LDH is committed to sourcing sustainable seafood. The skipjack tuna used in our Oriental and Pacific brand is certified as Dolphin Safe, caught by the purse seine fishing method and sourced from suppliers that demonstrate high levels of sustainability in their fishing operations. Skipjack tuna is a short lived fish with a high reproductive rate and a sustainable population.
All of our suppliers have full traceability back to vessels and are working closely with the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) towards ensuring the long term conservation of tuna stocks, reducing bi-catch and promoting eco-system health.
Currently only 10% of the world’s tuna catch is caught using pole and line, of which 50% of that supply goes to the fresh and frozen tuna markets. A significant quantity of the pole and line tuna, that is available for canning, is used in retailers’ private label ranges
To allow customers to make an informed choice we will introduce Pole and Line tuna into our Oriental and Pacific brand and provide clear labelling across the range that specifies catch method and catchment area by the end of 2014.
In addition we guarantee that 100% of any tuna brand owned by LDH (La Doria) Ltd will be caught using either Pole and Line or FAD-free Purse Seine catch methods by the end of April 2015.