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.
Wild Pink Salmon
The Alaskan Pink Salmon found in Scout products is sourced using gillnet or purse seine; the advantage to these methods is that these fishing nets never come in contact with the seabed and have low levels of bycatch, assisting in the protection of the surrounding ecosystems.
Scout’s sourcing partner, Northline Seafoods of Sitka, Alaska, works with fresh-caught Pink Salmon directly from MSC-certified regional fishers. The salmon is immediately sent to a floating processor, giving consumers the freshest, highest quality products, while supporting responsible fisheries in the region.
The virtues of salmon are fully dependent on both the actions taken at sea and in our home.
Learn more about our Wild Pink Salmon by visiting our blog here.
Atlantic Canadian Lobster
PRINCE EDWARD Island
Scout’s MSC-certified lobster is from an Eastern Canada offshore lobster fishery. We source our lobster right from the dock at our cannery in PEI for a direct chain of custody from boat to can.
We know exactly where, what day, and by whom each lobster was caught. The fishery uses baited traps and ensures sustainable fishing by applying restricted season openings and minimum lobster sizes so that smaller lobsters have a chance to grow and spawn, maintaining a healthy population for years to come.
The fishery is committed to ongoing peer-reviewed, cooperative assessments of the status of the lobster stock.
PRINCE EDWARD Island
The farming of mussels is possibly the most sustainable harvest that our planet offers. Mussel aquaculture requires zero inputs. This means no feed, no fertilizer, and no additional water. Mussels instead survive by consuming phytoplankton and other particulate matter, in turn, filtering and cleaning the water in which they inhabit. This natural filtration process is critical when it comes to promoting biodiversity within our aquatic ecosystems.
Our mussels are grown on ropes, known in the seafaring world as lines. (Hot tip: if you are around a fishing community or a sailor don’t call it a rope!) Mussel seed is stuffed into socks and then farmed in open inlets off the coast of Prince Edward Island.
Buoys are used to ensure the growing mussels float above the bottom of the water to avoid grit or sand ending up in the mussels. After harvesting, our mussels are inspected, cleaned, and graded by hand. Our partner farm, PEI Aqua Farms, uses filtration systems during processing to prevent runoff of sediments and other bio-wastes. It uses the bio-waste and converts it to organic fertilizer for secondary markets before sending the mussels down the road to our cannery to be preserved for your enjoyment.
Twin Falls, Idaho
Scout’s trout come from Riverence Provisions, an Idaho-based producer that respectfully farms rainbow trout in pristine, vertically integrated offshore farms. Their farms are fed from an abundant supply of clear spring water from the Rocky Mountains and are never fed growth hormones or preventative antibiotics.
Riverence Provisions is the first USA trout farming operation to be certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and have been independently assessed and certified as environmentally and socially responsible.