Friend of the Sea

Friend of the Sea

Governing Organization

Friend of the Sea

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Assessment Type

Third party assessed by non-verified bodies

Sectors Covered

Food, Beverage and Agriculture

Issues Covered

Carbon, CSR, Environmental Management, Ethical Trade, Water Related


Friend of the Sea is a non-profit non-governative organisation (NGO), whose mission is to conserve the marine habitat. Friend of the Sea was founded by Dr Paolo Bray - European Director of the EarthIsland Institutes Dolphin-Safe Project. The Dolphin-Safe Project saved millions of dolphins from dying in the tuna nets and started the sustainable seafood movement. Friend of the Sea is now a main international certification project for products originating from both sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. Certified products from all continents include most of the traded species, fishmeal, fishfeed and Omega-3 fish oil. Products and their origins are audited onsite by independent international certification bodies, against strict Friend of the Sea sustainability criteria.

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