twitter RSS Feed linkedin acp contact

Cargill partners with farmers to chart new course in seafood sustainability

Cargill has set a course to protect oceans, a vital ecosystem where the company helps to grow and move food around the world

AdobeStock 320768820Cargill’s SeaFurther programme will start with salmon farmers. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

Cargill’s latest initiative, SeaFurther Sustainability, will help aqua farmers raise more sustainable seafood with less environmental impact. It is part of the company’s overall carbon commitment, with a science-based scope three targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% per tonne of food by 2030. SeaFurther alone will help save two billion kilograms of CO2 by 2030, which is the equivalent of removing more than 400,000 cars from the road.

“With SeaFurther Sustainability we are charting a new bold course, one that makes aquaculture better for our planet,” said Pilar Cruz, president and group leader for Cargill Aqua Nutrition. “Seafood consumption is rising globally. We want to meet that demand; increasing production while decreasing environmental impact. By working closely with farmers to source sustainable ingredients, improve farm productivity and ensure fish welfare, Cargill is redefining aquaculture’s role in helping the world thrive.”

Reducing the climate impact of aquafarming and feed

Cargill’s SeaFurther programme will start with salmon farmers, who are focused on the role they play in ocean stewardship and addressing the sustainability of food systems, especially with relation to climate change.

“Delivering more sustainable aquaculture will require the value chain to align on key goals and work together to deliver on them. By agreeing on the value of the changes that are required, we can deliver true transformation to become more sustainable more quickly and at a greater scale,” said Stian Amble, biology and quality advisor, Nova Sea.

Through SeaFurther Sustainability, Cargill is setting the goal to reduce the footprint of farmed salmon 30% by 2030.  Today, feed represents up to 90% of a salmon’s environmental footprint. To reduce this climate impact and enable salmon farmers to provide consumers with sustainably raised seafood options, SeaFurther is focused on:

SourcingCargill’s feed is designed to minimise the environmental footprint of aquaculture. We work closely with our suppliers to grow responsibly-sourced ingredients and supply chains while finding ways to reuse by-products, like fish trimmings that would normally be discarded, whenever we can. Together, we strive to identify and source novel ingredients that create even more sustainable feed, helping our customers and partners achieve our shared sustainability goals – and meet global consumer demand.

MaximisingCargill knows aqua sustainability happens at the farmer level. Utilising its extensive aquaculture feed experience, Cargill helps farmers do more with less to increase efficiency and maximise production while decreasing their impact on the planet.

Caring — Consumers want to know how their protein was raised and animal welfare must be at the centre of any sustainability program. SeaFurther intends to safeguard farmed fish through nutrition solutions that protect and promote animal health, reducing the use of resources and the impact on the ocean at large.

While the company is starting with salmon, SeaFurther will expand, with an intent to add other species, like shrimp in the near future.

Protecting the oceans, from feed to transportation

SeaFurther joins a fleet of Cargill’s strategic partnerships, investments, research and technologies aimed at protecting oceans. Cargill is leading the way in reducing the environmental impact of global bulk shipping in line with the International Maritime Organization’s target to reduce decarbonise shipping by at least 50% by 2050.

“The health of the world’s salmon is ultimately linked to the health of our oceans,” said Jan Dieleman, president of Cargill’s Ocean Transportation business. “Large-scale carbon reduction requires commitment across the global supply chain and we are working with partners to develop solutions to reduce our impact on the environment. As one of the world's largest vessel charterers, Cargill continues its push to reduce emissions and raise industry standards.”


LATEST NEWS IN Aquaculture

Youth’s challenges in artisanal fisheries and aquaculture discussed at IYAFA 2022

Youth’s challenges in artisanal fisherie…

Themes including the need for African governments to have youth-focused fisheries policies, came strongly to the fore as Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) brought experts and activists together to consider...

