Sardines and tuna from German company Otto Franck obtain FoS certification

Sardines and tuna from German company Otto Franck obtain Friend of the Sea certification

Otto Franck

Otto Franck – one of Germany’s leading food-importing companies – has successfully concluded Friend of the Sea certification renewal audit. Skipjack tuna and sardine (Sardina pilchardus) imported by Otto Franck can continue to display the international sustainability seal of approval.

Since 1920s, the company has been importing high – quality canned and frozen foods, for German and international customers.

Skipjack tuna and sardines imported by Otto Franck are fished by means of selective purse seine method in the Western Central Pacific and Eastern Central Atlantic, respectively.

“Throughout the years, Otto Franck Import has followed strict sustainability rules, in order to protect the environment and offer the safest products to its customers,” says Dr. Rudolf Kraus, General Manager of Otto Franck. “Being re-certified by Friend of the Sea further confirms our continued engagement to our environmental company policy.”


Otto Franck

Otto Franck is a German importing company, specialized in canned and frozen foods. Since 1920s, the company has been delivering high quality products throughout Europe and worldwide. Known for its prompt and effective service and delivery, the company has invested on strict sustainability and quality rules that result in high quality final products. Their own brands “La Perla” and “Le Pecheur” are well known and very successful throughout Europe.

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.