Quality and price are not the only criteria for choosing what to eat every day. Consumers increasingly consider other factors too, like whether the production process respects the environment and workers.

Friend of the Sea encourages sustainability by creating consumer awareness and giving certified companies a credible way to promote their environmental and social responsibility.

Once certification has been obtained, Friend of the Sea supports companies through co-marketing and communication activities to improve the visibility of certified brands.

Standards and Certifications

Find out more about the Friend of the Sea Standards and Certifications.

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 Omega-3 Oil and UV Creams

Friend of the Sea is the leading international standard for producers of fish oil, fish meal Omega-3 supplements and UV Creams.

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 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 and Fleets

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

Sustainable Aquaculture

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

Aquaria

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

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.

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