Conservation Values

The link between small-scale fisheries, community sustainability and long-term conservation is a clear one. Our hand-tended hook and line fishery epitomizes this linkage. The jig sector serves as a true entry-level opportunity for local, and especially young fishermen. By nature, jigging results in low bycatch and minimal impact to seafloor habitat. To enhance and continually improve our conservation performance, our fishermen have also adopted conservation standards to improve and sustain the ecosystem and species health.