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The Nice Fisherman

How ethical is The Nice Fisherman?

The Nice Fisherman has been given a below-benchmark score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Tinned Tuna Ratings Table. Although it has not yet met our ethical benchmark, we hope to see The Nice Fisherman make progress in future.

Read more about the issues facing the Ethical Tinned Tuna sector and find out which companies have achieved accreditation for their commitment to being ethical and sustainable.

In which areas does The Nice Fisherman perform poorly?

The Nice Fisherman is awarded a bottom score for both our Environmental Report and Sustainable Fishing Methods criteria. Its parent company, Frinsa, has a Sustainability Policy 2023 but it contains very little environmental info and no targets. It also has a Marine Sustainability Policy which mentions the use of pole & line methods but the percentage for this is not enough to award a higher rating.

In which areas does The Nice Fisherman score well for its ethics?

We found no criticisms of The Nice Fisherman relating to; Nuclear Power, Fossil Fuels, Animal Welfare, Human Rights, Political Donations or Armaments, so it scores well for these criteria.

How can The Nice Fisherman improve its ethical rating?

The below-benchmark score that The Nice Fisherman is awarded is the result of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria. To reach our minimum benchmark score and qualify for Ethical Accreditation, The Nice Fisherman has some issues to resolve including its low percentage of sustainably sourced fish.

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Ethical performance in category


GSG score


GSG category benchmark


Ethical Rating


  • Environmental Report


  • Nuclear Power


  • Fossil Fuels



  • Animal Welfare


  • Sustainable Fishing Methods



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations


  • Human Rights



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Other Criticisms


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