Together for the Oceans.

DI Chiara Maci | 21 Dec 2018 | IN COLLABORAZIONE CON Insieme per gli Oceani

By now you all know.

I love the sea since I was a child. On the other hand, I was born and raised in a seaside.

And what they have always taught me, and that I will teach to my children, is that to love it we must also learn to respect it and to commit ourselves all to its preservation.

First I will show Bianca this wonderful animated video and I will introduce her to Undine and Ocean.

The story of the ocean at risk and how important it is for all “actors” to do something to preserve it.

Two new friends with whom understand the importance of nature since childhood.

Who are the “actors”?

Big companies, fishermen, and us consumers who can and must choose to buy foods that are “produced” through a sustainable supply chain.

For this purpose it is essential that all activities that take place in the marine environment are regulated by the principle of eco-sustainability, especially fishing.

For years Rio Mare has been paying the utmost attention to promote responsible fishing and the protection of the marine ecosystem.

A commitment made even stronger by the launch, in December 2016, of a partnership with WWF, which will lead the company to get exclusive supplies of tuna MSC-certified or coming from solid fishing improvement projects by 2024.

The collaboration also offers an opportunity to influence the way companies operate in the fishing industry and to encourage a positive change in the tuna supply chain.

By sharing best practices, this partnership aims to inspire other companies to take the road to sustainability and contribute to well-managed fishing and healthy oceans.

So many goals in the company’s union with WWF:

Increase provision and production of sustainable products: by 2024, 100% of the tuna will come by fishing activities certified by MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) or involved in solid and reliable Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs).

100% of other species that Rio Mare supplies with (salmon, mackerel and sardines) will come from fishing activities certified by MSC or ASC (Aquaculture Stewardship Council) or from Fishery Improvement Projects (FIP) or Aquaculture Improvement Projects (AIPs).

Traceability for all boats supplying Rio Mare of tuna, for all other fish species, extending the certified traceability system and the request for transparency already existing for tuna to suppliers.

In the belief that a leading company has the responsibility to commit to the protection of the health of oceans, Rio Mare also endorses for the defense of marine protected areas, real treasure of biodiversity to be preserved, on which the lives of millions of people depend.

For this, the Company supports the WWF conservation project of Tetepare, known as the “last wild island” of the Solomon Islands. The aim of the conservation project is to officially declare the island and the waters surrounding “Protected Area” within the “National Protected Areas Act”, thanks to the involvement of the local community through the Tetepare Descendants’ Association.

In addition to the commitments for sustainable fishing, in fact, Rio Mare undertakes those for the protection of biodiversity and economic growth of the local populations in the areas where it gets supplied.

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