Wild-caught, traceable and sustainable.
Sustainability is a core value at Glaciar Pesquera, central within our daily operations. Proper resource management is not just good for business: it is our personal and corporate responsibility.
Pursuing the sustainable excellence of the Patagonian scallop begins with respecting the ocean, and we achieve it through responsible and well-managed practices.
Glaciar Pesquera harvests Patagonian scallops year-round in the FAO 41 Fishing Area, located in the Southwest Atlantic Ocean. The National Institute for Fisheries Research and Development (INIDEP) meets annually with industry players, conducts research on commercial vessels, and then recommends an annual Total Allowable Catch (TAC) to the Federal Fisheries Council for each Management Unit.
Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
In 2006, the Patagonian scallop became the first scallop fishery in the world to receive Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, the fishing industry’s gold standard for independent third-party certifications of sustainable fisheries. The Patagonian scallop fishery has been recertified for two consecutive periods (2012-2017 and 2017-2022) thanks to the excellent fishery-management practices of the Argentine Federal Fisheries Council, under the advice of INIDEP, and to the responsible participation of the two companies that hold quotas to harvest the species.