This sub-metric is used to evaluate the metric : ""5.2 Sustainable fishing""
With this metric we aim to publicise and compare the policies adopted by the main distributors in Spain regarding the responsible purchasing and marketing of their fish and aquaculture products and their efforts in certification, labelling, legislative compliance, non-commercialisation of illegal fishing, no conflicting fish and the promotion of sustainable fishing.
Up to 20% of the world's fisheries are illegal, according to the United Nations (UN), which negatively affects the marine ecosystem. Moreover, 33% of the world's fish stocks are overfished.
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We will assign a ""YES"" to this question if :
- The company openly declares to respect the principles of sustainable aquaculture and lists in its reports its main requirements to its aquaculture suppliers.
- The company certifies fish from this type of farming in all or most of its fish shops (e.g. GLOBALG.A.P GGN, Bio, Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certificates).
The main requirements for sustainable aquaculture include :
- Choice of sustainable sites for aquaculture, with special consideration for the surrounding ecosystems, and reduction of negative impact on the surrounding flora and fauna.
- Breeding and stocking according to the species.
- No wild fishing for animal feed.
- No genetically modified offspring and no use of food from plants that have been genetically modified or whose cultivation involves the destruction of the forest.
- Priority use by the supplier of waste generated by the fishing process, as well as plant components, for animal feed.
- Strict ecological standards for further processing.
- Full traceability throughout the entire production chain.
- No use of chemicals or preventive antibiotics. In case of use for diseases or pest infestations, producers are encouraged to use medicines and chemicals of the prescribed type and kind.
No use of growth promoters and hormones.
- Avoidance of excessive breeding of fish.
- Prohibition of restocking with wild-caught eggs or young animals.
- No use of farming practices that have a negative impact on the surrounding flora and fauna, i.e. mangrove forests and native wildlife, as well as the habitat of other species.
- Gradual conversion of all fish and seafood to aquaculture from certified sources (e.g. GLOBALG.A.P., Bio, Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified).
- Properly functioning faecal water, waste and water management system.
- Compliance with minimum social standards throughout the production chain, with the support of our suppliers (labour standards according to the International Labour Organisation ILO/BSCI Code), i.e. from the fishing boats through processing to sales.
This information can be found in any of the following reports published on the companies' websites:
- Annual Report
- Corporate Social Responsibility Report
- Sustainability Report
- Environmental Report
- Carbon Footprint Report
- Statement of Non-Financial Information (NFI)