Fish is a very healthy and nutritious product, rich in protein and minerals, as well as rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
The growing demand of this food, parallel to the population increase, makes traditional fishing methods insufficient to satisfy the rise of such demand.
Contrary to the sea fishing and the limits it inevitably implies, aquaculture presents itself as an alternative and a solution. However, this system of fish production may present a number of problems such as water pollution or the alteration of ecosystems, among others.
And so is born ASC (Aquaculture Stewardship Council), a non-profit organization with a clear objective: to fight for an aquaculture socially responsible, sustainable and respectful with the environment.
This way, this organization manages global standards and a certification programme; these guarantee that the certified product with the ASC label has been produced in a responsible way.
Mariscos Castellar has been the first company to get this certification for the farmed king prawns, and although 100 per cent of the producers originally does not count with this certification nowadays, our objective is achieving that 100 per cent throughout this year.
It is very important for us to contribute towards an aquaculture which is socially responsible and sustainable, which ensures that the environmental impact is minimal and always promotes responsible practices in the cultivation centres for seafood products.