Pesquera Diamante – a major processor of fishmeal and fish oil, canned food, fresh and frozen products from Peru – has successfully undergone Friend of the Sea audit. Anchovies, chub and Jack mackerels are fished by the approved purse seiners fleet.
Pesquera Diamante owns 32 vessels, dedicated to the fishing of anchovies and mackerels, and 8 production sites in Peru. A satellite monitoring system controls the activities of the entire fleet (navigation, capture and unloading), to verify the respect of Marine Protection Areas. All data is then recorded in a database.
Both Peruvian anchovy and mackerel are assessed as not overexploited in the target fishing area (FAO area n° 87 of the South East Pacific Ocean). Endangered species are not by-caught by the fishery as the catch targets single species schools. Onsite audit confirmed that fishing gears comply with national regulations. A well managed chain of custody ensures no mixing between certified and non-certified products.
“We are pleased Pesquera Diamante has been awarded the Friend of the Sea certification as this further confirms our company’s engagement to marine conservation,” states Manuel Salazar, CEO of Pesquera Diamante.
Pesquera Diamante S.A.
Drive, efficiency and innovation, three of the main characteristics that represent the essence of Pesquera Diamante and that have been its motto during 25 years of success and impeccable background in the fishing industry. The company always looks to reach new goals, to focus on new targets, and to reinvent itself regarding each action for the benefit of customers, personnel, shareholders, and the community in general.
Pesquera Dimanate looks to meet the food requirements of the Peruvian and global markets, delivering proteins and food of marine origin, with the guarantee of a process that meets the highest quality standards for processing: fishmeal and fish oil, canned food and fresh and frozen products.
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.