Fish project tackles malnutrition in Uganda

Fish project tackles malnutrition in Uga…

 Ugandan Lake catches are mostly dominated by three highly-nutritious fishes, known locally as 'muziri', 'ragoogi' and 'mukene'

African flag registries exploited by high-risk fishing operators: Report

African flag registries exploited by hig…

Ensuring that high-risk fishing operations and vessels are excluded from national flags is a critical step to securing the waters of Africa for the legitimate and sustainable enrichment of coastal...

Angola sees boost in aquaculture and agriculture output

Angola sees boost in aquaculture and agr…

The output in the agriculture and fishing (+12.9% y-o-y) sector in Angola continues to record blockbuster growth and has surpassed pre-pandemic levels, according to the National Statistics Institute’s (INE) latest...

Wanda Fish Technologies Ltd signs agreements to advance goals in cultivated fish

Wanda Fish Technologies Ltd signs agreem…

Israel- FoodTech start-up Wanda Fish Technologies Ltd has signed two agreements with Tufts University to advance the company’s goals in the emerging field of cultivated fish

Ghana imports US$200mn fish annually

Ghana imports US$200mn fish annually

Illegal fishing is having a negative impact on Ghana's fish stock and economy, and the country is spending around US$200mn annually to import fish to meed the demand

Prev Next

OTHER RELATED ARTICLES - Aquaculture

ALSF strengthen capacity in fisheries agreements and licences

ALSF strengthen capacity in fisheries ag…

The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) and African Development Bank (AfDB) held a capacity development workshop to support coastal African countries in effectively negotiating fisheries agreements and concessions

Seychelles launches first sovereign blue bond

Seychelles launches first sovereign blue…

The Republic of Seychelles has launched the world's first sovereign blue bond-a pioneering financial instrument designed to support sustainable marine and fisheries projects

Premier Fishing in South Africa set on high growth path

Premier Fishing in South Africa set on h…

Premier Fishing and Brands Limited, one of the leading fishing companies in South Africa, has achieved a profit increase by 14 per cent and profit after tax increase by 59...

Chairman of CAFAN urges youth to take up fish farming in Nigeria

Chairman of CAFAN urges youth to take up…

Olawale Tajudeen, the chairman of the Catfish Farmers' Association of Nigeria (CAFAN) has urged youth to engage in fish farming, calling it a 'lucrative business'

Climate Fund Managers, Eos Capital to develop large-scale kelp farm in Namibia

Climate Fund Managers, Eos Capital to de…

Climate Fund Managers (CFM) and Eos Capital have announced a partnership between Climate Investor Two (managed by Climate Fund Managers), Kelp Blue and the Namibia Infrastructure Development and Investment Fund...

Somaliland’s fishing sector gets new ice plant

Somaliland’s fishing sector gets new ice…

An ice plant is helping develop Somaliland’s indigenous fishing sector by allowing fishermen to sell their catch in markets around the country

TİKA sets up agricultural and aquacultural production facility in Niger

TİKA sets up agricultural and aquacultur…

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) and the Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum Forum (ICYF) established an agricultural and aquacultural production facility in Torodi, Niger

Mauritania signs new fishing partnership accord with EU

Mauritania signs new fishing partnership…

Mauritania has signed a new protocol with the European Union (EU) which extends the fisheries partnership agreement between the two sides

Zambia provides training to fish farmers

Zambia provides training to fish farmers

Zambia’s capital city Lusaka has announced it will provide necessary training in fish rearing to encourage more farmers to venture into aquaculture to meet the country’s protein demand

Namibia to introduce new fishing quota next year

Namibia to introduce new fishing quota n…

The Namibian Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources has started the process to determine a new mechanism for allocating fishing quotas to all right holders by January 2016

New tool spots hybrid fish that threaten survival of natural tilapia in Tanzania

New tool spots hybrid fish that threaten…

A new genomics marker tool has been able to accurately identify tilapia species and tell apart their hybrids, providing a novel resource to help develop aquaculture and empower conservation in...

Illegal fishing threatens livelihoods in West Africa

Illegal fishing threatens livelihoods in…

Overfishing by foreign vessels is driving many species towards extinction and destroying the livelihoods of fishing communities in countries such as Ghana, Liberia and Mauritania, said the London-based Overseas Development...

Prev Next