Our Sustainability Promise
At Atlantis of Kilmore Quay, we all know how important it is to protect our waters and the fish that live and grow in them for now and for future generations.
Sustainability is at the heart of our business. As we see it, it has to be. If we don’t carefully mind our fish stocks and their environment, what will we have to supply to our customers?
We believe in sourcing our seafood from trusted fishermen who operate to world-class standards, making sure we always know exactly where each fish comes from, how it was reared or caught and sharing that information with you.
Fishery Improvement Project
In mid 2020 Atlantis of Kilmore Quay in partnership with Kingfisher Fresh became industry leaders & decided develop & demonstrate their sourcing credentials through the recently established White Fish Fishery Improvement Projects (FIP) programme developed by Bord Iascaigh Mhara.
Fishery Improvement Projects provide a platform for fishermen, seafood buyers and suppliers to develop a strategy to improve a fishery by considering better policies and management over a given time period. Engagement in a FIP allows producers and processors access markets which demand sustainability and environmental credentials. The aim of a FIP is to improve sustainability within a fishery and progress to certification under the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).
Atlantis Of Kilmore Quay along with Kingfisher Fresh, a number of their FIP registered boats and other stakeholders have committed to improve the sustainability of the Whitefish Fishery in Ireland while;
- Developing it’s sourcing claim credentials.
- Setting continues improvement actions & targets.
- Creating a blockchain system to improve efficient end-to-end traceability, transparency & resilience to failure.
- Provide clear & transparent information.
We are proud to say that Atlantis of Kilmore Quay is a verified member of Origin Green - Ireland’s pioneering food and drink sustainability programme designed to help us to set and achieve sustainability targets that respect our environment. Over recent years have made some significant reductions:
- Reduced water consumption by installing water harvesting systems.
- Cut energy use by over 10%.
- Invested in over 10 new delivery vans with improved fuel efficiency.
- Committed to a further reduction in general waste by 24%
We are always looking for further ways to reduce our environmental footprint. Our packaging has just been overhauled so that we now use over 40% less packaging, eliminating over 3 tonnes of waste over the year on our Haddock Goujons alone!
Our aim is to deliver exceptional seafood to our customers.
For us, that’s not only about the taste, freshness, texture and colour - it is about the respect shown to the fish throughout its natural, healthy life. It’s about protecting the oceans and rivers that are home to the fish, ensuring that wonderful varieties of species will continue to flourish.
It’s about making the best food imaginable from each catch and inspiring you to find ways to enjoy it to the utmost.
We hope that you will join us in our efforts to grow seafood sustainability.