GSA Releases Spotlight Video Featuring Atlantic Capes Fisheries

The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) has released a video spotlight featuring Best Seafood Practices (BSP)-certified producer Atlantic Capes Fisheries, Inc. Atlantic Capes Fisheries is a leading scallop and surf clam producer, processing more than 20 percent of U.S. scallop landings. Atlantic Capes was the first producer to get their entire supply chain certified to the BSP program.

The company owns 25 harvesting vessels which are the first vessels to achieve certification to the Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard (RFVS) in North America, and also processing plants in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The Massachusetts location was first certified to the Seafood Processing Standard (SPS) back in 2019 and was a pioneer for the standard when it was modified to include wild-caught seafood. The company’s fleet harvests surf clams and sea scallops from fisheries certified to a standard recognized by the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI), which means it meets BSP’s criteria for sourcing from a responsible fishery.

Workers pack sea scallops at Atlantic Capes Fisheries processing plant in New Bedford, MA.
Workers pack sea scallops at Atlantic Capes’ processing plant in New Bedford, MA.

“We are proud to be the first company to achieve BSP certification for our entire supply chain and are thrilled to be featured in GSA’s producer spotlight video series,” said Matthew Grolnic, Director of Quality Assurance. “Attaining BSP certification demonstrates to our customers that we use safe and responsible practices at every step of our supply chain and are best in class at what we do.”

About Best Seafood Practices
Best Seafood Practices is a third-party certification program administered by the Global Seafood Alliance, an international, nonprofit association dedicated to advancing responsible seafood practices through education, advocacy and third-party assurances. BSP is the world’s only third-party certification program capable of linking responsible wild fisheries to certified vessels and processing plants. BSP provides assurances to the marketplace that wild seafood has been harvested and processed in an ethical manner with respect for the wellbeing and security of all workers across the supply chain. Visit