Manno’s Brothers (Fratelli Manno), fishing in the Tyrrhenian Sea (GSA 9), is the first Italian company that positively concluded Friend of the Sea audit for deep-water rose shrimps. Manno can now proudly display the international sustainability seal of approval.
Headquartered in Tuscany, Manno processes and deals wholesale fresh seafood for the national market.
Deep-water rose shrimps stocks targeted by Manno were found to be not overexploited and fishing gears met all Friend of the Sea criteria. Shrimps are not fished on protected areas, discard rate is negligible, and waste management procedures are in place in order to reduce the environmental impact of the fishery.
The traceability system, including GPS and Internet technology, allows to trace the fishing and location assuring no mixing between certified and not-certified products.
“We’re deeply engaged in protecting the marine ecosystem” explains Mr. Maurizio Manno, President of F.lli Manno. “Being part of Friend of the Sea further recognizes F.lli Manno’s efforts in this sense.”
F.lli Manno S.r.l. produces and trades wholesale fresh seafood, with a relevant role at national level. Today the company owns five subsidiaries for commercialization and logistics in Italy and France.
Friend of the Sea is an international certification program for products from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. Over 350 companies in more than 50 countries have relied on Friend of the Sea to assess the sustainability of their seafood origins. Audit are run by independent certification bodies accredited by national accreditation institutes. Audit are run also on site and they are based on best and most updated available scientific data.