SUSTAINABILITY

Traceability

As a verification mechanism, both adoption of responsible fishing criteria and good practices that guarantee the sustainability of the species, it’s important that the responsible fishing value chain include a traceability scheme, allowing to trace fish from the moment of its capture until it’s delivered to the final customer.

Our inputs

In order to comply with these requirements, we keep a record in which we find fishers’ information, capture zone, captured specie, fishing art used, its size or weight and, in some cases, the capture size. In this way we can safely and certainly inform to the consumers about the origin and features of the fish we trade.

IATTC Member

IATTC is responsible for the conservation and management of tuna and other sea species in the East Pacific Ocean.

Dolphin Safe Tuna Certification APICD

A Responsible Fishing Warranty that guarantees to the consumer he/she will obtain a product captured under strictly sustainability regulations.

Code for Responsible Fishing / FAO

In order to guarantee to the next generations the best possible fish supplies, we work with the intention to conserve and put in order the fishery resources and its habitat.

First Ocean Cruiser Logistics ISSF/IATTC

This scientist cruiser spent 2 months in the Pacific Ocean aboard the “Yolanda L.”, one of our fishing boats.

We work under the Responsible Fishing Principles

According to the regulations of IATTC, Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, from which Ecuador is an active member.

Identity certainty

We are clear about the common and scientific name of every species we trade, in order to ensure ourselves what kind of products we are really selling.

Threatened status

We know about the status of species we trade and its threatened grade. We take care about the threatened species population, avoiding its capture and trading.

First growth size

In order to maintain biological populations that sustain fishing activities, we take care of the young individuals for them to reach their reproductive stage.

 Technique used for fishing

We use selected fishing arts as in the case of seine, meaning those that generate less impact on the environment and the biological resource.

Respect for species closures or rest seasons

We respect the closures or rest seasons stablished for taking care about the stages of reproduction and recruitment of species inside a specific fishing zone.

Capture zones and protected areas

We respect the area zoning for fishing management since the biological focus as breeding and recruitment zones, so as also since the usage, comparing, for the instance,  craft fishing zones and industrial fishing zones.

FAD Management Public Policy’s for CM 3.7 ISSF