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High Liner commits to sustainability

By Food in Canada magazine   

Business Operations Food Trends High Liner Foods

The Atlantic Canada-based company says by the end of 2013 all of its seafood will be from certified sustainable sources

Lunenburg, N.S. – High Liner Foods has made a further commitment to sustainability.

The company announced this week that it has committed to sourcing 100 per cent of its wild caught seafood from certified sustainable or responsible fisheries.

It has also committed to sourcing 100 per cent of its aquaculture seafood from certified sustainable or responsible sources.

The company says it aims to do this by the end of 2013.


As of today, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), the world’s leading certification organization for wild caught seafood, already certifies 60 per cent of wild caught High Liner products. These products feature the MSC ecolabel.

In the coming months, consumers will see the MSC ecolabel on more and more High Liner products.

The introduction of MSC-certified products follows the landmark partnership between High Liner and MSC in May 2012 to support the mutual goal of sustainable fisheries.

High Liner has been actively engaged in Fishery Improvement Projects for Russian Pollock, Russian Wild Salmon and North Atlantic Cod in the waters off southern Newfoundland.  These projects help fisheries become sustainable and achieve MSC certification.

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