Friend of the Sea has confirmed the certification of a range of refined and concentrated fish oils from GC Rieber Oils AS. GC Rieber Oils products, supplied to Omega-3 supplements distributors, health food industry, and the chemical industry, can now carry the Friend of the Sea logo.
GC Rieber Oils, headquartered in Kristiansund on the North West coast of Norway, is a leading global supplier of Omega-3 fish oils. Raw material originates from approved Friend of the Sea fisheries operating in the Eastern Central Atlantic Ocean (FAO area nr. 34) and in the South East Pacific Ocean (FAO area nr 87). Small pelagic species – sardines, mackerel and anchovies – are fished by selective purse seine gear. The stock is neither overfished nor overexploited.
“GC Rieber Oils is committed to sustainable and traceable fisheries and raw material sourcing in accordance with our exemplary company business ethics”, comments Mr Jan Roger Bjerkestrand, Managing Director at GC Rieber Oils AS. “We greatly value the FOS certification as we continuously seek to bolster our company’s commitment and practices towards sustainable sourcing practises and stewardship of ocean resources.”
GC Rieber Oils
GC Rieber Oils is a trusted manufacturer of bulk VivoMegaTM omega-3 fish oil concentrates.
Being a well reputed global supplier of a full range of marine sourced oils, all of GC Rieber Oils’ omega-3 concentrates are produced at the company’s newly expanded omega-3 concentrate factory in Norway.
GC Rieber Oils modern refining technologies guarantee a high and consistent quality, with state-of-the-art cleaning technologies that according to each specification can remove or reduce environmental pollutants, cholesterol and oxidation products. With a long history of sourcing crude fish oils for production, and with close relations in South America and Norway, the company has access to some of the world’s largest, sustainable sources of crude fish oil. This makes GC Rieber Oils a reliable supply partner.
Friend of the Sea
Friend of the Sea is an international certification program for products from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. Over 400 companies in more than 50 countries have relied on Friend of the Sea to assess the sustainability of their seafood origins. Audits, based on best and most updated available scientific data, are run by accredited independent certification bodies.