Responsible sourcing is one of Lovering Foods’ guiding principles. With the majority of our sales in seafood, we have created a Seafood Sustainability Policy to help guide our decisions.
Sustainable Seafood Coalition (SSC)
A global alliance of scientists, industry, and environmental groups using science-based initiatives to improve the health of tuna stocks worldwide so that they may meet MSC standards.Learn More
International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF)
A UK partnership of seafood businesses with a united vision for all seafood sold in the UK to be responsibly sourced. The SSC also maintains labelling guidelines for consistent use of the terms ‘sustainable’ and ‘responsible’ on packaging.Learn More
AP2HI - Indonesian Pole & Line and Handline Fisheries Association
An association dedicated to environmentally and socially responsible fisheries in Indonesia. AP2HI not only is the client for the Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) for Indonesian pole and line tuna, but also supports coastal community welfares.Learn More
Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs)
Started by Lovering Foods and its partners in 2014, this FIP is upheld as a highly successful example, having led to improvements in transparency, data collection, and management strategy. The FIP is helping Moroccan fishermen to get a fair price for their catch and ensure that sardine stocks are healthy far into the future.Learn More
Our newest FIP, started by Lovering Foods in September 2016, aims to work closely with stakeholders to eliminate the demand for illegally caught fish by introducing measures to further incentivise legal fishing and enforce harvest controls. This will result in better working standards for fishermen and an increase in global demand for Peruvian anchovy, thus supporting the livelihoods of thousands of Peruvians working within the anchovy sector. Find out more about our progress by clicking here.Learn More
Indonesian Pole & Line Tuna
Through our membership of AP2HI, Lovering Foods is contributing much-needed funding to this FIP, which will go towards baitfish farming trials, fishermen training, and MSC certification costs. AP2HI helps support coastal communities to earn their living, which ensures long-term benefits to Indonesian fishermen.Learn More
Ghanaian Pole & Line Skipjack Tuna
Lovering Foods has conducted a preparatory evaluation of this fishery and has connected with relevant stakeholders, with plans of starting a FIP in early 2017. The improved sustainability and traceability that would result from this FIP would provide long-term income security to Ghanaians working on fishing vessels and in factories, while simultaneously protecting tuna stocks from overfishing.
Where we source our products
Check out our interactive world map. You can find out where we source our products from by hovering over the countries on the map.