The MarinTrust standard promotes better management and production practices to reduce the environmental impact of the marine ingredients manufacturing process.
For example, the MarinTrust programme encourages the effective use of by-products as a way to recycle unused raw material which would otherwise be discarded. The MarinTrust Chain of Custody, includes a specific clause focusing on the recording of Key Data Elements (KDEs) that help demonstrate full traceability back to the origin.
Currently, one-third of the global annual fishmeal production is produced from byproducts from processed fish species used for direct human consumption. If unused for fishmeal and fish oil production, this material would carry both an economic and environmental cost for disposal. Use as raw material for fishmeal and fish oil creates a high-value product that supports global nutrition. The trend is for an increasing proportion of this raw material to be used, and MarinTrust actively supports this trend actively.