FoS becomes international sustainability standard for OMEGA-3

Friend of the Sea, the major sustainability certification for products from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, has also become the international reference standard for producers of fish oil, fishmeal and Omega-3.

32 companies (list below) from 11 countries (Australia, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Morocco, Norway, Sweden, UK and USA) have relied on Friend of the Sea’s assessment to verify the sustainable origin of their products.

The Antartic krill, the Atlantic menhaden and the Peruvian anchovies fisheries are among those approved according to Friend of the Sea sustainability requirements.
These fisheries are considered among the best managed fisheries worldwide, with historical catch and biomass data collected and interpreted over the past decades and enforcement of strict regulations. Most of these fisheries are pelagic fisheries with no impact on the seabed and very high selectivity. Some of the certified products originate from selected seafood processing bycuts or trimmings, thus optimizing use of marine resources.

Producers know that Omega-3 consumers care for conservation and ecology. Friend of the Sea has been selected by Omega-3 producers worldwide as the most independent and reliable sustainability certification. The ecolabel also provides an effective way to communicate environmental performance to their customers.

“Friend of the Sea aims at promoting those Omega-3 products which originate from sustainable and well managed fisheries” explains Dr Paolo Bray – director of Friend of the Sea “for this reason we will participate to the International Omega-3 tradeshow – VitaFoods Geneva – and we will also increase our communication to the Omega-3 consumers“.

Suppliers of Friend of the Sea certified Omega-3, fishoil, fish meals and fishfeed.*
Amundsen Omega3 AS
Austral Group SAA
Biosym AS
Boehringer Ingelheim Danmark A/S
Cardinova AB
Cognis GmbH
Doctors Best
Dr. Loges + Co. GmbH
Epax AS
Euro Caps Ltd.
GC Rieber Oils AS
Goerlich Pharma International GmbH
Good Things Health LLC
Health World Limited
Healthspan Ltd
Hochdorf Nutrifood AG
KD Pharma
Krillsea Group AS
Le Gouessant
Naturmega S.A.
Nexgen Pharma
Nordic Naturals
Nutra Q
Omega Proteins Inc
Pharma Marine AS
Sinomega Biotech Engineering Co. Ltd
Sovapec Maromega
Suomen Bioteekki Oy
Swanson Health Products
Swiss Caps AG
Vifor Pharma SA
Winterisation Europe
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