Sustainability

Ocean Wise

Fogo Island Fish products are 100% Ocean Wise Recommended. The Ocean Wise symbol on a seafood item means it’s ocean friendly. Click to learn more about Ocean Wise.

Conservation 101

We only fish when the North Atlantic Cod are at their physiological peak; in the fall. Fall fish are 20 – 25% heavier than summer fish. By fishing in the fall we create superior quality fish because they have been gorging on bait fish all summer. This enables us to fish 20 – 25% fewer cod from the ocean to fulfill our quotas.

FISH WHEN THE FISH ARE FAT

Traceability

Each box of Fogo Island cod tells you where it was caught, when it was caught and how it was caught and processed, including the person who packed the box, on the label inside.

That is Cold Water

 

 

We fish in waters with moving sea ice. The Labrador current flows by our shores every day at a rate of 24km a day. As a result, the waters around Fogo Island are 8 – 10 degrees Celsius colder than any equivalent latitude. That makes for an amazing quality fish!