You make the best choice for the health of our planet and the quality of workers’ lives by choosing Friend of the Sea certified products and services

  • Friend of the Sea certified products and services are subject to strict independent audits that verify both environmental and social standards.
  • Friend of the Sea’s mission is to protect aquatic resources by means of promoting sustainable practices in fishing, aquaculture, nutraceutical products (food supplements), dolphin and whale watching, ornamental fish trade and shipping.
  • Friend of the Sea works globally with the nation states, seafood and shipping industries, scientists, NGOs and the public to promote sustainable use of the oceans and aquatic habitat conservation, playing a fundamental role in the global sustainability movement.
Sustainable Restaurants

Sustainable Restaurant and Retailers

The Sustainable Restaurant Program selects and rewards those restaurants, food chains and catering activities that serve Friend of the Sea certified products.

Sustainable Omega3

Sustainable Omega3 Fish Oil and UV Creams

Friend of the Sea is the leading international standard for producers of Fish Oil, Fishmeal Omega3 supplements and UV Creams.

Sustainable Dolphin

Dolphin and Whale Watching

Friend of the Sea certification for Dolphin and Whale Watching aims to minimise the impact of this activity on individuals and populations of marine mammals, promoting responsible interactions between people and animals.

Sustainable Shipping

Sustainable Shipping and Cruise Lines

Friend of the Sea Sustainable Shipping Standard aims to improve the sustainable use of marine resources by the shipping industry.

Sustainable Fisheries

Sustainable Fisheries and Fleets

Friend of the Sea certification programme contributes to the health of the oceans by certifying and promoting sustainable fishing practices.

Sustainable Aquaculture

Sustainable Aquaculture

Friend of the Sea certification programme for sustainable fish farming provides a tool for aquaculture industry to increase respect for the marine environment.

Sustainable Aquaria


The Friend of the Sea Aquaria standard helps promote sustainable attitudes and behaviours and inform people about the real state of our aquatic environment.

Ornamental Fish Trade

Ornamental Fish Trade

The Friend of the Sea Ornamental Fish standard helps protect wild species and safeguard the natural environment by promoting responsible harvest and farming of aquarium species.

Sustainable Beach

Sustainable Beach

Friend of the Sea has established requirements to safeguard beaches.

Continue to contribute to the protection of the marine environment. Choose only Friend of the Sea certified sustainable seafood products at your grocery store.

Dolphin and whale watching