Peruvian Inversiones Prisco’s canned anchovies obtain Friend of the Sea certification
The Peruvian fishing and processing company Inversiones Prisco has recently obtained the Friend of the Sea certification for its canned anchovy products. The company complies with all Friend of the Sea requirements and can now display the official seal of approval on its products.
Anchovies are caught in the Southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean by means of purse seine method. All Prisco’s supplying fleets operate in areas where the fish stock is not overfished and managed according to strict precautionary limits. Discard is also minimal and no IUCN red listed species is bycaught. In addition, the company’s fleet does not include any IUU fishing vessel.
Inversiones Prisco’s fleet is also actively engaged in the protection of endangered species, including turtles and sea lions. All vessels record sightings of those animals.
“Inversiones Prisco is strongly committed to sustainability,” comments Americo Solimano Navarro, Operations Manager at Inversiones Prisco. “For this reason, we are very proud to have achieved the Friend of the Sea international certification.”
Inversiones Prisco is a fishing and seafood processing company located in Puerto de Pisco, Ica, Peru. The company is specialized in production and processing of different type of frozen and canned seafood products, including anchovies.
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.