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Sustaining Fisheries

Clover Leaf’s primary business is in seafood. We support global policies and invest in management initiatives that ensure the long-term sustainability of these resources.

GOAL: To source all of our seafood products sustainably. (Visit our FAQ for a definition)


  • The majority of our products are traceable from ship to plate. (These products are tuna, salmon, sardines, cocktail shrimp, imitation crab & lobster, and chopped ocean clams.)
  • Fisheries improvement projects and/or management programs are in place for 95% of the species we sell (tuna, salmon, sardines, imitation crab & lobster, cocktail shrimp, and chopped ocean clams).
  • We fund scientific research that helps us continuously assess and improve our approach to every species we sell.


2015 International Seafood Sustainability Foundation Audit

The credibility of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) and its members’ commitments are contingent upon member company transparency and compliance with ISSF resolutions.  A critical component in demonstrating transparency and compliance with ISSF resolutions is the third party audit of member companies.  These audits are conducted by MRAG-Americas and evaluate company performance in meeting ISSF resolutions in a number of critical areas.  Clover Leaf Seafood’s audit results were outstanding with only three minor non-conformances of administrative nature noted.  We believe this is representative of our concerted efforts to ensure all products reaching the market comply with ISSF commitments, we are proud of our results and we will continue to drive to maintain the highest standard!  Click here to view our 2015 Audit Report.

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Click on the link to view our 2013 Compliance certificate: Clover Leaf Compliance Certificate 2013 









Others -coming soon-

Our Scientific Approach

We consider at least 95% of the products we sell, by volume, to be sustainable. This is because the majority of the fisheries we source from use a management approach based in the best available science.

Our Policies

There are a number of policies concerning fishing methods, practices, and techniques that underpin the sustainability and business decisions of Clover Leaf Seafoods. They encompass responsible sourcing, protection of ocean environments and traceability. But first, here's an update on Clover Leaf's Shark Finning Policy, and responsible sourcing from ProActive Vessel Register (PVR) vessels.

Our Memberships

Clover Leaf Seafoods is a proud founder of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation, alongside top tuna processors, experienced fisheries scientists, and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). We are also active in a number of organizations and councils.


At Clover Leaf, we are proud of our sustainability efforts thus far and are constantly working to grow, adapt, and strengthen our approach. Should you have any questions not answered through our Seafood Sustainability & Seafood School, or FAQ pages, or should you simply wish to discuss our strategy, please feel free to contact us. We welcome your comments & suggestions and want our customers to feel they are getting the best quality product for both themselves and the earth.

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