Certified Sustainable

Responsible Stewardship 

Many oceans of the world are under intense global fishing pressure, leading to troubling instances of overfishing as marine life is wantonly harvested without regard to the future of the resource. The Organic Technologies family takes good stewardship of this world and its resources quite seriously. We make sure our raw fish oils are produced from truly sustainable and renewable natural resources. We believe that sourcing fish oil from the MSC-certified Alaskan Pollock fishery is the responsible choice for future sustainability of Omega-3 supplements.  Organic Technologies maintains an MSC chain of custody certificate that ensures our customers know that there has been full traceability and responsible stewardship from the ocean to our final AlaskOmega™ Omega-3 products.

Certified Sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council

Sustainably managed for over 30 years by the US government, the Alaskan Pollock fishery received international certification of sustainability by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) both in 2005 and 2010. After producing filets, surimi, roe and other food products for human nutrition needs, our fishing partners process the livers, heads and frames of wild-caught Alaskan Pollock (Therargra Chalcoogramma) to produce an exceptionally pure and fresh raw fish oil.

Limited Fishing Quotas

Future sustainability of the Alaskan Pollock fishery is maintained through strict adherence to quotas, fishing locations, type of nets and total allowable catch (TAC) limits. Continuous 24/7 monitoring of the harvest by US National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) scientific observers onboard vessels ensure that catch limits are monitored and enforced. Our fishing supply partners have a interest and responsibility in ensuring future sustainability of the Alaskan Pollock.  Read more about the Alaska Pollock fishery management by the NMFS here.

Low By-catch Levels

Another important aspect of fishery sustainability is establishment of a maximum limit for other fish species that are caught, often termed “by-catch”. In comparison to the 5% allowable bycatch limit of the Peruvian Anchovetta fishery, by-catch of the Alaskan Pollock fishery is very low. Only about 1-2% of other species are caught alongside the Alaskan Pollock. Actual by-catch species, weight and numbers are recorded and publicly reported by NMFS scientific observers. This scientific data drives future changes in fishing gear, netting practices and can shut down the fishery if by-catch approaches maximum limits.