Atunlo – Spanish Company commercializing frozen tuna products for the canning, processing and ready meals industries – has obtained renewal of the Friend of the Sea certification for its brand ATUNLO, following positive audit outcome.
Skipjack, albacore and yellowfin tuna products have been confirmed compliant with all Friend of the Sea strict sustainability requirements. ATUNLO sources tuna mainly from Pevaeche’s fisheries and fleets, which are already Friend of the Sea approved.
Mr. Jose Pernas, General Manager of ATUNLO states: “The European and Spanish tuna market is considering Friend of the Sea as the leading standard for tuna sustainability. Being accredited with Friend of the Sea proves that our tuna comes from fully sustainable resources.”
ATUNLO, is an alliance of PEVAECHE and COPER.
PEVAECHE is a top ship-owner of freezer tuna vessels that include a fleet of 13 tuna vessels and 2 merchant ships that fish in the Indian and Atlantic oceans. This holding closed year 2014 with a total of 110.000 tons of tuna caught.
COPER, a leading commercializing company for the frozen fish industry has been representative for PEVAECHE for Europe and Northern Africa for more than 25 years now.
ATUNLO produces and commercialises tuna products, for the canning, processing and ready meals industries. Such products are commercialised under the ATUNLO brand.
ATUNLO owns and operates three plants in Spain and a recently launched new plant in Mindelo, Cape Verde.
Friend of the Sea
Friend of the Sea is an international certification program for products from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. Over 450 companies in more than 50 countries have relied on Friend of the Sea to assess the sustainability of their seafood origins. Audits, based on best and most updated available scientific data, are run by accredited independent certification bodies.