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On shore and at sea

Scientific cooperation and technical innovation make it possible for pelagic fish to play a greater role in meeting the increasing demand for healthy and affordable protein. Thanks to efficient fishing techniques and freezing methods the carbon footprint of pelagic fishing, such as for mackerel and herring, is considerably lower than for other animal protein products, such as meat or farmed fish.

Our policy is aimed at further reducing our carbon footprint. Not just at sea, but also on shore. We do this by purchase or production of green energy and innovative developments aimed at reducing our energy consumption. We have also made significant investments on all our vessels to make them compatible with modern, environmentally-friendly freezer installations.

Energy consumption is an important point for consideration within our operations. Our vessels use fuel during the voyage to and from the fishing grounds and during fishing itself. The vessels do not have to return to a port every week. The fish is frozen on board, and the vessels offer a lot of room for storage (for an average duration of a fishing voyage of 3 - 4 weeks). This means that energy consumption and hence the carbon footprint remains relatively low per kilo of product.