Best Practices

Sustainability is at the heart of Clearwater’s corporate decisions, harvesting practices, seafood processing and entire operation. You can also trust the quality and traceability of our seafood from ocean to plate because we control all areas of the supply chain.

Our fleet: habitat mapping, fishing gear innovation, and geographic positioning ensure that we target only where we can fish most efficiently and leave sensitive habitats undisturbed. Vessel monitoring systems provide 24 hour tracking and full transparency of fishing activity to our shore-side managers, the government regulators even the general public. In order to mitigate the negative consequences of ghost gear, Clearwater crew make every effort to retrieve lost gear and, in the very rare cases when those efforts are unsuccessful, report the loss to authorities. Additionally, crew bring ashore any found derelict gear encountered when fishing.

Our supply chain: constant review of processing facilities, packaging and delivery systems ensure that we’re managing the impact of our operations on the environment.

Our assurance: government regulations are met or exceeded throughout fishing, processing and delivery of all our products. Government surveillance and audits occur at every stage and we undertaken self-evaluation regularly. Customer audits and independent verification are also part of our transparency process and ensure we are operating with integrity.

Our certified seafood: all of these practices have been recognized and independently verified by the Marine Stewardship Council, the world’s most rigorous independent wild fish sustainability standard.

Bill S-211: Clearwater – Forced Labour Annual Report (2024)

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