Our Aquaculture

Over the past few decades there has been a considerable increase in global per capita seafood consumption, and aquaculture is a major contributor to this trend.

Aquaculture is the term used for species that are farmed; for Thai Union this includes salmon, shrimp and tilapia. We are committed to source at least 75% of our branded aquaculture raw materials in Thailand from certified sources by 2020.

However, as is the case with tuna, aquaculture has a complicated supply chain and a huge amount of work is required to achieve our goal. We have a significant plan in place however, and are investing heavily in improving standards and certification of aquaculture, increasing the amount of fish we source from internationally certified aquaculture operations, and developing full and effective traceability.

Sustainable Feed

Aquaculture species require feed that is specially formulated to contain all the nutrients needed to maintain the health and growth of the fish, as well as maintain the human health benefits of seafood consumption.

Fishmeal is a common and highly nutritious ingredient of aquaculture feed; it is produced from either small fish that have been caught in the wild or from the by-products of fish processing facilities. We will source fishmeal for aquaculture feed from either fisheries that are participating in a Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs) or from feed sources that are IFFO certified.

We are committed to eliminating wild caught fishmeal from the feed we produce in Thailand by 2020, and investing significantly to identify more sustainable alternatives globally.