Ceylon Fresh Seafood (Pvt) Ltd has successfully undergone Friend of the Sea renewal audit for yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) and obtained Friend of the Sea second certification for swordfish (Xiphias gladius).Products from the Sri Lanka hook and line vessels operating in the Indian Ocean and supplying Ceylon Fresh Seafood can now carry the Friend of the Sea sustainability seal of approval.
Yellowfin tuna and swordfish are considered to be not overexploited in the mentioned fishing area according to the latest IOTC stock assessments. No protected areas are affected by the fishing activity, and the fishing method is selective and not impacting the seabed. The company is also approved Dolphin-Safe by the Earth Island Institute.
Ceylon Fresh Seafood has a traceability system in place and it can demonstrate the products originate only from the Friend of the Sea approved fleet.
“We care about the health of the marine habitat and that is why we rely on Friend of the Sea to prove the sustainable origin of our products”, remarks Mr. Prasad Gunathilaka of Ceylon Fresh Seafood. “Friend of the Sea award is a great confirmation of the validity of our engagement”.
Friend of the Sea
Friend of the Sea is an international certification program for products from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. Over 350 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.
Ceylon Fresh Seafood (Pvt) Ltd
Located midway between Colombo and Banderaniake International Airport, the factory opened in March 2008. Employing over 100 staff, the factory has a large capacity for processing both fresh and frozen fish on a daily basis. Currently CFS exports fresh fish to the US, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, Milan, Frankfurt, Barcalona, Madrid, Zurich. CFS can supply sashimi grade yellowfin tuna and all other fresh fish to the highest level and our products can be found in many Michelin Star restaurants and several national retail chains throughout Europe. Responsible sourcing, total traceability and ethical trading are paramount components of Ceylon Fresh Seafood’s business.
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