Norpac Commits to Not Buy Immature Fish

Norpac Fisheries Export signed a commitment to The Nature Conservancy to not buy immature snapper and grouper from Indonesia, the world’s largest supplier of these in-demand species, at the Winter Fancy Food Show.

“We are so excited to sign this agreement for Indonesia’s fisheries,” said Peter Mous, The Nature Conservancy’s director of fisheries for Asia Pacific. “The main thing we are interested in is 100 percent transparency around fishing worldwide. We get information straight from the fisherman and use them as a resource to see what’s going on around the world.”

The commitment is significant since buyers often pay a premium for consumer-ready product, such as pan-sized whole fillets, which often originate from fish that haven’t reached full maturity.

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