Sea Harvest Group acknowledges that, as a leading, responsible and global agri-business, it is imperative that we integrate sustainable business practices throughout our operations. We have adopted a collaborative approach with our business partners, employees and other stakeholders. This is to protect our environment and promote the conservation of our natural resources for the company’s long-term sustainability and the prosperity of current and future generations.
SEA HARVEST IS PROUD TO
SUPPORT AN ECOSYSTEM
APPROACH TO FISHERIES IN
OUR WILD-CAPTURE OPERATIONS.
SUSTAINABLE FISH STOCKS
This certification has been retained for over 15 years, which is an indication of the industry’s commitment to operating sustainably. MSC certification follows a rigorous assessment process during which an independent certification agency scrutinises every aspect of the fishery’s management and it must comply with the MSC’s main principles. These are:
– A fishery must be conducted in such a way that it does not lead to overfishing or a decrease in the stock;
– Fishing operations must not impact on the health of the marine ecosystem; and
– Fishing must be managed and regulated in a responsible way.
Our Australian Shark Bay prawns (Melicertus latisulcatus) also proudly carry the blue MSC logo.
COLLABORATION WITH PARTNERS
Sea Harvest Corporation, the Group’s South African based subsidiary, was a founding member of the Groundfish Forum, the world’s leading whitefish industry forum. Alongside WWF-SA, BirdLife South Africa and other fishing industry players, it is a co-founder and member of the Responsible Fisheries Alliance (RFA), which promotes an ecosystem approach to fishing (EAF).