Do you know where your seafood comes from? At Scout, we believe it’s important to know where your seafood comes from.
Seafood is the primary protein source for more than half the planet. Our oceans and waterways are the most regenerative ecosystems on earth. All our sourcing decisions are mindfully made, with consideration of the future health of our planet.
We focus on promoting biodiversity by working with a great variety of species that have been deemed safe and abundant by third-party auditors.
Our work with nature requires balance, mindfulness, and transparency.
Our Sourced Species
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SOURCING BY SPECIES
Pacific Northwest Albacore Tuna
Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Scout’s MSC-certified Wild Albacore Tuna is harvested between Oregon and British Columbia. These migratory species travel great distances.Each tuna is harvested one-by-one using hooks on a long line that trail behind the vessel, never going lower than a few meters, ensuring almost zero bycatch of non-target species. The tuna are instantly stunned, bled, and flash frozen to retain its flavour profile and nutritional composition.
With there being several species of tuna, it’s important to identify which species you are consuming and where it’s sourced from. The majority of canned tuna consumed today in the US and Canada is sourced and produced overseas from South East Asia and the South China Sea where slave labour, debt bondage, and child labour are rampant in the industry.
Today, Albacore Tuna stocks in the Pacific Northwest are healthy and abundant, making it one of the most responsible tuna fisheries in the world. Our Albacore Tuna is harvested at 2-4 years old, resulting in some of the lowest mercury levels on the planet due to their small size, migratory patterns, and diet. 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.
OUR IMPACT PLEDGE
Our oceans and waterways are the most regenerative ecosystems on earth, but unfortunately, there is no all-encompassing global regulation or enforcement of illegal fishing and environmental degradation. By working with third-party auditors and committing to ongoing peer-reviewed, cooperative assessments, we hold ourselves accountable to the highest possible sourcing standards.
Seafood companies and seafood consumers all have a role to play in protecting the most precious ecosystem and food source on earth by the decisions we make.
1 % FOR THE PLANET
As a proud member of One Percent for the Planet, Scout re-invests 1% into climate action projects that help protect our oceans and waterways
THE MARINE STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an independent non-profit organization which sets a standard for sustainable fishing. At Scout, we are committed to working exclusively with wild-caught species that have been deemed healthy and abundant by MSC. Co-founder and Chief Culinary Officer, Charlotte Langley is the Canadian Chef Ambassador with the organization.
CERTIFIED B CORPORATION (PENDING)
Scout is a certified B corporation, which means we meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.
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 caused by lack of economic opportunity and environmental degradation.
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.
Learn more about SeaTrees Here.