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Island Seafoods Ltd

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Membership Pending



About the company

Established in 1986 and located in the popular fishing port of Killybegs in west Donegal, Island Seafoods Ltd. is a family-owned business run by the O'Donnell family. With over 35 years' experience, Island Seafoods' fish are 100% traceable from net-to-fork, with the company taking great pride in its capacity to build personal relationships with its clients. The Island Seafoods team work closely with each individual customer to adapt and develop products that are the perfect fit for their respective markets. The company's premium catch ranges from mackerel, herring and sprat to horse mackerel and blue whiting. Island Seafoods strive to maximise value from its raw material and are the main pelagic processors to develop this area of value add in Ireland.

Key Sustainability Commitments

Committed to Responsible Sourcing:

Island Seafood's source 100% of Raw Materials from sources with recognised certifications. All suppliers hold the Bord Iascaigh Mhara / Irish Sea Fisheries Board Responsibly Sourced Standard, which is based on the international standard EN45011/ISO 65, and is used by the seafood industry to demonstrate to customers that their seafood is caught using best fishing and handling practices with due care and respect for the environment.

Spotlight Target Area: Energy
Inspired by green ethics, Island Seafoods has a clean carbon footprint. It operates its
own hydro-electric plant which saves over 350 tonnes of greenhouse gases each year,
ensuring the long-term sustainability of its operations.
Building upon the success of its hydro-electric plant, the company has recently
commissioned a wind turbine to ensure further self-sufficiency for its energy needs.
Within the packaging target area, the company set a target to increase the
recyclability of product trays to 10% of total trays by 2021. In 2020, the company was
55% ahead of target with further initiatives planned into the future.

Case Study 2021