We want you to love being our guest, eating our food, and supporting our company and the impact we have on the world. Our commitment to everyday value for money, responsibly sourced seafood, and a warm, welcoming environment underpins everything we do as a globally loved and respected restaurant brand.
More than 150 million tonnes of seafood is consumed globally each year; Ocean trash ranks as one of the most serious pollution problems of our time, affecting the health of people, wildlife and economies (economic costs include clean-up operations, litter removal, repair and replacement of damaged vessels and gear, reduced fishing catches and a decline in coastal tourism – to the tune of US$2 trillion annually);
Food waste is the cause of world hunger, not poor food production; and we are positioned to confront and improve social and environmental challenges in the world today.
Being a responsible ocean citizen means committing to a shared accountability around the right to benefit from the ocean’s resources and the duty to conserve it for future generations. Sustainable seafood sourcing prevents overfishing, minimises incidental impacts to other ocean wildlife and habitats, identifies and protects essential fish habitats, and takes into account the social and economic impacts on the communities from which the seafood is sourced.
To achieve true sustainability we need to balance economic, social and environmental factors in equal harmony.
Ocean Basket is passionate about improving the lives of our employees and their families as well as the communities in which our restaurants operate. We are also committed to serving seafood and fish products that are located from responsible fisheries. By sourcing quality, sustainable products from credible, certified suppliers, we show that we care deeply about where our products come from and how communities and the environment are impacted.
Sustainable seafood means it has been caught in a way that means there’s plenty more fish in the sea. Choosing sustainable seafood recognises and rewards sustainable fishing practices, which in turn support livelihoods, communities, food security and healthy oceans teeming with life.
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We work alongside WWF SASSI (South African Sustainable Seafood Initiative) and use global guidelines from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)