We have more than 40 years of experience with offshore fishing. Since we were founded on the Danish island of Bornholm, we’ve pioneered prawn fishing. Ocean Prawns established the first fishery of this kind on Greenland and we’ve since helped grow Greenland’s prawn fishery to the vital industry it is today.
Today, our main fishery activities have evolved into joint ventures with partners in Canada, France, Estonia and Lithuania.
At Ocean Prawns we follow a ‘triple bottom line’ philosophy. This means we’re driven as much by environmental and social responsibility as we are by economic profit.
Sustainable fishing is an essential part of our DNA at Ocean Prawns and success in sustainability is vital, if we’re to safeguard the fisheries of tomorrow.
We support jobs in the local communities of the Arctic region, as well as on the island of Bornholm. We also strive to support the personal development of all our people.
We work continuously to ensure Ocean Prawns remains a robust, profitable company and to operate on a fair and responsible basis with our partners and customers.
The majority of our operations at Ocean Prawns are MSC-certified and fulfill the standards of the industry’s most recognised sustainability label. We are proud to be able to say we run an efficient fishery that contributes sustainable resources and safeguards the livelihoods of future generations.
But we won’t stop here. It’s our ambition to further strengthen our sustainable operations by:
achieving and maintaining MSC certification for all our fisheries.
reducing unintentional bycatch wherever possible.
drawing on data and knowledge in fishery planning, advising and product development.
As part of our MSC certification, we provide documentation that Ocean Prawns fisheries don’t irreversibly affect fish stocks. We‘ve implemented processes to reduce unintentional bycatch and to reduce the risk of permanent damage to natural fish stocks in the waters we fish. Our ambition is to continue to develop our sustainable initiatives and their effectiveness and to support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life Below Water.
OUR ACTIONS TO LIMIT CLIMATE CHANGE
We’re already experiencing extremes of weather in the Arctic region and Ocean Prawns is committed to doing everything we can to prevent a continued rise in global temperatures. We are therefore reducing the energy consumption of our trawlers and our land-based fishery activities.
We comply with the International Maritime Organisation’s requirements for reducing consumption of environmentally damaging bunker fuel. Our trawlers only use Marine Gas Oil, which is recommended in the Arctic region and has a significantly lower sulphur content than other bunker fuels. We also ensure that our trawlers are put through a 3-year shipyard upgrade programme, to be more efficient and to reduce the environmental impact of their energy consumption.