When it comes to sustainability, catch methods matter. Here are ours.
Reliable data and the fishery management decisions the data informs are critical pieces in any fishery sustainability effort. In addition to these components, catch methods also play a fundamental role in maintaining healthy fish stocks.
That’s why we source product from fishers using responsible catch methods that a) help prevent overfishing and b) are gentle on the marine environment.
To move away from harmful practices today, we insist that fishers who we buy from in Indonesia use hook and line fishing gear. No trawls, which disturb the fishery’s ecosystem and subject it to additional pressures from unnecessary and wasteful by-catch. Nor do we accept product from fishers using explosives. Looking forward, we will leverage gear shops at the Fishery Centers to replace harmful second-hand industrial fishing gear that is all too common today.