What is Sustainability
“Sustainable Development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” – United Nations Brundtland Commission, 1987
We have all heard about the challenges facing the health of our oceans and the decline of some fish stocks. It is critical for our future that we manage our fisheries responsibly.
When it comes to seafood, sustainable development means the product you are buying has been caught in a manner that ensures the long-term viability of our environment and our oceans.
The vast majority of High Liner’s seafood is caught in the wild. Sustainability for wild-caught seafood means it must be legally caught, secure from poaching and protected from overfishing. Further, the fishing practices need to minimize damage to the habitat and non-target species.
The other source is farmed seafood, also known as aquaculture. Farmed seafood is raised in a controlled environment.
Aquaculture will play an increasingly important role in providing quality, sustainable products but it has to be done in a way that does not have a harmful impact on our environment.
Sustainable seafood farming encapsulates a number of key objectives: it must include habitat conservation, be free of antibiotic or chemical use, promote biodiversity, allow for the escape of exotic species and include a responsible feed management system.
At High Liner, we are committed to providing you with a product that you can feel good about. By buying seafood from a company that is committed to sustainability, you are helping to protect this valuable resource for future generations.
Sustainability is not an option. It’s the answer.