Bonefish Grill is dedicated to responsible fishing practices and the healthy stewardship of the world's marine resources. Our procurement process is guided by the reports and recommendations of NOAA and issued government regulations. We regularly consult with distinguished conservation groups, such as Ocean Trust and our Bloomin' Brands Seafood Advisory Council, to help us employ best practices. In addition, we work closely with the fishermen, from whom we source product around the globe, to promote environmentally sound fishing and aquaculture.
Bonefish Grill is proud to be affiliated with Ocean Trust - an award-winning ocean conservation foundation building science, conservation and industry partnerships for the sustainability of the oceans, as well as providing a link to sustainable fisheries, wildlife and the environment. Its efforts include engaging public support of constructive projects that help advance the sustainability of ocean resources and recognize its critical link to coastal communities that depend on the sea.
Bonefish Grill has partnered with Ocean Trust, contributing proceeds from a series of special fundraising promotions and events, as well as joining in awareness campaigns. To learn more about Ocean Trust and its efforts, log on to OceanTrust.org.
Below are some of our recent projects:
Volunteers create reef ball molds for release off Cape Fear - Wilmington, NC
Volunteers from the local Bonefish Grill teamed up with the Reef Ball Foundation to assemble and create reef ball molds for release off Cape Fear. The process for the reef ball creation involved mold assembly, concrete mixing and pouring into the mold, mold disassembly, and clean up.
Each reef ball mold created will provide a habitat to support 300 pounds of biomass per year – one-third of which is fish life, and the rest is marine life that supports fish life (algae, crustaceans, coral, oysters, etc). The reef ball molds are expected to last 500 years.