Ukrainian AFC obtains Friend of the Sea certification for Antarctic Krill
Ukrainian company AFC Prydunays’ka Niva has obtained the Friend of the Sea certification for Antarctic krill.
The company’s vessel “More Sodruzhestva” is a factory trawler, operating in the Antarctic section of the Atlantic Ocean. The captures are processed on board, thanks to the specialized krill harvesting and production equipment, immediately after fishing.
AFC has successfully complied with strict krill sustainability criteria which ensure that the stock is not overfished, the fishery is in compliance with the management measures and there is no bycatch of endangered species.
“Achieving the Friend of the Sea is a big step forward for our company,” says Vyacheslav Gettun, the captain of the vessel “More Sodruzhestva”. “We are very proud to receive a further confirmation of our commitment to sustainability.”
AFC Prydunays’ka Niva
AFC Prydunays’ka Niva is a Ukrainian company that specializes in production of krill products. Starting from fishing and finishing with packaging, the company relies on strict sustainable procedures that reflect an environmentally friendly business approach.
Friend of the Sea
Friend of the Sea is an international certification program for products from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. Over 500 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. Recently the program has expanded to certification of sustainable shipping, ornamental fish and whale watching operators.