In 2009, Sri Lanka and the blue swimming crab fishery in the north of Sri Lanka emerged from almost 30 years of civil conflict. The TSG has worked hand in hand with local government authorities, research agencies and blue swimming crab fishing communities to ensure that Sri Lanka’s hitherto untouched blue swimming crab fishery is harvested sustainably. Sustainable fisheries strive to manage the resource, protect the environment and improve, as well as create new livelihoods. TSG’s commitment to sustainable fishing is supported by the National Fisheries Institute Crab Council.
TSG is the only company to have opened crab processing centres in the formerly conflict affected areas of northern Sri Lanka. The TSG has created more than 500 new jobs, in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation of the United Nations. New employment opportunities, mostly for women, generate daily income and help to rebuild shattered lives.
For us Sustainability is about being involved in projects that ensure the sustainable management and utilization of the fishery resources, so as to create long term jobs and improve the livelihoods of the Sri Lanka and Maldivian people.
All our processing plants are rigorously audited by third party inspectors to ensure we can guarantee our buyers and consumers only the highest quality seafood products.
Aquaculture towards Sustainability…..
Now the industry is moving towards more eco-friendly products and methods with more research and technology to bring productivity while protecting the planet and people. To achieve this aquaculture is following methods of culture like Biofloc, IMTA, Biomimicry and RAS type of systems.
These methods brings productivity, quality and profit in aquaculture without polluting the environment & sustaining the environmental aspects; while such ventures bring livelihood to the local communities and empower them.
Moreover, Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, which is a high recognition for global sea food manufactures is set forth by Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA). The focal points of BAP are Food Safety, Social Welfare, Animal Health and Environment, which upholds the sustainable development of the industry globally.
TSF being a 25million USD company with continuous steady growth is planning to venture into such a social empowerment, eco-friendly, sustainable aquaculture project with a timely vision for both local and global spheres by “Thinking Globally and Acting Locally”. TSG business model can boost the Sri Lankan economy sustainably.
The newest venture of SPF Vannamei shrimp culture in Manner District is the best example, which will bring a sustainable development to the Northern Province while boosting the export market. This project supports one worker and his dependent family to produce every 4 tons of shrimps for 1 year. TSG’s marginalized volume production is approximately 1600 tons per year, which will nurse minimum 400 workers and their dependent families in a year.
This is only for direct culturing of the SPF Vananmei shrimps, where for processing 1600 tons of shrimps per year, TSF supports further 250 female workers and their dependent families.
Furthermore, the environmental aspect are well taken care with the latest technology and expertise of the past experiences we have had from projects. And being a main exporter BAP certification of TSG further strengthen and assures the sustainable stance of the new Vannamei farming project.