OverfishingSince the 1950s when large-scale industrial fishing began, there has been a sharp decline in the number of large fish in the world's oceans. Enormous modern fishing vessels and massive nets, deep enough to scrape along the bottom of sea beds have had a devastating impact on marine life.
Today, scientists tell us that perhaps as much as 75% of the world's fish stocks are overfished and some fishing techniques have resulted in an unacceptable level of what is called bycatch, species not intended to be caught for commercial purposes and discarded back in the ocean, sometimes dead.
There is growing recognition that the world's oceans, once regarded as an inexhaustible source of food are in danger from overfishing. At the same time, however, there is growing recognition that we can do something about this. And that is exactly the positive step Janes Family Foods has taken.
Janes Family Foods is committed to working with fisheries to source only sustainable wild capture fish or seafood for its products, believing the steps taken today will have a positive impact on long-term sustainability goals for tomorrow.