Blue Star Foods Attains Green Rating in Latest EcoVadis Scorecard

Significant Upgrade from Previous Rating

Miami, FL, Dec. 08, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Blue Star Foods Corp., (“Blue Star,” the “Company,” “we,” “our” or “us”) (NASDAQ: BSFC), an integrated Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) sustainable seafood company with a focus on Recirculatory Aquaculture Systems (RAS), is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a Green Rating in its latest EcoVadis scorecard. EcoVadis is the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings.

John Keeler, Chairman and CEO of Blue Star Foods, commented, “Our score of 53 for a Green Rating is a considerable upgrade from our previous Yellow Rating of 40, and now above the average rating of 40-45 for company our size. Additionally, we have been awarded a bronze medal in recognition of our sustainability reporting achievements. This is an outstanding achievement for a company our size with the limited actions/documentation we have been able generating on the last couple of years (post COVID). We can grow further by making some relatively small efforts and frequent reporting that can also help us monitor the supply chain for issues.”

Most of the subcategories scores, Environment, Labor & Human and Sustainable Procurement, have been rated Good to Advanced. There is more work to be done in Ethics & information security. 

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About Blue Star Foods Corp. (NASDAQ: BSFC)

Blue Star Foods Corp. an integrated Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) sustainable seafood company with a focus on Recirculatory Aquaculture Systems (RAS) that processes, packages and sells high-value seafood products. The Company believes it utilizes best-in-class technology, in both resource sustainability management and traceability, and ecological packaging. The Company also owns and operates the oldest continuously operating Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) full grow-out salmon farm in North America. The company is based in Miami, Florida, and its corporate website is:

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