MORE THAN 90% OF THE FISH PURCHASED BY JEALSA COMES FROM SUSTAINABLE INITIATIVES.
From 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2021, 93% of the fish processed by Jealsa has been caught by boats involved in sustainable initiatives.
21% of the tuna comes from MSC-certified fisheries eligible to use the MSC logo, an increase of more than 250% over the same period last year. Furthermore, 29% of the tuna comes from fisheries undergoing the full MSC certification assessment process.
In addition, the purchase of tuna from boats participating in comprehensive fishery improvement projects (FIPs) accounts for 43% of the total, with 34% being FIP grade A, 3% FIP grade B and 6% FIP grade C.
Of all purchases made, 33% (3 points up from the previous year) were managed directly with the fleets. Purchases from ISSF companies were also highly significant, accounting for 26%. Those made from DCC (Data Check Company) companies, which are non-ISSF members that meet certain requirements established by said organisation, account for 9%.
Jealsa is committing to 32% of the remaining purchases to be included in these groups.
Jealsa continues to work towards sourcing 100% of its raw material from fisheries and suppliers orientated towards improving the sustainability of tuna.