12 Jul Dagustin with ODS14 “Underwater Life”
The United Nations has begun a project with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to transform our world and make the planet a better place to live. Objective 14 focuses on the importance of underwater life, and the member states are committed to addressing matters that put ocean regions at risk and working to address issues such as marine pollution or climate change. From our perspective, we at Dagustin wish to express our commitment to objective 14 “Underwater Life”.
This objective aims to “Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.” The road to achieving this objective inevitably involves reducing marine pollution of all kinds, managing and protecting marine ecosystems and investing in research with the aim of improving the health of our coasts, seas and oceans.
We all must become aware of the importance of respecting biodiversity and marine resources. These remain key to ensuring the correct functioning of life on our planet. For example, almost half of the world’s oxygen is supplied by underwater life, and the carbon dioxide absorption we emit is estimated at 26%. In addition, water pollution affects animal life, and this problem reaches our dinner tables. High rates of mercury and other heavy metals are putting our own health at risk because they are deposited in fats, as it is the case with blue fish.
Our commitment to sustainability
Fishing and aquaculture are an important part of a country’s economy, especially countries that have a close relationship with the sea due to their location. Over all these years, Dagustin have set series of goals in this regard, and we have implemented sustainability policies because of our full commitment to underwater biodiversity.
Our shrimp farms in countries such as Nicaragua and Honduras have been adapting over the years to the demands of quality and respect for the environment that current times demand. The need for a future industry that favors sustainability has had a significant impact on our production models, which are semi-intensive in nature. Increased and better control of the shrimp environment and its biosecurity allows us to offer a quality product.
Likewise, we have a number certificates that guarantee our good work.
The Best Aqua Practices (BAP) certification covers the entire production chain, and its standards are highly rigorous. It certifies not only the quality of the entire production process, but also covers issues such as sustainability, environmental and social responsibility and the food safety of animals. On the other hand, we are ISO 9001 certified for quality.
In short, only through a firm commitment to sustainable development will we be able to correctly manage and protect the underwater resources of our planet. The companies in the sector have a fundamental role in this task, which is why we must maintain a full commitment.