Focus on World Oceans Day
June 8 is World Oceans Day. The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is launching a new global digital campaign on this day, to help consumers understand that their daily buying habits are having a big impact.
Oceans have been described as the lungs of our planet: they provide oxygen for breathing and regulate the climate. They contain 80 percent of our world’s biodiversity. The oceans feed over 3 billion people across the world every day. For us to live, they need the oceans to thrive, now and in the future. However, more than 30% of the oceans are overfished.
By choosing products with the blue MSC label, you choose against overfishing and for sustainably caught fish and seafood. Small choices help protect our oceans and create a ‘big blue future’.
When selecting and choosing products our focus is therefore on sustainable fishery and aquaculture methods and on safeguarding biodiversity. To achieve this we actively cooperate with a network of suppliers, customers, researchers and universities at home and abroad. This way we aim to make an active contribution to new environmentally and socially sustainable developments.
By far the largest part of the fish species that are processed by Mowi Lemmer are from MSC certified sustainable fisheries or from ASC certified responsible aquaculture. Our product range offers a large number of products which have been certified according to independent standards for sustainable fisheries (MSC) or responsible aquaculture (ASC).
Mowi Lemmer holds ‘chain-of-custody’ certificates for MSC, ASC and GLOBALG.A.P. , which ensure that the products we sell with one of these labels are really coming from certified sustainable fisheries or certified responsible farms.