SustainabilityManaging The Needs Of Our Customers Through Our Commitment To Sustainable Fisheries
What This Means
It Begins With Commitment
In order to sustain the long-term supply of the fishery products that we produce, ensure long-term relationships with our customers and a create a future for our family-owned company, Lund’s Fisheries participates daily in a complex regulatory process involving two Federal Councils (the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and the New England Fishery Management Council) and an interstate fishery commission (the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission).
Standards Are Important
Since 1977, the U.S. fishery law known as the Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act requires 10 ‘National Standards’ to be used by eight regional Councils in preparing management plans to ensure the sustainability of each species harvested across the country. National Standard One, for example, establishes the requirement to “prevent overfishing while achieving on a continuous basis, the optimum yield from each fishery for the United States fishing industry” and National Standard Two establishes the requirement that “conservation and management measures shall be based upon the best scientific information available.”
What this Looks Like
As a result of these strict policies, the fish and shellfish produced by Lund’s Fisheries are being sustainably managed in a transparent and public process that uses the best science available to achieve a sustainable supply of the fishery products our customers rely upon, today and in the future. The three pillars that support sustainable marine fisheries here in New Jersey, and throughout the United States, are; strong science, effective management and regulation, and enforcement.
Lund’s Fisheries is a national leader in supporting fisheries research and management and we continuously contribute to these sustainable practices through investments in cooperative research with State and Federal scientists. These projects lead to innovative outcomes like improved fishing gear to reduce bycatch and habitat impacts and additional data on environmental conditions, fish sizes and fish distributions that is used to assess the status of the stocks that we are privileged to fish for and make available to our valued customers. We believe that fisheries must be managed based on sound science and work hard to be sure our fishery products will be available for generations to come.
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