Reducing our carbon footprint
Conscious of the need to participate in the protection of our planet's natural environments, Scapêche is putting measures in place to control its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

Its involvement concerns a number of sectors, such as:


  • The recent design or renovation of boats
- Annual maintenance check for boats and engine maintenance

  • MARPOL hydrocarbon pollution-prevention plan
-Air Pollution Prevention Plan: Holding IEAPP (International ENgine Air Pollution Prevention) certificates, guaranteeing the limitation of gas pollutant emissions
- Water Pollution Prevention Plan: storage crates for black water, polluted oils (fresh fish, Patagonian toothfish)

  • Waste reduction
- Raising the awareness of crews to sorting
- Selective sorting of waste: biodegradable bags for organic waste, the rest being brought back to land; recovery of lost nets,

  • Use of biodegradable or lower-polluting consumables (packaging, paint, detergent, etc.)
- Use of clean antifouling, holding AFS (antifouling system) certificates
- Selective sorting of waste: biodegradable bags for organic waste, the rest being brought back to land; recovery of lost nets,

  • Reducing the carbon footprint
- Footprint linked to transporting fish to France: logistical organisation through  forward bases, optimising lorries to quantities caught (fresh fish trawlers, see table below)
- Use of econometers on boats
- Use of reusable and recyclable on-board crates (fresh fish trawlers) or "auction" crates (crab)
- Adjusting the boat's speed to get a reasonable speed / consumption ratio
- Panel modification study, less fuel consumption
- Study on improving the pace of fishing, to optimise water flow and reduce resistance



  Total amount of litres consumed Ecological footprint calculation
Returning to Lorient by boat 22 200 60h at 370 L with  60 metric tons of fish per boat
Returning to Lorient by lorry and plane 5 806 Journey 60 metric tons of fish for 4 lorries and plane crew