British Rai Seafoods squid obtains FoS certification

British Rai Seafoods squid obtains Friend of the Sea certification
Rai Seafoods
Rai Seafoods Limited – British company specialized in distribution of seafood – has recently obtained the Friend of the Sea certification for Chinese common squid and can now display the official seal of approval on its products.

Chinese common squid is fished and processed by Friend of the Sea certified supplier Toba Surimi Industries, based in Indonesia. Fishing occurs in Eastern Indian Ocean by means of traditional hand-lining, a selective fishing method that does not affect the seabed.

The fishing is carried out in compliance with the Marine Protected Areas regulation and the squid stocks are considered as being not over exploited nor over fished in that fishing area. Toba Surimi is compliant with Friend of the Sea strict environmental and social sustainability criteria and it does not bycatch any endangered species.

“Friend of the Sea certification sends a very clear message to our customers and suppliers regarding our commitment to sustainability,” explains Rosida Idriss, Founder and Technical Director of Rai Seafoods. “We are very proud to have achieved this recognition.”


Rai Seafoods Limited

Rai Seafoods Limited is an ethical UK company operating since 2012 and based in Birmingham. The company predominately sells its natural and traditional seafood products to the UK retail sector.

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.