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Certification of Products
from Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture

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Friend of the Sea (FOS) works globally with fisheries, seafood companies, scientists, conservation groups and the public to promote the best environmental choice in seafood.

Friend of the Sea Criteria

Sustainable products and their origins are audited onsite by independent certification bodies against Friend of the Sea criteria.


Target stock not overexploited

Maximum 8% discard of bycatch

No bycatch of endangered species

No impact on seabed

Compliance with regulation (TAC, NO IUU, etc)

Social Accountability

Yearly Carbon Footprint reduction


No impact on critical habitat (mangroves, wetlands, etc)

Escapes and bycatch reduction

Compliance of water quality parameters

No GMO, no growth hormones

Social Accountability

Yearly Carbon Footprint reduction