Ours is the first tropical tuna fishery in the world using drifting fish aggregating devices (dFADs) , to gain certification from the MSC (Marine Stewardship Council), which is widely recognised as the most rigorous global standard for sustainable and well-managed fisheries.
The MSC label guarantees the consumer that our skipjack tuna has been harvested according to the highest criteria of responsible fishing. “The certification of our fishery against the MSC standard is recognition of the success we have achieved in our efforts to promote sustainable fishing for tuna in the Indian Ocean. But we continue working towards the sustainability and a well-managed fishery for Echebastar. We are committed to further improvements.” Kepa Echevarria, Echebastar.
We are immensely grateful and proud for the commendable effort of our team, collaborators, national and international institutions, and NGOs together with the constructive contributions from a wide range of people and organizations during the certification process.
We reaffirm our commitment to sustainable fishing. We will not rest on our laurels. In turn, we hope that our certification serves as an example to other companies fishing tuna in the Indian Ocean, and that they will work with us to guarantee the health of the tuna resources to the benefit of future generations.