Protect marine ressources
Being responsible means making sure that the fish remains available!
We have always been committed to responsible resource management so that future generations can continue to enjoy seafood. This implies a commitment to sustainable fishing that respects ecosystems, the seasons and fish breeding periods in safe supply zones where the abundance of fish is never disputed.
Responsible fishing methods, according to species
There are different fishing methods which vary according to the type of fish, their size, the abundance of stocks, fishing grounds and fisheries.
At Connétable, we opt for RESPONSIBLE and ADAPTED fishing methods for each species, respecting both the fish and the ecosystems.
Some examples of our preferred fishing methods according to fish species
Pure seine fishing, also known in French as "Pêche à la Bolinche"
Pelagic trawl fishing
FAD FREE Seine fishing
Pole & Line fishing
Did you know?
Seine fishing of free-swimming schools i.e. without a Fish Aggregating Device (FAD), means lower by-catches of non-target species such as turtles, sharks or young yellowfin tuna.
Respect for the seasons and fish breeding periods
At Connétable, we believe that respect for the seasons and fish breeding periods is key to guaranteeing good fish for everyone and for a long time to come.
We therefore choose to fish mid-season, regardless of species and fishing ground. This gives us the necessary high fat content for tender, tasty flesh. With this choice comes a principle: we do not source juvenile fish that have not had time to reproduce.
Main fishing seasons by species
These may vary slightly depending on supply area. At Connétable, we prefer to fish in the middle of the season for each species.
Preferred supply areas based on fish abundance
We prioritise supply areas according to their stock levels and depending on the overall environmental impact. We therefore rely on the knowledge and data of recognised NGOs and international organisations such as the MSC, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Greenpeace, WWF and the Seafood Choices Alliance.
We adapt our fish purchases to each fishing campaign, based on the information available to us.
For us it is fundamental to remain attentive to this at all times.
Did you know?
The same species may be rare in one fishing ground but abundant in another. At Connétable, our sourcing depends on the abundance of fish per zone.
Certified fisheries wherever they exist
Over 10 years ago, Connétable became the first brand to offer MSC-labelled canned fish on the French market.
This is still our priority today. When the fish species is certified, we prioritise fish from MSC-labelled fisheries.
All our labelled products carry the logo:
What is the MSC?
The oceans cover 70% of our planet and provide the world’s most purchased food: fish. Well aware of the need to preserve this vital resource, the MSC and Connétable are committed to ensuring that future generations continue to benefit from our rich oceans.
When fisheries are independently assessed to the standard, three main principles are considered:
SUSTAINABLE FISH STOCKS
Minimising environmental impact
Did you know?
Not all fisheries are yet MSC-certified. Today, through its parent company La Maison Chancerelle, Connétable has committed to providing support for fisheries that have signed up to a Fishery Improvement Program (FIP), a prerequisite to obtaining MSC certification.