PROTECTING ARCTIC COD: GUEST POST FROM GREENPEACEPosted 25 May 2016 by The Saucy Fish Co.
Here at Saucy we’re committed to bringing you responsibly sourced fish so we’re proud to announce we’re supporting Greenpeace in their efforts to help protect the marine environment in the Barents and Norwegian Seas.
Our Saucy fishermen have now agreed the need to take a precautionary approach to fishing in areas that have not been fished before and to take further steps to protect vulnerable marine life in the areas where they currently operate.
We invited our friends over at Greenpeace to write a guest post to celebrate:
'The Arctic is one of the world's most unique and fragile ecosystems, already under severe threat from climate change with dramatic loss of sea ice. Melting Arctic sea ice should never be seen as a business opportunity, but rather as a critical wake up call that we urgently need to protect the Arctic Ocean and its adjoining waters.
We were deeply concerned by our investigation showing that fishing fleets using bottom trawling were advancing into pristine areas of the Arctic previously covered by ice, and that well-known food brands and retailers around the world were at risk of sourcing products tainted with Arctic destruction.
Icelandic Seachill and The Saucy Fish Co. took this seriously and reacted promptly, working with their suppliers, competitors and customers to make the changes needed. The industry agreed to hear and sound the alarm calling for the protection of the pristine Arctic environment.
And this is huge. Never before has an entire industry stood up for Arctic protection. We can work now together to find a solution that will safeguard one of the most unique ecosystems on the planet, home to vulnerable animals including the polar bear, bowhead whale and Greenland shark.
Not a moment too soon, the fact that this agreement was reached before the start of the summer fishing season means that its positive impact on the environment will be immediate.
The work is not over. It actually just began. But today, we are already witnessing a truly important moment.'