In June of 2015, Sodexo announced a commitment to shift current sourcing for our Maine locations to include more Gulf of Maine Responsibly Harvested ® seafood. This effort, in partnership with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI), supports a community of businesses committed to the sustainability of the region’s seafood economy. Colby College is already sourcing 100% Gulf of Maine Responsibly Harvested Whitefish for all of our dining locations and recently received their Champion Certificate for those efforts. These species include redfish, dogfish, mackerel, pollock, and whiting. We are very proud of this initiative and have a variety of co-branded marketing materials with GMRI to highlight out commitment and bring attention to the responsibly harvested whitefish that some of our customers may not be familiar with.
We understand how important the sourcing of responsibly harvested whitefish from the Gulf of Maine is and we want to make sure Colby customers do to. GMRI Sustainable Seafood Brand Manager, Kyle Foley (Colby College Alum, Class of ’05) works with Sodexo campus accounts to do multiple site visits a year with the purpose of engaging and interacting with students. These events include information tabling with seafood trivia and tastings to actual classrooms visits.
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