Friend OF THE SEA

All ASdoMAR products are certified Friend of the Sea, an independent organisation whose mission is the promotion of fishing products and sustainable aquaculture.

ALL ASDOMAR PRODUCTS ARE CERTIFIED FRIEND OF THE SEA

Friend of the Sea was created with the goal of preserving and protecting the marine habitat, which it promotes through the certification and promotion of products arising from fishing activities as well as from sustainable aquaculture.

A virtuous pathway that follows the FAO guidelines and that comprises the application of highly rigorous and selective certification criteria.

The assessments made by FRIEND OF THE SEA are conducted in the production companies by independent certification agencies, such as Bureau Veritas and SGS, and are assigned to independent observers accommodated on board the vessels.

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FRIEND OF THE SEA CRITERIA FOR SUSTAINABLE FISHING

ASDOMAR tuna and mackerels are fished by fleets that have demonstrated to respect the Friend of the Sea criteria for sustainable fishing:

  • Non-overexploited stock in accordance with the FAO guidelines, the regional fishing agencies and the national marine authorities
  • No significant impact on sea floors
  • Selective fishing methods to reduce by-catch to within 8%
  • Exclusion of by-catches of endangered species included in the IUCN Red List
  • Respect of the regulations governing instruments, fishing and minimum fishing size
  • Energy report and annual improvement in fuel efficiency
  • Waste management
  • Social responsibility

 

FRIEND OF THE SEA CRITERIA FOR SUSTAINABLE AQUACULTURE

Friend of the Sea requires aquaculture plants to respect similar criteria as those of biological aquaculture (only recently introduced in Italy), aiming to safeguard the environment by monitoring the production of waste, the collateral effects of antibiotics, competition among farmed and wild animals and the use of other fish to feed farmed fish.
All ASDOMAR Salmons are raised by companies that operate in full accordance with the parameters envisaged by the Friend of the Sea Certification.

  • No impact on critical habitats
  • Full respect of the parameters on wastewaters (animal excrement and leftover feed)
  • Reduction of leaks, which constitute a potential risk for other species, to a negligible level
  • Prohibition from using hazardous anti-fouling agents and growth hormones
  • Reduction of non-renewable energy consumption per unit of product
  • Corporate social responsibility (SA8000 Certification)
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