Benchmarking the Sustainability Performance of Clearwater Seafoods

Clearwater Seafoods Limited Partnership. (Clearwater) is a Nova Scotian company that has grown to be one of the global leaders in the market of seafood. it is dedicated to improving the sustainability of its operations in order to protect the valuable resource upon which it relies. In fisheries science and management, as well as food manufacturing practices, Clearwater strives to bring best business practices to its sustainability goals. As one of the leading harvesters of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries, compliance with the MSC standards for fisheries and chain of custody (CoC) is critical. Recent changes to both the fisheries standard and the CoC standard will be integrated into Clearwater operations. . In addition, the framework for sustainability will be updated to reflect upon the growing information in the field. Finally, a review of the best practices for key performance indicators (KPIs) will be done to compare how Clearwater compares with similar companies.

Faculty Supervisor:

Kate Sherren


Carolyn Stevens


Clearwater Seafoods


Environmental sciences


Fisheries and wildlife


Dalhousie University



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