Friend of the Sea sustainable certification programme contributes to the health of the oceans by certifying and promoting sustainable fishing practices.

The lives and livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people around the world depend on fisheries and aquaculture for income and nutrition. Growth in the global supply of fish for human consumption has outpaced population growth in the past five decades, increasing twice as fast as population growth on average. Unsustainable fishing practices and overfishing threaten the health of our oceans and access to marine resources for future generations. 

More and more fisheries around the world are motivated to fish sustainably, in order to meet Friend of the Sea standards and achieve certification. At Friend of the Sea our aim is to promote sustainable fisheries management through our fisheries standards and guidelines and the certification of sustainable fisheries practices.

Use our interactive map below to follow our certified fishing companies globally. 

The following fisheries and fleets per given species are approved by Friend of the Sea.
Seafood products originating from these fisheries and fleets are certified. This page is periodically updated, if you are looking for an audit report that does not appear in this list, annex mentioned in the audit reports or additional information on the audit reports, you can write to us at and request them. Some audit reports are shared excluding commercial information. It is also possible to request the related Friend of the Sea CoC (Chain of Custody) audit reports at