshore Squid (Doryteuthis peallei) and Northern Shortfin Squid (Illex illecebrosus), the only two squid species in the world to be MSC-certified sustainable.
“We are participating in the Ocean Disclosure Project because we continue to seek ways to demonstrate and underscore the importance of sustainably caught seafood. As a provider of the only two certified sustainable squid species, we saw this as an opportunity to become a resource for those interested in supporting sustainable fishing practices,” said Ryan Clark, president and CEO of The Town Dock.
“We’re pleased to have The Town Dock join ODP. We hope this partnership inspires others and showcases the importance of practicing sustainable fishing and transparency of sourcing,” said Tania Woodcock, project manager for the Ocean Disclosure Project.
Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) started the ODP in 2015 to provide a valuable resource for responsible investors, seafood consumers, and others interested in sustainable seafood. To date, 38 other companies, including major retailers and suppliers from around the world, have participated.
The Town Dock’s full ODP profile can be viewed at: https://oceandisclosureproject.org/companies/the-town-dock