Sustainable toothfish

The fisheries in which we operate are responsibly governed and well managed. We work closely with government agencies on scientific programmes that ensure toothfish remains a globally sustainable food source.

Over half of the current total global toothfish catch is independently certified as coming from sustainable and well managed fisheries by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and/or rated as ‘Best Choice’ or ‘Good Alternative’ by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch programme.

By only operating in fisheries that have been audited as being sustainable, we can be confident that our contribution to fishery management will help raise standards across the industry. Furthermore, the South Georgia and Ross Sea fisheries both adopt a precautionary management approach, which means their annual quotas are even lower than those advised by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), which administers all commercial Antarctic toothfish fisheries.

Find out more about our commitment to sustainable toothfish harvesting below, together with more information about the toothfish species.

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Toothfish knowledge bank

The toothfish's limited supply, together with its fine quality meat, means that it’s considered a luxury seafood in the North American, Asian and European market. Click on the button below to find out more about this unique fish and how we harvest it.