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Sustainability

Our vision is to redefine sustainability for all seafood companies, ensuring the health of our oceans and all who rely on them. It is our mission to lead the world as champions for sustainable fishing and advocates for fishers, setting tomorrow’s standards through the actions we take today.

FISH

SUSTAINABLE FISH STOCKS 

We are committed to providing seafood from sustainable sources.

Sustainable Sourcing

Clover Leaf is a founder, and is the only Canadian International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) participating company. Clover Leaf aims to source fish from populations above Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY). We cease participation in fisheries where the fishery is overfished and where management action plans are not in place for returning the fishery to a sustainable state. 
 

Continuous improvement

We also seek third-party recognition and certification of the fisheries from which we source, and work to continuously improve fisheries through Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs) and direct partnerships. In 2019, Clover Leaf Seafoods commenced support of Ocean Outcomes to Improve Longline Tuna Fisheries in the South Pacific Ocean. 
All Clover Leaf Wild Salmon are sourced from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. 
 
 
 
 

Traceability & transparency

In 2015, Clover Leaf launched the Trace My Catch initiative, enabling consumers to track the source of their seafood from catch to can by entering a code found on the package. This allows us to ensure food safety and verify that seafood entering our supply chain is legally harvested and meets all our sustainable sourcing commitments.
 
 

OCEAN

REDUCING BYCATCH & OCEAN PLASTIC

Clover Leaf is committed to creating a healthier marine ecosystems by reducing bycatch and addressing the impact of oceans plastics, particularly ghost gear. Clover Leaf does not engage in the fishing methods at highest risk for ghost gear, but any commercial fishing has an impact and we wish to do our part in finding solutions.

In 2018, Clover Leaf Seafoods joined the Global Ghost Gear Initiative. The Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) is a cross-sectoral alliance committed to ensuring safer, cleaner oceans by driving economically viable and sustainable solutions to the problem of ghost fishing gear globally. 

Ghost gear is lost or discarded fishing gear that accumulates in the oceans, resulting in substantial deaths of marine species and the destruction of marine ecosystems.

PEOPLE

FAIR LABOUR PRACTICES & COMMUNITY HEALTH

We are committed to ensuring the safe and fair treatment of all people connected to Clover Leaf Seafoods Corp. and contributing to the health of our communities.