Since 2008, Friend of the Sea has been working every day to make sustainability a reality, ensuring that the fishing and aquaculture companies that have joined the certification scheme use sustainable fishing practices and reduce the impact of their actions on the ecosystem.
In recent years, the demand for ecologically sustainable restaurants has grown and today restaurant owners must adopt a responsible supply policy.
The Sustainable Restaurant Program was launched by Friend of the Sea to help people find the nearest restaurants serving sustainable fish.
It satisfies the genuine consumer need and, at the same time, selects and rewards restaurants, food chains and catering activities that serve at least one Friend of the Sea certified products.
Choosing a restaurant that serves Friend of the Sea certified sustainable seafood favours:
Healthy fish stocks
Fishing methods with low bycatch
Protection of endangered species
Respect for the marine habitat
Compliance with laws and regulations
Waste management and control
By joining the Sustainable Restaurant Program your restaurant will:
The member restaurants will be added to:
Member restaurants will also receive gadgets and personalized marketing material.
For being part of the program, restaurants can choose between two options:
a) BASIC OPTION
This option is dedicated to the restaurants using at least 1 Friend of the Sea® certified seafood product.
b) GOLD OPTION
Member restaurants will be offered an additional opportunity: receive the Friend of the Sea certificate for the entire facility, after passing an audit to verify compliance with the following Friend of the Sea® Sustainable Restaurant Chain Criteria.
The Friend of the Sea criteria for Sustainable Restaurant Certification require: