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