Have you heard about Sustainable Restaurants?
Sustainability is a key concept that is also spreading into the hospitality industry!
Sustainable fish and seafood restaurants are becoming increasingly popular with consumers who wish to take a credible stand on sustainability issues and minimise their environmental footprint.
How are restaurants keeping up with sustainability trends?
By sourcing their fish and seafood from certified suppliers, restaurants and other food outlets can ensure not only the traceability of the products that they are selling but also that sustainable restaurant practices are contributing to the sustainability and environmental impact of their operations.
If you, as a customer, decide to choose from their sustainable restaurant menu you can make a valuable positive impact on global sustainability issues.
How does Friend of the Sea encourage eco-friendly restaurants?
Friend of the Sea’s Sustainable Restaurants project selects and rewards those restaurants, take-away and catering chains that serve Friend of the Sea certified sustainable seafood products.
Since 2008, Friend of the Sea has been working tirelessly to make sustainability a reality, by ensuring that certified fishing and aquaculture companies 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 Restaurants project has been created by Friend of the Sea to help people find the nearest restaurants serving sustainable seafood.
It satisfies a genuine consumer need and, at the same time, selects and rewards restaurants that serve at least one Friend of the Sea certified product.
Sustainable Restaurant Program
Choosing a sustainable 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 personalised marketing material.
In order to join the project, restaurants can choose between two options:
a) BASIC OPTION
This option is dedicated to the restaurants using at least one Friend of the Sea® certified seafood product.
b) GOLD OPTION
Member restaurants will be offered an additional opportunity: they 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 Standard for Sustainable Seafood Restaurant
Friend of the Sea criteria for Sustainable Restaurant Certification require:
To find sustainable restaurants near you that serve Friend of the Sea certified products, download our App.