In summer 2011, Pomona College Dining Services became the first liberal arts school to be Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Certified. MSC's “Chain of Custody” certification assures that in every step of the chain – from the fishers, to the processor, to the distributor and the end user – MSC-certified seafood is not mixed with or substituted for non-certified seafood. We are committed to using only MSC-certified seafood products in the dining halls and are currently in the process of making this transition. The MSC standard is based on three core principles: health of the stock; impact on the marine ecosystem; and management of the fishery.
We are currently using the following MSC-certified seafood products (click on each item for more information on the source fishery):
- Alaskan Cod
- Alaskan Sockeye Salmon
- South African Cape Capensis
- Alaskan Pollock
- Oregon Bay Shrimp
- Canadian Shrimp
- American Tuna
Pomona College featured in an industry article regarding our MSC Seafood - October 2014 [pdf]
For more information on our local tuna harvester, please see Local Farms and Businesses.