Cargill

Cargill is an international corporation providing food, agricultural, industrial and financial products. The company is a major supplier of fish feed to the global aquaculture industry, mainly to salmon, tilapia and shrimp operations, and has 38 fish feed production facilities operating across 20 countries.

Summary

Cargill is committed to sustainable seafood and supports this through the production of feed for aquaculture. Responsibly sourced raw materials are a key pillar in Cargill’s approach to sustainable aquaculture. We require that marine raw materials be non- IUU (illegal, unreported and unregulated), that the fish species and country of fishing area is registered, and that the fish species is not listed in the IUCN Red Data list for the current year.  For our salmon feeds we require that they come from fisheries adhering to FAO’s Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and we are working towards this for our other aquaculture feeds.

As well as working alongside NGOs such as the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), Cargill is an active supporter of industry initiatives such as the IFFO Marine Ingredients Organisation. We give preferential status to raw material produced according to the IFFO Responsible Supply (RS) Assured and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standards and suppliers supplying “FishSource Score” data.

Recognising that the sourcing of ingredients is of concern to our customers and other stakeholders, particularly so for our marine ingredients, Cargill began participating in the Ocean Disclosure Project in 2017, as part of increased supply chain transparency.

Associated Fisheries

Fishery Name and Location
Fishing Methods
Certification or FIP
Stock Status and Management
Notes
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Anchoveta

Engraulis ringens

Southern Peru/Northern Chile

Fishery countries:
Chile, Peru
  • Seine nets

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.
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Anchoveta

Engraulis ringens

Peruvian Northern-Central

Fishery countries:
Ecuador, Peru
  • Seine nets
  • Purse seine

Some product from FIP fisheries

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species, but available data is still limited.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is likely to be low.
  • Purse seine gear in this fishery may interact with the sea bed in shallow water, but habitat impacts are not well understood.
General Notes
  • This fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.
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Anchoveta

Cetengraulis mysticetus

Pacific Panama

Fishery countries:
Panama
  • Purse seine
  • Rake / hand gathered / hand netted

FIP

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sharks, rays, marine mammals and sea turtles with this fishery.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery.
  • Although contact with the sea bed is known to occur, habitat impacts in this fishery are not well understood.
General Notes
  • This fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.
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Araucanian herring

Strangomera bentincki

Central-South Chile

Fishery countries:
Chile
  • Seine nets

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.
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Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

NE Atlantic

Fishery countries:
Denmark, Faroe Islands, France, Iceland, Ireland, Norway
  • Midwater trawl
  • Bottom trawl

Some product from certified fisheries

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species, but available data is still limited.
  • Bycatch in this fishery is considered low, however bycatch data for the whole fishery is incomplete.
  • Blue whiting is mainly caught by midwater trawls, which are unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed. Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.
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Capelin

Mallotus villosus

Icelandic

Fishery countries:
Iceland
  • Midwater trawl
  • Seine nets

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.
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European sprat

Sprattus sprattus

North Sea

Fishery countries:
Denmark
  • Midwater trawl
  • Purse seine

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species.
  • Bycatch of herring is a risk for this fishery but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.
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Gulf menhaden

Brevoortia patronus

Gulf of Mexico

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Purse seine

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to marine mammals and sea turtles with this fishery.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • Purse seine gear in this fishery interacts with the sea bed, but habitat impacts are not well understood.
General Notes
  • This fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.
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Norway pout

Trisopterus esmarkii

North Sea

Fishery countries:
Denmark, Faroe Islands
  • Midwater trawl
  • Bottom trawl
  • Purse seine

Some product from certified fisheries

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species, but available data is still limited.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • The impact depends on the gear type. Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.
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Sandeels nei

Ammodytes spp.

Dogger Bank area

Fishery countries:
Denmark, Norway
  • Bottom trawl

Some product from certified fisheries

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species, but available data is still limited.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • Sandeel is an important prey species for a variety of predators, including fish, marine mammals and seabirds. Fishing on sandeel has been found to affect some surface feeding bird species, especially kittiwake and sandwich term.
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Sandeels nei

Ammodytes spp.

Viking and Bergen Banks

Fishery countries:
Norway
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • Sandeel is an important prey species for a variety of predators, including fish, marine mammals and seabirds. Fishing on sandeel has been found to affect some surface feeding bird species, especially kittiwake and sandwich term.
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Sandeels nei

Ammodytes spp.

SE North Sea

Fishery countries:
Denmark, Germany
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • Sandeel is an important prey species for a variety of predators, including fish, marine mammals and seabirds. Fishing on sandeel has been found to affect some surface feeding bird species, especially kittiwake and sandwich term.
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Sandeels nei

Ammodytes spp.

Central Eastern North Sea

Fishery countries:
Norway, U.K.
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • Sandeel is an important prey species for a variety of predators, including fish, marine mammals and seabirds. Fishing on sandeel has been found to affect some surface feeding bird species, especially kittiwake and sandwich term.