Scout’s mission is simple: we want to become the most trusted seafood brand in North America. How are we achieving this? By continuing to source from regional partners that meet the highest standards in seafood sustainability, including reduced bycatch and minimal ecosystem impact.
Our Sourced Species
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Pacific Northwest Albacore Tuna
Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Scout’s MSC certified Wild Albacore Tuna is harvested between Oregon and British Columbia. Tuna are a migratory species who travel great distances feeding on small pelagic fish in the first few metres of the water column. We source our Tuna from a single vessel, where they are harvested one-by-one using hooks on a long line that trail behind the vessel, never going lower than a few meters, ensuring little to no bycatch of non-target species.
The Tuna are instantly stunned, bleed and then flash frozen to retain taste and nutritional benefits. There are several species of tuna and it’s important to identify which species you are consuming. It's the most popular fish on the planet and many Tuna populations all over the world are at risk of disappearing due to overfishing. Furthermore, the majority of canned tuna being consumed today in the US and Canada is sourced oversee’s from South East Asia and the South China Sea where slave labour, debt bondage and child labour are rampant in the indsutry.
Today, the pacific Northwest Albacore stock are healthy and abundant making it one of the most responsible tuna fisheries in the world. Our Albacore are harvested at 2-4 years old, so their size, migratory patterns and diet give them the lowest mercury levels on the planet. Our fishermen are paid fair wages and we have full traceability from boat to your plate.Read our blog about why tuna shouldn’t cost 2$
Watch our video on where our tuna comes from.
Wild Caught & Aquaculture
WHY IT MATTERS
Seafood is the primary protein source for more than half the planet. Our oceans and waterways are the most regenerative ecosystems on earth, but unfortunately, there is no effective global regulation or enforcement of illegal fishing and environmental degradation. Governments, the seafood industry and consumers all have a role to play in protecting the most precious ecosystem and food source on earth.
Our oceans cover over 70% of the planet and it’s time to start thinking about our oceans and waterways as the farmlands of the future. We cannot continue to clear cut forests for cattle and destroy our top soil for commodity crops. We can harvest and farm hundreds of species from the ocean without any inputs like fertilizers or the fresh water needed to raise livestock and crops on land. Our oceans can provide sustenance to the world's growing population but we need to stop overfishing popular species like tuna. We need to encourage biodiversity in our seafood consumption to allow ecosystems and species populations to re-build.
To achieve a more sustainable future, we have to strike a balance of sourcing the most responsible wild caught species along with the most responsibly farmed seafood.
1 % FOR THE PLANET
Scout is a proud member of One Percent for the Planet, an international organization whose members contribute at least one percent of their annual sales to environmental causes. Scout re-invests 1% into climate action projects that help protect our oceans and waterways, with a commitment to investing more as we grow.
THE MARINE STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL
We only work with wild seafood species that are not at risk according to MSC global standards. The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an independent non-profit organization which sets a standard for sustainable fishing. Our co-founder and chef Charlotte Langley is the Canadian Chef Ambassador with the organization.
CERTIFIED B CORPORATION (PENDING)
Scout is a pending B corporation. Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
NOT FOR SALE
Not for Sale is our non profit partner and first recipient of our 1% for the planet contribution. NFS works to end exploitation worldwide. Lack of economic opportunity and environmental degradation leads to exploitation. Not For Sale is fighting for a world where people and planet live in harmony and are Not for Sale.
SeaTrees - Reforest the Ocean
SeaTrees is Scout’s official 1% for the Planet partner. Together we are on a mission to plant 1 Million SeaTrees - we’re on track to achieve that in 2021. Our longer-term goal is to support 100 SeaTrees projects by 2030, in-turn becoming a global leader in developing blue-carbon projects.
We believe the ocean has superpowers – and we can work with it to reverse climate change. But there’s no time to waste – the global scientific consensus is clear that we have the next 10 years to reduce our collective carbon footprint – to avoid passing a catastrophic climate tipping point.
Learn more about SeaTrees Here.