Global Frozen Food, a major Thai company processing and exporting frozen seafood – has achieved Friend of the Sea certification for its skipjack and yellowfin tuna from Friend of the Sea approved sustainable fleets.
The fish originates from stocks which are not considered to be overexploited and caught with selective fishing methods, in compliance with Friend of the Sea certification requirements. An efficient traceability system is in place, so that the sustainable origin of approved products is guaranteed. Specific labels on finished products show fishing gear, catching zone, catching duration time and vessel name.
“Friend of the Sea audit requirements are very strict and we are proud to have successfully passed the audit”, explains Ms. Quek Oon Hwee, CEO of Global Frozen Foods. “We will continue to rely on Friend of the Sea to improve our commitment to respect the marine environment and social accountability policies.”
Global Frozen Food (Thailand) Co.,Ltd.
Global Frozen Food (Thailand) Co.,Ltd. has been in the Thailand Seafood Industry for 20 years. The company was originated in Singapore in 1981 and had shifted the plant to Thailand in 1993 in order to expand its operation. The main products are Frozen Yellowfin Tuna, Albacore and Swordfish.
Friend of the Sea
Friend of the Sea is an international certification program for products from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. Over 450 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.