Friend of the Sea
Friend of the Sea is currently a project of the World Sustainability Organization, an international trademark registered with humanitarian and environmental conservation mission. Friend of the Sea has become the leading certification standard for products and services which respect and protect the marine environment. The certification awards sustainable practices in fisheries, aquaculture and Omega3 oils. Friend of the Sea also promotes pilote projects related to restaurants, maritime shipping, whale and dolphin-watching, aquaria, ornamental fish, UV creams and others.
Friend of the Sea is the only sustainable fisheries certification program recognized and supervised globally by a National Accreditation Body. Several benchmarks have confirmed the strength and reliability of the Friend of the Sea certification and chain of custody.
Yearly audits are carried out onsite by independent international certification bodies in consultation with stakeholders, against strict Friend of the Sea environmental sustainability and social accountability criteria.
Friend of the Sea also promotes conservation projects for protection of the ocean.