About Us

MarinTrust is a unique international programme for marine ingredient certification.

Our Purpose

“To champion best practice in fisheries and production for Marine Ingredients”

Our Vision

“To make Marine Ingredients recognised as the best and most important source of animal and human nutrition”.

Our Mission

“To improve responsible fishery management and the sourcing and production of Marine Ingredients globally”.

Our aim is to keep improving the responsible sourcing and production of global marine ingredients through an accessible programme of certification.

Our ambition is for 75% of all marine ingredients to be MarinTrust certified by 2025.

Internationally Credible Assessment Programme

MarinTrust works with third party accredited (ISO 17065) certification bodies which audit fishmeal and fish oil producing factories and assess the responsibility of fisheries.

The Key principles of the MarinTrust standard are responsible sourcing and responsible production, with full traceability and product segregation as key requirements.

Third party recognition

MarinTrust holds the biggest share of the market, with more than half the world’s production now MarinTrust certified. The standard is recognised and endorsed throughout the marine ingredient value chain, and by aquaculture certification programmes including BAP, ASC and Global GAP, as well as feed manufacturers, retailers and pet food manufacturers.

The MarinTrust programme is embedded in sourcing policies and supported by international NGOs including WWF, Sustainable Fisheries Partnership and CeDePesca.

Credibility is enhanced through ISEAL membership, which gives reassurance to the value chain that the standard has been developed using a globally recognised framework and complies with ISEAL’s codes of good practice related to assurance, impacts assessment and monitoring.