Our Commitment to Sustainability

Great Northern Products, Ltd. represents 100% all natural wild-caught seafood, harvested using sustainable methods.

Sustainable seafood is seafood that is either caught or farmed in ways that consider the long-term vitality of harvested species and the well-being of the oceans. It was first promoted through the sustainable seafood movement which began in the 1990s. This operation highlights overfishing and environmentally destructive fishing methods. Through a number of initiatives, the movement has increased awareness and raised concerns over the way our fish are obtained.

Importance

Marine environments are currently under immense pressure. Their problems primarily arise through anthropogenic causes, such as overfishing and environmental destruction. However, research suggests that fisheries are able to recover or stabilize their populations when responsible management and regulations are in place.1

Unfortunately, most seafood that is obtained is done so through “irresponsible fishing practices that continue to modify some marine ecosystem.”1 This has resulted in record depleted stocks.1 For example, “85 percent of the world’s fisheries are fished at or beyond their maximum sustainable limit.”1 Considering the rising global population and the pressure that it has, and will continue to exert on the Earth’s resources, a more sustainable method of fishing is necessary if humans wish to utilize its natural abundance.

1 Bassan, Janine (May/June 2011). “Not all seafood is equal”. South African Journal of Science 107 (5/6): 8-10.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainable_seafood