Sustainability

Pescanova

Sustainability

The Nueva Pescanova Group shows our commitment to the preservation of aquatic ecosystems and the marine environment by rationalizing all of our fishing activities.

All of our vessels and factories are equipped to pay the upmost respect to the environment. We further the sustainability of our fishing activities by limiting our catch and respecting the downtime fishing areas require to guarantee resources for future generations.

We agree with the need for appropriate legal and biological regulations for the management of sea resources as the only way to ensure sustainable and stable catches. That is why we comply with the standards and rules in FAO’s Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and remain members of the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) coordinated by the United Nations.

Responsible management

Pescanova blue

PLANET . PEOPLE . PRODUCTS . COMMUNITIES

Pescanova Blue

Pescanova Blue

  1. We fish, farm and process seafood in a sustainable way by respecting the PLANET
  2. We invest in diversity, safety and growth of our PEOPLE
  3. We make sure that our PRODUCTS contribute positively to the health and well-being of our consumers
  4. We contribute positively to the livelihood of the COMMUNITIES we live in and work with
  5. We ensure the COMPLIANCE with all ethical and legal requirements

Our local actions for development

Contribution to Sustainable Development

Contribution to Sustainable Development

In September 2015, the UN General Assembly approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in which 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets were defined in an action plan in favor of people, the planet and prosperity.

The 2030 Agenda explicitly recognizes the role of the private sector as a driver of productivity, including economic growth and job creation.

The Nueva Pescanova Group is committed to promoting a positive impact on the environment in which it operates, recognizing the relevance of the SDGs as a guide to help meet the challenges of sustainable development.

We have aligned the business strategy with the SDGs and will measure its contribution to fulfillment of the 2030 Agenda.

We incorporated the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in our fishing, aquaculture, processing and marketing activities of seafood in the countries where we are present.

We have promoted 668 CSR projects in the various countries where we are and we have analyzed how these actions are contributing to the SDGs, and specifically to the fulfillment of its 169 goals.

Our local actions for development

Our local actions for development

In the countries and communities where we are present, we collaborate with community leaders in their development of rural areas through numerous actions:

creation of day-care centers, shops, decent housing, access to studies, training plans and responsible jobs for local employees.

From the sea to the plate

7,500 Hectares of Aquaculture

7,500 Hectares of Aquaculture

We are committed to aquaculture as a complementary activity to fishing in the challenge of ensuring marine-based food for our society, relieving pressure on wild fishing grounds.

We are aware that the resources of the sea are limited and that in order to preserve them for the enjoyment of future generations, there must be a special protection set by all the sectors involved.

We have an area of approximately 7,500 hectares dedicated to the cultivation of different species and we have the capacity to supply 62,000 tons per year of vannamei shrimp and turbot. We recognize that aquaculture farming carries with it the obligation to do so in a responsible manner in order to ensure the conservation and effective management of natural resources, including living ones, and especially the productive and regenerative capacity of the ecosystem.

The Pescanova BioMarine Center, in Galicia, Spain, is one of the R&D Centers of international reference in aquaculture, and reflects our commitment to innovation and the desire to develop aquaculture as a source of animal protein healthy, nutritious and sustainable.

A Fishing Fleet Operating in the Southern Hemisphere

A Fishing Fleet Operating in the Southern Hemisphere

Since 1961, we’ve sailed the seas in search of the best fishing grounds. We were pioneers with the construction of the first ship that incorporated freezing technology on board. 

Currently, our fleet is made up of 70 vessels, both freezers and fresh fish, that fish in the main fishing grounds of the southern hemisphere, capturing and selecting the best marine species. Trawlers, beam trawlers, jiggers and longliners specializing in the fishing of Cape Hake in Namibia, shrimp in Mozambique, red shrimp in Angola, shrimp, Chilean Seabass in Argentina and Uruguay, and others.

Our commitment to innovation and constant improvement in all our activity centers has motivated the renewal of part of the fleet with the construction of 7 new ships: 3 for Namibia and 4 for Mozambique.

Types of vessels

Types of vessels

The vessels can be classified by the preservation method used on board (freezers or wet-fihs) and by the fishing gear used (trawlers, outrigger trawlers, long-liners or jiggers)

5 Long-liners

46 Outrigger trawlers

4 Jiggers

18 Trawlers

All of our vessels and factories are equipped to pay the upmost respect to the environment. We further the sustainability of our fishing activities by limiting our catch and respecting the downtime fishing areas require to guarantee resources for future generations.

Main species we offer

Grupo Nueva Pescanova DNA

Grupo Nueva Pescanova DNA

Grupo Nueva Pescanova DNA

We work together to be the best food company in the market by bringing the freshness of the sea to the consumer’s table.

We rely on our brand and innovation to fish, farm, select and process the best product wherever it may be.

We believe that our first responsibility is the sustainability of natural resources and of our partner communities, whose trust we build and maintain by acting ethically and creating value.

Who is behind Pescanova?

Who is behind Pescanova?

Who is behind Pescanova?

Nueva Pescanova Group’s roots began at the Port of Vigo on the Northwest coast of Spain. Over the last 50 years, Pescanova has transformed itself into one of the top fishing and aquaculture companies in the world.

Continuing its global expansion, Nueva Pescanova Group entered the United States market in 1998 when Pescanova USA was created in Miami, Florida. Today, Pescanova USA is one of the top 50 seafood commerce companies in the Americas.

For decades, Pescanova’s customers have been the top priority and everything we do is designed to deliver an exceptional final product: quality, healthy, sustainably sourced seafood that exceeds expectations. Pescanova USA delivers the best product because we control every aspect in the production and distribution chain – from origin to market.

WE FISH

We own over 70 vessels that fish in the best fishing grounds within the Southern Hemisphere. Locations: Argentina, Uruguay, Mozambique, Angola, Namibia and South Africa

WE FARM

Our sustainable aquaculture farms encompass a total area of 7,000 HA. Locations: Vannamei Shrimp: Latin America (EC, GU, NI) Turbot: Spain (hatchery and grow-out) Tilapia Brazil

WE PROCESS

Our production facilities span across 10 countries and produce a wide range of seafood products including precooked dishes and surimi. Locations: Spain, France, Ireland, Guatemala, Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, Nicaragua, India, Namibia.

WE SELL

Pescanova products can be found in 80 countries and are the market leaders in Spain and Portugal. Commercial Office Locations: Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, USA, Brazil, Peru and South Africa