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Kush Seafarms Ltd

Membership Status:

Approved until 31 May 2023



About the company

Established in 1987, Kush Seafarms is a family-run Irish seafood business based in Kenmare, Co. Kerry on the scenic southwest coast of Ireland. The company grows organic rope mussels in Class A waters in a Special Area of Conservation, in the deep, clear Atlantic waters of Kenmare Bay. Kush Seafarm's success relies on a clean and sustainable aquatic ecosystem. The wild Atlantic waters that shape the rugged Irish coastline meet the Gulf Stream's warm waters and the cold fresh waters flowing from Irish bog lands. This is one of the last remaining ecosystems of this type in Europe.

Key Sustainability Commitments

Spotlight Target Area: Energy / Waste

Kush Seafarms is dedicated to producing the finest seafood while guarding the environment in which it operates. The company works conscientiously to ensure quality and sustainability work in tandem across all of its processes. Kush Seafarms have ambitious targets to reduce overall fuel usage per unit harvested within its operations, aiming to achieve a minimum of 30% reduction of usage throughout the course of its Origin Green plan. The company continued to accelerate development in this area in 2021, achieving exemplary performance and is currently 12% ahead of target. Kush Seafarms have also made significant progress in the key target area of Waste. In 2021, the company's Waste was reduced by 25% per unit on a gram per kilogram (g/kg) basis. Initially, the company aimed to reduce Waste produced by 13% through its current Origin Green plan which runs to the end of 2022. Having overachieved on this target to date, it has amended the ambitions of its current projections and is now aiming for a cumulative 35% reduction in the waste area over the same period, showcasing the ongoing importance of continuous improvement to the company in its sustainability efforts.