In order to preserve the sea resources, M&C Asia, in parallel of the other efforts to offer sustainable non labelled products – is committed in following the program of MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) and proudly received its Chain of custody certification in 2017.
Before a fish ends up with the end consumer, it can be traded and processed several times. That is why it is extremely important to know exactly where the fish (products) are located during this process. To this end, MSC has drawn up a traceability standard (Chain of Custody Standard). Companies can obtain a Chain of Custody certificate for this standard, which demonstrates that the fish (products) sold contribute to sustainable fishing.
Increasing consumer demand has led many businesses within the seafood industry to incorporate sustainability into their operations. This includes sourcing from certified fisheries or farms committed to responsible practices; reducing waste throughout production processes; investing in innovative technologies like aquaculture systems designed with environmental safeguards; and educating customers about why choosing sustainable options matters; among others. These actions not only contribute towards preserving our ocean resources but also help build a more resilient future for both people and the planet.
How freezing reduces overfishing
Freezing fish helps to reduce overfishing in a number of ways. One significant way is by extending the shelf life of seafood products, which allows for more efficient use of each catch. When fish are caught and frozen at sea, it eliminates the need for further fishing trips to provide fresh product. This lessens the pressure on marine ecosystems that are already strained due to excessive fishing activities.
The process also aids in reducing waste as frozen fish can be stored and used as needed rather than being discarded if not sold immediately like their fresh counterparts. The ability to store seafood long-term without quality degradation means that supply can better match demand, preventing unnecessary depletion of marine resources. Additionally, freezing enables distribution throughout the year even when certain species aren’t in season, decreasing reliance on overfished stocks.
How can freezing help reduce overfishing?
Freezing allows us to preserve fish for longer periods, reducing the need for constant fishing. It also enables us to take advantage of times when fish populations are abundant and to store the catch for future use.