Dani has been approved as Friend of the Sea certified for Chilean mussels (Mytilis chilensis) farmed by Pesquera Catalunya in Southeast Pacific (FAO area nr. 87).
The Company is one the most dynamic in the Spanish market for food products. A comprehensive traceability system is in place to guarantee that all Friend of the Sea requirements are fulfilled and that no mixing occurs between certified and not certified origins.
Their deepwater oceanic marine farms are a unique growing environment. The mussels are farmed in the open ocean using surface waters. They are nurtured under strict quality and environmental conditions until ready for growing-out.
From an environmental perspective, Dani conducts a low impact farming operation which complies with all Friend of the Sea standard.
“Pesquera Catalunya mussel production is surely an example of sustainable seafood to be followed by the whole aquaculture industry”, explains Paolo Bray, Director of Friend of the Sea.
“We understand that Friend of the Sea is the most recognized aquaculture sustainability standard in the world and the fact that our company has achieved this certification is a very clear message for our customers and our suppliers about our commitment”, adds Mr. Xevi Sánchez, of Grupo Dani.
Grupo Dani started as a family business that has been able to adapt itself to market trends throughout time. Dani has evolved from being a spices and food preserves representative to produce, manufacture and distribute its own products, consolidating its position as one of the most important spices and food preserves companies in the current market.
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 are run by independent certification bodies accredited by national accreditation institutes. Audits are run also on site and they are based on best and most updated available scientific data.