We believe that our growth and success are intertwined with the responsibility and respect for the ocean and to our future generations. Our commitment towards future generations and ensuring ocean friendly practices are important to BD Shrimp Trading. We have partnered with Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), an independent non- government organization driving sustainable seafood and marine conservation as a step towards our commitment to the marine eco system.
The company is committed to protect the marine ecosystems by ensuring no pollutants are released to the ocean or the environment through our business activities. We are a 100% green business emitting zero pollutants. We have taken the below steps towards strengthening our sustainability initiatives:
Our Bangladeshi Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) is aimed at promoting ethical and sustainable fishing practices. Thousands of dolphins, loggerhead turtles, leatherback turtles, sharks, sea birds, albatross and other endangered ocean species are victims of unethical and irresponsible fishing practices.
In honoring our commitment to the ocean and in respect of the ocean species, BD Shrimp have taken steps to encourage sustainable fishing practices in Bangladesh. Together with the Bangladesh Frozen Foods Exporters Association (BFFEA) and Fishery Improvement Project (FIP), BD Shrimp have taken steps to improve the biological and ecological status of Bangladesh’s longline tuna and billfish fisheries and to develop and implement national and international fishery specific management measures that will maintain the biology and ecology towards “Sustainably Managed Fishery”.
Whilst ensuring ethical purchasing and fishing in our vessels and in our factory, we have trained vessel staff on animal friendly ways to release these endangered animals, boats are equipped with de hookers, line cutters and tori lines to help release them without harm. Each released non target species is tagged prior to release for monitoring by conservationists. Further, to ensure sustainability of marine bio systems, our facilities will reject fish below stipulated weight and maturity levels.
We are aware that our success has been largely due to the support of that community. We strongly believe that we have a responsibility to share the benefits of that success with those around us, especially the less fortunate. Giving back to the community has always been a goal for us, and we look forward to continuing with it in the future.