Each day, we fillet fresh fish to order at our seafood processing facility. Once the filleting process is complete, we're left with a large amount of fish heads, guts and frames. While some of these are used by chefs to make fish stock we're still left with a large amount of fish waste.
The solution? We make our own fertiliser!
We take all the excess right next door to Marine Solutions WA, a local processor of organic fertilisers, where it undergoes a conversion process to become organic fish emulsion - creating a new and useful product to be used in sustainable agriculture!
All Marine Solutions WA fertilizer blends are registered NASAA Certified Organic. Most of the fish emulsion processed from our waste product is used locally by environmentally conscious farmers in regional WA as part of their organic and sustainable farming practices.
Environmentally Friendly Packaging
In 2020, we switched the majority of our local delivery packaging to cardboard boxes.
Styrofoam boxes are still required for some customers, particularly in regional areas. We understand the effect styrofoam has on the environment and sought to find a solution to reduce our environmental impact.
We now recycle any returned styrofoam eskies by removing all stickers and delivering them to a Claw Environmental recycling facility in Kewdale. Here the styrofoam is compressed and can then be recycled into goods such as “faux wood” architraves, decorative mouldings, coat-hangers and picture frames.
Reducing our Carbon Footprint
In December 2020, we took a another step towards reducing our carbon footprint by installing 144 solar panels on the roof of our fresh fish processing facility.
This has reduced our electricity usage by over 40%!
Sustainability & Our Suppliers
While making our own fertiliser is a great initiative, being a sustainability-friendly business requires a bit more dedication and thought into the suppliers we choose to deal with.
Many of our seafood suppliers have attained the highest international recognition for sustainability, being certified by the Marine Stewardship Council in London.
This means that each MSC certified fishery has been independently assessed on its specific impacts to wild fish populations and the ecosystems they're part of. Supply chain quality is also guaranteed by ensuring that MSC certified seafood is not mixed with non-MSC certified seafood.
Regular DNA testing of end products also ensure they are labelled correctly so you can trust that what is what is named on the label or on a menu, it is what it says it is.
Every time you see the blue MSC label, you know you're helping our oceans and fish populations.