Galician fishery awarded a prize for its selective and sustainable hake fishing extraction method.
SPAIN, 2015-11-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Lugo fishery Puerto Celeiro, which has been a Carrefour Spain suppler for 14 years, has been awarded by the distribution company with the “Grand Climate Challenge Award for Suppliers”, for its selective hake fishing extraction method. The award was created by the Carrefour Group to reward the efforts made by its suppliers in the fight against climate change.
Puerto Celeiro, reference supplier to Carrefour in energy efficiency
The jury, made up of representatives of the “Institute for Sustainable Production”, and Carrefour, decided to award the prize to Puerto Celeiro because its business project respects the three pillars of sustainability: environmental, economic and social.
With regard to its commitment to the environment, the Lugo company has made yearly savings of more than 540,000 litres of fuel per boat and 1,500 tonnes of CO2 per vessel. Furthermore, its policy of protection of biodiversity and sustainability of the marine ecosystem has helped to reduce fish discards by more than 99%, thus avoiding unnecessary catches of both immature fish and other fish species.
At the economic and social level, the working method of Puerto Celeiro, which has 20 longline fishing boats, has helped to create more jobs since fishing with fishhooks requires the hiring of four more sailors per boat. Its activity has also helped to revitalise a rural area thanks to the marketing of fish with greater added value.