Stolt Sea Farm S.A. – already holding the Friend of the Sea certification for sustainably farmed turbot – has positively undergone the assessment audit for sole (Solea senegalensis) production, and has been found compliant with all Friend of the Sea requirements for sustainable aquaculture.
The inland plant based in Iceland is composed of three units for the breeding of fries and two other units for the fish growing. Pools are cleaned only with water and chlorine, and no anti-fouling paint is used. No escapes may occur since the effluent tubes are smaller than fishes. The company performs yearly water analysis thus water parameters are constantly under control.
The traceability process is electronically managed. Ponds are numbered and divided into units. All materials used for maintenance, from nursery to growing, are recorded.
“Friend of the Sea certification represents an important added value to our production”, comments Mr. Enrique Corrales, Sales Manager of Stolt Sea Farm. “We are proud to have one more farmed species certified”.
Friend of the Sea
Friend of the Sea is an international certification program for products from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. Over 400 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.
Stolt Sea Farm S.A.
Stolt Sea Farm is the world’s leading producer of turbot, delivering every year 5,400 tonnes to its customers, as well as 400 tonnes of sturgeon, 10 tonnes of caviar and 800 tonnes of the finest sole.
Headquartered in Santiago de Compostela (La Coruna, Spain), Stolt Sea Farm operates a total of 11 inland farms (seven in Spain and one each in Iceland, France, Portugal and Norway), where they produce Prodemar™ turbot and sole. Four farms in California produce sturgeon and Sterling Caviar™.