Fish and shellfish

Fish and shellfish

Aware of our responsibility towards humankind and nature, we at Lidl Malta try to reduce the impact of our operations on the environment every day.

In keeping with our motto, "A better tomorrow," Lidl Malta is committed, through a new purchasing policy, to promote more sustainable fishing with the purpose of protecting fish species and marine ecosystems. Our new purchasing policy, which affects both wild caught fish and aquaculture fish, is guaranteed by our close collaboration with suppliers and the requirement of certifications for fish products.

The Lidl group is proud to offer its customers a variety of frozen, fresh and canned fish with MSC, Friend of the Sea and/or Dolphin Safe certifications for wild fish, or the ASC certification for aquaculture products. Lidl Malta is committed to continually increase the number of certified products on offer for our customers. By the end of 2020, a selection of products, in large part certified and sustainably caught with respect for the environment and preserving both fish species and the human rights of workers in the fishing industry, are available in our stores.

With the "Position paper on the sustainable purchase of fish, shellfish and their by-products", Lidl Malta makes its commitment to purchase fish and shellfish more sustainably public. The document will be updated regularly in order to ensure transparency and truthfulness.


Lidl Malta is committed to...

... reduce the impact of fishing on ecosystems through the use of more sustainable fishing and aquaculture methods.

... prefer species of fish and shellfish from stocks that are not over-exploited or not at risk of extinction.

... provide transparent information to customers about the origin and fishing method of fish products through clear labelling.

... exclude any form of fishing that is illegal, unreported or unregulated and that does not respect human rights.

... transhipment can only take place if controlled

... guarantee adequate standards for aquaculture and animal welfare and to exclude selling any genetically modified fish species.

... promote the responsible use of medicines and chemicals and correct waste management in aquaculture, respecting the needs of farmed fish species.

For more information you can download the "Position paper on the sustainable purchase of fish, shellfish and their by-products"


The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has divided the globe into different zones and allocated a number to each zone. Discover the origin of your fish by matching up the number on the pack.


18: Arctic Sea
21: Atlantic, Northwest
27: Atlantic, Northeast
31: Atlantic, Western Central
34: Atlantic, Eastern Central
37: Mediterranean and Black Sea
41: Atlantic, Southwest
47: Atlantic, Southeast
48: Atlantic, Antarctic
51: Indian Ocean, Western
57: Indian Ocean, Eastern
58: Indian Ocean, Antarctic and Southern
61: Pacific, Northwest
67: Pacific, Northeast
71: Pacific, Western Central
77: Pacific, Eastern Central
81: Pacific, Southwest
87: Pacific, Southest
88: Pacific, Southest