FRESH Corporation achieves Friend of the Sea certification for sustainable aquaculture
The FRESH urban fish farm located in Völkingen, Germany has achieved the Friend of the Sea sustainable aquaculture certification for Gilthead seabream, Yellowtail kingfish and European seabass.
The company’s farm includes four large saltwater fish pools with their own closed-loop biological purification systems and is capable of producing around 500 tons of fish annually.
In order to comply with the highest quality standards, FRESH uses certified organic, antioxidant-free and GMO-free fish feed.
In addition, the short transport routes to customers help save energy and reduce the carbon footprint.
“Friend of the Sea certification is perfectly in line with our values,” says Peter Zeller, CEO of FRESH “Providing our consumers with premium-quality and sustainable products is our main goal.”
FRESH Corporation AG
FRESH is a one-of-its kind urban seawater fish farm without access to the sea, breeding fish in a stress-free environment, without antibiotics or undesired environmental influences. The company’s sales network is continuously expanding. Currently, freshly-caught fish from FRESH can be found in many restaurants and are available for purchase from leading retail partners in Germany, Luxembourg and Switzerland.
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 sustainability of their seafood origins. Audits, based on best and most updated available scientific data, are run by accredited independent certification bodies. Recently the program has expanded to certification of sustainable shipping, ornamental fish and whale watching operators.