Philippine Frabelle’s tuna products confirmed Friend of the Sea

Philippine Frabelle’s tuna products confirmed Friend of the Sea

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The Philippine fishing company Frabelle has recently concluded Friend of the Sea certification renewal audit. Yellowfin, skipjack, bigeye and bullet tuna from the fishing company can continue to display the official seal of approval.

The fish is caught through purse seine method by the company’s certified vessels in the Western Central part of the Pacific Ocean.

Frabelle distributes its seafood products internationally, including Europe, Middle East and North America.

“Friend of the Sea has become the leading certification program,” says Floyd Tiu Laurel, Senior Vice President at Frabelle. “We are happy that our sustainability values and goals have aligned over the last years.”



Frabelle has been established in the Philippines in the 1960’s. Based in Navotas, the company has expanded its operations to many countries, including Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Frabelle relies on strict sustainable procedures that reflect an environmentally friendly business approach.

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.