Turkish seafood leader Dardanel launches line of FoS tuna and baby clams

Dardanel Önentaş Gıda San. A.Ş., the major canned and seafood producer in Turkey, has obtained Friend of the Sea certification for its entire tuna and clams product line. Following a thorough third party traceability audit, Dardanel has demonstrated control over its chain of custody and all its product lines are now ready to carry the Friend of the Sea ecolabel.


 Dardanel canned tuna will originate only from approved Friend of the Sea fleets, targeting not overexploited stocks and carrying onboard observers to verify compliance to their sustainable fisheries policies. Baby clams are harvested only in Turkey, by the local fleet which is managed under strict precautionary limits. 


“To source from only approved Friend of the Sea fleets is an important engagement on behalf of Dardanel” comments Mr Niyazi Onen, President of Dardanel Group. “We hope that new fleets will accept to undergo Friend of the Sea strict third party audits and provide evidence of compliance with sustainable fishing policies. The Turkish and European consumers in general are more and more demanding for sustainability and Dardanel’s own company policy has always given highest relevance to environmental conservation and respect for marine habitat.”


More info on Dardanel


Founded in 1984, Dardanel Önentaş Gıda San. A.Ş., is the major producer of canned and frozen seafood in Turkey. The factory, based in Cannakale, produces mainly canned tuna, tuna salads, tuna in pouch and jar, canned mackerel, sardines and anchovies. Products are distributed in Turkey, but also in other countries in Europe, USA and Turkey neighbouring countries. Dardanel tuna is also Dolphin-Safe according to the Earth Island Institute.


More info on Friend of the Sea


Founded in 2008, Friend of the Sea is a non-profit NGO. Friend of the Sea manages a major international certification program for products from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. Over 350 companies from 50 countries worldwide have products certified Friend of the Sea. Audit are run by accredited independent certification bodies.




Dardanel – www.dardanel.com – esra.turkyilmaz@oneholding.com


Friend of the Sea – www.friendofthesea.org – paolobray@friendofthesea.org