Farmed sea bass and sea bream from Corfu Sea Farm S.A. confirmed Friend of the Sea certified
26 June 2018_ Just-concluded third-party audit confirms Greek Corfu Sea Farm S.A. European sea bass and sea bream compliant with Friend of the Sea standard for seafood from sustainable aquaculture.
Founded in 1992, the company has obtained its first Friend of the Sea certification back in 2015. The aquaculture site is located in Kassiopi, in the northern part of the Island of Corfu, where the deep open water and strong currents provide excellent breeding conditions.
According to the latest submitted and approved environmental impacts assessment, no critical alterations of the surrounding ecosystem were found. The sea farm applies an effective Food Safety Management System. In all cages, nets are in place to prevent birds’ entanglement. Both farmed species are indigenous and originate from a verified and authorized hatchery. Fish-feed used is produced according to Greek and European legislation and it does contains neither GMOs nor processed animal proteins.
“We at Corfu Sea Farm respect the environment and deeply believe in sustainable development,” explains Sotiris Papadopoulos, Manager at Corfu Sea Farm. “We are particularly fond of the Friend of the Sea certification, as it provides an international third party confirmation of our full engagement to sustainability.”
“During the years, Corfu Sea Farm has upheld its engagements to marine habitat preservation as well as social accountability principles,” comments Paolo Bray, Founder and Director of Friend of the Sea. “The company is also exploring all possible improvements in fish welfare, in collaboration with Friend of the Sea.”
Corfu Sea Farm products are exported to Italy, the USA, Canada and U.K.