“Our respect for our ocean, our fish and our people, is at the foundation of all we do at JLR Fisheries. It’s nothing new for us – it’s been passed down through the generations.”
A Culture of Fishing
Since 1848, the Raffaut family has fished the pristine waters around Rodrigues Island, in the Indian Ocean.
The family and their vessel, the Jane Bell, were well-known for their fishing and trading. The fish and seafood they caught fed the people of Rodrigues Island and at times saved the people of the island from starving during times of famine on the land.
“Respect for our ocean, our fish and our people”
The fish didn’t have to travel too far from ocean to plate in those days. Our forefathers relied on the ocean for their daily sustenance and understood the need to care for their environment, the fish stock and people. They respected the ocean, the fish and people and we carry on that tradition today and into the future. It is this respect that has been passed down the generations and remains at the foundation of all we do at JLR Fisheries.
Many things have changed in our industry since those early years. However, the philosophy of our business holds as true today as it did over 150 years ago, which is to
“deliver the highest quality seafood to a person’s plate in a sustainable manner.”
With growing demand for seafood across the globe, we take our responsibility for fishing in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner very seriously and it is always at the core of our business.
This is nothing new for us. We’ve been fishing this way for generations.
Our business is founded on:
- A philosophy that supports Sustainability
- Rotation of fishing grounds and species that supports Sustainability and
- Fishing methods that support Sustainability
Our foundation gives us confidence that we can meet our responsibility
“for fishing in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner for centuries to come.”
Taking care of our people
Our success is attributable to a dedicated team of people. We value our employees and strive to create a workplace that develops potential and rewards endeavour.
“We maintain a focussed commitment to ensuring a fair, safe and respectable workplace for all employees.”
JLR respects international human rights principles and international labour standards and operate in accordance to our Non-discrimination, Forced Labour and Child Labour Policies.
Our tradition will live on for future generations
The tradition of respect that has been passed down through the generations continues today.
We are committed to maintaining that tradition of respect for our ocean and our fish and our people and passing it down to the next generation ensuring that
“the way we fish today does take care of tomorrow.”
“Contact us to find out how JLR Fisheries can support you in delivering the highest quality sustainable seafood to you and your customers.”
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