Foundry 34 | Sandgate Friery

Sustainability

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Our Fish Sustainability Policy

Ensuring that we purchase fish from a sustainable source not only helps in the overall effort to conserve and protect the marine environment but to protect the livelihoods of those who rely on it. We must have the ability to provide for the needs of today without compromising the needs of tomorrow.

 

The buyers of fish for Sandgate Friery have a good relationship with their fish suppliers in order to supply fish that were possible is as sustainable as possible.

 

Sandgate Friery’s sustainability aims:

  • To were possible only purchase and sell fish that is graded 1 to 4 on the fish MCS Fish online guide.
  • Avoid buying or selling fish that is grade 5 on the MCS fish online guide.
  • Check on a monthly basis or on a change of fish supply the grade of the fish purchased on the MCS fish online guide.
  • To become Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) chain of custody certified and supply MSC Certified fish only were possible.
  • We take all reasonable precautions to ensure that we do not purchase fish which has been caught, landed or farmed illegally. We will deal only with suppliers who operate in an open and responsible manner and are able to demonstrate compliance with all the relevant national and international regulations. We will make every effort to investigate and ensure the legality of our supply chain.
  • We understand the need for continuous environmental improvement in both wild capture fisheries and the aquaculture industry. We develop trading relationships only with suppliers who demonstrate an active awareness of the environmental impacts of their operations.
  • We actively encourage our suppliers to strive for improvement in the application of best practice and the implementation of new technologies to progressively minimise any environmental impacts of commercial fishing and fish farming.
  • We believe that traceability from ‘boat to plate’ or from ‘farm to plate’ is of paramount importance in ensuring legality, product integrity and consumer choice. We therefore endorse, support, promote and participate in new developments and technologies in this field and will strive to ensure that all our wild fish purchases are traceable back either to the catching vessel or a known group of vessels, as well as to the specific catch area (as defined by the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas – ICES). We will continue to improve our traceability systems for farmed fish to ensure traceability of product to farm site and to facilitate accessible fish history data in accordance with our aquaculture policies.