Delicius anchovies, of the species Engraulis encrasicholus, have successfully undergone the audit and renewed the Friend of the Sea certification of sustainable fishery. The anchovies are fished in the Mediterranean Sea (FAO area 37) and carefully cured in Delicius plants.
A traditional pelagic purse seine fishing gear only is used, named ‘lampara’. This fishing method is very selective, avoiding bycatch of other species, and it has no impact on the seabed. The stock is neither over-exploited nor over-fished. No protected areas or spawning areas are affected by the fishing activity.
Delicius has an effective Chain of Custody which guarantees that no mixing occurs between approved and non-approved products.
‘We are proud of our engagement in respecting the marine habitat and wanted to communicate this to our customers by means of a reliable third party certification. This is why we applied for Friend of the Sea.’ comments Dr. Emilio Rizzoli, President of Delicius Rizzoli S.p.A.
Delicius Rizzoli S.p.A.
Delicius was founded in Parma back in 1974. Ever since, it has been developing, producing and marketing preserved fish. Over the years Delicius has achieved excellence positions in the fish market, building its own identity with products of superior quality which our consumers recognise. A taste for good food, prepared with care, a wide range of products and fantasy: this is the Italian good way of living in summary.
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 products. Audits are undertaken by internationally recognized independent certification bodies utilizing the most current scientific data.