SUSTAINABILITY


SINCE THE UNDECLARED THAT HARVESTING SEAFOOD HAS REACHED CAPACITY DUE TO INCREASES IN BOTH CONSUMPTION AND WORLD POPULATION, NORTHERN WIND HAS MADE A COMMITMENT TO PROTECT THESE RESOURCES BY PROCURING THEM RESPONSIBLY.

A majority of Northern Wind’s scallops come from the United States North Atlantic Coast Fishery – a protected resource that is managed and monitored by the US government. Our scallop supply boats are monitored by a days-at-sea management system, being assigned a specific number of fishing days each year in open and protected areas to ensure sustainability. We also continue to work with scallop boat owners to improve harvesting, shucking, and cleaning techniques. Our scallop resources, as well as both of our processing facilities, are MSC-C-53909 certified.


 Northern Wind is a proud member of the American Scallop Association (ASA),

an organization that represents and promotes the interests of the

domestic, U.S. wild-caught, Atlantic sea scallop industry.

 

Check out the ASAs'  documentary on the practices put in place 

to sustain the scallop supply, titled Sustaining Sea Scallops,HERE!