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For Reinhart customers, TRACS Direct is the industry leading online kitchen & restaurant management system. Use this tool to monitor inventory, store recipes, manage food costs, search for recipe alternatives, garner nutritional info, and so much more. TRACS Direct gives operators the option to input orders to Reinhart themselves, on their time.

Our Guide to Sustainable Seafood is the Reel Deal

Our Guide to Sustainable Seafood is the Reel Deal

Swimming in a sea of confusing acronyms? Fishing for the right answers on overfished species? Check out this glossary of sustainable seafood’s most trusted industry certifications and information sources.


provides complimentary access to a suite of tools to help restaurant operators assess the sustainability of their seafood inventory, track favorite suppliers, products and seafood sources, and make informed purchases with detailed sustainable seafood buying guides.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch:

provides comprehensive guides to wild-caught and farmed seafood.

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC):

recognizes and rewards sustainable fishing with its well-known certification program and seafood ecolabel. In 2019, sales of MSC-labeled seafood reached one million tons, supported by a 34 percent increase in MSC-certified seafood catch over the past five years.

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC):

provides a certification program for responsibly farmed fish, crustaceans and shellfish.

NOAA’s FishWatch Project:

Project measures the sustainability of U.S. fisheries through its Fish Stock Sustainability Index (FSSI).

Global Aquacultural Alliance (GAA):

offers a third-party certification program, Best Aquaculture Practices, addressing environmental and social responsibility, animal welfare, food safety and traceability.

Fishery Progress:

a joint project of FishChoice and the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions, tracks progress of Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs), which helps fisheries achieve incremental improvements with the option of preparing for full MSC certification.

Fair Trade Capture Fisheries Standard:

is structured along the core Fair Trade USA principles of empowerment, economic development, social responsibility and environmental stewardship.

The Environmental Defense Fund:

offers a Seafood Selector highlighting eco-best choices for seafood and sushi.


offers a Seafood Selector highlighting eco-best choices for seafood and sushi.

Smart Catch:

James Beard Foundation’s program, supports chefs’ efforts to serve environmentally responsible seafood. Restaurants earn a Smart Catch emblem after an assessment is conducted to ensure only sustainable seafood, as identified by Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seawatch program and NOAA’s FSSI, is on the menu.

Chef’s Collaborative:

hosts Seafood Solutions industry workshops, dining events and provides educational resources to help inspire fellow professionals about sustainable seafood options.

Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative:

a public-private partnership comprised of more than 90 industry stakeholders, strives to provide clarity and ensure consumer confidence on seafood certification with its Global Benchmarking Tool.

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