Low carbon footprint

The production of food of all types puts a strain on our planet in terms of carbon emissions, and all food producers are under pressure to minimise their CO2 emissions. Compared to other animal protein such as beef, pork, poultry and farmed fish, wild-caught pelagic fish has a significantly lower carbon footprint due to the fact that it does not need to be artificially fed, nor does it require use of often scarce water supplies. Furthermore, thanks to our efficient fishing and production methods, the CO2 footprint of protein production from pelagic fish is considerably lower than that of any other animal protein.



PFA represents the interests of nine European freezer-trawler companies involved in pelagic fishing activities for human consumption.

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