Morey’s Receives Notable Certification for Sustainability Practices

Ensuring families will enjoy Morey’s fine fish and seafood not just today but for generations to come has been our priority since day one. We manage our commitment to sustainably sourced seafood by working closely with external industry groups and agencies from around the world.

Morey's issued the Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Chain of Custody certification by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.

Recently, we were issued the Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Chain of Custody certification by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. In short, by adding RFM Chain of Custody certification to our stable of certifications means we can verify that the seafood we purchase from Alaska is sourced from an Alaskan ecosystem that has been responsibly developed.

However, becoming certified is no easy task to achieve. In fact, it’s only available to those who have previously passed an audit for the Chain of Custody Standard. Thus far, fewer than 100 companies in the world have been granted RFM certification.

To be considered, a team of assessors from the Accredited Certification Body audited Morey’s locations in Motley, MN and Golden Valley, MN. Both offices participated in a series of steps including reviews and site visits before certification was granted.

DID YOU KNOW… Morey’s Minnesota production facilities and various products are also certified by the following organizations:

British Retail Consortium (“A” Rating)
Marine Stewardship Council (Chain of Custody Certification)
Aquaculture Stewardship Council (Chain of Custody Certification)

We’re also a founding member of The Seafood Nutrition Partnership, an active member of the National Fisheries Institute, a governing member of Global Aquaculture Alliance and are regular contributors to both Ocean Trust and SeaShare. For more details on Morey’s sustainability practices, please visit www.moreys.com.

 

Smoked Fish | Great Seafood Meals from Morey’s Seafood

Morey’s Seafood offers smoked fish and smoked salmon that can be great for any seafood meal. Morey’s is one of the seafood companies that focuses on quality smoked fish products to serve that tastes restaurant made! Smoked fish has been served from our kitchens for 75 years, being as we area leader in the seafood industry. Watch our video on some easy seafood dinner, seafood breakfast, and seafood lunch ideas!

Frozen Seafood Myths

Frozen Seafood Myths

Frozen Seafood Myths

 

When it comes to frozen seafood, people have some strange misconceptions. Romanticizing the idea of “fresh fish,” they often discount the very real nutritional value of frozen fish! The truth is, frozen seafood contains a wealth of important nutrients, as well as being tasty, convenient, and easy to prepare. Here, we debunk some of the common myths related to frozen seafood and fish in general.

  • Myth #1: Frozen fish is less nutritious than fresh fish. This is unequivocally false. Because fishing vessels remain at sea for long periods of time, the “fresh fish” you purchase has often been sitting around for a while before it reaches you. However, modern freezing methods allow for quick freezing of seafood to maintain quality and freshness. Frozen fish makes it to your table with the freshness locked in—just as nutritious and delicious as if you’d pulled the fish  from the water yourself.
  • Myth #2: Other meats are just as nutritious as fish. The fact is, fish are an excellent source of lean protein, amino acids, and Omega-3 fatty acids. Unlike fatty beef,  pork or poultry products, fish is low in saturated fat, and the nutrients in fish fight a number of ailments, including cardiovascular disease. In fact, the American Heart Association recommends eating at least two servings of fish a week. Many of the frozen seafood products available from Morey’s Seafood are gluten free, which is great for those looking for a convenient and tasty meal as part of a gluten-free diet.
  • Myth #3: Fishing is bad for the environment. Many trustworthy manufacturers, including frozen seafood brands like Morey’s Seafood, focus on sustainable and safe fishing methods to ensure the safety of the environment, and the regulation and control of fishing practices.
  • Myth #4: Frozen seafood is hard to cook. This is Morey’s favorite falsehood to disprove! Morey’s offers a wide array of pre-portioned, individually packaged, marinated frozen seafood products that are both delicious and easy to cook. The Morey’s website also offers a wealth of recipes designed to make it quick and convenient to put delicious seafood on your family’s table.

For more information on how to choose the best frozen seafood, and how to prepare tasty seafood meals for your family, visit Morey’s website. For an even deeper connection with other frozen seafood lovers, join the online community on Facebook and Twitter.

SeaShare and Ocean Trust: Morey’s Gives Back with Seafood Products

 

Give Back

Give Back

Since its inception in 1937, Morey’s Seafood has been committed to providing families with high quality seafood products. But what does that really mean? Morey’s believes that it is not enough to deliver great tasting, easy to prepare seafood; sustainability and community outreach must also be priorities. The company’s vision is to put a wide variety of delicious, nutritious seafood on tables across America, while nurturing the community and protecting the environment. To that end, Morey’s has partnered with SeaShare and Ocean Trust, in order to promote responsible harvesting of seafood products, and find a way to give back.

