March 2020
Sablefish Sustainability

Choose only sustainable sablefish

Exceeding sustainability, this farmed sablefish demonstrates how it is possible to take care of the environment while sustaining the livelihood of several communities.

Smokey Bay is proud to bring you one of the most sustainable fresh farmed sablefish in the market. This farmed fish, instead of wild caught, has the following sustainable qualities:

Humane Growout

By using low-impact production, the fish is kept free from stress within a low population per pen. The fish is allowed to grow stress free until maturity at 36 months and is harvested then in order to maintain the cycle in the most harmonious possible way.

Humane Harvesting

Designed by two Japanese technicians, this system reduces the stress of the fish by harvesting through a long tube that slowly brings the fish to the surface. The moment the fish sees the daylight, the fish is automatically pneumatically stunned.

Harvesting On Demand

With the only purpose to avoid overfishing, this farmed sablefish is not designed for industrial farming – instead, it is designed to be harvested on a weekly demand.

Sustainable Population

By annually adding 75 wild-sourced fish from the area, the genes are ensured to be endemic to British Columbia. This guarantees the continual good health and long-term sustainability of the fish population, allowing year-round production.

First Nations Partnership

The sablefish is produced in a multi-member environment. With full environmental oversight of the operations, employment and training opportunities, the aquafarm collaborates with First Nations members to increase the sustainability of the fish for many generations to come.

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