Friend of the Sea in Lima announces its lead in sustainable fishmeal, fish oil and seafood certification in Peru
Friend of the Sea, the international certification program for products from sustainable fishing and aquaculture, is one of the key players at this year’s LAQUA exhibition, premier Latin American event. Along with being one of the main speakers at the exhibition’s Aquaculture conference, Friend of the Sea has also organized an exclusive workshop on its current and future activities in Peru.
Several Peruvian companies have already achieved the Friend of the Sea certification. Among these are the major worldwide producers of fishmeal and fish oil, as well as a leading scallop producer.
“Friend of the Sea has become the international standard of reference for sustainable Omega-3 products,” explains Paolo Bray, Founder and CEO of Friend of the Sea. “Peru is the world’s largest producer of fish oil and fish feed. We are glad to attend the LAQUA exhibition and look forward to meeting with numerous companies who have registered to receive updates on Friend of the Sea and Friend of the Earth projects. Peruvian producers concern for sustainability is growing and a third party certification, like Friend of the Sea, can provide more reliable information to consumers in Peru and worldwide.”
The exclusive Friend of the Sea workshop will be held on November 28th, 2016 from 2.30 pm until 6 pm.at Sheraton Hotel, in Lima, Peru. LAQUA Aquaculture conference will take place the following day from 10.20 am till 4.10 pm.
Friend of the Sea
Friend of the Sea is an international certification program for products from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. Over 500 companies in more than 50 countries have relied on Friend of the Sea to assess the sustainable origin of their seafood. Audits, based on the best and the most updated available scientific data, are run by accredited independent certification bodies. Recently the program has expanded to the certification of sustainable shipping, ornamental fish and whale watching operators.