Albania chooses Friend of the Sea to boost sustainability in the country
Paolo Bray and Paola Elpidi (Fos), Anxhela Seferi (Rina Albania), Roland Kristo, (Albanian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development)
Tirana, Albania, February 26 and 27, 2018. In order to promote environmental sustainability in the seafood sector, the Albanian Government has recently decided by Decree of February 9th to support with 50% of the value of certificate validation the national companies willing to embrace Friend of the Sea standard for sustainable seafood and aquaculture.
Friend of the Sea has been invited by the Ministry of Rural Development and Aquaculture to attend meetings with institutions in Tirana and lead a workshop about the certification with major Albanian companies operating in the sector.
Roland Kristo, Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, declares: “The Ministry is focused on promoting practices for responsible and sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. Support provided for FOS certification by the Albanian Government aims to encourage this process for Albanian companies”.