Purse seiner vessels of major South Korean company Silla Co. Ltd found compliant with Friend of the Sea’s sustainability criteria, following third party certification audit.
Six Silla’s purse seiner vessels catching the mainly skipjack and yellowfin in the Western Central Pacific have been approved according to the international certification’s sustainability requirements.
The certified tuna comes from not overfished stocks, it is fished by means of selective fishing gears and following sustainable fishery policies. Friend of the Sea audits verify also appropriate waste and energy management, Dolphin-Safe and FAD practices, social accountability.
Founded in Seoul, South Korea, in 1967, Silla Co. Ltd has since 1990 focused on tuna fishing with purse seines to supply tuna canneries worldwide.
“We are extremely proud of having obtained the Friend of the Sea certification” comments Silla’s top management “this is in line with our continuous engagement in marine conservation and social accountability.”
Silla carries out various social contribution activities to ensure that the company gives back to society. As part as the Silla Cultural Scholarship Foundation, it has helped about 3,000 students to achieve their dreams over the past 40 years and other social contribution activities to help the underprivileged.