Pacific yellowfin tuna by Philippine Tenpoint confirmed Friend of the Sea
The Philippine fishing company Tenpoint Manufacturing Corporation has recently concluded the Friend of the Sea certification renewal audit. Yellowfin tuna, fished and produced by the fishing company, can continue to display the official seal of approval.
Yellowfin tuna is caught in the Central Western part of the Pacific Ocean by means of traditional hand – lining, a selective fishing method that does not affect the seabed. All fleets operate in areas where the tuna stock is not overfished or overexploited. Bycatch is also minimal and does not include any IUCN red listed species.
In addition, the company’s fleet does not include any IUU fishing vessel.
“The certification renewal is a confirmation of Tenpoint’s involvement and commitment towards a sustainable fishing which respects the marine environment,” says Tamotsu Sato, Tenpoint’s Operations Manager. “For many years, our company has shared Friend of the Sea’s sustainability goals and we are proud to continue doing that in the future.”
Tenpoint Manufacturing Corporation
Tenpoint Manufacturing Corporation is a fishing company located in General Santos City, Philippines. The company is specialized in production and processing of different type of seafood products, distributed worldwide.
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.