SeaShare

While there are hundreds of organizations around the country and the world that focus on ending world hunger, SeaShare is the only one that focuses solely on seafood products and the seafood industry as a source of nutrition for hunger relief. The organization coordinates and combines donations from seafood distributors and wholesale seafood companies who want to give back to the community. Since the program began in 1994, more than 150 million meals have been provided to Feeding America’s food bank network—that’s more than 25 million pounds of seafood!

Morey’s Seafood is a proud donor of quality seafood products to SeaShare. In order to qualify as a seafood product donor for the SeaShare program, we had to prove that our sources are sustainable and that we responsibly utilize our marine resources. Our fresh seafood is indeed obtained responsibly, so we eagerly became a SeaShare donor as soon as we realized all the good that organization is doing!

Ocean Trust

This organization is all about keeping the public in touch with the reality of good and bad sustainability advice. The chairman of Ocean Trust proclaims that “rebuilding stocks through management is the key to sustainability, not campaigns that confuse consumers.” Ocean Trust has received six national awards for its wildlife and marine conservation efforts, and will continue its efforts to make real information available to the public.

Morey’s is proud to be considered a “Coastal Patron” with Ocean Trust. We want consumers to know which seafood products from certain fisheries are truly sustainable and which species are actually endangered, which is specifically why we endorse the important work done by the Ocean Trust organization.

To learn more about Morey’s seafood products, visit www.moreys.com.

Morey’s Involvement with the National Fisheries Institute

 

Morey's Seafood Company

Morey’s Seafood Company

Morey’s Seafood, one of the nation’s top seafood companies, is proud to be affiliated with the National Fisheries Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to seafood education and stewardship. Known for its commitment to quality, Morey’s Seafood maintains stringent standards of quality control and food safety, and adheres to strict policies regarding sustainable seafood harvesting. It’s only natural, then, that the company would cultivate affiliations with similarly minded organizations, committed to seafood industry best practices, and to maintaining a sustainable food source. The National Fisheries Institute is one such organization.

The National Fisheries Institute and its partners seek to be good stewards of the environment, adhering to the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Fisheries. This is because they know that investing in the seas today will reap the rewards of plentiful fish and seafood for our children, and generations to come. Located in McLean Virginia, the National Fisheries Institute headquarters is the base of operations for the organization, whose member companies span many different aspects of the seafood business, from fishing vessel operators, to seafood restaurants, to seafood companies. Because of their appreciation for seafood, all of these businesses have come together to support the NFI’s goals of  advocating responsible aquaculture, supporting free trade, and promoting the implementation of sound public policy, based on scientific facts.

Dedicated to providing education about seafood safety, sustainability, and nutrition, the National Fisheries Institute is also an important resource for information on fish and sea food. This commitment to education is clearly demonstrated on their website, AboutSeafood.com, which contains a wealth of information, including seafood recipes and nutritional facts.  Chockfull of entertaining blog posts, interesting information, tips and advice from experts, and even seafood related news, this site is well worth browsing through, whether you’re trying to plan dinner or wondering about the health benefits of seafood.

Because of a deeply held belief in the value of incorporating seafood into a healthy lifestyle, Morey’s Seafood has been committed to providing high quality seafood, in a convenient way, to encourage healthy eating. In addition, the company actively seeks to partner with organizations that promote sustainable harvesting of seafood, and have an environmental conscience. For more information about the National Fisheries Institute please visit their website at www.aboutseafood.com.

Smoked Fish to Frozen Seafood: The Story Behind Morey’s Seafood Products

Morey’s Seafood International is now known for manufacturing and distributing restaurant quality frozen seafood products. But the company was first established as Morey Fish company in 1937, when Ed Morey traded a load of corn for a truck load of fresh white fish. From there Ed Morey started to smoke fish and sell it in Motley Minnesota. Morey’s Seafood International’s manufacturing plant is still located in Motley Minnesota. Morey’s Seafood now sells fresh, prepared, and frozen fish internationally to retailers, restaurants, and consumers. Morey’s focuses on quality control and food safety, and has generations of industry professionals maintaining the highest quality in their seafood. To find a retailer in you area or to become a distributor, visit our website, http://www.moreys.com/, or call (866) 577-1709.

