Our Commitment

Doing things the right way since 1968.

When the first Red Lobster opened in 1968, we knew exactly where every piece of seafood came from. Today, we still do – even as the largest seafood-buying restaurant in the world with over 700 locations in 11 countries. As we’ve grown, so has our commitment to creating and upholding standards that ensure availability of seafood for generations.

Setting the Standard

Active Leadership

Red Lobster is committed to taking a leadership position in conserving and protecting every kind of seafood we source and serve. That’s why we’re proud to sit on the Board of Directors for both the National Fisheries Institute and Global Aquaculture Alliance. It’s also why we helped write the Law of the Sea, and worked to establish the industry’s first standards around freshness and safety.

Building Relationships

From the very beginning, we understood the importance of establishing face-to-face relationships with our seafood suppliers. They know we demand seafood of the highest quality, and we require them to supply it in ways that are traceable, sustainable, and responsible.

Year after year, Red Lobster is proud to work exclusively with suppliers who share our passion and commitment to sustainability and responsible sourcing.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Partnership

We are committed to sourcing our seafood in ways that minimize impacts on ocean and freshwater environments. That’s why we are proud to partner with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program to help drive continuous improvement within our supply chain to ensure there is seafood now and for generations.

Using science-based, peer reviewed methods, Seafood Watch assesses how fisheries and farmed seafood impact the environment and provides recommendations that help consumers and businesses make choices that are sustainable and responsible.

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As Good As Our Choices

Partnering with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program strengthens our commitment to sustainable, responsible seafood sourcing choices.

Seafood With Standards

Read more about our philosophy of sourcing seafood that lives up to higher standards – seafood that is traceable, sustainable and responsible.
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Sourcing Our Seafood

Dive into the details of what goes into getting every species we serve. You might just learn something about your favorite seafood.
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