Over the past decade, Tropic Seafood has participated in the collaborative efforts to lead a major fishery improvement project (FIP) in the Bahamas. Tropic Seafood worked collaboratively with Bahamas Marine Exporters Association (BMEA), the Department of Marine Resources (DMR) of the Bahamas, and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to address fishing practices and environmental impacts to help the lobster fishery thrive for generations to come.
The goal of our fishery improvement projects is to ensure the long term sustainability of a fishery and to reach the Marine Stewardship Council standard.
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an organization that promotes sustainable fishing practices through their fishery certification program worldwide. MSC certification relies on three main principles; the sustainability of wild fish stocks, the environmental impact and how effectively the fishery is managed.
Bahamas became the first Caribbean fishery to earn certification from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), the leading global standard for wild-caught seafood environmental performance. Tropic Seafood is proud and honored to have played a role in this initiative, in order to achieve this accomplishment for the fishery.