Peruvian Pesquera Hayduk confirmed Friend of the Sea for anchovies
Pesquera Hayduk – Peruvian fishing company located in Lima, Peru – has recently concluded the Friend of the Sea audit renewal for fishmeal and fish oil products originating from healthy stocks of Peruvian anchovy. The company complies with all Friend of the Sea requirements and can continue to display the official seal of approval on its products.
The company’s fleet catches anchovies in the Southeast Pacific Ocean by means of purse seine method and in compliance with the Marine Protected Areas regulation. Bycatch is minimal and does not include any IUCN red list species.
Furthermore, Pesquera Hayduk has actively invested in cleaner technologies, such as the installation of washing towers that attenuate the effects of gas emissions and the transition to natural gas and LPG.
“Along with quality, sustainability is the main priority for Pesquera Hayduk,” says Kief Benites, Technical Manager at Pesquera Hayduk. “We are very proud to have achieved the Friend of the Sea certification renewal, which reinforces our environmental efforts.”
Pesquera Hayduk is a Peruvian company, located in Lima and operating since 1991. The company is specialized in the production and export of a large variety of high quality products, including fishmeal and fish oils. The presence of six plants strategically located along the national coastal strip, along with investments in research and innovation, guarantees high satisfaction to the company’s worldwide customers.
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.