Accreditation and Certification
Sustainable products and their origins are audited on site by accredited independent certification bodies against Friend of the Sea seafood standards.
Friend of the Sea Technical and Scientific Department supports Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) with training, technical help and interpretation of our seafood standards. In this section, you will find the Friend of the Sea programme documents and links to CAB resources.
Become a Friend of the Sea Certifier
If you are a certification body and want to get accredited to conduct Friend of the Sea assessments, please, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
To ensure the complete independence from the certification process, Friend of the Sea assessment is carried out by only accredited CABs. To obtain accreditation, a CAB must meet the requirements set out in the Certification Procedure.
This guarantees certification remains robust, credible and follows the best practice guidelines for standard-setting organisations as set out by the ISEAL and the FAO.
Friend of the Sea training modules support and teach certification bodies how to undertake assessments based on the Friend of the Sea seafood standards.