No single aspect is more important, or more central, to the sustainability program of Clover Leaf Seafoods than ensuring the responsible management of fisheries from which we source.
Clover Leaf Seafoods is a founding member of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF).
ISSF is a partnership of scientists, the tuna industry, environmental champions, and charitable foundations that researches, shares, and advocates for best practices in sustainable fishing and whose participating companies make commitments to adhere to ISSF sourcing policies.
ISSF’s goal is to undertake science-based initiatives for the long-term sustainability of tuna stocks, reduction of by-catch and promotion of ecosystem health, and improve all tuna fisheries to meet the strict sustainability certification standards.
We supply products from sustainable, well managed, healthy fisheries and from areas that have action plans to return the fishery to a thriving state and follow ISSF’s best practices and independent science-based research data to validate our approach.
A critical component in demonstrating transparency and compliance with ISSF resolutions is the third party audit of member companies. These audits are conducted by the Marine Resource Assessment Group (MRAG) – Americas and evaluate company performance in meeting ISSF resolutions in a number of critical areas.
Clover Leaf Seafood’s audit results were once again outstanding with no non-conformances 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!