Australian Mori Seafood obtains Friend of the Sea certification for Southern Bluefin Tuna
Mori Seafood – Australian seafood company based in Port Lincoln, South Australia – has recently obtained Friend of the Sea certification for Southern Bluefin Tuna. The company complies with all Friend of the Sea requirements and can now display the official seal of approval on its products.
Founded in 1989, Mori Seafood is a family business that specializes in processing, distribution and exporting of premium fresh, frozen, and live seafood.
Mori Seafood receives freshly harvested Southern Bluefin Tuna from Friend of the Sea accredited companies that are members of Australian Southern Bluefin Tuna Industry Association (ASBTIA). Therefore, traceability is ensured from harvesting through all processes to the final product.
Southern Bluefin Tuna has been found compliant with Friend of the Sea strict criteria of sustainability, including no relevant impact on the ecosystem, no bycaught species from the IUCN Red list of endangered species, gradual reduction of carbon footprint, waste management and social accountability.
“We are very proud to have achieved Friend of the Sea certification, as we share the same sustainability values,” says Claire Moriarty, Marketing Manager at Mori Seafood. “Our company has always been committed to the protection of the marine environment and thanks to Friend of the Sea we have a further confirmation of our environmental involvement.”
Mori Seafood is an Australian company, located in Port Lincoln, South Australia. Started in 1989 with a focus on fishing, processing and exporting of lobster, the company is now processing a wide range of premium seafood. Mori Seafood embraces best practices throughout the whole production process. Its main mission is to share with the world the best seafood from the surrounding Southern Ocean in the best sustainable way.
Friend of the Sea
Friend of the Sea is an international certification program for products from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. Over 500 companies in more than 50 countries have relied on Friend of the Sea to assess the sustainable origin of their seafood. Audits, based on the best and the most updated available scientific data, are run by accredited independent certification bodies. Recently the program has expanded to the certification of sustainable shipping, ornamental fish and whale watching operators.