 

Celebrating 75 Years of Seafood Manufacturer Morey’s Seafood

It might surprise you to learn that a top seafood manufacturer is located in Motley, Minnesota, but that is exactly where Morey’s Seafood has been creating delicious seafood products for seventy-five years. From frozen dinners that are easy to prepare for your family, to restaurant ready seafood dishes, Morey’s has been at the top of the industry for years. The secret to the company’s success? A firm commitment to quality that has been in place since Ed Morey established Morey’s back in 1937.

shutterstock_92189368-300x290In the beginning, Mr. Morey was just a farmer who found that he had a knack for smoking fish, and decided to open a manufacturing facility. From that humble start, Morey’s has grown into what it is now: a leading seafood manufacturer, producing hundreds of seafood items, for sale to both retail and food service clients, nationwide. Today, Morey’s is the primary employer in the town of Motley, Minnesota, and is a member of the National Fisheries Institute, dedicated to expanding safe, responsible, and sustainable supply.

Commitment to responsible practices, excellent service, and the development of employees makes Morey’s one of the top wholesale seafood distributors in the industry. Now, the seafood manufacturer is rising to the challenge of the modern marketplace, by embracing new aspects of the business world, while maintaining the same quality that has always been so important. Reaching out to consumers through Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn groups, Morey’s is poised to make the next seventy-five years even better than the previous seventy-five.

Frozen fish distributors may come and go, but when you find a seafood manufacturer with such high standards and longevity, you know you have found something special. Morey’s products are fresh, delicious, and easy to prepare. The website is full of recipes and helpful information, and the online community is thriving. Far more than just a seafood manufacturer in a small town in Minnesota, Morey’s has gone global, bringing the best seafood products from around the world to tables across the nation. For more information, visit the website, or connect with the online community on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

The Story of Morey’s Seafood, a Quality Fresh and Frozen Seafood Supplier

 

Morey’s Seafood Company in 1952

Morey’s Seafood Company in 1952

Morey’s Seafood International is a frozen seafood supplier with a long and interesting history. Dedicated to increasing seafood consumption by providing innovative and healthy products, Morey’s is a seafood industry leader. Celebrating their 75th Anniversary in 2012, Morey’s is proud of its heritage and its reputation as one of America’s finest seafood companies. The company’s core values and history of quality is part of what has made it so successful.

  • Morey’s Seafood was established in 1937, when Ed Morey, a farmer in the heart of Minnesota’s lake country, with a knack for smoking fish, built a large smokehouse in Motley, Minnesota to produce his delicacies for sale to the public. His success was tremendous, and as word spread about his delicious fish, the company grew to be the thriving processing, manufacturing and distribution enterprise it is today. From that simple smoked fish company, Morey’s has become a leading fresh, prepared, and frozen seafood supplier, providing high-quality seafood to restaurants and consumers alike. With hundreds of products, including delicious offerings like Morey’s Marinated wild and farm-raised Salmon, Tilapia, Cod and Mahi Mahi, Morey’s Smoked Salmon Portions and Morey’s Smoked Fish, it is no wonder that the company is a leading fresh and frozen seafood supplier.
  • The goals of the company are simple. Morey’s wants to encourage people to eat seafood, by providing restaurant-quality, great tasting fish and seafood products. To that end, the company is constantly working to create new, innovative, and healthy products for consumers.
  • What sets Morey’s apart from other seafood companies is the quality of the food. A modern frozen seafood supplier must be vigilant about quality control, and Morey’s has been delivering quality for generations. Dedicated to Ed Morey’s original vision of a delicious, easy-to enjoy array of seafood, delivered to consumers no matter where they live or how they like to eat, Morey’s prepares a wide variety of the freshest products from around the world. Morey’s is committed to safety monitoring and training for both products and employees.
  • Morey’s is an active member of the National Fisheries Institute, (NFI). This means that the company fully supports the NFI’s vision of expanding a safe, responsible, and sustainable seafood supply, while increasing consumer acceptance and consumption. Morey’s boasts two past Presidents of the NFI, and has a current member of the NFI board of directors on staff.
  • Morey’s is a governing member of the Global Aquaculture Alliance, (GAA). The GAA is dedicated to advancing responsible aquaculture throughout the world through the implementation of Best Aquaculture Practices.
  • Morey’s is continually striving for improvement and new product innovation.

For a wide variety of the freshest seafood products, you can depend on Morey’s Seafood. A fresh and frozen seafood supplier with integrity and vision, Morey’s delivers quality seafood in a responsible manner. For more information, visit the Morey’s website. Once there, you can subscribe for email tips, information and recipes, or join the online community on Facebook or Twitter for a deeper connection.